Two Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers in Italy - now about to head to France
Monday, 5 January 2009
Amazing sunset over Todi.
It's a holiday tomorrow in Italy. This fact imposed itself on our consciousness midway through the afternoon and necessitated a quick trip down to the local supermarket to stock up with supplies.The lines at the checkout were indescribable so we beat a hasty retreat and decided that we can eat out. On the way back the sky turned into the deepest crimson I've literally ever seen before settling into a glorious orange as the night fell. Quite stunning and probably an augury of the bad weather that has been forecast. I know 'red sky at night' but the colours this evening were quite exceptional. We had planned to go to Assisi tomorrow but will see what the weather holds in store tomorrow morning.
2004, we sell the rain drenched farm in Scotland and move to the warmth of southern Europe. Two very lively Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers - Wilf and Digby - accompany us. Fluffy,patient and comical . Forever attracting laughter and new friends . After a year in Provence we moved to Italy to restore an ancient Roman watchtower . Somethings are meant not to be. Following a rather unpleasantly violent 'housejacking' ( the third in our little village ) we left Italy in late 2009 for new adventures in the rolling countryside of south west France . We are now getting to grips with a large rickety old farmhouse. Life after the violence of Italy has a gentler tempo. Digby passed on from piroplasmosis in May 2010. HIs brother, despite being diagnosed with cancer and having become blind ,soldiered on for another two years. We now embark on the next part of our journey with two new PON's - Bob and Sophie. This blog records all those little things about living with dogs that are too unimportant to make it into a diary but which make life, life.