Two Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers in Italy - now about to head to France
Thursday, 30 April 2009
View onto Todi at 5.30 this afternoon
After a wonderful start to the day the weather became schizoid and we've had solid,heavy rain. It's quite unlike Scottish rain which is basically wet and grey ( there is a wonderful Scots word - dreech - to describe it ). Here it has been cascading down as it would in the Caribbean. This is tonights view, with heavy clouds, across the olive groves to Todi.
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.