Saturday, April 27, 2019
The impatient glance.
The PONs get loaded into the back of the car. Bob plants his good morning kiss on his sister. She is not impressed. Why does he do it ? Filial devotion ? A reminder to her that he's boss ( if so she still hasn't got the message ) or a check on whether she's had anything wonderful to eat ? Sophie's reaction to this sibling attention is written loud and clear on her face.
A moment of high drama as the black cat that's been asleep on the terrace wakes up and finds that two Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are hurtling towards it. The cat is up and off at the speed of light followed by its two braying pursuers. Despite her metal legs Sophie can just about match her brother in speed. Neither can match the cats.
On our morning walk Sophie pauses to give me a chance to catch up. There is an element of impatience in her over the shoulder glance.
Yesterday the workmen came to cut the grass verges. They arrived in a small but efficient convoy. A white van with yellow roof lights led the way followed by a large green tractor with a cutting blade'. Another tractor followed along behind bailing up the grass. The PONs watched all of this from the far gate. They were spellbound. The workmen whistled which added an additional layer of excitement. Life just keeps on getting more interesting.
The bakers has a window display of children's Easter drawings. This was put up yesterday afternoon. Another example of peculiar French timing. I'm betting the pictures will stay up for month.
So starts a weekend in a French village where nothing ever happens.
Uplifting : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY-Za0_ZtTA&feature=youtu.be
Not the perfect pet :