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Bella & Stanley

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Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Animals: Labrador Retrievers
Made In: England
Status: Fixed Edition
Edition Size: 600
Carving Date: 2009
Release Date: 1/21/2010
In Store Date: 3/25/2010
Dimensions (Inches): 2.75 x 2.5 x 2

S e c r e t s:
The most popular breed of dog in the U.S. and U.K., by registered ownership, is the Labrador retriever. So it’s about time Peter tackled the subject! This fixed edition box figurine features two playful puppies. Look closely and you’ll see that the brown one has a strange look on his face. Search for Peter’s signature mouse and you’ll know why! Labradors are blessed with many good traits, but they can be let down by their stomachs. You only need to google “my Labrador swallowed” to see pages and pages of objects that have been eaten. Lift the lid to see some of these items: a golf ball, dice, comb, toothbrush, keys, tennis ball, Lego brick, champagne cork, coin, penknife and a bee. Inscriptions include “Bella”, “Stanley”, and “Dixie”. Bella, a white Lab, belongs to HK Sales Director Shirley Mullen’s family. “Stanley” is the twelve week old brindle Boxer/Lab/?? mix that HK founder Lisa Yashon recently brought home. Dixie is HK controller Sal Caradonna’s prized Lab who is now gone but will never be forgotten. Peter’s dog Murphy is commemorated as well. She just celebrated a birthday and has reached the grand old age of 15; hence the M15 inscription (nothing to do with the British intelligence service). Peter reports that Murphy is a bit doddery but still enjoys her daily walks.