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Ziggy Should Have Kept Playing Guitar

Uhmmm...that's not very goodIt ain’t hard making it in this world. All you need is a good idea, a little execution and whamo! you’re cashing in big time.

Take for instance the wheel, sliced bread or the internet. They made their inventors gazillions upon gazillions of dollars.

What? You say, they didn’t make their inventors anything?

Hmmm…well, then how about the pet rock? Now that was a great idea.

Making money is even easier if you have four legs and are artistically inclined.  Heck you can just paint your way out of the dog house and into a dog mansion. That’s what a dog named Ziggy is doing.

Check out his story from the Metro.

Rembrandt. Monet. Picasso. Van Gogh. To these great names, you can now add another: that of Ziggy, a three-year-old Pekingese dog who has taken the art world by storm.

Well, okay, not really. But he does make paintings, which real people actually buy, for money.

Ziggy, who lives with his owner Elizabeth Monacelli in southern California, creates his masterpieces with the aid of a paper towel roll, which is attached to a paintbrush. Grasping the roll in his teeth, he creates abstract (i.e. blobby) works of art.

Monacelli, a violin instructor, says that Ziggy manages an average of three brush strokes each painting session, before curling into a ball and snoring. Clearly, he is a perfectionist.

‘He does have an extremely artistic temperament compared to other dogs I own,’ Monacelli says. She also says that she usually plays him Chinese Quigong music to help get him in the artistic mood.

Ziggy’s artworks have fetched up to $250 (around £170) at auction, with the money going to animal rescue organisations.

I wonder what my art work would fetch in an auction. The prize piece, simply called “Poo on Canvas”, would undoubtedly make me a millionaire.

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