Two Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers in Italy - now about to head to France
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Off to Amelia - will blog later
As it's a beautiful morning we're off in the car to the town of Amelia which is about an hour away. Amelia must be where Italian chocoholics go to live - there are three cafes or shops that stock the widest range of chocolate I've ever seen. Apart from the chocolate Amelia has some of the best preserved Etruscan era walls in Italy - they have survived the last 3000 years largely intact. It also has one of those small local museums that no one ever seems to visit, which is a shame as it has a twice life size statue of a roman emperor that has been lvingly and painstakingly reconstructed. I'll try to get some pictures on the camera phone and blog later.
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.