Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A job well done.

Bob maintains a watchful eye on Hogmanay proceedings. Only after everyone has been escorted to bed does the family fellow finally settle down. He is soon snoring. 

His sister has been asleep for some time. At the end of dinner Sophie emits a single high pitched bark of irritation. It is of the '' Party if you must but I need my beauty sleep '' variety. After that she disappears downstairs into her 'quiet' spot. This is a cue for generations of family dogs to be remembered with great fondness and peels of laughter.  

And this is the sort of Scandinavian music you want to listen to on a New Years morning : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNwgOkl5nRY


  1. Bertie also prefers to retreat to a quiet spot when the partying gets too much. As in fact does his owner...
    Looking forward to another year of entertaining tales from France profonde.
    Happy New Year!
    Gail (and Bertie).

  2. Hari om
    Ah, it just clicked the airport visit was to collect folk, not send them! Glad you had a good time and that Sophie got her beauty sleep. Here's to 2019, may it bring much ...interest... YAM xx

  3. All the best from our corner of Virginia to all at the ROF in 2019.

  4. Bless you Bob and Sophie. Happy New Year to you all at the farmhouse. Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  5. Happy New Year to all at and around the ROF from New Hampshire! And a toast to all the dogs in our lives, especially Bob and Sophie. XXX

    1. To all of the generations of dogs in our lives! Here Here!!

  6. It sounds like the ROF was the happening place last night. Good for you! I suppose Bob and Sophie didn't sleep in this morning, despite the late night.
    Best wishes for 2019.

  7. Bailey Bob Southern DogJanuary 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    I find it amusing Sophie is the “curfew” alert, and Bob is the “alarm clock” ! May everyone at the ROF, the ones you love, and all of us your loyal readers, have a hopeful and blessed New Year.

  8. Sending best wishes and hope for a good new year, "and joy be with you all".