Winter Dreams (West Highland Terrier) Winter Dreams (West Highland Terrier)

pen and ink
2003

This is a portrait of my oldest terrier, Kate (who's a lovely dog)....from when she was about six months old.

I've been continually delighted, since I first made this picture, when visiting (and, to be frank, invariably OLDER) ladies see it and exclaim "Why!...You have got yourself a Martha Washington bedspread!"

I had no idea, until fairly recently, that these mass-produced (to be frank, once again) old, tufted, cotton bedspreads were considered quite CHIC in the 40's and 50's.......

Who knew that they actually had a danged NAME among Southern Ladies aspiring to post-WW2, middle-class respectability?.....

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