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Joanna Braithwaite Social climbers

oil on canvas

196 x 196 cm

I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person. – Bill Murray

Dogs are upwardly mobile members of our society. In some cases, a dog’s standard of living can far exceed that of many humans. Sometimes, when out walking my dog, I question who has the upper hand as I pick up my dog’s business for the day.

- Joanna Braithwaite, 2016