Monthly Archives: August 2012

Great paintings – Lilith by John Collier


Painted in 1887, and now in the Atkinson Art Gallery in Southport. In Jewish folklore, from the 8th–10th centuries Alphabet of Ben Sira onwards, Lilith becomes Adam’s first wife, who was created at the same time and from the same earth as Adam. This contrasts with Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs.

Dapper dogs

And a nameless collie (not Oscar) in a Pokemon onesieThought you might enjoy a few photos of Twitter dogs that have appeared in my Timeline recently. But first a caveat. I appreciate the dressing of a dog for only short periods, and only then if the dog is able to remove whatever is draped on them. Strapped-on cossies where Rover can’t escape, like the Pokemon on the right, go too far for me. But these below are OK I reckon…. in the photos where the dog is unhappy at the undermining of their dignity (like the one of Ben in his antlers), the ‘costume’ is easily removed with a paw. And Dave in his wings… well, Dave is Happy Dave no matter what’s occurring. We’ll start with @LassieOscar preventing the CIA from ‘activating’ his brain.

daveThis is LassieOscar. Had to take precautions against CIA signals to activate him. Be vigilant enemies abound








Benere's EnglishSpaniel as a security guard in his tight black T








& finally for our PetHead campaign.There are more-sorry to go on mana4teeHis expression reminds me of Oscar in his birthday party hat








Luna has many guises - the first is Russian Lady mana4teethen we have Witchy Lu mana4tee








oh yes! Fancy Dress competition, she went as Hyacinth Bouquet darylking








also SuperCooLu mana4tee

SuperDog mana4tee












Oh yes, and this cat insisted on getting in on the act….


Whither Ophelia?

During our brief sojourn in Kettering, I had a quick saunter along the River Ise (known locally as “The Brook”) and took this photo, which looks as though Millais’ Ophelia just got up out of the water and wandered damply off. I’m not sure it’s of high enough resolution to go on the Etsy shop, but I’ll see what I can do.

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