A few years ago I was a bit of a collector. I collected all sorts of things, dog brooches being one of them. The brooches I collected were mostly terriers, many of them Westies, but some other terriers too. I particularly liked the ones made from old plastic or celluloid.
Here's a picture of my collection. I put them on a tartan background as I thought it was appropriate to the breed of dog.
Some of them are brooches, others are just pins, some have moveable heads, others just have heads. It is little surprise, that when we came to get a real dog, we chose a terrier. A Cairn to be exact. I must have subconsciously had a desire to own one. Some of the brooches even look a little like her.
I don't really still collect them, as apart from trying not to accumulate more 'stuff', when you see and walk a real live one every day, the need somehow subsides. (In addition, they can be quite expensive.) If I see one on my travels and it is inexpensive, I might add it to the collection.
Here's a picture of the reluctant real live doggy, keeping out of the sun. (She's so hard to photograph, as she will never look towards the camera.)
Joining in with Mum at Mum's Simply Living in blogging using the Alphabet backwards.