Dog lovers - these Past Posts are for you.
I love dogs and as a small child all I wanted was to own a dog. We lived in a great big weatherboard house with a large garden, and had plenty of room for a dog but my mother was a very keen gardener and believed dogs and gardens didn't mix. I have proved otherwise as I love my garden nearly as much as my dogs.
When I was asked what I was going to do when I grew up I would answer "Own a dog!" I would drag stray dogs home and constantly took my cats for walks on a lead!
I had to wait until my mid 30s before I had a house and could get a dog - and I started high up the list with a wolfhound - in my opinion one of the most magnificent of the dog breeds along with Shepherds, Greyhounds and Border Collies.
I do hope you enjoy my Past Posts on Dogs in Life, Art and Beyond.
This post is dedicated to all the dogs in our lives and a special shoutout to our furry followers: Elsa and Snowy.
Snowy's human assistant Susie Green has written a wonderful book on Dogs in Art which I didn't own when I wrote the posts shown above back in 2018.
Since being given the book as a present by a very dear cousin and dog lover in the UK, it has become my main reference for writing about the significance of dogs in art and the contributions dogs have made to the world of art.
I highly recommend that you check out this book when you can get to a bookstore or library.
Here is Snowy's Twitter account for those of you who use this social media platform.
Tomorrow a real treat for lovers of Impressionism as Julie is taking us into the life and works of French Impressionist Camille Pissarro.