Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Dignity of the Canine Form

Sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington at the Huntington Library and Gardens.

Boz at the Jardin de la Maison d'Ebtre.

24 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Priceless! I want an I Love Boz t-shirt.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Boz is really showing how a dog should behave not the sculpture one.. Hi Boz...

Anonymous said...

What a condescending sight. The sculpture of Anna looks like a Queen.

Virginia said...

If my coffee had perked it would be ALL OVER THIS SCREEEN! That's just the best. I love me some Bozaroonie!
V

Bellis said...

Boz looks so funny! You and Karin should market computer protectors - some kind of transparent cloth that absorbs coffee and tea and, in my case, wine.

Dina said...

Sweet, Boz this is.
The statue ain't bad either.

altadenahiker said...

I have no words. That's brilliant.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Can I get a signature Boz paw print? He is mighty proud of himself!

Petrea said...

The statue is one of a pair, and they're both so lovely. I like Anna Hyatt Huntington's work. Google her. She's interesting.

I like the "I Love Boz" t-shirt idea. Maybe I can finally make some money off this blog. Do you think this would be the shot? I have others.

Or the signature paw print idea. Brenda, that's good. J has tried to teach Boz how to type, file, collate, etc. and none of it has worked. But we still might be able to market the boy.

pasadenapio said...

Boz is a work of art.

Stuart Jones said...

Petrea, as a dog owner I feel that Boz doesn't quite have the same dignity as the statue! Rolling on your back with your legs in the air ..................!

J+P said...

I was spelling it maison d'ebtre. Does that bury the joke? It's partly visual, partly verbal.

Petrea said...

I agree, PIO. He also creates his own works regularly as little gifts for us.

Hi Stuart: Boz eschews convention. He's a free thinker, when he thinks.

Yes, J. I think you're right. I'll fix it.

Ms M said...

Boz shows the true dignity of the canine form :)
(The sculpture is wonderful too)

Louis la Vache said...

Top photo: Dignity of the Canine Form
Bottom photo: or not

;-)

Mme la Vache et «Louis» wish you a Blessed Easter.

Amy said...

Boz is graceful in his own way. :)

J+P said...

You ain't kiddin'. He gets in his own way a lot.

Petrea said...

You all are making me laugh. Boz is an endless source of amusement to me, I admit. I could do a Boz Daily Photo blog but you'd all get sick of it.

Natalie said...

I would LOVE a Boz Daily Photo Blog. But then again, I'm a crazy dog mama and love seeing pictures of people's doggies.

Petrea said...

Here's one for you, Natalie: http://riviera-dogs.blogspot.com/

Kat said...

Lol! Nice photographic comparison, Petrea! I have to say, while the stone dog does look very dignified, Boz looks happier...

TheChieftess said...

I think I need one of those coffee spewing computer covers...

Lori Lynn said...

Good one!
That Boz, he's so artsy!
LL

Glennis said...

Nice statue.