Monday, May 2, 2016


Sophie is startled by a fast moving cyclist. She's been so busy rooting for things in the hedgerows that the bikes arrival has caught her completely by surprise. A diva moment ensues. The cyclist rides on unaware of the noise being made by an irate bundle of fur.

Time for the family princess to have the hair round her eyes trimmed. PON purists may not like the look but being able to see keeps everyone, dog and owners, happy.

Bob was not startled by the cyclist and wonders what all the fuss is about. He gives Sophie his ' leave it out girl ' look.

So starts a Monday morning in deepest, deepest France profonde. A record of those little 'moments' too unimportant for a diary but too important to go completely unrecorded.


  1. Poor Sophie, caught completely unawares. What's a girl to do, other than make a fuss?

  2. Odd that Bob should have picked up an expression I associate with South London…

    1. He's been watching too much television. Even PONs can be dumbed down.

  3. Beautiful photo of Sophie! I love her sparkling eyes so full of laughter and joy. That's the thing , the joy! So delightful!

  4. Sophie looks so pretty. Bob does have a rather quizzical look.

  5. One of our neighbors has a similar breed. A little girl visiting squatted down for a closer look and asked whether the dog had eyes! On being told yes, she was flummoxed--but how can he see with that hair?

  6. i don't care about purists. i always kept my pon zeke's hair cut around his face.
    they have such expressive eyes. i wanted to see him. and i think he must have enjoyed it too.
    beautiful wee pon people they are! ♥ LOL! divas and all!

  7. Angus, as you know, many of us like to ponder about the identify of the GD. And we often conclude it is MS. Even if it is not, we saw The Lady in the Van last night and highly recommend it to anyone who has not seen it ... and who loves MS, whether she is the GD who visits you and the Font or not!!!