Thursday, October 14, 2021

30 seconds.


Angus is scheduled to go to the hospital for the quarterly check up following his wisteria pruning tumble from the ladder. As a result Sophie is up and out earlier than usual for a tour of the village and a drink from the waterfall. As we walk we chat away on the i-Phone to the Manhattanites. They are becoming worried about two things. Taiwan and the likelihood of US Presidential politics throwing up a rematch of 2020 . The two issues may become intertwined.


Angus thinks he must have been given the first appointment of the day but there are already a dozen or so folk waiting to get registered. All of them are wearing masks. They wear them so that they cover the nose. Anyone who doesn't wear them correctly is reprimanded by a stern young lady in blue scrubs.


After four tests to and a peremptory meeting with the specialist Angus is discharged. ' Your tests seem fine. Come back in six months' says the doctor with an off handedness that Anglo-Saxon ears might find brusque. He then, without looking up from his computer screen, points towards the door. This is as good a way as any of signaling that the appointment is over. 'The Font' observes that Angus should be grateful .Peremptory doctors meetings are infinitely preferable to long ones. An hours worth of tests and the thirty second  'consultation' come to the grand total of E81:71.


Back in the village an overjoyed Sophie is reunited with her master. A tour of the village ensues. The German billionaires builders are busy reroofing one of the original medieval houses. Much of the original structure seems to have 'crumbled' in the process.


No prizes for who is waiting for our return home. Sophie is again oblivious to C-A-T-S presence. Presumably her fringe prevents her from seeing anything above her . C-A-T seems to know this.

9 comments:

WFT Nobby said...

Good to know the hospital visit went well.
C-A-T is very cute...
Cheers, Gail.

Lisa in Tokyo said...

and very photogenic!

Coppa's girl said...

Congratulations on a successful check-up result.
Is the German billionaire hell bent on ruining every building in the village?
Cat is very pretty and I'm sure it will find a quiet corner inside the ROF to while away the winter. Just hope that it is male and doesn't have a large family of dependents to move in too! One of the three feral felines that have adopted our garden seems to be much more adventurous, and is now scoping out the house - yesterday it was lying on the sill outside one of the living room windows. Inca is certain that she's (all the cats are female) trying to elbow inside, ready for a comfy pad over the winter months! Not being a cat person and this being a strictly dog household, I'm not sure I want to encourage her that far, though I will continue to feed them and find a sheltered outdoor space for the cold weather.

Travel said...

Good news on the discharge, can you send the stern young lady in scrubs over to enforce proper mask wearing here? Or Maybe Sophie could get them in line.

Camille said...

That C-A-T is very C-U-T-E. Please don't tell Sophie I said that. Is the 'Font' perhaps slipping it some kitty kibble when no one is looking? Very happy there are no lasting effects from the Wisteria incident.

Fay said...

Sophie and C-A-T's French Adventure?

rottrover said...

I'm finding myself looking forward to photos of Sassy C-A-T! Glad you're in tip-top shape.

Stephanie said...

C-A-T is a charmer. Is it time to consider renaming the blog Sophie's AND C-A-T's French Adventure?

EAS said...

Or at least NAMING C-A-T ?