Monday, May 3, 2010

Dog Art-- Chips, Decorated War Dog-- Cigar Box Canine Art.

Reason #5. Why this is the greatest dog-related website in the whole world-- What other dog site mentions Titian's Venus of Urbino?
That's the dog asleep on the bed with the naked lady. Lauren Fowler identified the artist of this picture just from the dog. She won our first contest and got absolutely nothing for her knowledge except praise (and a dog treat.)

Leah Ueki Fowler (Lauren's Mother-in-law) sent me a photo today of Chips, one of the canine corps of WWII. Chips actually won a Silver Star and a Purple Heart serving as a tank dog with Patton's army. Those medals were later removed because alas, Chips ended up classified as equipment. I am going to write about Chips and some other dogs in war nearer to Memorial Day. These dogs displayed fearless devotion during battle and saved many of our soldiers. There are some interesting stories. The Military Channel aired a special about war dogs not too long ago. Don't miss it when it comes on again.

More cigar box canine art courtesy of Tony Hyman. These are just a few of the displays in his great online museum. The link is on the right hand side of our page. Thanks Tony. You've got a great site. It's a view of history, humor, and art that can't be found anywhere else. Take a minute to check it out. You'll be hooked.
Have a Dog-on Good Day.

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