Dirty Dog Laundry Soap Artwork
Dirty Dog – The word “Terrier” means “go to ground” and if you have ever met a terrier you know what that means. Usually it means chasing critters and digging to China. Terriers as a group were breed to go after rodents. West Highland White Terriers in particular are well known for their ability to dig ferociously in the garden, trying to get at a chipmuck, mole, vole or mouse.
My westie or West Highland White Terrier , Tiki, has been known to dig after critters and even bite at tree roots to get at them. Westies were breed with four well know traits to help their owners keep them safe. One is the white fur color which helps with viability and keeps them from getting shot by accident. Second is the double coat, a soft under fur for insulation and a wire outer coat for dirt shedding. Remarkably, the dirt does seem to come off rather quickly with a brushing.
The third trait is a high pitched bark so you can find them under the ground if they have followed a woodchuck or rabbit deep into a burrow. The fourth trait is a strong tail bone in case you have to put the westie out of a hole. You should not pull on the tail of any dog but westies have particularly strong tail to body connections.
Dirty Dog Laundry Soap
Dirty Dog Laundry Soap is an art piece featuring a westie dog getting a bath in an vintage soap label. It came about from my series of images featuring Tiki the Westie supermodel and has become quite popular in my portfolio of artwork available for purchase as prints, framed art as well as on products such as t-shirts, throw pillows, cell phone cases and other decor items.
You can see the entire collection of dog related images here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/dog