Little bits of dog news today. Ever wonder about these pictures? Cassius Marcellus Coolidge painted these in 1903 as part of an advertising campaign. In 2005, a pair of the series sold for a whooping $590,400!
In the days to come this blog will discuss more dog art. Just as an example, when my wife, granddaughter Anika, and I visited the Louvre in Sept. 2009, we started to count the dogs in the paintings in the Rueben's gallery. I know the number was well over a dozen. Didn't we have anything better to do in Paris than count dogs in the Ruebens? Sure, we counted the dogs in the Manet paintings at the D'Orsay.
Today Buddy also gets attention. Like our Funicula-riding dog of the Isle of Capri, Buddy got it into his head that he must follow Christian and Kirsten DeLaMadrid about the Italian town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Buddy knew better than to enter the churches though. I can imagine Buddy learned quickly that dogs aren't welcome to worship with humans. Guess god is not dog spelled backward in Italy.
Voting in the favorite cartoon dog poll continues. Count is Huckleberry Hound 1 vote, 2 Goofy votes indeed, 1 Ren, 1 Family Guy dog Brian write in.
Friend Ada, the (and I do mean "the") physical therapist sends on some photos of dog adventurer and bon vivant Fritz. Fritz passed on in 2008 and was a rescued greyhound. Thanks to Ada and Stefan for making his short life happy. Certainly Fritz led an active life as one can see by these photos. If I can figure out how to post them here I will, in the meantime check out Fritz at http://hofmeyer.org/fritz/activities.htm.
Have a nice weekend.