Thursday, November 17, 2011

Deacon's Morning

This morning was a chilly one and I smiled as Deacon waited so patiently while I piled on my coat, scarf, boots and gloves.  His winter coat will be showing itself soon making his ruff look like a lion's mane.  His pants, the long fur that hangs down from his backside, had to chopped off due to a run-in with a huge burr patch while I was away in September.  An event which seems to happen pretty regularly the minute it all fills back in.

The white bit at the end of his tail, and he's lucky to still have one, is referred to as a 'shepherd's lantern'.  A little furry beacon to guide shepherds along the fields at night, or make me laugh as it swishes back and forth so daintily.  Because this boy is anything but, despite this accommodating moment.

12 comments:

  1. Oh doesn't he look noble in that first photo!

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  2. we haven't seen Deacon for a bit - nice to see him again!

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  3. Oh, that face. I would love to see Deacon and Lucy playing together.

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  4. I so like the term 'shepherds lantern', Deacon is a good looking furry fellow.

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  5. Aw Deacon is cute. Love the autumnal feel to this post and the berries in the flower arrangement on your last post.

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  6. He looks gorgeous & very handsome. Nice to see him again.

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  7. What a beautiful dog! I love Border Collies but can't have one at the moment due to lack of space - not a problem you seem to suffer from, judging from those wide open fields and tree-lined lanes!

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  8. He looks like my son's dog. Adorable.
    Ann

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