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Second hand treasures

Dogs of many breeds have been depicted in collectibles and decorative arts over the ages. Earlier this week, I was given this bronze of a greyhound…it was found in a load of scrap metal.

After a little elbow grease (polished first with toothpaste and a brush and then soaked overnight in Coca Cola), I have a second hand treasure.

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

A dog for your door

Here’s an interesting way to greet people and let them know that you are a dog lover.

Michael Healy makes a range of sculptured bronze door knockers especially for the dog enthusiast.  “Dog Knockers” come in a range of styles including:

Reproduced with permission

Beagle, Reproduced with permission

Labrador, reproduced with permission

Labrador, reproduced with permission

Schnauzer, reproduced with permission

Schnauzer, reproduced with permission

Chihuahua, reproduced with permission

Chihuahua, reproduced with permission

The knockers can be purchased directly through the Michael Healy website if you are based in the United States; for other locations the company recommends you purchase through Amazon.com.