Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Officially ready.

Bob has his haircut. Angus has to use subterfuge and speed. A tempting  carrot also helps. Before Bob knows it he's been hoisted up on the grooming table and trimmed. Uniform it ain't but my goodness twenty swipes with the clippers and a carrier bag of fur is taken of his haunches and chest. He is now officially ready for summer.

Both dog and master agree that if you're going to have a haircut speed is of the essence. Bob looks rather pleased with the result.

Bob joins has equally shorn sister for a long walk down to the waterfall.  This morning we follow the path made by the tractor through the wheat. The PONs find this to be the height of excitement.

In the supermarket Arizona Strawberry Lemonade. Do Arizona folks drink this ?

The chocolate Easter eggs look as though they've barely been touched. Piles and piles of unsold chocolate rabbits. The same thing happened at Christmas. Perhaps there's a change in buying patterns.

At the cafe we are able to retrace our steps before we meet another dog . Sophie is an unknown quantity when it comes to waiting in line with an early morning croissant competitor.

Just another Tuesday morning with two very happy sheepdogs.


WFT Nobby said...

Bob is looking rugged and handsome.
Was the croissant competitor an Old English Sheepdog?

Angus said...

It looked like an Old English - which is unusual in these parts.

Emm said...

Bob looks quite svelte now. That other dog at the croissant counter looks as if s/he might be happier with a trim, too.
On the lemonade stuff, I think that's a brand name. No idea why that one, it could just as easily have been, say, South Dakota.

Emm said...

Ha! I looked it up. Founded and based in Brooklyn. Who knew?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The "Arizona" brand of bottled teas and lemonades have been around for a while. They are a favorite of a couple of my coworkers. Not for me, I prefer them brewed the old-fashioned way.

Bob is certainly ready for summer! We are in the same grooming mode here too. It is supposed to be near 80 today.

Coppa's girl said...

Strange how many diverse drinks and foodstuffs find their way to your quiet part of France. Here in Spain, we rarely see anything that hasn't started life in some part of the EU - but maybe that's the idea.
Yes, the other dog could certainly do with a trim, followed by a good groom - it's coat looks quite matted. Perhaps you could have volunteered your services Angus? Don't forget your clippers next time !

Poppy Q said...

Bob you look loose and cool now.

Stephanie said...

Bob is looking handsome and svelte. I assume Angus is no longer tempted by the holiday chocolate displays and will not be helping to reduce the surplus.

Stephanie said...

I just looked at yesterday's post and the delightful Easter egg. I must be one of the few people who prefers milk chocolate.