A new character for the Westies, the Foxies of Fulham! I liked the idea of giving the Westies a love interest – a set of characters that would appear periodically and make the Westies “WoWL” whenever they meet on the streets of Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill! The Foxies of Fulham are a picky bunch of lady Fox Terrier dogs though —born from the high society and fashion circles of Fulham and Chelsea— and they won’t just settle for any type of mongrel or mutt.
I love it when dogs shake themselves dry. There’s something amusingly animated about the way they do it. It always starts with the side to side head roll and ending off with the crazy bum shake (actually, it is quite amazing how much water they do disperse off their coats). Casper – the office dog – arrived at work today all sparkly and white, after having been given a bath over the weekend. It gave me some inspiration for this illustration.
It’s possible that everyday objects have minds of their own – their own unique personalities passed on from the creators who made them. This often makes them stubborn pieces of technology that don’t want to collaborate with you when you need them most. Although they’re friends of the Westies – for now!
You have to watch out for the squirrels. As cute as they might be, they’ll steal anything and hoard it back at their little treehouse dungeons.