A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Valentines Day Deerhounds - Love to All!

As a celebration of the day of love – the Rogue of love here, thought he would post up some special deerhound footage for all to enjoy. As part of the ongoing Scottish Deerhounds in the movies, we have an excerpt from the Sally Potter depiction of the Virginia Woolf novel, Orlando. The Song featured was recorded by the Corries and not from the movie but it is entitled ‘My Love She’s but a lassie yet’. Suitable for todays blog in more ways than one.

Interestingly the tale Orlando has been described as "the longest and most charming love letter in literature." as part of its suggested reference to it having been written for Virginia Woolfs lesbian lover Vita Sackville-Wes. Virginia Woolfs life tale is one of mixed fortune and psychological turmoil - but that’s no’ for deerhounds, so just click the link to find out more from Wikipedia should you be interested in the authors life.

As for the deerhounds in the movie - Queen Elizabeth I of England played by Quentin Crisp walks through the Royal Gardens accompanyied by Orlando, played by Tilda Swinton - Somethin’ tells me as kin to these Scottish Deerhounds, that as lovers of Queen Elizabeths far more beautiful half sister, Mary the Queen of Scots, one can sense that they want to be running through the Glens and Forests o’ the Bonnie Highlands. That aside, the movie is rather sumptuous having been shot on such a low budget and 10 week time frame, and having used locations in cities as far afield as Constantinople and Khiva in Uzbekistan. I would recommend a viewing of the movie as rare enough are the deerhounds featured in the picture shows and what’s more its a LOVE story - so enjoy.

And remember ‘Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.’
Sean Connery

And as an extra wee love token from Scotland - Here are some Love songs free in mp3 format from the Scotsman newspaper Heritage site.

Ronnie Browne – The Bonnie Lassie o’ Fyvie

Ronnie Browne – Leezie Lindsay

Corrina Hewat – Banks O' Red Roses

Christine Primrose – An Or-Fhuilt Bhuidhe (The Young Man With the Golden Yellow Hair)

Love to you All from Rogue.



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