Sunday, December 15, 2019

Eye searing.


A ' You wouldn't lose it in a car park' colour scheme on a Hyundai outside the market . Not often you see a paint job that literally makes you stop in your tracks. Red ? Orange ? A combination of the two ? Eye searing scarlet ?

Sophie observes that the butcher is preparing a large pan of cassoulet. She has to be hurried along.


The wind and strong rains continuing to wreak havoc on the cypresses. The old ones have broken. The ones we planted along the drive ten years ago bent double. At least being on top of a ridge we don't need to worry about flooding.


A day for canine education. The steps having been a complete waste of time and money we have now invested in a ramp.


Slivers of rice cake strategically placed soon have Sophie clambering up and down as if she's been doing it all her life. 


And some Gounod, Christmas song 12 : 
https://youtu.be/ciFKYVKXX7E?t=2669

17 comments:

  1. Very sorry about the cypress trees. We've had that happen with a couple of pines this year when typhoons hit our area, and I realized I was quite attached to them.

    On the other hand, very happy to see that the ramp is working out better than the steps.

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  2. Good girl Sophie - you are taking on the ramp like a pro.

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  3. With purchases for dogs, one lives and learns. Bertie and I both think the cassoulet looks worth returning for.
    Cheers! Gail.

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  4. Well done Sophie!
    Your ramp is different to the one I have for Inca, which is narrower and has sides to it. We have some rice cakes, so it might be worth a try at getting her to walk up it again. The problem will be finding enough room to use it once we arrive at our destination.,

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  5. Very glad to see the ramp is a success.

    The cassoulet is choucroute garni, btw. But no doubt Sophie does not care about such nitpicking distinctions.

    In our household bright colours like that are referred to as 'poke yer eye out [insert name of colour]'.

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  6. Cheers for Sophie who is much braver than our dogs, who I doubt would do it, but then again, perhaps they would for a rice cake.

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  7. Hari OM
    Well done Sophie-gal... and Angus and Font for making the change! YAM xx

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  8. We used a ramp exactly like yours for our standard poodle when she could no longer jump into the back of the car. It was brilliant and just like Sophie she took to it in two goes (and treats) as if she had been doing it for years. Well done Sophie. (And you.)

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  9. And Sophie seems so innocent - no steps please - my royal highness only does ramps!

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  10. Glad Sophie approved of the ramp.
    Looks safe and dependable.
    Thrilled it worked out for everyone.

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  11. Bailey Bob Southern DogDecember 15, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Sophie looks like she is in an advertisement for a canine ramp company! The way she pauses and looks at the camera while on the ramp! I am happy for everyone the ramp has been introduced, and accepted!

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  12. Glad she is liking the ramp. There is this green coloured car out here inCanada that makes you look. My husband drives an orange car. Too bright for me.m

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  13. Good job Angus on the canine education. Yay Sophie for being a highly-motivated student.

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  14. My Bogie would not take to steps either. I had to get an extra wide ramp, because he is shall we say also extra wide, and he adapted quite well. He also uses the ramp to come into the house after walks as he can go down the 3 front steps but not up them. Bad hips and knees, much like his owner!

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