Happy Days are here again! After a weekend of sunshine and temperatures warm enough to melt most of the snow, it finally feels like spring is on its way. To celebrate I ‘m sharing this sweetie-pie that Katherine MIles Jones photographed.
From Katherine: “Cluny is my parents’ Corgi. He rules the roost in our family.”
From Kathy: “Cluny is a 14-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. We adopted him at age 18 months from a breeder and he has been the “love of our life” for the past 12 1/2 years. His name comes from ‘Cluny’, the Chief of the Clan McPherson in Newtonmore, Scotland. Living up to his name, he has easily adjusted to his role as ‘head of our little clan’ here.
We live in Pinehurst, North Carolina, the ‘home of America’s Golf’.’ Our home is on the 8th fairway of the historic Pinehurst #2 golf course (where this year we will host both the Men’s U.S. Open and the Women’s U.S. Open). Cluny loves watching the golfers and caddies go by each day.
He has been taught ‘golf etiquette’ and usually stays quiet if the golfers are in our back yard looking for their ball. Let’s hope he continues his good manners if Tiger Woods or Phil Michelson ends up in our yard this June.
Cluny adores traveling.With the mention of the word ‘ride’, he bounds to the door and waits until we put him in the car. My husband, Tom is a private pilot and Cluny has enjoyed many small plane rides throughout his long life. We also enjoy going to Bald Head Island for vacation. Cluny is used to the ferry ride over to the island as well. I don’t think he’s been on a train ride, but I’m sure he would enjoy it if he had the opportunity. Cluny is a ‘people person’ dog, enjoying the company of people more than other dogs. He loves our two small grandsons and he’s crazy about my 90-year-old mother.
Mostly, he’s a Mama’s Boy. He and I are best buddies. My husband, Tom often jokes and says that if he comes back to Earth in another life, he wants to come as Kathy’s Dog. Guilty as charged!
This sweet, mellow dog has blessed our life in too many ways to count. We love Cluny with all our heart and hope that his long life continues for a few more years.”
Hopefully Cluny continues ruling the roost and sharing his joy for many more years!
Reading Kathy’s story made me realize that I could never be a serious golfer, I would be too distracted by people’s dogs and spend all my time purposefully hitting the ball close to houses so I could see more dogs! On the other hand, maybe that’s a good reason to take up golfing…
About Katherine Miles Jones Photography: Based in Chapel Hill, North Caroline, Katherine is a wedding and portrait photographer. Katherine and her husband have a rescue pup named Hudson.