Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Collie Destiny?

Deacon's and my search of the Great Dane’s howled archives revealed photographs and favorable reports about Dad when he was a small boy. These particular pictures were taken by house sparrows that lived at Dad’s home. Small birds like finches and sparrows are ignored by humans and often relay vital information to Dogdom. This data allows us to match dog breed to the proper person. This is where the saying "a little birdie told me so" came from. I was once caught by Dad relaying a report for the Great Dane to one of our feathered friends. Dad thought I was just caring for a poor tired little bird. Whew….



Essex relays a report for the Great Dane


The records show, Dad was felt to be potential collie material. A special person is required for an outstanding dog. Deacon found proof positive Dad had two facsimile collies as a young lad. Humans call these facsimiles stuffed animals. These were given to him during a Holiday humans know as Christmas, but we dogs call Essexmas. The first one Dad received when he was one-and-a-half years old, the second he was 5. The sparrows reported Dad found much joy in the company of his stuffed animals and slept with them at night.


Dad's feeds his first facsimile collie

Five year old Dad hugs a stuffed collie


On a side note, the Great Dane implanted the thought in Dads mind to name me Essex after Essexmas, neat huh. Dad tells a different story about the names origin though.

The wise Great Dane knew another test was necessary. After all, an outstanding dog like a collie is a great responsibility, especially for a young boy.

I have to go; Deacon heard Dad’s truck leaving the store. Gee it sure is nice to have superior hearing.

Dog speed.

Essex



5 comments:

PerfectTosca said...

Well boy you Collies sure do have special people! So how come I ended up here in the Nutball house?

Key West Collies said...

Tosca, you are perfect of that we're sure. One so perfect, must live in a perfect place. With that all said, it could only be, that you live in the perfect nut house. BOL (Bark Out Loud) Thanks for all your help.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

hey essex & duncan,

Welcome to www.dogswithblogs.com.au - it is great to meet you and I am sure you will make lots of new friends here :)

Love
Opy

Key West Collies said...

Opy, it sure is an honor to be a member of dogs with blogs. We think this is a really neat place.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Your dade must have been a Lassie fan.

Bussie Kissies
Buster