Thursday, 20 January 2011

Doggy Tale

The sketch above is one of our old dog Luke who made it to 15. We have had dogs for the last 30+ years. They have always been good company and a great way to make sure we maintain some level of fitness. Whatever the weather they still need to go for a walk a couple of times a day. Yesterday when I was walking Jac our Cocker Spaniel we met a Great Dane a huge dog but they are very good-natured so I believe.

When I was a boy growing up we had another large dog, a St Bernard’s. He was immense. For some reason I no longer have any sketches of him.

He was always a crowd puller but he did have some unfortunate habits.

He drooled quite a lot and when it was hanging like a fishing line he would shake his head and despatch the slobber in a random direction. This inevitably meant we spent a good deal of time apologising to people and also cleaning the walls and ceilings of our house.

He didn’t have a particularly long life as he had a routine operation and the vet in an effort to anaesthetise him gave him enough anaesthetic to put an elephant to sleep but too much for our dog.

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