Nobody Said Anything About No “Nelfies” At The Ranch Pen

IMG_4869Nellie’s “nelfie”


I didn’t go ahead and succumb to my disease of last week, but while laid up, I did a lot of reading. Somewhere on the internet, someone declared that 2013 was the year of the “selfie”. Farm people have joined in the selfie craze, too. They’ve been posting what they call “felfies” of themselves doing chores around their outfits with their livestock and so forth. What an idea to my fevered brain! Gramps and I could also take felfies to entertain educate the public. Even though we here at the Ranch Pen are often a day late and a dollar short, we eventually try to get with it and keep up with the times.

Temporarily Foiled Again

Before we could implement that public service, however, I was forbidden by my sister a close relative to take selfies of…well…myself and post them on the blog. All is not lost, however. Our border collie, Nellie, has graciously agreed to let me post some of her un-copyrighted “nelfies”.

Who Said Beauty Is Only Skin Deep?

Nellie is about nine months old now, and she has grown into a beautiful dog with lovely, silken fur. In spite of her unusual beauty, she isn’t a bit puffed up about it and has maintained a modest, down-to-earth–but rambunctious fun-loving–attitude. If you are looking for shots of low cut tops, short skirts, or exposed muffin tops, you have come to the wrong dog’s blog.

Without Further Ado

The best “nelfies” of 2014, so far:



Nellie has a few problems handling the iPhone without opposable thumbs, so that’s all the “nelfies” for now, but she wanted to include one more even though it’s not technically a “nelfie”. She calls the one below–taken on a very windy day with her Pack Leader/Old Person, or PLOP–a “wet wilfie” in reference to the ol’ tongue in the ear, or “wet willie”.


Until next time, thank you so much for reading and God bless all y’all while you enjoy this new one from David Wesley, Run To You.


*This artist doesn’t necessarily endorse my blog, I just love his music.

10 thoughts on “Nobody Said Anything About No “Nelfies” At The Ranch Pen

  1. Nellie certainly looks more attractive and intelligent than most of the puckered-up moronic selfies out there for public criticism today. (I’ll not get started…) I’ve seen that look on PLOP’s face when Gramps is very near. he he I really enjoyed the song. Beautiful.

    • I love David Wesley’s songs. He’s a nice feller too. He actually thanked me for sharing his stuff. I felt like I could never wash my eyes again. 🙂
      I agree. Middle aged ladies’ selfies don’t look nearly as good as Nellie’s nelfies. I have wanted to capture some of Gramps’ “grelfies”. I’m sure we’d get some nice nose hair shots. Hee hee

  2. I think this is the best of 2014 too (some might say I’m biased though!) Love the Nelfies! I’ll have to see if mine want to do some Junflies, Roflies, Penflies and Megfles! BJ would NOT be amused by one of him!! LOL!

    • That’s hilarious to think of all those “fies” Shawna 🙂 BJ must be one of those dignified fellows. His daughter didn’t inherit any of it. She is a most enthusiastic extrovert. I’d be lost without her.
      It is good to “see” you again 🙂

  3. Nice nelfies, Nellie! Take all you like for now! Once you hit 3 years old (21 in human years), humans tend to loose patience with that sort of thing.

  4. Haha! I love the nelfies! Absolutely the best of 2014 so far that I’ve seen! And, of course, the highlight is Nellie’s pic with the PLOP. Ear kisses by a pup is a right of passage, or so I hear. Always love seeing pictures of your OK life, and am delighted to see you’ve recovered from that vicious bug. Have a fabulous week, Danni!

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