This is our dog, Chunky. He loves his pillow bed, but not as much as he loves his tennis ball. And as much as he loves his tennis ball, which is a whole lot, he loves my husband even more. So I had this fantastic idea. I custom-ordered a keepsake of Chunky with his favorite things for my husband. I had been dying to purchase something from elukka on Etsy, and this was the perfect excuse. Szilvia, the sculptor/artist behind the endearing dogs at elukka, was absolutely wonderful. I sent her the above picture of Chunky, and she meticulously sculpted him out of clay.
There he is, cuddling his tennis ball and sleeping on his green pillow bed (he has a green one, too). My husband LOVED it!
If you like dogs, especially dogs with lots of personality, don't waste any time and go visit elukka. The shop is filled with doggie trinket dishes, vases, tiles, jewelry and sculptures. Szilvia also makes the most darling little houses.
A sampling of her other works of art: