Wednesday, 2 November 2016

New Shoes



It’s been a funny sort of day.  No doggo running about the house because he went off to work early with the Bearded One.

Paul took a nasty tumble when he tripped up stepping into the back yard with a bowl of rubbish for the compost.  He yelped so loudly I thought he must have broken his ankle.  Fortunately he was just a bit bruised and shaken but it occurred to me afterwards that I don’t know what number to dial over here for the emergency services.  Well I do now, it’s an easy one to remember – 000.  Hopefully I will never need to use it.

After coffee we caught the bus to the shops in search of shorts and shoes for Paul.  The shoes were expensive but I think he deserves them.  I just keep reminding him that my flip flops only cost a couple of euros.  Lunch was sushi and beer.  Afterwards, as we ran (Paul ran and I sort of did a hop and a skip) to catch the bus, I wished I hadn’t eaten so much.  Bus drivers never wait until you sit down so I was staggering up the aisle of the bus desperately trying to stay upright as the bus lurched forwards.

Home again and a cup of tea in the garden.  Two rainbow lorikeets landed in the tree above my head and kissed and cuddled as they sat side by side on the branch.  I dashed indoors to get my camera but of course they had flown away by the time I got back.  So I took a photo of Paul’s new shoes instead.




I wonder what time Buddy will get home tonight...


21 comments:

  1. Paul has good taste; I like his new shoes.
    You are going to miss Buddy.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It's always hard saying goodbye to Sarah, this year it will be twice as hard.

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    1. Trying to get Paul to wear anything stylish is quite an achievement.

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    1. Paul did a tap dance in them this afternoon (he was entertaining the dog).

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  4. Very stylish shoes !
    Should we take bets on how long it will be before you have a dog, once you return home? Don't forget, you won't have any problems going backwards and forwards to France.

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    1. I've been working on it for years without success.

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  5. Sorry but Paul's smart new shoes are no substitute for loved up lorikeets.

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    1. I think so. If they're comfy he'll probably sleep in them.

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  7. My husband would like those shoes - hope Paul's ankle is OK.

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    1. He's fine, luckily. Loves his new shoes too!

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  8. Yesterday am my comment got swallowed up in the Internet Malfunction that was our village. Everyone has said it all, although the Australian view of 'importing' dogs is I think Very strict. You would have to have a dog sitter to mind your dog if you returned to mind Buddy at a future date. If you needed one in France I suspect there would be two families that would volunteer!

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    1. I would love to adopt a dog but our 'travelling' lifestyle makes it very difficult. Getting far too fond of Buddy though!

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  9. We were fortunate that we found a real home from home for our two dogs when we went travelling. This was in the days long before Pet Passports. We went away for quite a while, happy in the knowledge that the dogs were well cared for. The couple who looked after them had a small holding and were, to put it mildly, quite "dog mad". Our dogs had a wonderful time and returning home was something of a let down - no sheep, no horses, cats or other dogs !

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