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Boxing Day Boxers Extraordinaire!

Christmas for me is about Boxers, not boxes.   In honor of Boxing Day, here is an essay on Siggy and his Christmas -- which for Siggy is all about him!

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Siggy is our official greeter here in San Diego where, more often than not, we spend the Christmas season.

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Siggy's Christmas present by Sabala.   In person this is more of a subtle chartreuse background, which goes perfectly with Siggy's living room.

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Siggy in an intense look.   I think when I took this photo he was expecting some food and all he got was a flashbulb in his face.   This is one of the rare portraits of Siggy that is still available.   By Nara.

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Here Siggy can't help but kibbutz and give his advice, while distracting me from my task at hand.  He has many talents but cards is not one of them.

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Susie's fantastic Filo dough creation is filled with feta, eggs and a spinach dill combo.   Siggy approved.

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Siggy loves to open presents, and he can smell which are his!   He opened three patiently yesterday, getting almost as much pleasure out of the process as the present.

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Moving on to other boxers, here is Tonks by Sufraj.   Available.

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From the same photo as previous, Ramesh painted Tonks.   Also available.

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Bubba in a menacing mood -- a skeletal boxer by the studio owner Surya.   Available.

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This portrait of a Nepali Boxer is by Mohan.    This dog was featured in the 2007 Everest Kennel Club Calendar and I had Mohan paint all 6 of that year's Calendar Dogs.   I'm not sure what caused that pink tail.  Mohan's work is very elegant and always features a dark shadow under the dogs.

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Back to Bubba, this time by Mahesh.   This piece is on very sturdy heavy metal, but is quite a bit smaller than normal at 6 x 10 inches.

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Bubba with a sidelong glance by Gyan.    A very different take on the same photo of Bubba as the previous portrait by Ramesh.

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Still opening presents!

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Here he is in his final pensive moment.

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And a kiss goodbye wishing you a Happy Boxer's Day!

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Rod Mesa

Happy Holidays to you and Dan! Wishing you all the best in the new year!

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