Those Darn Dogs

When I was little, we used to eat in a restaurant with this picture on the wall.

Every so often, one would go on a visit and find this picture or one very like it in the family room. I believe it was considered to be quite humorous. I saw this one in the game room at a retirement center. They also had this one, which I had never seen before.

So I guess the classics never die, eh? Although it’s been many a long year since I’ve seen “Pinky” and “Blue Boy” anywhere.

Picture ganked from Daisy Fairbanks Vintage, which GO THERE.

WRITING PROMPT: What sort of art — or “art” — is popular among the general public in your fictional world?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Those Darn Dogs

  1. Mary Montague Sikes - Monti

    August 27, 2011 at 11:54am

    Marian, I’ve seen the top dog before but not the other one!

    Strangely, I don’t often use art in my books. However, in my first novel, Hearts Across Forever, a painting of Rose Hall Great House became part of the plot because of what happened when my heroine saw it.

    Writers can use art in a lot of different ways. The dog paintings could create some real stories all my themselves!!!



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  2. Impossiblesheepdog

    August 15, 2016 at 6:40pm

    The big dogs at the table playing poker and the other big dogs at the pool hall playing pool.

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  3. Olivia Wiliams

    January 7, 2017 at 3:56pm

    Hi Marian,

    The big dogs at the table is a classic,I would always pick that one!

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  4. jeevan shetty

    May 25, 2018 at 2:42am

    Hi Marian, yes every one love childhood memories, even I had one I will share with you. In childhood, I used to collect matchbox with dog photos on it, Thank you for reminding my childhood memories.

    Jeevan Shetty

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      • Jeevan shetty

        June 5, 2018 at 6:17am

        Hi Marian, Sorry for the late reply. Actually, not both, every photo on matchbox has a point on it and used to compete with each other who has more points will have the opponent matchbox photo similar to pokemon go game. Hope you got it.

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          Marian Allen

          June 5, 2018 at 2:15pm

          Oh! Thanks! That sounds like fun. It sounds like something my youngest daughter would have enjoyed when she was collecting Matchbox cars. 🙂

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  5. Scott

    February 24, 2019 at 7:55am

    I love those old photos of all the dogs playing pool. I used to see them a lot in pubs in the UK, it really takes me back 🙂

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