Monarch of the Glen (plus a few friends)

Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (the artist who created the lions who sit at the base of Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square, London) is a well known picture in my life. It resides at the National Gallery, London if you happen to be in the area and well worth a look. A real classic.

Sir Edwin Landseer

Anywho, sometimes we have a “Monarch of the Glen” moment. Today it was in the form of Waffle who was on his own

But then, of course, he was joined by his friend in “the glen” (though we don’t have glens in Shetland) – Albert Potato.

Plus Tiddles.  It doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? – Tiddles of the Glen (that-we-don’t-have-in-Shetland and I’m pretty sure Sir Edwin Landseer would not be hot-footing it to our non-existent glen to paint him.

Ok, moving swiftly on, what about Newt-of-the-Glen?  Again, no. I dont think so.

“Carrots at nine o’clock, chaps!”

I refuse to give up.  What about Silver of the Glen?  So beautiful, so he deserves the title.

Perhaps I need to get out more!

6 thoughts on “Monarch of the Glen (plus a few friends)

  1. Sam

    Thanks for the chuckle at the end of a long week. Your Minions of The Glen (that you dont have) are magnificent in the mud. A wee bit more regal the the snow drift of a monster on the couch. (Don’t tell Newt his new title, it will go to his head).

  2. Linda Kirk

    New looks very wild and woolly. I can just see a picture of him hanging in the National Gallery.

    I think Silver has a very kind expression, rather like Fivla and Vitamin.


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