Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the fox and the hound

once upon a time there was a little westie, named jackson.  he was loved
by his humans but a bit bored with them.  they fed him and walked him,
but he longed to chase something with a tail.



so one day, he sneaked out of the fence and found his kindred spirit.



they frolicked in the meadow, and jackson had the time of his life, but
he never felt completely safe with his new playmate.



even though his special friend really liked him, he also seemed to want
to eat him.



"the Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made."
psalm 145:9

love,
lea

31 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your pictures... I will never ever be able to take these over here in the Netherlands. We do have these cute white lovelies but the fox, no foxes. Lovely post, Lea.
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday, hoping Mr. Weatherman gives you some great weather! xx

Mildred said...

I can't believe you were able to capture these photos!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

how adorable!!! stay safe jackson!!!

Housewife Bliss said...

I loved reading this, so nice to pop over on such a hectic day and see these images. I simply adore the film, my fav childhood film, and seeing it is real life was heart warming. Do hope you are well, the movers are here today and all systems are running at full steam.

All the best for a grand week, Coryanne

Southern Lady said...

My girls used to love that movie. How sweet. I can't believe you were able to capture such great pictures. Carla

Lisa said...

Jackson is a brave little soul! LOL
PS I would love to have you in the Book Club. I'll be announcing a new selection soon. There. That was easy, wasn't it?:)

Farm Girl said...

Those are really nice pictures. I love Westies. Wow, I can't believe you got pictures of that. Just amazing.

Single and Sane said...

Too cute!

Sonja said...

fess up again... did you honestly take those pictures?? If so, you've been hiding your skills! :)

Julie Harward said...

LOL...is that for real?! Amazing...the fox and the little hound..how cute! :D

myletterstoemily said...

dear sonja,

of course i did NOT capture these
photos. i could not capture an ant
taking a nap.

hans took them last spring to prove
to people that we did not make up
the story about jackson. :)

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FrenchGardenHouse said...

So cute! This just proves that friends can be made no matter what your differences.:)

Lidy

Farm Girl said...

Lea I thought I would answer you here about soap, it makes about 30 bars of soap and yes, you can add oatmeal, or poppy seeds, (which makes lovely soap,) you can add stone ground cornmeal. It makes lovely bars too. It is fun to make.
Thanks for asking.
Country Living has a book called Handmade Soap it has great recipes.

Andrea said...

That is so cute! We've not seen a fox in our yard, but my dog chases many rabbits, armadillos and other such animals!! These photos are priceless!

Sonja said...

Hans did well with these!! I always wonder how Nat.Geographic and the others can get those amazing shots!

What a precious little pup!

Brenda Leyland said...

What a wonderful moment you've captured.

And thank you so much for stopping by my site. I'm glad you did.

I think we share some kindred spirit things... I notice authors we both enjoy, and you mention the 40s-50s Christmas music (ME TOO!).....

I want to come and browse when I have more time..... you have a lovely place!

Here's wishing you unexpected glimpses of heaven on earth today!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

"Aunt Amelia" was here.

Which means I read and enjoyed and want to write a big Comment. But I can't stay on line, long enough to do so. -Bleahhh-

So I'm leaving this weird comment all over Pretty Blog Land.

Oh and it's HOT here, too!!! -Bleahhhh-

Leigha said...

This is cute! Thank you for commenting on my guest post at The Shiny Pebble. Looking foward to sifting through your blog. Happy Wednesday.

christy rose said...

Oh what great pictures! "even though his special friend really liked him, he also seemed to want
to eat him." I laughed hard at this line. :)

JMW said...

We saw a red fox in our yard for the first time last winter. I was intrigued yet a little scared at the site. While on vacation last summer, we had two or three gray foxes that would show up in the back yard each evening. Again, very interesting to watch, but can't fight the urge to quickly pull the kids inside!

Mountain Mama said...

Looks like Jackson can "dish" it out but can't take it. Run for your life buddy!

Charli and me said...

What a lovely blog you have here. Your little Jacksonis adorable. I can't believe he actually plays with a fox.

Ruth A.M. Sakstad said...

I found out about your blog site from Brenda Leyland. I enjoyed your story and pictures of the fox and the hound. I look forward to future visits to your site. I hope you will also visit mine.

Packrat said...

"of course i did NOT capture these
photos. i could not capture an ant
taking a nap" Love it and giggling. I usually feel that way.

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Jenners said...

Cool photos!!!

And the fox reminds me so much of he fox in the book "The Little Prince."

Auntie Cake said...

I love those pictures. We have a fox den in our yard and I keep hoping to get glimpses of the foxes. The first time one of the babies ran by my bedroom window crying I almost ran outside trying to help whatever was in trouble. My husband just laughed at me and told me what it was. Enjoy your little fox!
Kate

Anonymous said...

Loved these pics. Jackson was smiling in the last pic. He loves his playmate. Ha. Annie

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

How cute is that...love these photos.

Dapoppins said...

I am really enjoying your blog, but I got such a kick out of this and the the playful pups worry about if his new friend might decide to "eat" him.