Monday, May 25, 2015

Langues des chats

At the fancy little restaurant by the canal Bob and Sophie each get given a langue de chat. The chef comes out to see whether they've enjoyed it. Sophie turns on her back, kicks her legs in the air and squeals. This,presumably, makes it quite clear she could spend her entire day savouring les langues des chats artisinales. The air of sophistication is dispelled when the chef asks us if we like the new sculpture garden. Two flower pot figures and a flower pot dog. '' Quite remarkable " I reply , honestly, while secretly wondering how the French have managed to convince the Anglo-Saxon world that they are the sophisticated ones.

Home to doze amid the builders detritus and wait for the rain which never arrives.

In the pile of debris on the wooden decking Sophie discovers a tupperware container belonging to the builders. It's full of cigarettes, tobacco and roll your own paper. She carefully prises it open using a combination of jaws and paws. We catch her as she disappears off with the roll your own wrappers. What neat tobacco might have done to her digestion and temperament has thankfully gone untested.


  1. A sculpture garden inspired by Bill and Ben!

  2. Sophie, you are a talented girl.

    We like Bertie's and Gail's comment.

  3. I think the chef should stick to cooking and not flower pot characters.

  4. Nicotine poisoning. Good you caught Sophie before it happened. And who knows, maybe there was something to smoke after hours in the bowl as well.
    Now you've got me wanting langues du chats. No hope for them though.

  5. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMay 25, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    We hope the food was better than the garden sculptures. Maybe Sophie just fancied a smoke after the excellent langue de chat - it used to be the way to round off a meal.

  6. Anything on the ground, inside an open door and under six feet from the ground is fair game. Go Sophie!

  7. Ah. Sunday lunch, nest to a beautiful canal with treats for the PONs and a visit from the chef. Quite a wonderful outing!

  8. Coppa's girlMay 25, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    No, no, Sophie, you're far too young to start smoking, and it will ruin your youthful good looks. Your diva charms will be wasted if you smell like a bonfire !