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Next week is my dog's birthday. Her name is Lux and she will be 3. She is half Staff and half Whippet, so she is a Snippet. She came to my family as a rescue dog who had lived with some junkies who didn't feed her and totally ignored her. She was as skinny as hell when we first saw her and became distressed whenever you turned your back on her. What a horrible start to a life.

Those who have read my memoir will know I had similar beginnings. But she, like me, has come through that to be an artist and crazy being. She is a sculptor. Her work is mostly comprised of sticks from my garden and bits of my living room carpet. So here's to you Lux, happy birthday, my darling.

Posted by ben paley, 10 July 2008

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 20 August 2010