Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our vigil continues....

We don't feel much like blogging these days. Instead, we wake early and check in on our shaggy pals Digby and Wilf in France. Comforted when we hear sweet news — that Digby went for a walk in the garden or growled at the postmistress, heart-broken when we read of his steady decline. We've grown to love those adorable PONs as well as Angus and "The Font" and the cinematic-worthy Mme. Bay. Angus' marvelous writing takes us away to country lanes lined with chestnut trees, the spontaneous ringing of ancient church bells, and the joys and tribulations of living in an old comfortable house. We come along with them for their adventures with heifers and hens, lizards and caterpillars. And now we mourn quietly as their precious boy slips away.

Do keep them in your prayers.

UPDATE: In the past few days, our friend Digby has rallied like a champion, though he is far from recovered. As the vet said today, he shouldn't have made it this past week. Keep up your prayers and positive thoughts—this may be beyond medical explanation. And in the words of Churchill, "Never, never, never give up!"


Jake of Florida said...

We've been doing exactly the same -- checking in first thing in the am and several times during the day -- just to see Digby and Wilf's sweet faces and be a bit closer.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Anonymous said...

You said it so well.Keeping them in our thoughts & prayers.

Asta said...


I have been so sad these days..I check on Digby's blog day and night fow news..hoping against hope, and knowing that the sweet boy is slipping away despite all ouw love and his pawents cawe. I tweasuwe the time he has been able to have to be wif his family. I twy to take solace in his lack of pain.

I'm twying to not cwy and so today I celebwate his life
smoochie kisses

Remington said...

Digby is in our thoughts and prayers....

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

They have captured our hearts as well. Angus writes so well. Have been reading his old blog and the new. Digby and his family have struck a chord with us all. Woke up at 2:45 am this morning-yep checked the computer and laughed at him growling at postlady. What a hard time. I hope their knowing that so many are keeping vigil with them helps some.

Maxmom said...

Hi there Petey!
Yes, we too are captivated with Angus's writing and have also grown to love Wilf and Digby!
They are in our thoughts and prayers constantly and we too check in with them each morning.
Sending lots of love to you...and good wishes for lots of ball-chasing for Petey!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Shhh so thoughtful you are....we have our paws crossed and sending good vibes
Benny & Lily

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We know exactly how you feel - we're doing the same thing - we refresh their blog every time we sit at the computer to see if there is any news. We love their family too.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

doyle and mollie said...

hey petey we too are heartbroken we had just discovered wilf and digby a wekk before this ghastly thing happened its a horrible reminder that our four legged friends are not here for a long time, they are here for a good time! loves and licks xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Poor Digby - must be so hard on his family too. Paws crossed here for Digby and all the others out there in need.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

We are sorry to say that we did not know Digby before he bacame ill...

Since hearing his sad story from Asta, we have been visiting him every day...

Digby has stolen our hearts & him, Wilf, & his family are in our thoughts & prayers every day...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

Bocci said...

Thanks for keeping us updated, Petey.
We continue to pray for dear Digby.

Duke said...

Digby and his family are always in our thoughts and prayers, Petey.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

For the Love of Dogs said...

Digby and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

It is one of the furst blogs we look fur in our GR -

Thanks fur sharing your blog with them today!


Lorenza said...

They are in our thougths and prayers too.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

We feel so sad for Digby and his brother Wilf is in our thoughts too.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Clive said...


We are heartbroken at Digby's fate. Life seems so cruel sometimes. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

Clive and Murray

Martha said...

Petey, we did not know Digby before and are sorry to meet him in such tragic circumstances.
We know blogging can be fun a lot of the time but we have also learned it can be very sad.
Somehow we are all connected over the internet in ways that continue to surprise us.
We share the pain and sadness of people/dogs we have never met.
Sometimes it reaches out and touches a pain we have deep inside ourselves.
A pain for all the loss we have felt in our lives.........a fear for all the loss still to come....a hopelessness that we cannot make things better for our friends.
Petey you are such a sensitive nephew - sometimes that makes life too hard to bear but remember you have lots of friends and your adoring aunties - we all help each other through the bad times.
We continue to hold Digby and his wonderful family in our thoughts.
Love you lots

Eric said...

What a kind thoughtful post Petey, just like you.

Poor Digby, so unfair on him poor boy. I'm sad too I didn't know Digby before he was ill.

Wiry love Eric xx

Dexter said...

It is hard to be cheery when we know our pals our suffering. We will continue sending good vibes to dogs in need.