Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cracker




Every barn needs a cat or two, and the really good ones have a dog, too.  
At a nearby farm, Cracker, the Border Collie, is quite sure she is queen, 
and the ancient barn is her castle.  




She bosses the cats around, and keeps a steely eye on visitors.




Where sunlight slants through the barn slats and stripes the floor, 
Cracker watches from the doorway. 




It was only after I saw this photo that I realized she was in the barn with me, 
watching for any false move.  

Yikes!





Then again, just possibly, 
she was hoping for another one of those peanut butter treats
that unlock the door of her heart.





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25 comments:

Mersad said...

Wonderful images, i just posted some images of my dog as well. They are amazing creatures. Grace is beautiful!

*Manja* said...

Ein wundervoller Post! ♥
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

Nancy said...

Border Collies are wonderful dogs but as you say very protective...Here in NC, they are used lots around horse barnes which is where I have had my experience with them....The shot with him at the dog is just awesome....

Sandra said...

What wonderful shots of Cracker, the Border Collie. I love the play of sunlight and shade in the barn and those last lines about the door of her heart being unlocked by a peanut butter treat!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Very creative shots! So jealous. If I was allergic to dogs and lived on a farm, I'd have a million of them running around. What a great one you have there.

Thoughts for the day said...

Wonderful dog, I love it.
Wonderful blog post too.
Great pictures.

Kim Stevens said...

I have a standard poodle, and they are very protective as well, love the light you found in the barn!

Lisa Gordon said...

Border Collies are just such wonderful dogs, and I just love the name, Connie!

S. Etole said...

You've won our hearts with that dog.

bailey-road.com said...

Love this post about Cracker!
She's a beauty.

Gail Dixon said...

Cracker is a beautiful dog. And seems she takes her job of guarding very seriously, just like a good Border Collie should. :)

Brian King said...

Border Collie's are such cool (and intelligent) dogs.

Tanya Breese said...

ohhh cracker is beautiful!

Leovi said...

Wonderful colors and textures, exquisite beauty in these pictures!
Yes, there is ice in my photo!

hula-la said...

Cool...on guard! Aloha

Carol L McKenna said...

Delightful post and creative and exquisite photography ~

carol, xxx

www.acreativeharbor.com

Robyn Goddard said...

Cracker is a beautiful dog and looks like a great companion. I think she likes her picture taken too.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a beauty Cracker is and a very nice setting too~

Jennifer Richardson said...

What a beautiful story
and those images....wow!
Dazzling.
Cracker looks just like her name;
I hope she is warm and dry
in this frightful weather.
Glad she has such an important job to do...she looks like she needs to stay busy:)
Your camera tells such wonderful
stories,
Jennifer

Sandra said...

loved seeing Cracker.. your photos are beautiful...

eileeninmd said...

Cracker is a beautiful watch dog. Lovely photos! Thanks for linking up to my Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

i beati said...

so smart and alert

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's a beautiful dog.

Karen said...

Queen of her domain, she's lovely!

Rick said...

Touched me with these great shots of Cracker. Our border collie, Misty, left us a few years ago - what an intelligent breed that is !

Our Samoyed, Sasha, is also getting on in years (physically) but mentally she's still as sharp as ever. What a gift God has given us through dogs.