Mommy likes to go outside and watch the sun rise and I like to join her. One morning, mommy told me about this beautiful statue called the Sun Singer by Carl Milles, a famous Swedish sculptor. You can see his sculptures here. Anyway, mommy said the statue shows the god Appollo greeting the sun as he faces east across the water in mommy's hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. It sounded very pretty to me and, being not so bad looking myself, I decided to surprise her with a sun greeting of my own.
So when mommy went out the other morning to capture the rising sun with her camera, I followed quietly. I thought I saw a little bit of light there over the eastern mountain range.
So I let out a weak little howl. Not my best (howling isn't as easy as you may think). And mine did absolutely nothing to hurry up the sun.
Mommy was surprised but then she figured out what I was doing, smiled to herself and said, "good doggie, Samson."
OK, thank you mommy. I'll catch my breath and try again.
Look, I see a little ray of sunshine! But it's very slow and I may lose my patience here. Good I'm not stuck like a statue, I can always leave this slow-moving sunrise anytime I feel like it.
OK, one more howl. Of course mommy missed it with the camera. The sun's not the only slow one around here. But look! What's that?
My howl scared a bird off the power pole. He, he, he it's one of my favorite things -- scaring these silly wild critters. I once scared a rabbit so bad it got paralyzed and couldn't move until mommy took me in the house.
But look, look, I see the sun coming now! Maybe one more big, real big, howl will do the trick.
Look at me, do you think someone will make a statue of me too? Samson, the Samoyed Sun Singer! I could be even more famous than I am now. What's that mommy? I should be more humble? Now what good would that do me?
And then the fun was over, the sun finally made it over the mountain top. Like it does every single day, whether mommy and me are out here to watch it or not. And it shines on everyone, all across the world. Now, isn't that something?
Have a nice day, everyone!
Posted by Samson the Samoyed Pup.
-- If you like sculptures or just want to see some breathtaking images, please click on the link in the first paragraph above to see the work of Carl Milles, a truly great sculptor and one of my favorite artists.