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Recently I did a post titled Pug Epic Book In Art – (the post is about my painting in which a pug sits in a café reading a book) – since then I’ve also mused about a character who wrote the book the pug in the painting is reading. Here is an illustration of who I imagine is sitting to write the story “Epic Tales of the Pug King” – the book being read by the other pug in the painting:

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“Epic” by Clancy – ink and gouache on paper

And I’ve written the full text of the story that I hand lettered on the painted-book within my painting referred to in the prior post – the painting that when my wife saw it said she’d like to read the rest of the story of which only a part was depicted within the painting. So here’s the story:

Epic Tales Of The Pug, King  – by Clancy

The Pug King’s elegantly chipped ceramic bowl appeared before him resplendent with gravy, chunks of meat and yams. His Majesty tasted the gravy, then a meat chunk, the gravy again, then a yam, a meat chunk with the gravy and a piece of yam with gravy. He licked his lips, the bowl and his lips again. The Royal Feast was done; the dog sought some sport to aid all digestion and to his owner cried “Sir, Fool! Kneel now and play some ball!” The owner bowed and bent his knee. “Fetch!” he said and flung a mighty fling. The ball arched high into the air across the green expanse of Royal lawn. His Majesty ran flowing, majestically, swiftly, across the grass, conquering the ball and returning back to his owner. Three times, four times they did this at the King’s command. On the 12th time the owner knelt, patted the Monarch’s silken head, saying “Enough now, lets go inside and get ready for bed.” His Royal Majesty barked sharply. “Sir Fool, there’s a King’s personal business still to do…”

Pup Fiction (fine art about writing)

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Pup Fiction By Sue Clancy

When I was a kid I knew a beloved Basset Hound named Lucy.  Fiction writers are some of my favorite beings on this planet. Therefore all fiction writers must be Basset Hounds – correct?

Kidding aside, the Basset Hound is a slow-paced hunting dog. Writers (and readers) are slow-paced hunters of beneficial thoughts and ideas.

No matter how quickly information can be distributed or how fast new technology may work – it still takes time for a human to chase down a concept and evaluate its accuracy, intent and meaning – often with much correction and revision of thought along the way.  At least now and again we’re rewarded with “Ah ha!” moments – a side benefit of which is that some of them have floppy ears and are called Lucy.

(This painting is currently at Caplan Art Designs www.caplanartdesigns.com)