I barked beneath his window, “Come and play!”
I scratched so lightly at his nursery door;
I whimpered softly in the passageway;
He never failed to answer me before.
I’ve saved the willow whip his fingers peeled;
The stick he used to throw is by the pool;
The butterflies are waiting in the field
Beside the grassy path that leads to school
It is so long nice last we romped and ran;
Yet I was proud to guard his side of late.
I’ve called to him in every way I can;
There’s nothing left to do but wait–and wait.
(Painting “The Empty Cradle” by Gustave Henry Mosler)
There is no doubt about it: Humankind has admired and loved their canine best friend.
Thus, the popularity of collecting images of dogs.
Whether it be via decorative dog figures, art, photos, jewelry or pottery; dog imagery has been around for thousands of years.
Kings, Queens and nobility art and paintings, can be found sitting or standing beside their beloved pets.
Everyone has their favorite breed/breeds. I would have to say my favorite ones are the Chihuahua-which started with the Taco Bell Chihuahua “Gidget”, stuffed animal toys-“Yo Quiero Taco Bell!”), and the Labrador Retreiver.
Some of the most desired collectible breed types are-Greyhounds, Pointers, Spaniels, Terriers, Bulldogs and the German Shepherd. (Personally, I adore all dogs and animals.)
Does anyone remember the famous dog “Nipper?” Well, if you ever listened to records (e.g., 45 rpm’s, 78’s LP’s), you would recognize him. Nipper, was the dog featured on the record label-HMV (His Master’s Voice and RCA Victor) sitting beside his master’s gramophone.
Some prospective dog-related, treasures to hunt for, then flip online for cash- found at garage sales, flea markets, auctions and estate sales-are the following-
Always remember “You can trust your dog to guide your house, but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich!”