In these unusual times we can all be forgiven for binge watching Netflix whilst eating our body weight in Easter eggs and hot cross buns. I myself have given it a good go (4 hot cross buns and counting).
In fact, if it wasn’t for my dog, I probably wouldn’t have made it out the house for my daily ‘exercise allocation.’
The owners of Winston Fergus, a London based sausage dog, however, have been using their quarantine time a little more wisely.
Stuck at home and unable to visit museums and take in culture, they, with the help of Winston, have brought the museums to us — through the medium of Instagram.
Swopping brush strokes for puppy strokes, Sarah and Rob have been recreating famous paintings using their gorgeous 18-month-old Dachshund.
Sarah explained “He loves to pose so we started to base tricks around that. He weirdly learned the various looks before the normal tricks like sit, lay down, and fetch! He’s never been hard to work with in front of the camera. As soon as he sees it, he gets his inner Zoolander on. Depending on the quality of the treats, we get Le Tigre, Blue Steel or Magnum”.
Winston is working on becoming a therapy pet and has already got his emotional support credentials. In the meantime though, he can still put a smile on faces with his pictures.
Check out these fantastic artwork renditions from Whistlers Mother to the Girl in a Peal Earring — and if you would like to see more of this stunning, short legged super model, head to @thewienerdogwinston on Instagram.
Thank you Winston for being such a clever sausage and brightening our lockdown with your wonderful poses. It’s been a real treat.