Friday, September 5, 2008

Dog balances coffee on his head . . .


The first photo is one of my very favorite things. It is a life-size begging dog stand. It was probably originally used as a smoking stand because there are burn marks on one edge. He even has an old brass dog license hanging from his collar. It is stamped with the number 41.

I like to think that it was made in woodshop by a boy or girl. I took woodshop in 4th grade, so it could be a girl! It is the perfect height for holding my mug of morning coffee; it sits next to my computer chair.

The second picture is the real-life version found on flickr. Dogs are so smart and so wonderful!



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4 comments:

Candy said...

Love that picture! I have a stand sort of like this that I use, too.

Stacey Snacks said...

We have to teach Webster to do that trick!

Gal Friday said...

Oh may..I do hope there isn't any HOT coffee in that cup!! What a talented dog!
What a coincidence reading this here this orning--Yesterday there was a dog who looked exactly like my dog in the Pier One catalog we got in the mail, sitting up and with a cup and saucer balanced on his/her head. I said to my husband perhaps we should think about trainng our own dog to do that and maybe get her in the dog modeling world(do they walk the "dog walk"?)

Content in a Cottage said...

I am working with Webster who has a relatively flat head. I have no paper cups in this house so I am working with things that don't break. So far, it is not going that well. Will post any successful photos.