Thursday, April 30, 2015

There's nowhere like home.

Sophie flies out of the pen and into the back of the car at the speed of light. Her feet barely touch the ground. Ever affable Bob carefully says farewell to each of the other dogs before he too joins us. '' It's only polite to say goodbye". Eyes bright, fur silky. So much for any worries that they might not be well looked after.

The PON duo spend their day staring into mid air. That mind in neutral state dogs get into when they're exhausted but too excited to go to sleep.

Bob communes with nature. Not even the wrens that are nesting in the wisteria goad him into action.

The eagle eyed will discern that Miss Sophie has not lost weight in the kennels. In fact she seems to have gained about 5 lbs. The reasons for this are best not dwelt on. Bob by contrast looks super svelte.

The family princess spends much of the evening trying to catch butterflies in her mouth. Coordinated she ain't. The butterflies have nothing to fear. Sophie is delighted with her ferocious face.

A day for re balancing.


  1. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GApril 30, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    How pleased Sophie looks to be home again, but Bob looks wistful, maybe missing his friends at kennels. Perhaps there was a more intellectual level of conversation than he has with Sophie?
    The happy duo must be as pleased to see you both safely returned as we are.

  2. Hmmm. Sophie, I'm afraid it might be diet time. You might soon be wishing you were back in the kennels!

  3. We thought Sophie was smiling at being back home...

  4. Welcome Back! I missed checking in with Bob & Sophie while you were gone.

  5. Glad to hear the pack is all back together

  6. Relieved to know they were well cared for. One always worries.

  7. Lovely to see such beautiful pictures of Bob, Sophie and the garden. I agree with Kari; it's a relief to know they were in good hands.
    All that extra tummy to tickle! No doubt she'll run it off during the summer months.

  8. I really missed your daily updates - wonderful to have you back!

  9. ah... the mystery...
    does sophie eat her own and bob's food too at the kennels? or does bob just not eat because he misses you so....
    so glad that the whole pack is back where it belongs at the beautiful wonderful rickety old farm house! ♥