Maybe he trained the dogs for racing? It's a fine memorial anyway.
Thanks John, I thought so too.
Interesting.Sydney - City and Suburbs
I agree Jim.
This man had a 4 legged, faithful friend perhaps! Instantly I thought of the story of Greyfriar's Bobby!
I must do some research on Greyfriars Bobby.
Here I am looking at your latest works, is a pleasure to pass through this space.Best regards.
Thanks so much Jesus.
Beautiful picture!Herding Cats
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Oh I think it must be Joe, how sad..we never think of faithful pets when owners pass on, they would be so sad also.
I agree Grace. Thank you for your regular visits to my humble blog.
As in life ... So in death. Staying close by his master. It's beautiful.
Lovely words Dianne. Thank you.
I think it is very unusual for a grave from 1891 to have a dog on it, I do like it very much though. And the sculpture seems to be in a good condition too. Thanks for sharing!
It is unusual isn't it. It was the only one I have ever seen containing a dog.
Oops, when I saw the thumbnail I wondered why he had a pig on his grave. A greyhound makes so much more sense.
Now that would be a hoot.
Great shot. Dogs are just wonderful...
Thanks Nick. They say they are mans best friend.
I bet this was a challenge for the stonemason to carve!
looks pretty.im curious to see the entire gravestone!
Yes, I bet he was a grey hound trainer, probably had pigeons, too. The Bill Lawre(Lawrie??) of his era.The carving is wonderful with such a poignant face. The dried flowers really add to the image, Joe.