On Sunday morning we traveled from Lincoln to Omaha and stopped at Platte Valley Antique Mall. I look for dog pictures everywhere I go and they’re getting scarcer all the time. I thought I’d seen them all until I laid eyes on this beauty.
Isn’t that look of mutual adoration so touching? I grew up with a collie – my folks got the puppy when I was 3, his name was Chief and he died of old age when I was in high school. And that’s not the only connection. My other favorite picture is an original primitive oil painting that I’ve shown you before of a woman daydreaming in a boat and she also has a dog with her.
I see a pattern here – ha! One is very dark and primitive – not even framed, likely painted in the late 1800’s and the other has a perfectly beautiful frame and the artist is Warren B. Davis — likely from the same era.
The sympathy that the dog and woman are sharing in this picture is deep – just imagine some of the possible scenarios of why they’re both so sad, both consoling the other. The dog can’t get close enough to the woman to comfort her or to receive comfort. I could write a book about this picture ……… but won’t because the lawn needs mowing and the floors need scrubbing.