July 23, 2009

Going to the Dogs

Today in away from home and my own dogs. JB is going to school just south of Portland and I'm with him. Today I just roamed around, staying pretty close to the school and doing lots of knitting. I found an art walk and started off with the camera, knitting and a bottle of water. I sat for awhile watching the ducks and geese while I knit and then I walked more of the path. About half way around - I found this lovely bronze entitled "Waiting for Ice Cream." If you click on the photo you will see the girl on the bench has a double scoop and the dog really, really wants it. The sign that gave the title was called "Going to the Dogs." Apparently the commons area where this art is used to be owned b a dog food company. The company trucks had the slogan "Going to the Dogs." Now - look at this guys' face. I don't care if he is bronze - I probably would have given him my ice cream.

9 comments :

  1. I LOVE it. We looked at a bronze fountain with a similar theme - cute kid and the dog - but I'm still stuck on the lighthouse fountain we saw.

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  2. Love the statue - and the title!

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  3. Wonderful art! (I would have given in too, even though I have learned how to resist sad basset eyes.)
    Have a great weekend in the PDX area. I am sure you guys didn't take the train , did you?

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  4. That face looks like he deserved it! Glad you were able to get away from the window circus for a little while. You know the sitter's going to spoil the troops, right?

    Word verification must have read this post: it's "walky"!

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  5. Love the sculpture. I'd like that one in my yard.. Bet my fur kids would try to get that cone, too.

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  6. There was a little boy that lived next door to my parents when I was a teenager. He would always share his ice cream with our dog, Buttons. lol

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  7. Love it!! I would give him my ice cream, too!
    Last time we were in the Adirondacks, I gave Henry a lick of my ice cream, and he INHALED the entire cone. total brainfreeze, but i am pretty sure he thinks it was worth it!

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  8. G,
    I just love it! His face is so intense. How neat to spend the day knitting in a park by yourself!

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  9. Sounds like you had a good day, and I love the details in the statue! very adorable theme!

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