I’m a sucker for blue eyes. As a kid I was surrounded by them — my mom’s eyes were changeable blue/gray and my dad’s the color of snow shadows. I was very surprised when I learned that most people in the world don’t have them. I don’t have them and neither did my brother. We both have/had green eyes.
This is pure personal taste, I think. They’re just pretty. I fell in love (lust?) with the Good X based partly on his blue eyes and some of the things he said. I fell for the Evil X (ewww) partly because of HIS blue eyes. Maybe we all have inexplicable soft spots in our brains for certain physical traits.
I’ve had 6 3/4 blue-eyed dogs. You’re worried about the 3/4? Ariel had one golden eye and one blue eye. Mathilda had a 1/2 blue eye.
Seeing Bear’s blue eyes looking out of a Facebook post a few months after Lily died pulled me to the shelter where, when she looked at me from inside the cage, I was sold. They seemed to be Lily’s eyes looking out at me from the face of a white puppy.
One day I was walking Bear and we met a little girl — maybe four years old — with her mom. Bear is so big and so white, soft and fluffy. She looks like a mythological beast. The little girl reached for her, then looked at Bear’s eyes and then at me, “Why are her eyes white?” It was a little Hispanic girl who lived and grew up in an eye-color world the opposite of the one in which I grew up. I asked Bear to sit. The little girl and Bear were pretty much eye-to-eye.
“Look harder,” I said. “What color are they?”
“Ooh! They’re blue!” She reached out for Bear who just sat quietly while the little girl stroked her head.
The mom — who’d been a little worried, I’m sure — and I smiled at each other. It was a beautiful tableau of discovery.
23 thoughts on “Differences”
I have blue eyes, bluer when I cry. I don’t know why. Must be something to do with my iris muscles. I think Bear is beautiful!
Bear IS beautiful, inside and out. She’s a truly amazing creature. 💙 You captured her perfectly in your painting.
Never lived with a blue-eyed dog. Known many.
They’re pretty much like brown-eyed dogs except for the blue eyes 🤪
bear is beautiful
As a little brown eyed girl, I remember asking my mother why all my dolls had blue eyes. She eventually found me a brown eyed doll but I didn’t love the blue eyes less because they didn’t look like me.
Bear is a gorgeous dog and would be if her eyes were purple.
I’m pretty sure Bear’s my dog because she was born with blue eyes and the breeder didn’t want her because blue eyes are a fault in dogs like her. My good luck!
I always like to describe my eyes as “gun-metal blue.” It is a fun affectation.
Like Scarlett O’Hara’s “apple green” eyes?
Thank you though I had nothing to do with it! and they had/have NO idea! 🙂
Maybe that’s why they look so self-assured?
I think so. There’s a lesson in there somewhere…
I believe you’re right!
Sparky has blue eyes and mine are variable (sometimes gold sometimes greenish brown), Son#1 has green grey eyes that intensify when he wears green. Son#2 has brown eyes… Mochi has a blue eye and a brown eye – and she has been winking when she stares at you for an extended time. I think she is attempting mind control!!! I think Bear’s eyes are so soulful. It is clear that she adores you even when you are behind a camera.
I adore her, too. 💙
Bear has the most beautiful eyes.
she does. 💙 I love looking at them (her)
Bear is mystical and stunning! Those eyes! I really love how the little girl “saw” Bear~and what she learned. 💕
It was magical!!! 🐾💕
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