Sunday, 7 June 2009

Dogs - capturing the Spirit in Stone 2

There is more to this second Dog statue than meets the eye. As soon as I saw it, I could see a similarity to the features of two dogs pictured on a memorial in the Paris Dogs Cemetery that appeared in Owen's blog - The Magic Lantern Show. I wonder if the sculptor was the same?

In the image above, notice the rope lead is hanging down with the end frayed. The animal could make a bid for freedom, but has chosen to stay.

Above, a good view of the profile of this particular man's best friend. In these days of political correctness, perhaps that should be changed to 'human's best friend' but it doesn't sound quite right? What do you think?

The view below reveals that the dog is scratching itself. Could it have fleas?

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous find these dogs, they would definitely be right at home in Paris Dog Cemetery... and nice photos too, looks like someone is using a nifty piece of photographic hardware there... :-D

    And although he may have fleas, or chiggers more likely, at least he doesn't seem to have any of the problems your earlier Jack Russells had ! LOL ! Or did you photoshop that out afterwards ?