Everyday life in a rickety old Scottish farmhouse with a very happy Polish Lowland Sheepdog. A record of those unimportant little things that are too important to be forgotten.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Burgers from heaven
A public sector strike across France. For some reason our local schools are working although in most other regions they're closed. Sophie is greeted by the under eights waiting by the war memorial for their bus. The female PON now expects ear scrunches.
Bright but cold this morning.The field mice have sought warmth in the boiler room.'The Font' has seen one braver field mouse scurrying across the floor in the scullery. Should we buy traps or wait for the temperatures to lift ?
Trouble in the village. The man with anger management issues and a builder working at the chateau have been involved in a dispute over parking. Last night the anger management man grabbed the builder and accused him of driving over the grass on his verge and damaging a rose bush. The builder denied involvement. There was a 'scuffle'. The lady across the road was witness to the whole thing. The gendarmes were called. De-escalation should be the order of the day but it seems the protagonists are ready to escalate.
This morning. at the modern cafe, a young man opens the door of his car and sweeps several brown paper bags of rubbish onto the floor. Angus tells him that it's anti-social. In return the young man says something exceedingly impolite and gives Angus the finger. Sophie discovers that the brown paper bags contain the remains of 4 McDonald's meals. She is of the opinion that many more people should discard their rubbish on the ground.
Christmas Song 3. Norway yesterday. Denmark today. More naked flames. A girl on the back row has a red halo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7miUUr4Zd0
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Burgers from heaven?
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Sophie would have been happier if she didn't have a companion who stopped her from eating day old french fries.
And did the young man detect your accent and tell you to go back to your country? That has happened to me a number of times. I think it's a move a desperation by someone clearly in the wrong, seeking any kind of upper hand.
Instead of traps,would Sophie now accept the company of a resident mouser (aka friendly feline) living inside the ROF?
Inca Lab. wants to know where, exactly, the young man left his rubbish! If you can restrain Sophie for a few hours, she's hopeful that I'll bring her there and they can do a great job of "tidying" up together. Inca is of the opinion that Sophie must live in Paradise!
Good on you for calling the littering young man out.
Sophie share the house ? With a mouse ?
I hope it's not too disobliging on him to note that the young man may not have had the smarts to detect that I had an accent.
Who needs street sweepers when dogs have been put on earth to keep things tidy ?
Hopefully burger boy has been embarrassed enough to not litter again, after a good old fashioned ticking off.
Wait for the wee ones to vacate in the finer weather...provided they are not too romantic during the winter!
Angus, on November 29, 2019 at 4:41, the second comment that Yam left you was a link for another another picture that Bruce made, itis of Bob and Sophie together. I trust you will like it. It is beautiful. Let me know if you found it.
Happy things have improved.
So happy to hear that Sophie is doing well!
I've no doubt been in Asia too long, but yesterday's music reminded me of a Chinese movie song, whereas today's sounds reassuringly familiar. So glad that Sophie is doing well and expanding her horizons. Cherry saw her vet yesterday and the mass in her spleen is unchanged, so we have pushed all decisions regarding surgery off into next year so we can enjoy the holiday season. She was in the hospital on her birthday in October, so has double toys lined up for Christmas.
Not the news you wanted from the vet. A good idea to push decisions off until the New Year. Nowhere like home for a PON especially at Christmas if there's double toys and cuddles.
Yes we are having all the pictures framed. They are wonderful. Thank you.
Angus, what a relief that you read my comment today, and you have all three prints. I really felt you,”the Font and Sophie would enjoy all three prints. I truly never ever meant to be pushy here. Not my personality at all.
Have a blessed rest of your day, evening with your family.
The thought of Sophie receiving ear tickles at the school bus stop, while listening to the Denmark Girls Choir, warms my heart!
As for a feline !
Please let the gentleman who made them know how truly happy we are. It was such a kind thing to do.
Seems buying huge amounts of fast food, driving several kms out of town to the river to eat and throw the rubbish out is de rigueur here. Give some extra ear scrunches from us.
So pleased that Mlle is settling down
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