This was Billy's, mostly pink, nose in April of 2019. I prayed (on his behalf) to the god of black noses that his would in time turn black, like all self-respecting Border Collies. It didn't look right.
Well, this, below, is his nose today. His prayers were answered, and I'm pretty sure that by Christmas it'll be entirely black. There are just a couple of tiny patches to fill-in; I could almost do it myself with an indelible marker pen.
You'd hardly know it was the same dog!
I did not know a dog's nose could change colour like that. I would have worried about the pink getting sunburned though.ReplyDelete
He did look a bit odd with his pink mottled nose; I always had a feeling that it would eventually turn black. We're almost there.Delete
Using Texta pens on your dog's nose is a summary offence detailed in Pet Animal Abuse Act.ReplyDelete
Well, Cro, this may come as a surprise to you but nobody is perfect, not even you or I. And what of "distinguishing" features should all that is left of us is, say, a black nose with a pink spot, by way of identification?ReplyDelete
Which reminds me, apropos of nothing, and you probably know this, and I find it fascinating. Faces are not symmetrical. Look in the mirror, cover one side of your face, alongside your nose, vertically, with your hand, then the other. Compare. The HORROR of it, Cro!
Our Labrador, Monty, started life with a black nose when then turned pink. He looked much nicer when it was black, but we loved him anyway. Try your face trick with printed images. You become two entirely different people.Delete
I think the pink looks rather fetching.ReplyDelete
No; black is better.Delete
Let us hope that if he gets a perfectly black nose then he doesn't get a rat bite. The scar usually is a lighter colour or it is on my terriers.ReplyDelete
He's not much of a fighter; even less of a ratter.Delete
I think a brown nose is acceptable on a dog.ReplyDelete
The picture of Monty on my sidebar shows him half way his transformation from black to pink... a sort of brown I suppose.Delete
He's a perfect pup, almost. The black does make him just a wee bit more handsomeReplyDelete
He was quite a character when small; better looking now!Delete
They say that dog's take after their owners - faithful and handsome with a penchant for chewing bones.ReplyDelete
My nose has remained that charming Strawberry Pink, so popular with folk at the George & Dragon.Delete
I do believe that I prefer his pink nose, made him stand out from the 'run o t' mill' collie. But still he's a handsome fellow none the less.ReplyDelete
To each his nose; I prefer it black. I think he looks more like a Border Collie with it black.Delete
There's just something about dogs with collie blood in their veins. I love 'em. Black or pink, I don't care. Billy's eyes have it for me.ReplyDelete
As I walk about with him, I notice that people smile. There's something about BC's that amuses people. They probably think he should be on a farm with sheep.Delete
Very smart nose now - - it made me wonder - can a dog see its own nose?ReplyDelete
On the subject of perennial sweet peas - I love them too - there is one where Priscilla and I walk. Try Claire Austin Perennial plants if you wish to buy one.
Thanks for that Weave; I'd imagined they would be difficult to find.Delete
I think he has become more handsome. A beautiful boy.ReplyDelete
I agree; much more becoming.Delete
As pups they all look not quite perfect, just lovable and fun loving babies. It seems the pink/white turns black in time. My Bernese Mountain dog has an all black nose as well.ReplyDelete
Billy was quite strange looking as a pup, but now he's much admired! The ugly duckling became a swan.Delete