My inspiration for this month's whimsy comes from one of the fluffiest and most adorable breeds of little pup, the Scottish Terrier.
I haven't been in a dog-owning household since we left our golden retrievers behind in America, when I was seven years old. They were bigger than me, and could bowl me over completely, but I don't think that bothered me at all.
Despite being more of a cat-lover, when it comes to my personal pet preference, I do love dogs too. And I have always liked Scotties. In fact, a very scribbly fluffy Scottie was the main character in a little comic strip I (very) briefly drew when I was about 11 years old.
Strangely, in all my brainstorms of possible whimsy themes, I hadn't considered Scottie dogs, but once the idea was in my brain, I couldn't make it fast enough. And I knew I had this ribbon, with the Black Watch tartan pattern, in my ribbon box, just waiting for an opportunity like this.
Mel's Maltese puppy doesn't seem to mind posing with a whimsy featuring a different dog, which just goes to show you that dogs have a less jealous temperament than cats. I'm sure cats would object to such scandalous ideas.
The felt dogs are cut out freehand, so they are all a bit different!
A nice addition to the year of whimsies collection, I think.
Are there any other animals that you think should grace the veil of a whimsy?