Sunday, February 15, 2009
February brings a silver-lace look to the snow and you can feel the air gradually take on the memory of warmth. You begin to get a faint hope that Spring is out there somewhere. Shining in the middle of the month is Valentine's Day, and here at Sheltie Hollow, that means a special dinner, roses, and luscious Swiss Chocolates.
But love is not the exclusive domain of humans. Our dogs and cat exhibit real affection for us and towards each other. Many years ago, we had a Tricolour Collie who gently adored children. When our nephew would come to visit, it was clear that he and Daisy shared a special fascination with each other.
My 8 x 10 inch watercolour painting "Collie Love" is a warm memory of those long ago days when boy and dog would go off into a shady corner to be together and enjoy each other's company.