And I have just the tail, er, tale…
But first, we will have to go back to when I first met Lacie.
She arrived at Animal Services as an unclaimed stray… a timid little 4-year-old gal of undetermined lineage. With her pointed nose and wispy ears, she was listed as a spaniel mix… your guess at her breed being as good as ours. I even thought she kinda resembled a mini Saluki.
Very soon after that that we adopted her and our home became hers.
A couple of weeks later I started noticing a change in her coat… the hair was longer with curls and waves.
And her tail… it slowly transformed into this most marvellous feather-like plume.
Now when I look back at Lacie’s first photos, I’m not sure how I missed that she had been recently clipped. With the realization came many questions only adding to the many I already had… who had clipped her? Why did they clip her so short? Are they missing her? Are they looking for her? So many questions of which I will never have the answers to… but will always wonder.
Once her coat had grown in she looked completely different from the little shelter dog that I had adopted and I once more began to speculate on her breed. These days I am leaning more towards a collie/retriever mix although her ears still have me ponder on the spaniel bit. But definitely no Saluki.
And to this day, I marvel at her tail.
“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” ~ W. H. Auden
Project 52 _______________________
This post is part of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. To see what the next photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “Tales of Tails”, visit About A Dog Photography in St. Cloud, St. Paul, Minneapolis and central Minnesota. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here. Enjoy!