A couple of weeks ago, I painted one of our two Border Collies. This is the companion piece - the second of our dogs. They are unusual in that they are tri-color collies. Instead of being just the standard black and white, they have the third color, the tan you see here.
Tess is the dominant female. She will allow people to touch her when they come on our property, whereas Meg will not allow anyone to get near her. Tess has the soft silky fur that you associate with this breed, while Meg's fur is rather coarse and more wiry. Both have the softest noses ever...
With these dogs, you can be gone for 10 minutes and they greet you as though you have just returned from a long trip. They are always happy, always trying to please the owner, ready to work or play at any time. They keep the coyotes away from the house, and ignore my "pet" deer that comes to eat our birdseed that the birds scatter under the feeders and any flowers that might have heads that are large enough to show color. (My husband believes that I grow flowers just to feed the deer. Perhaps he is right!)
Anyway, I do love having my dogs here on our acreage. They have incredible personality, and are fun to watch interact with one another. The pair of paintings look really great hanging together on the wall.
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