Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Realms of glory.

Last night the PONs had chicken casserole with their kibbles. This was devoured enthusiastically. Bob and Sophie think it would be a good idea if it was also served for breakfast.

This morning The Old Farmer and the Belgian lady are driving off in the silver , 1970's era, Mercedes to Angouleme. It's the Belgian lady's birthday. '' We're going for lunch to a little place by the cathedral " says The Old Farmer. He's wearing his shiny grey trousers with the elasticated waist band, sandals with black socks, green check shirt and his brown cut down dressing gown jacket. As it's a chilly morning he's also wearing a flat cap. Angus wonders if the 'little place' has a dress code. The Belgian lady is wearing a royal blue broad brimmed hat, a chunky amber necklace and what appears to be a red and white striped tennis dress. Whatever it is it's remarkably short considering the cold morning air. Neither of our neighbours, it would seem, wish to age quietly.

The PONs have a grand old time playing in the leaves. They find, then savage, the Furry Fox that's been buried in the laurel bushes. They then go chasing round and round the garden barking at invisible things that only they can see. Unlike humans angels and PONs live in a realm of glory. Bob and Sophie consider the chasing of invisible things to be their invaluable contribution to the family's safety and well being .

Finally, it's time to get in the back of the car and head off to the cafe for a bowl of water and a shared croissant. Then we'll go onto the airport to pick up 'The Font'. Bob will wave his large furry paws in front of the sliding doors motion detector and marvel at the wonder of life.

Whatever happens this is already shaping up to be the best day ever.

Whatever happened to Mary ? : 

Heard this on the radio this morning.  Gretry is a composer I'd never heard of : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_jzsO9HtpE


WFT Nobby said...

We are sure the Old Farmer and his Belgian consort will add to the gaiety of life in the little place in Angouleme today!

MOPL said...

Interesting dress code for the Old Farmer and his consort. By the way how did Mlle Sophie cope with the food. I gather they liked it but was it really up to the Fonts par

Angus said...

Delighted you think Angus is capable of doing anything in the kitchen beyond making a bacon sandwich. Must admit the casserole was prepared by The Font before heading off to the airport. That may explain why the PONs enjoyed it.

Coppa's girl said...

Chicken casserole and kibble - how can today beat that as a best day ever ! My Lab just gets boring old kibble, so if she finds out about the chicken, she'll be high tailing it up to the ROF.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Chicken casserole is a longtime favorite at our house. A young co-worker once asked me for the recipe after I'd brought it in. I told her to ask her mother - Do millennial-cooks even make casseroles?

Unknown said...

One of our favorites is a chicken, broccali, onion, mushroom soup and curry powder casserole. Topped with cheddar cheese. Smells heavenly while baking. We had that last night. Yummy. I would share with Bob and Sophie

Emm said...

I like your fashion reports on the Old Farmer and the Belgian Lady. Long may they continue to enjoy life in all its colorful glories. Getting old, as someone said, is not for sissies, and aging discretely seems the antithesis to that.
Is there by chance some video of Bob waving furry paws at the airport's sliding doors?

MOPL said...

Men in dark suits, of which I suspect you may be one, often have hidden talents. Clearly heating a casserole is one of them. Dogs are also particular about whom they love