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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sage - The First Winter Coat

Approaching a year in age and his first winter as an adult dog, Sage's coat has suddenly blossomed. It is SO soft, thick and luxurious. To bad I don't weave!

I think he's gotten a bit darker too.

With the Fall season, comes the dropping of a gazillion acorns from our giant oak tree. Sage has been collecting, and attempting to eat as many as possible, just because he can! That's what is sticking out of his mouth here. I told him to "stay" for the photo so he's just waiting to rush off with his prize.

His fluffy ruff looks like a mane now.

With the additional coat, comes additional brushing. A record-sized pile of undercoat came off today. Pillow stuffing any one?


Kady Cannon said...

I find it fascinating that he is even more obviously a merle with his adult coat. Which belies the old-timers tales and/or fears that you can't tell merle in a clear red (i.e. "pink").

Elbeepem said...

Yes, his shading has become much more pronounced as his adult coat has developed. And the photos really don't do it justice. His carmel coloring is really gorgeous! Very rich!

It was really hard to tell at first whether he was a merle, or just darkening at different rates in different areas, but no question now.

Traci said...

I was thinking the same thing, Carolyn... you could always just barely tell he was a blue in "pink" clothes... now you can really tell those patches apart.. his coloring amazes me and I have to actually force myself to remember that he is from a blue to black breeding! :) I can't believe he's almost a year old!!!!!