when the dogs show up on facebook in my garden

by Sharon Santoni


Today on the MFCH facebook page we received our 200,000th like, and I am beside myself with gratitude.    I have never asked for a like, and certainly never bought a like, and yet people are kind enough to stop by to see the pictures I share each day.


Yesterday evening the light here was beautiful, and the dogs in playful mood, so I filmed them fooling around in the garden.  The result is this very amateur little one minute film, accompanied by one of my favourite Charles Trenet songs.  I hope you enjoy.



So today more than ever, I want to say thank you to my readers, here on the blog; on instagram  and on facebook.

Photo shoots for the book are in full swing right now, and life is pretty busy at the moment.  I’m not able to post as often as I’d like on the blog, but this hectic-ness will soon be over, and I’ll have loads of new things to tell you about.  Thank you for your patience.



Dale Ballard May 20, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Love it!!

Teddee Grace May 20, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Totally enjoyable!

Pat F. May 20, 2014 - 8:50 pm

Congratulations Sharon and great news on your FB milestone! Thanks for filming my two favorite cuties! I enjoyed watching Gibson and Ghetto run around the yard having a fun time! (I had to watch it several times!!)

Thanks again and congrats! I absolutely love your blog and always looks forward to all your stories, wonderful finds and the most gorgeous scenery! One day I hope to make it to your beautiful country!

Pat F.

Lise-Lotte Loomer May 20, 2014 - 8:51 pm

I love it! Thank you – my golden retriever, Daisy would be just the same with a little energetic one, I laughed out loud when he looked over at you…
Congratulations on your hard earned success!!

Rosemary May 20, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Yes! You could just hear him ask “Really?”

Lovely moment to start the day with.

the Elegant Economist May 20, 2014 - 8:58 pm

That. Is. Superb!

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon May 20, 2014 - 8:59 pm

What a delightful video. I wish I had a 10th of Ghetto’s energy. Congrats on the fb.

Elaine Williams May 20, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Congrats, love your site and absolutely LOVE GIBSON AND GHETTO!!

Peggy Braswell May 20, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Great! congratulations. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Pat Smith May 20, 2014 - 9:55 pm

Gibson is so laid back! Emmett is at soccer but I know he’ll love the video of his buddies. BTW I mentioned you in a blog today with a link.

Patty May 20, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Love the film. You had me at dogs. That little one is quite the pistol. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen Taylor May 20, 2014 - 10:07 pm

How delightful Sharon & a great BIG congrats to you! Reminds me of Sally Field at the Oscars, “you like me, you really really like me” & YES we do, very much!
Ghetto is such a little dickens just as I thought. You have a 2 ring circus going for you! Thank you for this!

darlene north May 20, 2014 - 10:34 pm

Thank You Sharon
It was most delightful made me laugh
They look like handfuls and I like that!!
have a good one

Leslie in Little Rock May 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm

thank you thank you thank you! So fun and as usual the terrier is doing all the work! Ha!
It also gives me great happiness to know you are working on a book. I will be one of the first to buy! I love the music too.

Cynthia Christensen May 21, 2014 - 12:04 am

Sweet Sharon….Seems to me that you are in the midst of a creative flurry. Many things are stimulating your spirit and it is exhilarating and exhausting all at once. Stories, films, songs, btw Charles Trenet is just fantastic, Life is rich and lovely. You seem to feel it somewhere deep inside. You have twinkling lights inside! Thank you for all that you do to share your heart with us. It is gracious of you to be sooo generous. I, for one, appreciate your giftedness. So if it takes a wee bit of time for you to gather your beauty together, wrap it up in a pretty pink bow and deliver your gift to us, I’ll wait. No problem. That is my gift to you. We’re good.♥

Maria Luiza May 21, 2014 - 12:04 am

Delightful! AND the music!
Thank you pour la joie!
Have a lovely week!

Barbara and Michael Powell May 21, 2014 - 12:53 am

My dear creative Sharon~

After a crazy busy day for both of us, we settled into bed and I immediately looked up your blog. WHAT a sheer DELIGHT!!!! You had us laughing and smiling and totally enjoying such a creative little movie clip!!! You are, my dear, one very creative person who lives a full and lovely life!!! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!!!!! One day, I know we shall meet in person!!!!!
Michael and Barbara Powell

Sarah@ european farmhouse charm May 21, 2014 - 12:59 am

Oh those little rascals! This was so adorable and made me smile :). Hope you are well!
XO Sarah

Delaine May 21, 2014 - 2:49 am

I just giggled and laughed all the way through this precious film starring two of my favorite pups! Loved seeing them in action! Thanks for sharing!

Nora May 21, 2014 - 4:03 am

Thanks you for that happy video. We all need a laugh. Also, thank you for your beautiful blog. It is the highlight of my day to see all of the wonderful goings on in France and your home. It’s my escape to peek into your life and dream of wandering France in search of antiques and old homes. Someday.

Barbara Lilian May 21, 2014 - 8:19 am

Always enjoy your posts, not only did we see your lovely garden but this one had a bonus, that video of your adorable dogs really put a smile on my face. It tookk me back to when our pups used to plague their mother wanting to play all the time, then suddenly just flop down exhausted. I’ve missed seeing them. Looking forward to seeing your book.

Esther George May 21, 2014 - 8:47 am

Hi Sharon ….. How Beautiful are these two rascals! Thank you for sharing beauty. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS love the flowers too.

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Gertrude May 21, 2014 - 11:19 am

Hello Sharon,

This is my first reaction after receiving your emails for a few weeks. Although I’m more a catperson I love watching your dogs have fun with eachother. They must have a wonderful life with you.
I’m a Dutch author living in the middle of the Netherlands. Just by coincidence I discovered your blog. Perhaps one day I can stay in your beautiful cottage for our holiday!

Holly May 21, 2014 - 11:34 am

It is I who should be saying Merci! Your blog is a most pleasant adventure to your lovely spot on the planet. And is there anything better than dogs playing and a lovely song to accompany? Thank you ever so much for sharing all that you do.

Jan May 21, 2014 - 1:01 pm


La Contessa May 21, 2014 - 2:43 pm

YOU are amazing!Here you were how many years ago thinking of starting a blog and now……I think your busier then when you were a full time MOM!You are living the prefect life in my eyes………..your dogs are your jewels!They are DIVINE!I know I have said that before!But it’s true……….those photos you did for COTY were scrumptious!!
CONGRATS on the 200,000 hit on FB……….WOW!!

Ann May 21, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Had an early doctor’s appointment this morning so I felt sort of blah and drained when I left the office. Loved the video – it was exactly what I needed to start my day!

Leslie in Portland, Oregon May 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Gorgeous lupines and a video with Ghetto and Gibson at play, accompanied by Charles Trenet…perfect!! This post definitely will be saved in my archives and sent to friends and family…maybe your best yet!! (And that’s saying a lot…) Milles mercis.

vicki archer May 22, 2014 - 4:56 am

They are so adorable, Sharon… the cutest… xv

Betsy May 26, 2014 - 1:34 am

Loved watching the video and wanna see more.


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