December 24, 2007

Golden Stare Down

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brian @ 9:29 am

Don Smith, over at Idle Minutes, has a Welsh Corgi named Rosie. She sounds like a great dog. Animated, full of personality, and well-loved by her family.

It’s funny to me how dogs have such distinct personalities, but threads run through them all. Another family’s dog is to them exactly what yours is to you. I guess that’s not at all profound, but it always strikes me. It reminds me that none of us is as unique as we like to think sometimes, and we have more in common than we know.

Anyhow, Rosie reminded me recently of Louis, our 12-year-old border collie mix, in a back-scratching wriggle.

But today, she reminds me of Carla, our late, loved Golden Retriever. Not for the context, this time, but for the pose. Rosie’s at a pause in her play. Carla was just making a new friend. Hop over to Don’s place. The pose is nearly identical.

The dogs. They speak. What a great image, Don.

Carla noses Brown-White



  1. Hi Brian,
    I came over to see the pic. Amazing! Almost identical. Dogs are so funny without knowing it. They enrich our lives.

    That’s a cute little Guinea Pig. I’m afraid Rosie would likely run from it to a safe distance, then bark at it.

    Carla however seems to be thinking “bite my nose. I dare ya.” I know she was a wonderful friend :-)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Comment by Don West — December 24, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

  2. That’s hilarious! This scene is very cute on its own, but the side by side with Rosie and her sheepy, is amazing. Carla was an amazing dog. Our dogs would have kept their distance, like Don says, fearful that they might accidentally cause harm (or be harmed).

    Comment by Gwynne — December 29, 2007 @ 12:31 am

  3. “Run then bark” – sounds like our other dog, Louis. He does like to bark at things, from a distance where the barkee can’t physically retaliate.

    Carla was very gentle. At first, we figured the worst she’d do would be to pick up Brown-White in her mouth and carry her around. She never even made a move to do that. I was lucky to get this photo – they didn’t stay that way long.

    Yes, the guinea pig’s name is “Brown-White.”

    Comment by Brian — December 29, 2007 @ 8:11 am

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