Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Dogs in Poetry and Art

Morning all, we're still enjoying the Dog Days of summer here, although a heavy downpour this morning has broken the heat a bit. That's good because it means the woods will be lovely and smelly for our furtling walk later on.

The human has been doing a lot of Internet surfing while she's recuperating. She should know that Dex and I are the surfers in this household after our performance at the weekend celebrations. However she found a couple of things she has asked us to share with you.

First she found this lovely poem, there are lots of poems written about dogs and some of them are funny, some of them are quite sad too, but she thought this one was just lovely:

A Dog's Prayer

Oh, master, you can surely see
All that you do is wise to me.

I never weigh your right or wrong,
Enough that you and I belong.

Success may crown your dearest plan,
Yet love you more I never can.

And though you miserably fail
No change knows my delighted tail.

Your voice can raise me to the height
Or shroud my soul in blackest night.

I watch your eye, your lip, your hand,
Trying your thought to understand.

Within my heart one earnest plea,
"Where you are let me always be."

by Fay Inchfawn (early 20th C)

Then she found some great art too, we really are very popular you know, we can understand why people should want to celebrate us dogs though can't we? She loved these especially
Tyson by Tandi Venter
 by Emily Burrowes
The painting above is by UK Artist Emily Burrowes, and our Peep saw her work when she was exhibiting at Crufts this year. She does fabulous pet portraits, click here for her website if you'd like to visit. Our Mom would like ours done by her one day.

Anyway, we hope that our Mom is soon fully better so she can come out furtling with us again, meanwhile she hopes you enjoyed her pick of the Internet this week! Normal furtling services will be resumed very soon. Don't forget to send us your Summer photo's by the way, button on the left will give you details, we have some corkers already!   Dex and Lou xxx


scotsmad said...

your Human is just doing her furtling on the internet!!!

Good picks.

xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Maggie and Mitch said...

The Dog's Prayer is just beautiful!
We're off to check out the art link.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Magic said...

Another great post today - we have that print of Tyson here :-)! Hope your Mom is fully recovered soon. Give her lots of schnauzer snuggles - love from Magic xx

Frankie Furter said...

I loved that poem and the paintins are grrrreat.

I hope your mom is back to totally TIP TOP SHAPE and ready to go furtling with you.. Speedy Quick!!!
You two are X-Purt SURFERS fur SURE!!!

Mack said...

We luv that poem!
And what great art!!!!
Give your mom some sugars from me, ok?!


Jazzi said...

That is such a great poem you guys! And the pictures are very cute. She found some great stuff surfin!! Happy Wednesday!!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Fun furtling on the 'net for Mom. We loved that poem and the cute photos.

Hope Mom's recovery is going well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr. Pip said...

Your mom found some pretty cool stuff. Love that poem and that painting is beautiful!

Hope your mom is feeling better! We are working on our photos.

Your pal, Pip

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful poem and pictures! We hope your mom feels better. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh we love that poem. It feels special to us. It leaves a warm fuzzy feeling in our heart.
And the artist,, we will go check her out.
We are keeping our paws crossed that your mom is back to feeling 100 percent real soon.

Lorenza said...

I hope your mom will be fully recovered soon!
I love the poem!
And the painting too!
Happy Wednesday!
Kisses and hugs

Bailey Be Good! said...

Sending lotsa puppy prayers for your mommy! Hope she's feeling better soon! :)
Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Momo and Pinot said...

Dexter and Louis.. We're sending our Cavalier licks to your mom. We hope she gets better very very soon. We love the art, especially about doggies and.. well animals in general. :) Thanks for sharing beautiful photos of great art.

Momo & Pinot xoxo

Tessa the Maltese said...

Sure do hope that your Mom feels better REAL soon!

woos, Tessa

Suka said...

hey Dexter and Louis,

We are so furry happy to read that your mom is getting better. Prayers and paws crossed that she is back to normal very soon! And I know you pups can't wait to have her with you on your walks. :->

Love the poem, very touching! And the pet art work is very nice. Isn't it great to be in an species that is so popular? We dogs rock!


p.s. Still waiting on my human to take my "Dog Days" photo. I hope my human doesn't miss your deadline!!

Jaana said...

Beautiful artwork! The doxi ofcourse is the best as we doxis always are :D Mumz liked the poem very much. Got all huggy on me and stuff :D

Paws, Enzo

Pup Fan said...

Wonderful post!