Two Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers in Italy - now about to head to France
Friday, 15 May 2009
Digby's reflection of the day upon returning from the vet : " Fall seven times,stand up eight ".
Digby has returned from the vet having had his paw dressed and cleaned - it was probably a scorpion sting. Horror of horrors during the examination the vet said that he is unacceptably overweight (24 kilos) and is to be put on a diet in order to lose 3 kilos. I naturally got the blame for the little darlings weight gain as I am supposedly always slipping him snacks - or so the vet was told .The parallels drawn between my middle age spread and Digby's were I thought quite uncalled for . It's fortunate I don't have a thin skin. Thankfully, it has not been suggested that I go on a diet or take up exercise so Digby will need to face the new regimen on his own.I'm waiting for someone to suggest that I scale my weight back in line with Digby.
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.