The black sheep of our family

The black sheep of our family

Our rooster Tac decided to bed down with our flat coat retriever Raven on the cool concrete of the front doorstep. It’s an odd couple relationship of sorts, featuring Felix as a male chicken and Oscar as a female dog. Both are bold beauties who take comfort in each other’s company. It’s no wonder they are the black sheep of our family!

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I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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21 Responses to The black sheep of our family

  1. That is a wonderful photo. I love it.

    • Thank you, Ann! Our pets inspire so many heartfelt moments. This house is pulsating with caring spirits, love spread with barks, meows, crows and sighs. I look forward to following your blog and hope you are having a relaxing weekend!
      Tyler 🙂

  2. navery101 says:

    You never know when it comes to relationships!

  3. Bee says:

    Nice love it

  4. words4jp says:

    That is absolutely adorable!!

  5. Gallivanta says:

    So sweet and I am sure there would be room for you on the concrete as well. They would share 🙂

  6. Hahahaha. I gave my husband a black golden retriever puppy for Christmas a few years ago. Black lab mama and golden retriever papa. Dawg looks like papa with long fur and wide forehead, but is blue black with golden eyes. Very wolfish looking, but a very doggy dog is Dawg.

    • Wonderful! Aren’t dogs the best pets on earth?
      Tyler 🙂

      • We’ve had various roosters over the years, but never a friendly one. Mostly dangerous mean. Maybe because there were also hens?

      • Haha! When we first got Tic and Tac, we thought they were both hens. Then Tac started strutting around all tall and proud, and one day, “she” emitted a rooster-like sound. After that, we knew we were in for many more rude awakenings! I’m actually going to miss Tac, we just found a new home for him, so he’ll be gone by next week. Recently, he’s been recovering from a Vitamin B deficiency and hasn’t crowed for awhile. I guess he’s mellowed out in his old age. Go figure.
        Tyler 🙂

  7. Piscis says:

    There is little more existentially charming than such interspecies friendships.

    • I agree, my friend! Humans understand each other when they talk about their relationships with their pets, but when we see this odd couple outside our experience, we simply scratch our heads in disbelief. Ours is not to reason why, but to back off and let Nature take its course 😉 Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!
      Tyler 🙂

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