Lamb Chop has a very gentle yet riveting expression, and countless visitors to the show--even hardened exhibitors who have by now 'seen it all'--were drawn to her. I must admit I was smitten, and I wish I could have brought her home with me. I also loved the dog painting that you can see on the wall behind me, but at $280,000, alas it couldn't come home in my luggage either!!
I have seen one or two cows with similar openings in the back that were also intended for shop window purposes. In fact, a splendid cow and bull pair with just this feature sold a few years ago.
It goes without saying that Lamb Chop was not the only wonder that John displayed, and you can see just one of the cases of figures in this image.