Being stuck in quarantine has really sparked creativity in some people. And while some are cooking weird things, others are coming up with fun projects involving their pets. After noticing his dogs, Ripley and Burger King, love to watch the neighborhood through a hole in his fence, he decided to decorate it with funny posters.
After the COVID shutdown back in March, Brian and his son found themselves stuck at home. “I came up with the idea to paint a dog-themed painting to frame the window, which would be brought to life when Burger stuck his head through the fence,” said the man.
“We have 2 dogs and both are sweethearts. Ripley, however, is more tentative. She is somewhat more of a barker towards anyone approaching the fence. She loves the attention but is more hesitant than Burger to embrace it,” explained Brian. “Burger, on the other hand, loves attention. The fence window I cut is the first place he goes when I let him outside. I’ve seen him just stand there with his head through the hole watching the world go by.”
People loved the original poster and soon enough Brian created another one – this time it was Pac Mac.
Brian says that Burger is the star of the show, the hole in the fence is the first place he goes when let outside. “Even if he and Ripley are running around in the yard, he keeps an ear out for anyone that goes by and will run over to the hole to look out at them,” said the man.
“My son helped match colors, paint, and hang ‘The Bark’ which was our version of the famous ‘The Scream’ painting. In the beginning, we just thought it would brighten the day in the neighborhood and hopefully bring a few smiles to people’s faces,” explained Brian. “There was an immediate positive response to it. My son and I have no plans to stop putting up new paintings and have enough ideas to keep doing this for years.”
The man says that people from the neighborhood usually stop and take pictures with the dogs. “Both my wife and I have been stopped by walkers, runners, bikers, and people in their cars who they tell us how much they love what we are doing,” added Brian.
“I love the Pacman piece we did and I also love ‘The Dog with the Bone Earring’ but for different reasons. Pacman because it’s not a 2d piece. We cut, painted and attached individual pieces to it so that it had a more 3d look to it,” explained the man. “”Bone Earring” because of how challenging it was to duplicate the original piece of artwork so people would recognize it”
“I hope that if our little art project gets more of an audience we can continue to make and post new pieces on our fence and also to feature adoptable animals on our social media pages like Instagram,” concluded Brian.