Two Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers in Italy - now about to head to France
Sunday, 5 April 2009
The first swallow of the season
On the morning walk with the boyz saw the first swallows of the year. It's always a sure sign that summer is (finally) on its way. The pair of falcons that are nesting in the old ruined house on the hill are still there and flying around so presumably there are no little ones to look after this year. On the radio this morning the top three stories were 1) Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi single handedly convinces the Turks that the Danish PM should become the new Secretary General of NATO 2) the Pope has started Holy Week celebrations in Rome and 3) in the Meredith Kerchermurder case a witness has said that more than one person was involved in the killing.
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.