Monday, August 18, 2014

Laughter is brightest where food is best.

Angus lays some turf. The PONs dig it up. The ring around the bath tells the rest of the story.

Freshly washed and groomed the PONs spend several happy hours barking at pilgrims.

Sunday lunch at a local restaurant. We are seated in the 'dogs welcome' garden at 1.00 and leave at 3.35. Wonderful food. Hyper-relaxed service. Bob and Sophie settle under the table to sleep. The waitress brings out two bowls containing some slivers of ducks breast and roast potatoes cooked in goose fat. They also get some verveine ice cream. The chef comes out to talk to them. Bob licks him. Sophie passes wind - copiously. The effect of the duck breast or the goose fat ? Or both ?  By two thirty they're getting decidedly fidgety. Lunch is interrupted while they hurtle round the gardens of the neighbouring church in search of blackbirds. 


  1. That is a splendid PON smile, which I will never fail to be delighted by! Ducks breast and roast potatoes; who wouldn't smile!

  2. Love the Sophie smiling picture. Is that after lunch?

  3. That's a very happy PON smile, lovely photo.

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful dogs with us. I look forward to each post.

  5. Sounds like a splendid afternoon for all. Dog wind... could that possibly be considered a compliment?
    I believe today is the day the very old farmer has his surgery. Our prayers are with him.

  6. No doubt it was the verveine ice cream. Have you ever tasted verveine? It's disgusting, bitter and vile. I know it's supposed to be a digestif but that seems like a mean trick, putting verveine into ice cream. The wind – I believe it was Sophie's critique. The smile photo is delightful. The restaurant should get four dog stars for being so loving and kind as to serve duck breast and potatoes cooked in goose fat. Where is that restaurant? I want to go there.
    Vancouver Barbara

  7. What a cheeky grin Sophie has...
    Could it be the after bath dirty nose?

  8. Oh that tub looks too familiar.
    Though imagine a bucket of red clay mixed in with the black dirt.

  9. What lucky PONs...having slivers of ducks breast and roast potatoes cooked in goose fat along with verveine ice cream at a posh restaurant. Then to have the chef come by to say sweet.
    Brownie is quite jealous over here.