Luke Merrill | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

Luke Merrill


Please note that all dogs have been on display at the Chinese New Year festivities and therefore may have some imperfections. All Art Dogs for sale are available for collection from the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT office in Chatswood at the buyer's expense. Collections can be made during business hours by appointment after full payment has been received.

About the artwork

Luke Merrill's art dog

An elderly man stood alone in the corner of a dark pub, staring out a window with a blank, distant look upon his face. His shoulders were hunched over and knees crumpled. Every day, a new patron sat with this man, to try to discover the reason he just sat and stared all day. He told them all the same story, about a mysterious dog who could lead you to all the happiness and wealth you deserve. The dog from this story was a majestic creature, who roamed the earth searching for the next lucky soul. A shady gentleman asked the man one day, “What does this dog look like, where can I find it?” The man replied, “I’m blind, I don’t know what it looks like! You cannot find this dog, but it can find you.” Years passed and the shady man had been searching everywhere for this dog. He returned to the pub where the elderly man once stood. He wasn’t there - in his place, sat a Guide Dog staring out the window. He walked over to the dog and started patting its head. He stared out the window with the biggest and brightest smile anyone had ever seen.