Reproduced from the original acrylic on 11“ x 14” canvas.
Painting by Martha Dowdey Hooks, Wilsonville, Alabama.
“Just call me Jazz! Born in Memphis, Tennessee, into a family of show dogs, I did my thing in the show ring and once I earned my Championship, I was free to pursue my career in music. After all, Memphis is a town where music is all around--we got the Memphis Blues and All That Jazz. The kind of music that gets into an old dog's bones and makes him want to strut his stuff!
"I've got me a little combo here at Cedar Ridge--my son, Rocky, and my cousins, Boogie and Barry--you know, Uncle Gator's boys. Our music is hard to describe--we do swing, some Dixieland, and, of course, jazz. During our practice sessions all the pups, young and old, get out on the dance floor!
“Some of the girls want to sing with the band but, just between you and me, I don't think a single one of them can carry a tune. If you're looking for a band that can really jazz up your next party, just call The Jazz Man!”
The Chihuahua is a smart, saucy, alert little dog with a terrier-type personality and is the smallest of the toy breeds. Exceptional hearing ability makes this little one an excellent watch/alert dog! This centuries-old breed is a member of AKC's Toy Group.