TAKING THE LEAD
Tony is a modest canine and easily embarrassed by too much attention or praise, but since I'm the one contributing my thoughts this week, I'll admit I find it hard to understand how anyone can be immune to dogs or actively dislike them. Their naturally happy, eager dispositions, their uncritical affection, make life seem immeasurably better to me. Here's Anthony Rover's perception of Tony in SMALL WHITE DOG:
His ears and eyes were alert and he was panting, his long, thin, pink tongue ending in a delicate curl. Now and again something would pique his interest and he’d close his mouth, lift his muzzle and put his wet nose to work to isolate the scent that would tell him what he wanted to know. He is white apart from delicate strokes of charcoal along the line where his ears lift and there is the vestige of a van Dyck moustache and beard. The growth patterns of his white coat are very visible, particularly to either side of his neck, where the hair sweeps backwards from the front and forwards from the back, forming crests or a semi-ruff beneath his ears, and the hair on the top of his head and ears is as soft and silky as fur. His particular smell is a combination of unwashed dog blanket, hot breath, biscuits and earth and his demeanour one of kindly common sense and gravitas. I realised that I liked Tony very much and that despite his being approximately a tenth of my size, his presence offered a comforting sense of protection.
Thought for the Week
Watch a dog - it will make you feel better.
Walks: Wimbledon Common
Food: Showboat Kunzle Cakes [HERE]
Song of the Week
on the tree line (dogmix) by Panu/arranged by oldDog [HERE]