the winding and oak-shaded furlong
of driveway between
and the main road
the huge mahogany-and-snow collie.
He was mighty of chest and shoulder,
heavy of coat,
and with the deepset dark eyes
in whose depths lurked a
Sunnybank Lad was returning home".
From: "Lad of Sunnybank"
By: Albert Payson Terhune
And so starts my blog for today.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT COLLIES?
Mama has loved collies her entire life.
Merlin is our collie for this time in our lives and
we just spent four days camping together.
I will tell you more about our time in the
White Mountains in a later post.
But for now
let me tell you about
our Merlie Boy.
He is going to be twelve soon and you do not know
how much you love someone, and he is a someone, until you realize
that you do not have forever.
Merlie Boy is my
BEST BROTHER EVER!!
And so for today, here are some Do's I have learned from
DO look into your dogs
eyes and know
that he or she is loving you back.
That is all Merlin
wants from us
shut off the electronics
that canine SOUL
that lives with you
HOW TRULY A GIFT
it is in YOUR LIFE
that you have a dog living in your house.
Merlin's nobility, kindness, gentleness, protective nature
gifts us EVERY SINGLE DAY.
embrace the philosophy in life
that TODAY is the day.
It is the day for hugs,
quietly with your BEST BUD!
Merlie sits quietly by, waiting for us to look him in the eye,
waiting for that moment when our energy shifts
and we see him.
THANK YOU MERLIN
BEING OUR COLLIE!
check out "Lad of Sunnybank".
What a great dog story.
IT'S A CLASSIC!
And check out the
Collie Memorial Celebration at Sunnybank.
It is held every August
Cathedral of the Collie
at the Sunnybank homestead in New Jersey!
Chell Sommese is a retired teacher.