Does art imitate life?

Here’s a greyhound carousel figure we saw at the MFA:

Carousel figure of a greyhound

Here is an actual greyhound:

Sudo lying upside-down on the couch, front legs outstretched

Sudo belly-up, asleep, mouth open

Sudo asleep with tongue hanging out

You can see why horses, not greyhounds, are the traditional carousel animal of choice. Horses are also better suited to carousels speed-wise; greyhounds tend to have two speeds, 35 mph or 0 mph. Wear your safety belts, kids, or learn an important lesson about centrifugal force! Or just choose the pony.


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One response to “Does art imitate life?

  1. Liz

    Thanks. That was a good laugh.


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