Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hounds of Winter

Not having the best week, and so I'm going to give into my seasonal downs and quote one of my favorite songs today: Sting's "Hounds of Winter"

"Mercury falling, I rise from my bed
Collect my thoughts together, I have to hold my head
It seems that she's gone, and somehow I am pinned by
The Hounds of Winter howling in the wind

I walk through the day my coat around my ears
I look for my companion, I have to dry my tears
It seems that she's gone, leaving me too soon
I'm as dark as December, I'm as cold as the Man in the Moon

I still see her face
As beautiful as day
It's easy to remember, remember my love that way
All I hear is that lonesome sound
The Hounds of Winter

They follow me down

I can't make up the fire the way that she could
I spend all my days in the search for dry wood
Board all the windows and close the front door
I can't believe she won't be here anymore

I still see her face
As beautiful as day
It's easy to remember
Remember my love that way
All I hear is that lonesome sound
The Hounds of Winter
They follow me down

A season for joy
A season for sorrow
Where she's gone
I will surely, surely follow
She brightened my day, she warmed the coldest night
The Hounds of Winter
They got me in their sights

I still see her face

As beautiful as day
It's easy to remember
Remember my love that way
All I hear is that lonesome, lonesome sound
The Hounds of Winter
They harry me down"


Go look it up if you're not familiar with it. The music is as beautiful as the lyrics.

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So, what to plug with this maudlin mood?

Ha! For making me laugh when I tried to search "hounds of winter" on Etsy . . .

Cozy Horse: Custom Coats and Accessories. They sell horse blankets, but most of their shop sections and listings are for dogs. This is great! Keep your pooch warm, if he's going to be a "hound of winter" (ha!). Sorry.

But seriously, her items are really clever and look very well made and functional. My current situation has no allowance for any pets, but I've owned dogs before, and I see a lot of dogs out on the street of NYC, and I always think, "Wow, up here in the winter, they really NEED a real coat as much as we do!"

Now, there are sections for Small, Medium, Large and XL dog breed sizes. The one on the left is an example of a larger breed, but I had to include the picture on the right, because the handle just makes me smile. I already see so many people carrying their dogs in purses, and why not just take the next step.

1 comment:

Kara Witham said...

hehe so cute, those coats