Monday, December 5, 2016

Only one more day of the collar.


Sophies stitches are removed tomorrow. As far as she's concerned the end of the collar wearing season can't come quickly enough. Then comes the small matter of keeping one very feisty diva confined for another six weeks.


A 'black tie' window display on the shopping street makes me laugh. Black tie with a leather jacket with astrakhan collar or with a white woolen jumper are all the vogue in rural France this year.


A Christmas tree has appeared on the market square. An overnight miracle performed by the municipal workmen on triple rate overtime pay. Bob is prevented from sprinkling his seasonal greetings over the base.


We stop at the fancy bakers. Mrs.Baker is in a good mood. Teething is now safely behind her ( and the baby ) and she has rediscovered sleep. This has done wonders for her outlook on life.  We buy a raspberry sponge. Bob gets given the end of a malformed ( and therefore unsaleable )  croissant. His tail goes into overdrive.


Bob gets taken to the rugby match then has a long walk down to the little waterfall for some inept fishing. Just enough exercise and activity to take his mind off things. He watches some Sunday afternoon visitors park their cars and head across the churchyard to the swaying Jesus . The wind is blowing at 40 mph and has set up a gentle, almost imperceptible, rocking. The visitors quickly go. The Metacam the vet prescribed  for Bob on Saturday seems to be having an almost immediate effect on him and the discomfort seems to be easing.



16 comments:

  1. Your cake is a work of art.
    I don't know about your region, but around here, nobody gets dressed up for anything. Not even weddings and funerals. Not even the Christmas galas at the ch√Ęteau. Yes, they wear something "nice," but it isn't formal. Black tie with a sweater or leather jacket seems completely in line.

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    1. Here in back country the height of fashion is the mayors pork pie hat or Madame Bays turban held together with an adventurous piece of costume jewellery. We've had to learn that our gardening clothes blend in just fine with the locals.

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    2. It's the same here in Spain, so we think it's a "continental" thing. A much more casual way of life.

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  2. So pleased that the Metacam is helping Bob, lets hope it's good news when he sees the vet in Toulouse on Thursday. It's a pity that you were not able to combine Sophie's stitch removal and Bob's visit. The presence of his little sister might help reassure him.

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    1. A sedated Bob and a frisky Sophie would have made for a 'memorable ' journey home. Better to make two trips !

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  3. I too am pleased that the metacam is helping. Bob has been in my thoughts since reading your previous post last night.

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  4. Raspberry sponge and misshapen croissant; an enjoyable afternoon of rugby and fishing; Sophie's collar ordeal nearly at an end. Surely time to celebrate with the purchase of a new outfit Angus?

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  5. That last sentence had "an almost immediate effect " upon me ... I got up and danced for joy! Dear Bob, I hope all is well soon. And sophie - Contain Yourself Girl!! No undoing all the good work!

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  6. Good to know the Metacam is helping Bob because, then, his ailment is something that can be helped in some way. He remains in our prayers along with his beloved sister.
    The cake is marvelous! I hope it's taste is as delightful as it's look.
    I don't think the look in the store window is particular to rural France. Saw something similar here except it was being worn with black and white Converse type trainers. A change from your kilt for New Year's Eve?

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  7. So worried about our Bob. Sending prayers.
    Work attire also perfectly acceptable for evening events here too. Worn I feel, with a certain pride.
    x

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  8. so relieved that bob is finding relief!
    soon all will be well again in the ROF.
    I love that his tail still goes into overdrive! LOL!

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  9. Sophie has a stuffed-toy look about her this morning.

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  10. Along with everyone else, I'm always thankful to read of any improvement regarding the PONS' health challenges. Keep moving forward!

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  11. So happy to hear that Bob has responded to the new medication. And looking forward to Sophie's stitch removal demain.xxxx

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  12. Tell Sophie the black collar showcases her truly gorgeous colouring just beautifully.

    I can't stand to hear of Bob, love and innocence on four legs, and so young being in anything but the finest health.

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