Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My sunshine

Sitting here in my favorite spot on a cold Monday night, not really watching Jeopardy, although my husband is. George is having his dinner in the other room; I know this because I can hear his tag clanging on the bowl. Soon he’ll be in here, rolling around on his back, which I’ve discovered is actually his way of wiping his face after the meal. It just looks like he’s rolling on his back.

I opened the photos on the camera disk today to find these two lovely shots, taken  by my husband yesterday morning while I slept through a beautiful pink sunrise.

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My sunshine doesn't come from the skies,
It comes from the love in my dog's eyes.

Unknown Poet


People write and tell me how much they love coming here, to this little blog of mine. But so many of them admit that although they love the landscapes and nature photography, it’s George they really love.

And I’m absolutely fine with that. In fact, I love it. Because it’s George that I really love, as well.


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Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog.

Douglas Malloc

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49 comments:

Marilyn said...

I come here for it all....but this pink George is so far.....the best!!

texwisgirl said...

I do love your George. He is truly a beautiful star. But I love your birds and your landscapes too!

Country Girl said...

Aw, thanks Marilyn. There were a lot of photos and these two were the best.

~ C.G.

Country Girl said...

Wow. That was quick, texwisgirl. I was writing that comment at the same you must have been writing yours. Thank you ~

~ C.G.

Mary Lou said...

I would change that poem to a dog and a blog.
Great photos.

Caroline said...

I love pink on George...he wears the sunrise well ;) Kuddos to your hubby on these!

Anonymous said...

George sure looks handsome in pink!

Debbie from Illinois

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos and quotes. I'm pondering whether to send the link to a friend who lost her dog to heart failure this morning. I know she would agree, but it might crush her heart even further. Fortunately she has a second dog (and several inside cats) to be with her as she mourns....

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Apple pie, flowers, birds, tea, George, national parks, Amish Country, watermelon plants--there are millions of reasons I come here, but all of them have to do with escaping.

Yours is the perfect place to visit to get away from it all, no matter what the subject.

George really is very photogenic, and your husband is becoming quite the photographer.

Country Gal said...

OMG ! Our dogs are so much alike !
Miggy does whipe her face after her dinner, she actually wipes one side of her face and mouth then the other and travels the entire living room carpet its funny and if she doesnt I will tell her to and she does it. I just love my Miggy she is my sunshine, best friend and such a character and smart girl much like your guy George.
Loved your post and photos.
Miggy says hi to George. Have a great day !

Country Gal said...

Some times ya would think they had their entire bodies in their bowl by the way the whiped their face more like a body wash lol !

Country Gal said...

Sweet Georgey Porgey. Our Miggy has lots of nick names, Miggy moo , Booboo, Miggus, Miggs and she responds to all of them her real name is Misty, when thats used she knows we mean it lol .

Hilary said...

Those are two wonderful photos of your beautiful George. Pink puppy!

mrs mediocrity said...

Awww, George is so handsome. I love him, of course, but I also love your photography and your quick wit. It's a package deal.

Deb said...

I love all your photography...landscapes...birds...George...

Laura~peach~ said...

i love your photos, I love George... but most of all I LOVE YOU!

beth said...

funny how true that quote is.....
as mine sits practically in my lap as i type this :)

Kat said...

I love all your photos, though a border collie is my "some day" dream dog so I admit your pictures of George may have helped sway me to click follow! <3

Low Tide High Style said...

Like you, George spreads a lot of sunshine around the universe!

Kat :)

tainterturtles said...

George reminds me of my daughter's dog...only different coloring. Of course I do love to stop by and visit your photography!

Hey, high five to your hubby for the good photo shots as well. My husband does the same thing since he is retired and home during the day.

Char said...

no, i love you...george is gravy

Gail said...

George shall always be our shining star.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What perfect quotes! I love George's face--what expression and soul!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What's not to love about that face! George is gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!

Mary

Mary said...

aw, he is such a sweetie! :)
xoxo

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

What lovely quotes to go with the photos! Sometimes that makes them even better

Kerri said...

Sweet captures of the handsome fella!

Nurse Nancy said...

I so love George...he is my doggie fix now that we lost our Hope. She used to use my sofas as a napkin!

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful post....I read you every day....and comment sometimes.
I guess I'm a 'stalker' LOL!!
Please tell your hubby well done on the pictures of George with a pink morning hue. Once I saw a stand up comic on tv...she said when she could find a man as happy to see her as her dog, she'd marry that man.
LOL
Madi cat greets me with a high, shaky tail every evening which is equivalent to a happy dog.
Madi and Mom

Daryl said...

I come for the water .. oh wait that was Casablanca

Andi said...

OH my gosh! Zoey comes in rubs her face on the couch then rolls on her back just like George! She is so funny, when I see her coming, I will say, "don't you wipe your face on my couch!" and give her "the eye". She stops and looks at me for awhile. I can almost see her visibly sigh, but she always always rubs the floor!

I come to your blog for you, but your photos and George are a bonus! :)

candis said...

LOL ... George rolling around to wipe his face sounds cute. :) He really is a gorgeous boy.

JC said...

My dogs are the light in the darkness that life can throw my way. Each morning they smile at me. They are just the best in a crazy world.

George is beautiful and fun and I love seeing his photos.

Your home and the woods near you are fabulous too. Your photos are amazing. Your life stories and adventures are too.

I come to read you because I like you and I like your dog.

Amy said...

Amen Sister- from one dog lover to another- I UNDERSTAND completely what you mean about your furry buddy...and they really are the sunshine in our lives- lucky us!!! :-)))

Snappy Di said...

George is just the perfect photo op. Love him to pieces.

Di

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's one seriously beautiful dog.

Carolynn said...

What a beautiful light. I love me some George, too. Those are awesome quotes. I would dearly love to add a canine into the mix here in our happy little home, if only my lifestyle permitted it. Soon. Soon.

sharon said...

what a great companion George is. Animals always fill that void that sometimes people can't. We had to give our cat away 2 wks ago and I still catch myself looking around when I come home to see if she is running to the door. I esp. miss her snuggles at night when I was reading in bed. "sigh"

Oliag said...

Lovely Pink George! What an amazing sunrise it must have been...I have to admit that I don't see many of them since I quit work:)

Recently heard a hilarious song on NPR music called – "Not Everybody Loves Your Doggie Like You Do" by David Dondero...I am sure he never met George before he wrote that song! If you want a laugh find it and listen:)

xo to you and George

Sheila said...

Great Post - George is a beautiful dog; love your husbands images. Have a great week!

Ellen said...

Can George get any cuter???

maccandace said...

He's a beautiful, darling animal!

cottage farm villa said...

Yes, George has captured so many hearts! Lovely sunshine you have ~

Pat - Arkansas said...

There is no way to say too many good things about George. He's beautiful, intelligent and loving.

Thanks for the link to spindrift,me. I enjoyed the visit.

deb colarossi said...

I am just floored by the eyes quote.
This morning I was hugging my little bestest friend , stunned at the bokeh in his half closed eyes from the sun coming in on us. Or from him. Or the love .
It's all so wonderful . Who knew?

Bluebird49 said...

"....you make me happy when skies are gray,
You'll never know dear (George!)how much I love you..."

So--please keep pinksunshinedog around, Kate!

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh George how handsome you are.

Lili said...

He melts my heart, but I so love my visits over here even when he's not in them. I just found Spindrift recently too! xo ~Lili

Anonymous said...

Hello !

I am glad I found your blog !
It is a pleasant place where to stay and read about you and George.

I love reading about George and your pictures are really beautiful.

George tu es un très beau chien.

Sunny greetings from Switzerland

Maria