Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sweet Cotton

Cotton is my sweet, sunny dog. When she comes straight toward you, she "grins" and makes her eyes squinty - it's then that she looks occidental oriental. Others have remarked on it. It's not just me.

In addition to her coal black nose and golden eyelashes, she has very blond whiskers. Except for one rogue black whisker.

She also has cleopatra eyeliner. Naturally. I'm not kidding. See below? It's the darnedest thing - it's the pattern of her fur but it looks like a line drawn. On both sides.

Her hair is wavy on the ears and back of her head. And although Goldens aren't big into howling, she makes this odd, growl-howl when she's happy, excited or wants you to play with her.

Olivia calls her Cotton Candy.
I think it fits.


  1. Cotton and her brother Gus are candy I want to eat everyday!! I just love your babies!

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  2. I have to plead ignorance. I don't know what occidental means. I looked it up and found that it refers to characteristics of the Occident. Well that wasn't so helpful. What/where is the Occident? I went back to the dictionary and found it is " the West; countries of Europe or the western hemisphere." That a lot of space and room for plenty of different looks. So I'm still a little stumped.

    What exactly do you mean when you say Cotton looks occidental? Regardless she and Gus are exquisite dogs. Makes me want to go out and get one. Ha!

  3. Um, I inadvertently typed the wrong word? It should have been oriental...which is easter and her squinty eyes make her look that way. I was thinking about both words and I just typed the wrong one. Oops!

  4. I just want to squeeze that little one and give her kisses behind the ear. Like I say every day to Fisher "HOW did you get to be SO CUTE?!"

  5. Would you be a devoted dog owner or what?



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