Tuesday, February 24, 2015

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

It's windy. Very windy. The snow storms that blanketed Boston last week now drifting feebly across the Atlantic into the Bay of Biscay. The gales don't do anything for Bob and Sophie's appearance. Come warmer weather and a thorough hair cut is on the cards.  ' Shaggy dogs ' indeed .

The helibores turning from white to red. A sure sign of Spring. In the flower bed by the well some miniature irises have appeared. Testament to what surprises lie in store when you clear fifty years of overgrowth from a garden. In the afternoon an unusual downpour mixing rain and hail in equal measure. Bob comes inside to keep dry. Sophie sits in the middle of the orchard watching the downpour. Angus has to go out and bring her in. She's quite oblivious to the storm.

Sophie's predilection for recycling any and everything continues to confound our attempts to keep her svelte. An hourglass figure it ain't.


  1. Sophie has the insulation to withstand any February storm.

  2. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GFebruary 24, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    They are merely tousled, and Sophie is merely cuddly! Love Bob's pink tongue - was that a comment on something you said?

  3. PONs in their element.

    What a delight to discover surprise flowers.


  4. Here in northern Virginia today, pups and people could use some PON fluff and extra padding! But I've been wondering where spring is. I think everyone is starting to see it but us--Right now all we're seeing is "50 Shades of White!"

  5. The PON in the Westminster Dog Show had a ridiculously
    long coat which reached almost to the ground. Obviously
    the result of much work with a blow dryer. I prefer the
    BobnSophie style by Angus.

  6. Those wind blown hairy faces are sooooo adorable.

  7. Sophie says "it is what it is". Vivid colors on the miniature iris!!

  8. Awww, poor Sophie. I'm sure that's just not her best side, plus lots of hair, plus the camera adding ten pounds.