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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

OLD BARN -- OLD DOG

OLD DOG -- OLD BARN
I met up with this old dog on a large tract of vacant land. I was told he belonged to the caretaker of the property. We bonded and he politely showed me the highlights -- crooked trees, tall seedy weeds, rock boulders, tons of fallen leaves, secret passages in the ground, tiny water holes and an old unused barn. He was the master of this domain. It was an absolutely beautiful tour and I thanked him as I left with a few pats on the back and some soothing soft words.

24 comments:

  1. Old dogs are wise and have great insight if you have the sense to listen to them. You do.

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  2. Sounds like you and your new friend had a wonderful time! I love old barns.

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  3. He looks like he had a great many tales to tell about that barn and surrounds, Barbara, if only we could speak Canine :)

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  4. What a beautiful dog--and a gracious host. Nice capture!

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  5. I loved this post Barbara, two of my favorite things...old barns and dogs!

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  6. Schmidleysscribbling -- thanks for the nice comment -- dogs language is compatible with human language. -- barbara

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  7. Kay -- He was a great companion that day -- barbara

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  8. Jayne -- He does know his way around the place and was more than willing to share it with me -- barbara

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  9. Mary Ann -- Thanks for the nice comment -- checked out your blog -- very nice -- barbara

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  10. Farmchick -- the barn was having a hard time with its roof -- needed lots of repair -- some graffiti on it which gave it a twist to its character. -- barbara

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  11. Mama-Bug -- This dog could have been a greeter at a Walmart, he was so skilled at welcoming me. -- barbara

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  12. I like the fact that his coat matches the color of the barn! Almost like a uniform for his duties as DBP (designated barn patrol)!

    Elora

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  13. Wonderful picture! He looks a very gentlemanly dog!

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  14. Dog and barn are of a sort. You were lucky to meet a good tour guide and I imagine he loved meeting someone as interested and attentive as you. He posed with much dignity for your camera.

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  15. Vicki -- He was quite the gentleman -- barbara

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  16. Elora -- I didn't notice that -- he probably thinks he is the uniformed guide. -- barbara

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  17. June -- Dogs all seem to have this inate ability to please us humans -- he was right on with this ability to please the day I walked the property. -- barbara

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  18. An old barn and a dog. You can't get much better company than that.

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  19. Oh, what sweetness! What a handsome old barn, and what an utterly charming tour guide. I adore him, he does look like a very wise and dignified elder. How lovely to read of the kindness and gentle gratitude you showed him after he'd shown you around. (I enjoyed reading the comments, too!) Thank you for such a heartwarming post, Barbara! (Piglet would be proud!) :-)

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  20. Janet -- I agree -- old barns and dogs are great company. Nice of you to leave a comment -- have a nice weekend.

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  21. Laloofah -- How could one resist this fine fella. He was so gentle and kind to guide me through this property. Aren't dogs great! -- barbara

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  22. It's nice to have a companion join you for a walk.

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