Saturday, February 19, 2011

How Time Flies


Looking through some old photos, I was surprised to find this shot of Lucky standing by a patch of daffodils in the front yard. The bright yellow trumpet blooms snagged my attention as I glanced over the rows and rows of thumbnails. I clicked to enlarge it. Ahhh, sweet springtime. It won't be long now.

And then I noticed something else. Lucky looks so young!  I can't say I've visibly noticed him getting older, although I'm certainly aware of his advancing age (hence the ramp). But on walks and hikes he outpaces all of us, seeming never to tire. But the inky black of his face in this photo, along with those youthful bright eyes really surprised me. How different he looks now! That black fur still shines, only now with the addition of salty white accents and bushy white "eyebrows." I realized I love his mature look. His face has so much character now. In fact, I think those eyebrows lend him a somewhat distinguished air. Take a look. Doesn't he favor Sean Connery just a bit?

C'mon, admit it - you know I do!

8 comments:

  1. aaahhh, and still adorable
    Benny & Lily

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  2. He has only become more dashing with age!

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  3. oh that slightly grizzled look... how alarming it is! of course, black-haired dogs, like dark-haired women, show gray early. so i tell myself when i look at riley and see a grizzled snout.

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  4. Awww, what a sweetie! As for sexy Sean, well ... maybe Lucky could hum a few bars of "My Pretty Irish Girl" ... come on, boy, let's hear the voice! ;-) GREAT photo of a fabulous face.

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  6. What a handsome mature man he is. And as for that face, who could deny him much. Keep on keepin' on Lucky boy.

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  7. He looks like such a sweetheart.

    My Bear turned 10 in November and with her black face (she's a Lab) the white really stands out (except when you see that face everyday). Strange to look at pictures of a younger her without the highlights, but she's still gorgeous!

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  8. Lucky says thanks for the compliments, and wants me to let you all know that he doesn't feel a day over 9.

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