A book that made quite an impression on me when I was a teenager was called, Solo: The Story of an African Wild Dog.
Book cover image from an eBay listing.
I discovered it, as I did many books, at the local library. I grew up watching all sorts of nature documentaries and loving all sorts of animals. The African Wild Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, dog of many names, was always a favorite.
That book came back to my mind when Breyer announced the latest model horse in their Wild Animal series last month. Named "Kalahari", he is the Marwari mold, with a pattern inspired by the African Wild Dog. I've entered for all of the lottery style models and had only been drawn once before.
I was SO happy to have been drawn from the waitlist for Kalahari.
Here he is!
I think he is SUPER cool. This is also the first picture taken at the latest version of my photo setup. The footing and background I've used before, but this was done with new lighting and a new camera. I think I'll be able to get some really nice pictures here.