Thursday, December 20, 2018

Non verbal enthusiasm.


Non verbal communication makes it quite clear the PONs are fit and ready for action. Clear skies and a bitter wind from the North make it a hat and scarf morning. Just the way the angelic duo like it.


Mineolas from Israel in the greengrocers. 2.50 euros a kilo. The same price as Spanish Valencia oranges. Don't think I've ever seen Mineolas before but it's quite possible that I have and assumed they were run of the mill oranges. The sign says they're a cross between a mandarin and a pomelo.


The devilish self assemble Japanese Christmas trees are found in the cellar. Slotting them together requires concentration and mind motor skills that Angus clearly doesn't have. The baubles are hung on by the tiniest hooks known to man. Angus thinks he may help the gremlins in the basement lose these demonic decorations.


Sophie gets a new bed. The old one is declared a health hazard by 'The Font'. We get it home and put it in 'her' special spot behind an armchair in the hallway. This is where she goes when she wants peace and quiet.  Bob promptly settles down in the new bed and makes himself comfortable. Within minutes he's sound asleep.


Christmas song #17. Something very Norwegian : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lC5gHo03JM




19 comments:

  1. Hari Om
    Am grateful to the commenter who provided English translation - haunting and delightful music for the early, dark morning.
    The Japanese trees are reminiscent of certain style of frustration caused by a certain large Swedish barn... YAM xx

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  2. Cherry is also getting a new bed for Christmas but nothing so nice as Sophie's. I would really love to see how Cherry might react to a flaming red bed!

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    1. We are always amazed at the price of dog beds. The grey one that said ' I'm a Princess ' ( which would have been right for the family diva ) was 119 Euros. The red one was 70 Euros cheaper. Red it is.

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    2. Pets and babies are excellent ways to separate otherwise sensible adults from their hard-earned money.

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    3. Problem is 'babies' impact on the bank balance extends through graduation - and in some cases a lengthy post graduation residency and qualification period. Pets are by comparison highly affordable. 'Babies' also tend to grow up and have babies themselves which is another way of extending the cycle and draining the bank balance. Written by an Angus who is looking at the pre-Christmas cash flow..

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  3. Nice bed - glad that Bob approves of it.

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  4. That is a nice dog bed! You're right about the prices on some being outrageous. Believe it or not, cat-beds can be just expensive. We had been looking at electric/heated beds for our outdoor kitty, they were nearly $100 for the better quality ones that I wouldn't have to worry about catching fire. Who's the diva now?

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    1. $100 for a cat bed. Someone is making a lot of money !

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  5. Sophie indeed is a Superhero....I recall when she received her bionics. We are all so happy that she uses her powers for good. Nice of Bob to test drive her new bed for her. Oaf approved!

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    1. Two Christmases ago we had a very unhappy young lady. NOW SHE'S 200% feisty.

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  6. Beautiful red bed for a very special girl. We just tossed Pip's very old dog bed in the wash and it actually survived...it's currently kind of wonky looking but it will do. Hey pam in NH from Camille in NH.

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  7. Beautiful song, and the tranquil and snowy Norwegian scenes a welcome moment after a week in Mexico City!
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. Welcome back. Did you cycle out to Teotahuacan ?

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    2. Still in Mexico for another week but will be mostly beyond the reach of broadband. Have to confess that we took a tour bus to Teotihuacan!

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  8. I enjoy seeing the lovely and familiar Christmas decorations appearing in the ROF. And Sophie's new bed: ooo-la-la!!!
    Stephanie in Northern California

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  9. Hi Stephanie, I was thinking about you yesterday, good to see you here. The last dog bed I bought for Bailey Bob was for Christmas. When I took it to the cashier she asked if I had tried it out? I told her no, to which she replied, when she had her breaks she would put one of that brand on the floor and sit in it.

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