Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
I just love the artist, Cornelius Krieghoff and you know why? Because he loved the great Canadian outdoors and winter as much as I do. His paintings often show Canadian settlers and aboriginal people in Canadian landscapes. I especially like this painting since it shows sled dogs. I've always wanted to be a sled dog. Sigh.
Krieghoff lived long ago in the 1800's when there were no cars or big cities. No paved roads, no computers or Internet. Canada wasn't even a country for most of the time that he lived as he died in 1872 when he was 56 years old. Canada only became a country in 1867. Krieghoff did travel a lot considering that he couldn't hop on a plane easily like people do these days. He went to the US for a while and studied in Europe, too. I think he liked Canada's rugged wilderness the best though. Don't you agree? And I'm positive he loved winter best of all since he has so many paintings about my favourite season of all.
Krieghoff was a great artist
He really had a way,
To capture scenes of Canada
Back in the early day,
I like his paintings very much
They make me long for snow,
Now it's fall and it's cooler now
Not much longer to go!
Until next time, be good and don't do anything I wouldn't do. In other words, the sky's the limit. Go for it!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Loup's Pet Peeves
Loup's Pet Peeves
My red nose harness
He's always in my face and trying to pick a fight. I can’t help it that I’m so incredibly macho and virile. Come on, Tanner. Face it, ol boy! You just don’t have the winning combination of matinee idol good looks and charm that I’ve got. Girls don’t squeal with delight at you now, do they? I’m Alpha Dog and always will be. Get over it, already, Tan Boy!
Way too hot for this snow dog. I know all you folks out there prefer summer to the cold of winter but not me. I live for winter. It energizes me and I just love snow as all my FB pals know so well. Summer makes my fur look like an old leaking pillow. I lie around like a lump panting my brains out. Even this sad excuse for a pool doesn’t cool me off much. Yep, much prefer winter.
So that's about it for some of my pet peeves. What are yours?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I can’t wait for the snow
To cover the ground,
To hear the wind blow
What a wonderful sound!
Cause I love the snow, so fluffy and white
I love how it glows both day and night,
I like to roll in snow and toss it in the air
I like how it glistens as it falls on my hair
(Okay fur, but it doesn’t rhyme with air. Artistic liberty, don'tcha know?)
I’m a Northern dog who likes the cold
I’m rugged, robust, brash and bold,
Hurry up snow, or I’ll have to chase a cat
Winter is my season, but I’m sure you knew that!;)