Thursday, March 8, 2012

Retro Dachshund Fun: Snow-Mantled Show-Stopper

As winter fades and we welcome the sprouts of early crocus, let's have just one more look at an adventurous snowy delight:  a 27.5 foot-long Snow Dachshund!   Via the American Dachshund magazine, July, 1972:

This snowy statuary of a 27 1/2-foot Dachshund was the brainchild of James Grinder, son of Mrs. Howard (Blackie) Nygood of Wilton, CT.
Five neighborhood friends, ranging in age from 7 to 14, spent six hours with young Jim constructing the Dachshund-like figure on a Sunday in March at the home of Professional Handler Howard Nygood.
"Granted the head is a trifle small and the color dubious for the show ring," wrote Mrs. Nygood.  "Nonetheless, the remains of this Dachsie and his 'bone' of snow remained on our front lawn until the rains later melted the 'show-stopper' away."
"It was truly a labor of love for my son and his friends, and it was featured on the front page of the Wilton Bulletin," wrote Blackie Nygood.

We would stop traffic too, if we suddenly came upon a 27.5 foot-long Dachshund.


Anonymous said...

fantastic snow dachsie!

Anonymous said...

luv this liz k

Amy said...

Too cute and imaginative! Would have loved to happen upon this sight :) And if we got enough snow in winter might try to duplicate!

Alison said...

Ah, fabulous! Much better than the traditional 'snow angel'. (And the snow doesn't creep into that space where your jacket rides up!)

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