Recently while searching for some photos of Picasso and his Dachshund, Lump, I discovered the blog Habitually Chic written by a "stylish young woman living in New York City and working for a top interior designer." Well, I got a case of blog envy. Or post envy. This stylish young woman had the best collection of Picasso and Lump photos I had seen so far. So with a nod to her and a high recommendation to stop by her lovely blog, I am borrowing them for mine today.
Look closely and watch the classic Doxie technique for getting what one wants...
Lump makes his needs known with big brown eyes and perhaps a paw to the knee. See him pouring on the charm just below Picasso's left elbow (click on image to see larger size).
Target acquired. Leftovers neutralized!
Bestow kisses as if this is the best thing that has ever happened in the history of the world. Ignore the horrified expression of master's wife (Jacquelin Roque).
All photos are by David Douglas Duncan, Lump's original owner. Read about the Dachshund who stole Picasso's heart in Duncan's book Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey available here.
BTW, "lump" is German for "rascal."