Thursday, June 10, 2010

Once upon a time there was the valiant Sir Scout and his gentle Lady Tammy

It had come to him in a dream, deep in the night when all was still and quiet. As he lay at rest in the Scottish hills, Sir Scout heard his beloved, the gentle Lady Tammy, calling to him, "Sir Scout, my handsome Scout, wherefore art thou for I am in peril and in need of your valiant heart!" Her plea drifted to his ears on the evening wind, across the Scottish moors and valleys penetrating his slumber and rustling his soul.

Sir Scout awoke without hesitation knowing that he must visit the Wizard of Wonderful Things - for the Wizard was the only one that could guide him on his quest to rescue the fair and gentle Lady Tammy - his true love - his destiny.

As dawn broke over the hillside of his beloved Scotland, Sir Scout made his way to the Wizard's cave. From the old Wizard's chest of magic and mystery, Sir Scout received the Mystical Sword of the Mighty Golden Retrievers. Its power would protect he and his Lady against all slayers and evil-doers rendering them helpless to thwart Sir Scout's mission to bring the gentle Lady Tammy to the safety of his paws. On the accompanying shield - the shield of lve - was emblazoned with the image of his fair Lady Tammy to guide him on his journey to Castle Dark; for the Lady Tammy possessed a heart bright with goodness and light.

Sir Scout began his mission in earnest, and without fear, for his was a of gold. He traveled long and far, strengthened by the Wizard's whisper on the evening wind when he grew weary. Sir Scout's determined vigilance carried him over hills and through valleys, crossing streams and through forests thick with the scent of pine - until he came to Castle Dark. Gazing up at the sinister structure looming before his path, he knew she was in there - his Lady Tammy - hidden deep within the castle walls. In a dungeon? In one of the turrets? Wherever she was, Sir Scout knew that he must bring her to freedom and surround her with the purity of his golden ♥.

He waited a moment, at the foot of the drawbridge, gathering his courage and beckoning strength from deep within his soul. All was black within the castle walls except for one bright light streaming from a window high. Sir Scout's ears perked and strained to hear the Wizard's commands - his hackles stood on end. His eyes glistened with determined focus. He felt no fear. His sword and shield would protect him throughout - his hart's desire and love would lead him to her. He entered Castle Dark with stealth and speed. He would find her for there was no other path to follow.

And so it was done.

The two sweethearts departed Castle Dark together - toward a future of golden bliss. Sir Scout could not believe that the Lady Tammy was at his side, more beautiful than ever, softer and sweeter than he had even remembered her to be. 'Twas a dream brought forth by heaven's great angels. The two ran swiftly and surely - one by the side of the other knowing that never again would they part.

They paused in the cool, pre-dawn Scottish mist - Castle Dark behind them - but a memory. Sir Scout lay his sword and shield beside the gentle Lady Tammy. He knew there was no further need of them for goodness and kindness would follow them all the days of their lives.

As the sword left his paw, Sir Scout felt the strong magic of the Wizard pulse through his body once more. The image of Lady Tammy on his shield - the one that had led him to her - had turned into a hart full of love and peaceful tranquility. For with the fair maiden at his side, Sir Scout knew that all the days ahead would be filled with joy.

(Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to sweet Ann of Zoolatry for her magical images and lollipop dreams and for her inspiration and contribution to this story line.)

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And now Mom says she's hearing Richard Harris singing Khamelot !

Great story and pikhs!

Thanks so much fur sharing them!


hero said...

Owww, that's so sweet... love fairytales with a happy ever after ending. Nice.

Licks, hero

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

What a lovely story my friends!!!

MAXMOM said...

Poor Scout has got it bad! (Chuckle)...Do we hear a Barbara Cartland in the making?
hehehehehe! I must speak to Tammy and find out what she's been up to...I had no idea she needed rescuing.

Priscilla said...

That's a very sweet love fairytale. We all enjoyed reading it very much.

Dory and the Mama said...

?Now MY MAma is also hearing various Camelot songs (thanks Miss Khyra).

What a wonderful story and beautiful photos by the ZH!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Beautiful, just simply beautiful!

houndstooth said...

What a lovely story, Scout! You have a gift for storytelling. I was on the edge of the couch!


Emma Rose said...

We loved your story too. We always like the happy endings! Please write more stories for us - you have a gift!

Emma Rose

Frankie Furter said...

That was one of the bestest stories I have EVER read!!!! Bravo Bravo

Mrs. JP said...

Oh, I can't believe I'm crying at this story and the music in the background is perfect. You did a really good job. I'd print out a copy and send it to MAXmom - she'd love it.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a true knight Scout is!!! Lovely tale.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

Siw Scout
I believe in dweams and love and magical tials..youw Lady Love is pawfect fow you..thewe awe no boundawies and distances that love can't conquew
Thank you fow making us dweam a while
smoochie kisses

JackDaddy said...

Well that should just be turned into a movie!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Beautiful story and lovely pictures!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog and for the nice compliment. You have a very nice bloggie too!! The music is mellowwwww. mmmmmm.
Smooches from pooches,'
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love a romantic story! And the pictures just brought it to life even more!
that Tammy is so worth crossing many mountains and rivers for!

your pal,
Sir Digby the Bold and Beautiful!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! SWEET!!! Happy Bandana Day. My mom just emailed MaxMOM that we are doing a post in honor of the World CUP. Check it out tomorrow. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Maggie Mae said...

Hi Scout & Freyja!

Nice to meet you both! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hi today. I hopes that you will come by and see me agian soon!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Ms. ~K said...

Beautiful love story!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh
the storie is so awsome! I want to hear more! More please!
So happy and the ending was awsome!

And then I went to visit all the pups at the Red Bandana Porteguese Dog- oh woweeeeee is that ever fun.
I saw you Scout and Frejya!
Your so beautiful in your red bandanas

Sierra Rose said...

Oh Scout! You knight you! What a magical tale...lucky Tammy!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

parlance said...

A beautiful story, with lovely illustrations!

Martha and Bailey said...

Gosh, what a magical post, we just loved it!
Great work with the story and the pics were amazing.
Those zoolatry girls are so very talented.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a beautiful story! I just loves a happy ending!
~lickies, Ludo

the booker man said...

and they lived happily evarrr after! :)
mr. scout, please tell us another story! you sure tell good ones!
the booker man

KT and Lady said...

VERY well done - we loved it. Scout and Tammy look enchanting in their Medieval setting.

Channon said...

Y'all look good in red! What a parade of pets decked out in red... Thanks too for visiting our blog!