has a new Poster Pooch. Her name is Snookie, she's half German Shepherd
and half Border Collie, and she works as a four-footed model (and crew-canine)
for Gary R. Lucy.
Snookie's popularity as a model is growing these days at the speed of a downstream runaway barge. For the past four years many of Lucy's paintings have included the image of a perky black and white pup perched on the deck of a keelboat, skiff or paddlewheeler.
"Dogs were as much a part of frontier river life as firewood and jugs
of homemade whiskey," says Gary. "Take a look at some of those old photos
and you'll almost always see a hound of some breed or another shmoozing
with the crew. They made wonderful companions on river trips and also served
as watchdogs and ratters."
"She's also courteous to a fault. There are times when she's so anxious to stay out of my way that she backs up and tumbles into the river. Now she wears a yellow life preserver so I can retrieve her when she's out there people-paddling with all those big channel cats."
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