Black & White Sunday 7-21-13

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I’ve mentioned before that my grandfather used to raise and show Collies. Then my brother and I got allergies and Papa had to give up the dogs, and the boarding kennel. Luckily I got over the allergies when I got older, but poor Papa, he had to give away all his beauties. Thankfully, we have many pictures of them and they fit perfectly into the Black & White Sunday theme, so I’m going to post a few selected ones over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy.

This Dalmarnock Victoria, one of his foundation moms. They called her Vicky. Dalmarnock is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow, where my grandparents were from. I posted both the original photo without any touch-up and the original with a little brush up from PicMonkey. Both are beautiful if you ask me. I never got to meet Vicky, but I did get to meet her kids and grandkids!

Dalmarnock Victoria

@1949  Dalmarnock Victoria – no touchup

@1948 Dalmarnock Victoria - with touchup

@1949 Dalmarnock Victoria – with touchup

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  1. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful dog 🙂
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  2. Beautiful dogs but how sad for your dad! My mom had allergies as a kid, pet allergies as well, but she insisted on having a cat anyway so her parents let her have one. After years of shots the allergies went away thankfully but they came back with a vengeance 25 or so years later. Now she takes 1000 mg of vitamin D a day and they are all but gone again. It is sad when allergies stand between pets and people. Glad yours disappeared and I hope they stay away!
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    • The allergies were bad – I still react to cats and once in awhile from dog saliva! Those shots were the worst.
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  3. She’s an amazing looking girl!
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  4. Very nice, precious photos. Allergies to dogs is very hard, especially if you love dogs. I see you got your © on your photo 🙂 Happy Black n White Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  5. I love them both and the history behind them! Have a great Sunday.
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  6. Wow, what a beauty.
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  7. Very beautiful collie! I had tri-color collies growing up…..
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    • We had a tri-color to – Kelly – picture coming next week maybe.
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  8. Great memories…grandparents will do anything for their loves 🙂

  9. Vicky was beautiful! Great memories for you, but it must have been a rough time dealing with the allergies. So glad you got over them, so dogs can be a part of your life again!
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    • The allergies were bad – shots every week for a few years. So glad they are gone.
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  10. The top photo really reminds me of the B & W Lassie Show! Vicky sure was a beauty!
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  11. Wow. What a beautiful Collie. I think if I were to raise dogs it would have to be Collies or Shelties. They are beautiful and fun and amazingly smart dogs. She must have had beautiful dogs.

    You have such a rich history! Wow.
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    • I was pretty young to really remember them – just remember the stories. They were awfully pretty though.
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  12. Lovely photos xx
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  13. Beautiful photos and dogs. I have a great pal at the park that’s a Collie, she always wants to heard the mowers! Love Dolly
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  14. Wow! It’s always cool to see how the breeds have changed over the years and to know where your dog’s lineage comes from. Great photos, your so lucky you have them still!
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  15. You KNOW I love this photo and I will be on the edge of my seat for more!! I used to be allergic to cats and am so glad to have out grown it.
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    • We had a tricolor named Kelly that looked a little like Huxley.
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  16. What a beauty Vicky was! So sad that your childhood allergies necessitated giving up the dogs! I grew up with poodles. And developed food allergies. The poodles are all long gone to the Rainbow Bridge, and my allergies are just long gone.

  17. Wow, pictures from 1949…too precious! She looks gorgeous.
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  18. Such a treasure to have photos from days and dogs gone by. What a lovely looking Collie. I used to breed Shelties many years ago and thankfully have never been allergic to animals of any sort. Must have been tough on your Grandfather to give up his collies!
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  19. What a pretty doggie!
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  20. your collie photos are just fabulous! When Mom was a little girl she was obsessed with Collies!!! Love your blog! Mom and I just signed up to follow! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom
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    • More collie photos to come…even puppy photos! Thanks for joining us!
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