Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Lucky Dog

While perusing through the pages of the November, 2010 issue of Architectural Digest, we spotted distinguished red smooth piebald 'Tommy' sharing an inside view of his newly expanded guest lodge at Mesa Vista Ranch in Texas, USA.  Tommy's humans are oil legend T. Boone Pickens, and his wife Madeleine.  With an estimated current net worth of about $1.4 billion, Mr. Pickens is ranked by Forbes as the 290th-richest person in America.  That's a lot of kibble. 

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Designer John Cottrell decorated the Pickens' lodge.  Albert Bierstadt's Landscape with Lake hangs over the 17th-century French fireplace in the new dining room.  And wait....., what's that centerpiece on the mantel?

That's what we thought - a fine bronze Dachshund sculpture - good taste, indeed.
Pick up the November issue of Architectural Digest (with Rob Lowe on the cover) to see more of the Pickens' guest lodge.


doxie mama said...

And the Pickens share a lot of that kibble with animals in need. Mrs. pickens is very active on behalf of the wild horses in Nevada and they also sponsored an airlift for pups in need after Hurricane Katrina. Should've known they were owned by a dachsie.

Anonymous said...

Tommy is gorgeous! Anyone smart enough to own a dachshund is wealthy in their own ways!

Unknown said...

We have this issue ! I wanted to notify you that the English Magazine "Country Life" has a Dacshund issue out for October. I don't have it yet-my Mom says she'll send it soon. Look it up!

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