David Bowie – the dog connection

Over the last couple of days, I’ve seen the groundswell of tributes to David Bowie.  Because the man had dignity, he kept his disease largely private and out of the public eye (I admire that).  We live in an age where too many often share too much.

I’m pleased to report that, as with so many things, there’s a dog connection to David Bowie.  His 1974 album Diamond Dogs has a canine-themed cover:

Diamond dogs cover

During a photo shoot around the same time, this photo was taken.  Apparently both the photographer and Bowie were startled when, according to them, the dog jumped up to try and sing:

David Bowie and dog - ziggy stardust

Mr Bowie and his wife, Iman, also shared a love of dogs:

Iman, David Bowie and pet dogAnd now, as fans mourn his passing, I see that many are using their dogs for artistic tributes:

Aladdin Sane Bowie tribute

Given Bowie’s artistic talents, I think he’d approve that people are involving their dogs in expressing grief.  RIP, Mr Bowie.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

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