Bear with a sore head

It’s some time since I posted about Bear and his moods but that doesn’t mean he’s a changed character.

Yesterday, for example, CC had an appoimtment in town. Jay’s car is in for repair and so I suggested that he used Bear’s car to drive  CC  and me as I’m still abit nervous about parking – not to mention driving in this weather.  Bear has found it too painful to walk much recently so I didn’t think he’d want to take us himself.

How wrong can you be? He insisted that HE would drive us in.

“But you’ll get cold sitting in the car and you really shouldn’t walk round on your own. The pavements can be treacherous in this weather.”  I protested, but to no avail.

In fact, he proudly proclaimed during lunch that he was getting one over on Jay by not letting him drive the car.

“Don’t be silly,” I said, “it’s saving him the trouble. He’s quite pleased.”

Normally Bear is a stickler for time keeping but it wasn’t his appointment so he didn’t seem in such a hurry. There were a few hold-ups thanks to roadworks and driving conditions and we arrived in Cours Briand with two minutes to spare.

This was not a good time to discover that between us there wasn’t enough change for the parking metre. We rustled together a collection of 5 and 10 centime coins.

“You’ll have to go to a shop and get some change.” said Bear.

“There isn’t time.”

This resulted in a stream of abuse from Bear and so I went to the metre, got a ticket for 35 minutes, handed it back to him and said,

“You”ve got half an hour to find your own change”,  before dashing off with CC.

We just made it to the orthodontist for 2 o’clock  and his assistant took x-rays before we went in to see him. CC didn’t persevere with her brace as a child and is suffering now, as an adult, but we were both shocked when he announced that the main problem was her tongue when she swallows and so she would have to see a speech therapist to re-educate it. Then he talked about braces and it looks as though she’ll have to wear one for over a year.

We went to find Bear in La Fontaine and he greeted me with,

“Are you in a better mood now?”

I looked at CC, opened and closed my mouth and decided not to say anything inflammatory.

“Oh well, I’d better say yes, then.”

Bear let it be known that it had taken him a good half an hour to find some change for the metre then continued as though nothing had happened.

But later, CC told me that he had apologised to HER!!

 

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18 Responses to “Bear with a sore head”

  1. Little old me Says:

    So what is it that is wrong with CC’s tongue?

  2. tillylil Says:

    It is very reassuring to know that some things in life never change but perhaps in Bear’s case it would be nice for you if it did.
    Happy Christmas to you all. x

  3. Vagabonde Says:

    I read all your past posts and feel sorry for your hens in your cold weather. I saw on the télé yesterday that France was blanketed by snow. Is it heavy in your area? Here we don’t have any yet. When we had chickens in the backyard we had a light bulb going on at night for them when it was cold. Hope you’ll have a nice Christmas and not too cold.

    • sablonneuse Says:

      Yes, the poor hens are not very happy in this weathr. However, despite the bitter cold days they always feel warm when I pick them up for a cuddle.
      We haven’t had as much snow as many parts of France but, all the same, it’s the most we’ve had since we moved here 8 years ago.

  4. Pat Says:

    I suppose if someone told Bear what a bully he was he would be shocked and horrified.

  5. guyana gyal Says:

    Was that his way of apologising to you? As though he wants to say [but can’t], I’m sorry I upset you, are you feeling better now?

    • sablonneuse Says:

      You may be right, G-G. he has been known to say sorry but it’s very difficult for him to admit that he’s not perfect.

  6. tillylil Says:

    Thank you for the lovely card Sandy. My energy levels are still keeping me largely housebound but I am not as unwell as I was this time last year!

  7. Susie Vereker Says:

    What a saint you are. Hope you have snow tyres to help this winter. (one of the few efficient things I still remember do is keep a box of small change in the car) Hope the hens are coping. Happy Christmas!

    • sablonneuse Says:

      The local nurse has snow chains as most of her calls are to people who live in villages. However, apparemtly, it means she can’t go on the main roads which have been cleared of snow.
      Snow tyres are pretty expensive but we may have to invest in them if this weather continues.

  8. Little old me Says:

    Just popped by to wish you and yours a happy holiday

  9. guyana gyal Says:

    Me too, popping by to wish you happy holidays.

  10. sablonneuse Says:

    Thank you Helen and G-G and Happy New Year to you and yours as well. xx

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