Someone had told me about an antique store on the eastern edge of the Mesa city limits, not too far from here so I decided today was the day to check it out. Oh my, I had such a good time meandering down the rows by myself. I don't think I even got through half of the shop.
This store seems to have a bit more western type antiques than my usual haunt in Apache Junction. Great cowboy decorator items, like spurs, lariats, western theme pictures, Indian blankets, turquoise jewelry. You get the picture!
I sometimes buy antique dog figurines and sell them in my online Etsy store, http://www.etsy.com/shop/FarmYardGirl but today I really was enthralled with the western stuff. Until I walked around a corner and found this figurine.
The price was great so I scooped it up thinking I would re-sell it. As I walked through the store, glancing occasionally at my find, I felt myself getting attached! Well it is a Spaniel you know, so why wouldn't I. It could be a Springer Spaniel but I think he/she is a black and white English Cocker Spaniel. For those that don't know, English Cocker Spaniels are my breed. I bred and showed them for about ten or twelve years under the name of FenceRow for which I am grateful to say I had several Champion FenceRow English Cocker Spaniels.
Now, I certainly don't need another figurine to add to my collection which is at home in Indiana.
However...........this one is really nice and..........I don't have one like it so I think I should keep it.
Yep, I think I have a new treasure!