Friday, October 8, 2021

Audacious.

Today is not a lie in bed day. It is a ' You must get up now ! ' morning. Sophie hears a C-A-T in the garden and shrieks enthusiastically at 5:59 am. Angus is up at six. By six thirty he's done a tour of the garden with the family diva, has showered, dressed and engaged in a brief phone call with three late to bed Manhattanites. Submarines are once again a topic of conversation.

One particularly audacious cow presents a challenge on our post breakfast morning walk. The cow is standing on one side of the drainage ditch. Sophie is on the other. It's not actually on the lane but it might as well be. Stress levels rise.

For a  moment or two Sophie is frozen to the spot in horror.


Some words of encouragement and the inducement of a carrot sliver and she's soon left the interlopers behind. Ear tickles are dispensed. Sophie positions herself so that Angus is between her and these enormous beasts. From a distance of thirty yards she turns and glares at them. They may as well know who's in charge of this valley. The cows seem unperturbed .

This, rather surprising, piece of music is played on the radio this morning. Not what you'd expect to hear in the depths of the French countryside. Ideal for listening to with the windows down and the PONettes ears flying up in the wind :https://youtu.be/G0urx89oNIw

The 'Wee house' is once again occupied : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPOXd-11-mY

Wave of the future ? Chef is a robot : https://sifted.eu/articles/cala-robot/


7 comments:

Lisa in Tokyo said...

Audacious C-A-T, audacious cow, what is the world coming to?

WFT Nobby said...

I love the pier walk video, and hadn't heard of that particular St Andrews tradition before. It would be a rather different experience in the wet and windy weather we've been facing on Scotland's East Coast this week...

Coppa's girl said...

Oh dear, another audacious C-A-T in the garden - or is it the rather sweet little black and white one? Poor Sophie - is her life to be forever surrounded by fearsome cows and sneaky cats? If I remember correctly the donkeys weren't over-friendly either? Seems life in deepest France profonde has it's drawbacks.
I, too enjoyed watching the pier walk, and being outdoors, no-one was wearing a mask or social distancing. It's something that we still have here, and I noticed on the dog walk this morning that at least a quarter of the walkers were masked and keeping their distance.
I'm not a pasta lover but would have liked to see the Robot Chef in action!

Fay said...

Living in rural(ish) SE USA, we have discovered that it is the adolescent (male) cows, in the fields behind us, that are the most curious—and forward. They remind me of the Farside cartoons, where the they are bragging and smoking behind the barn.

Bailey Bob Southern Dog said...

Fay, I woke up this morning thinking about the Farside calendars! I remember the cows smoking behind the barn. My veterinarian’s waiting room was almost wallpapered in the Farside daily tear off cartoons. There was a sheet of plastic covering them, because they had become so brittle!

Angus said...

I must admit to never having heard of Farside calendars. I shall Google them straight away !

Travel said...

Such a pretty place