Friday, 9 March 2012

Friday Postcards - Doggies!

Crufts is on this week, so I decided to find some dog-themed cards in my collection. I must say that I rather enjoy watching Crufts on the telly. Ever since seeing the marvellous Christopher Guest film 'Best in Show', I have viewed dog shows in a completely different light. There is, of course, a fair amount of kitschness and curious goings-on involved, so naturally, it's right up my street. And some of the dog breeds are just completely bonkers, with more hair than dog. And there's commentary by Peter Purves, for goodness sake! What's not to like?

Anyhow, here is my small tribute to the whole proceeding. Up top, we have a great old card of a naughty doggie spilling the paint. Not sure how he managed to brush paint all the way up the ladder.

Next, we have a card mysteriously numbered 'No. 37', with a printed description, 'Sally the Jack Russell Playing Patience. September 1988.' This really is bizarre, isn't it? In what way did Sally 'play' Patience? Has she got a card glued to her paw? And why have they made a postcard from a ropey old snapshot taken in front of the velour 3-piece suite?
At least Sally looks like she might be enjoying herself. The two dogs in this last postcard look more than a little pissed off. As well they might, given their situation. There are loads of photos of cats and dogs like this, and I must admit they make me laugh more than they should. For all you dog-lovers out there, I think all they've done is put the dogs' heads through a screen and their 'paws' are just fake ones, attached to the dummy bodies. So apart from some humiliation, I don't think there's any harm done. And you have to admire the bizarre genius who thinks of getting a real dog to take a toy dog for a walk! Woof, woof!!


Country Cottage Chic said...

Poor pups....but very funny!

Editor said...

Love 'em all. Especially the one with the spilled paint