Friday, July 24, 2009

Outside of a Dog

A writer friend sent me this Groucho Marx quote and it made me smile. I hope it makes you smile, too.

“Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
This is Blue, a heart-wrenchingly adorable Bearded Collie who was adopted by the good people at Sheepie Hollow. You can read Blue’s story here.

Read a book. Hug a dog. Have a wonderful summer.

Until next time,
Lee
The Writer Side of Life

13 comments:

Trish Milburn said...

Aww, Blue is such a cutie pie! I have such a soft spot for animals, particularly dogs.

Rachel said...

What a lovely dog!

And that Groucho – he had quite the way with words. If only I could be so articulate…

Lee McKenzie said...

That makes two of us, Trish! I would love to have a dog, but my cats have vetoed the idea.

Lee McKenzie said...

Rachel, I can picture Groucho deilvering that line, eyebrows and cigar bobbing the whole time :)

Alexis Morgan said...

Lee--Love the picture of the dog--what a cutie! And the quote is definitely worth a snicker or two--or three.

Alexis

Lee McKenzie said...

Alexis, it's love at first sight for everyone who meets Blue. It's always sad when someone has to surrender a dog, and so very heartwarming when the dog finds a new and very loving new home.

Estella said...

God bless people who are willing to take in an older animal!

Anita Birt said...

I love dogs and cats! Blue looks as if he's in his second childhood. What a gift for him to find a kind home where he can spend his final years having fun.

We had a German shepherd for ten years. Kim was a real sweetie although she looked formidable when she chose. Thanks for the post, Lee.

Jodie Esch said...

That is certainly a photogenic dog.

Very expressive face. A total cutie.

But I must admit my fav is my Aussie Shepherd, Chica.

Lee McKenzie said...

Estella, you and I are in complete agreement. I also firmly believe that when we see people do one good thing, we can be assured they do many, many more that go unnoticed.

Lee McKenzie said...

Anita, you're right. Blue definitely has a puppy-ish twinkle in his eye!

German shepherds are such intelligent and devoted dogs, Anita. I'll bet your Kim was a charmer.

Lee McKenzie said...

Blue is very photogenic, and I was pleased that he sat still long enough for me to snap that picture!

An Aussie named Chica. Interesting ;)

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