Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Girl (Almost) Next Door


You've all been so kind and helpful in my quest to find a date for Myrna's wedding in Salzberg. I've had lots of suggestions as to whom I should ask, and even a few "volunteers" -- all of whom are very attractive ladies. And I don't want to disappoint anyone...

But this morning it hit me. Of course!! She's the one.

A few discreet queries of her family to see if it would be OK, to see if she might accept. And, when the answer was Yes! I did a little wirey jig (Jake and I are Brits at heart, you see).

I know my brother Jake is smitten with a girl who lives across the pond -- and so they're in for all the fun and challenges of a long-distance romance. But, as for me, I realized that someone I fancied was just 150 miles or so away -- comparatively kind of in the neighborhood, right?

[OK, as I'm writing this, I hear my Mom humming one of the tunes from Meet Me in St. Louis, which, if I might paraphrase, goes something kind of like this (with apologies to Judy Garland):

"The moment I saw her smile
I knew she was just my style
My only regret is we've never met....
Though I live in Plantation, Florida
And she lives in Key West, just down US One a Da...
So I can't ignore her
The girl (almost) next door.]

But I digress.

For all of you romantics who believe love is just around the corner, perhaps in your own backyard - here is Ms. Essex, of KeyWest Collies fame.

Essex lives with her nephew, Deacon, and her human dad in Key West. We've all shared lots of worried moments wondering about the next hurricane -- and they appreciate it when Jake the Weatherdog swings into action.Like me, Essex is a fun-loving lass. Dressing up as the Red Baron. And enjoying the wearing of the green.

What a smile!!

So, I'm one happy dog today -- and look forward to fun and frolicking in Salzberg.with such an interesting companion.

Essex did ask about what to wear -- so I'm hoping some kind canine lady with fashionista talents will help me out here, although I think her natural coat is just beautiful.

Lots of wirey love

Just Harry


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Sometimes the best things are khloser than woo think!

I'm sure there will be some fashion minded khanines that ofFUR to help!

Maybe Asta khan do a khonsult!

PeeEssWoo: Tank woo fur waking up Pippa's Blog!

Gus said...

We agree that miss Essex is beautiful in her own coat. Maybe she just needs a bit of bling at the collar?


pee ess...clearly a male opinion

Agatha and Archie said...

Well Gussies suggestion (slthough male) is just right! Just a little bling as she is one gorgeous gal!!! Love and kisses A+A PS THe stupid ball game was rained out.....

Martha said...

Aw Ms Essex is fabulous - kinda like lassie come home! She could be a movie star!
You are one lucky dog Just Harry.....
We think Ms Essex' beauty could not be improved upon - she is so lovely.
We are so pleased for you
Martha & Bailey xx

Asta said...

Just Harry
She's Gowgeous!!!!
I think you have found a pawfect giwl fow you..I love hew smle and you'we wight , hew coat is bootiful, I fyou want I can get hew a gown though..does she have a favowite olow?
Oh, this is so xiting!
Uyu will make a splendid couple
smoochie kisses

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Woooohoooo Harry! She's a slammin' hottie, very elegant too!
Gabs and the rest of us can't wait to meet her in Austria :D
Slobbers xx

Lorenza said...

Hi, JH!
Essex is beautiful! I agree with our friends. She does not need to wear something special because her fur is special!
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs

Maggie said...

she is so gorgeous...
i am dreaming to have fur like that
oh well..
but i am just one curly haired girl :)

Hero said...

She's gorgeous! You really know how to pick them, Just Harry. Like you, I think she's beautiful as is.


I appreciate everyones kind comments. I will have to send Deacon to find a bling bling collar for the event. We tend to wear plain ones because our fur hides the collars so well. As for colours, either blue or red will do.

JH, did you know collies like WFTs originated in Great Britian. Collies reportedly came from the Scottish highlands. So we both come from that island across the sea.

Dog Speed,


Dexter said...

She is so pretty. And such a smart dresser too. Way to go!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Isn't she just lovely!!!

Harry, she is meant to be yours.

Tail wags, the OP Pack