Let sleeping dogs lie

2006
Bronze, edition of 9
Patina: potash
Foundry: Livingstone Art Founders, Matfield, Kent

approximate size: 5 cm high, 17 cm wide

This small, insignificant dog pictured is actually my Chesapeake Bay bitch Gummi, who was not insignificant or sweet and sleepy and should have been called ‘Toothy’. Fierce with a positively lousy attitude to work she kept me and one flock of sheep in Wales, on our toes. With Gummi never a dull moment, now forever asleep on a shelf in my study; you were a dear and loyal friend if somewhat unpredictable.