My old friend Pompe has left us, Winston, my wife and me, and is, I'm sure, in the happy hunting-grounds,
chasing hares, deers, squirrells and of course some wild cats!
He reached the respectable age of 15,5 years, which means that it's even harder without him.
Despite of my profession it's not easier and the older you get, quite the opposite, as a matter of fact,
and to be honest you mourn a dog nearly more than a human. The dog is always your best friend,
he never talks behind your back or steal £ 30.000 when selling some of your watches, as an English 'friend' did.
The dog is always wagging his tail when you come home. One hour or 10 hours away, he's as happy!
Pompe was really stone deaf the last years, so many times when I couldn't sleep, that's about every night,
I stumbled over the big black dog in the darkness, he was extra tricky, since he slept on any place in this big house
The last year he limped because of arthrosis in his left front leg, he had a weak back with instability,
depending on spinal stenosis, and the last months he couldn't control his colon.
So I'm sure he is happy now!
The 'little one', Winston (10 years!) was really low the first week, but is now back in business again, ran away for two hours yeaterday evening,
came back at 23.00 very satisfied and happy, expecting a tap on his head and some extra food - which he of course did get!
As ususal I'm not writing about watches and will not do this time either
Yesterday I felt as Winston, full of energy and with a big smile on my beautiful face,
because the sales manager at a big car dealer had invited me to "Audi Sport Tour 2014" and test drive their cars!
So I spend the whole afternoon driving all of their most exspensive models, and more, all Audi's RS models, he, he
Those who stuck with me, were this RS 6, 580 bhp, V8 engine, twin turbo, 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, which in an easy way to explain,
is that the next gear is already in action, before you automatically change gear. 0-100 in 3.9 sec....4WD
Top speed restricted to 250 km/h, easy to pass, but t's a 'family wagon' (!)
Yep, you have of course guessed which the other was. Just imagine driving this flat out on a air force field. WOW!!
The R8, 550 bhp, V10 engine, 7-speed tiptronic gearbox. 0-100 in 3.5 sec. Top speed 319 km/h. 4WD of course!
Take care but if you can, put the pedal to the metal