To everyone who contributed toward this, I simply cannot thank you enough. When it arrived I was puzzled – I wasn’t expecting a package – and Bogart almost scared off the UPS man with his mighty bark. And then I opened it…
It is an incredible work – Ami, you are a GENIUS – and the first thing I did (after sitting on the floor with it and crying for about a half hour) was put it up on the wall directly across from our front door. So it is the very first thing I see whenever I come home. It is so very, very special and I love it very, very much. Klaus’ hand is perfect, those are his fingers, and the sleeve is from one of his own jackets – he was a fashion designer in Austria and had his own shop in Vienna – that he made. And I am wearing Klaus’ ring. And Bogart’s expression is right on!
The other reason to hang it up right away is that our apartment currently looks like this (lets all play Spot the Airedale):
Love, Love, and More Love,
Lulu & Bogart