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?