Saturday, October 28, 2017

I'll be asleep.

Six in the morning. Bobs tail thwacks against the kitchen cabinets as he waits, impatiently, for me to put on my shoes. His equally impatient sister stands by his side.

I open the front door and the angelic duo head out into the garden. Sophie hurtles fearlessly into the darkness. Her brother follows on behind. Angus switches on the lights along the drive and heads of after them, black bags in one hand, a torch in the other. A dog owners routine.

The ladies of the Women's Cooperative decorating team have finally finished the drawing room. Finished, that is, apart from the woodwork on the doors. Angus is directed to move the furniture back in. The process of rehanging pictures begins.

Loic, the gardener, arrives to blow leaves. He is now on a routine of one injection a day. The departmental hospital has called him for three more days of tests on his diabetes. They've checked his arms, legs, eyes and feet and are now going to check out the rest of him.  Loic likes going to the hospital. '' I have my own room and the food is really good ". Loic, being one of Gods special children, is the only person I've ever heard say hospital food is good. He then informs me that they're going to put a tube down his throat but adds brightly " Don't worry. I'll be asleep !"  What price innocence ?

Loic blows leaves into piles. When we return from our walk the PONs will joyfully demolish his handiwork. Loic will look at them, heads deep in the leaves and laugh.

Just another day in deepest, deepest France profonde with two happy sheepdogs.


WFT Nobby said...

One can just see Bob and Sophie thinking "COME ON Angus. Hurry up with the shoes!"

Kittypup said...

Really warms the heart to hear of people such as Loic.

Swan said...

From what I can see, the drawing room looks lovely. God bless Loic ❤️

Sheila said...

Loic is so fortunate to be under the care of the French medical system. I'd even be willing to wager that the food in the hospital is quite good. If he weren't a diabetic, he'd probably be given a glass of wine.
Wonderful sharp photos. Are you now working off the Apple desktop?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It is a beautiful room - worth the waiting for. As your posts... YAM xx

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Best wishes for Loic! The drawing room is so bright and inviting - It's just missing a PON on the sofa.

Coppa's girl said...

The women's co-operative have done a splendid job on your drawing room. How refreshing is Loic's view on the world at large, and hospital food ! Not many would agree with him about the latter !
With such beautiful countryside all around them, no wonder you have two very happy sheepdogs.

Unknown said...

Loic's trusting innocence is quite touching.
The drawing room is lovely; such a peaceful ambiance. The windows provide generous sunbeams.