The cycle of the year is noticed here at the meadow and sometimes has a bigger impact than just the winter. On November 30 begins the second most Holy time of the year… Advent. A time of quiet expectation and waiting, this is the Old Guy’s favorite Church season. The travelling of Joseph and a expecting Virgin Mary, the birth in the Manger, the appearance of the Angels to the Shepherd (us collies were there ya know!), the wise men, the star…. the Old Guy is in awe of the beauty,simplicity, humbleness yet the power of it all.
For us collies it is a time of joy, love, cuddling, love and wonder at the bringing in of the indoor collie plumbing (dad calls it a Christmas Tree), lots of treats, presents, kindness and then on Christmas eve as the Old Guy reads the story of the birth we collies gather close and listen as we drift off to sleep wondering how our collie ancestors felt seeing those Angels, seeing the birth and all the wonders of the time.
Advent is a nice time here at the Meadow that we collies enjoy. Dad listens to a lot of Bing Crosby, plays with us in the snow and life comes to a standstill at Christmas…… Then after the celebration of HIS birth life picks up steam and joy reigns here and we often see the Old Guy looking up in wonder and even in this time of joy we catch him looking at pictures of those of us no longer here. He seems to find comfort in this time of year and we simple collies get it…..
We pray you all have a Blessed Advent Season and find peace, love and comfort during this Holy season.
While we celebrate collie indoor plumbing even we collies realize the reason for the season….