Yes, every business needs a “mascot” – something possessed by a group to bring them good luck.
“Essie” is the mascot for Harrison’s Fine Antiques & Art. Essie is a canine – a beautiful little girl, specifically a little girl with a Chihuahua mother and a Jack Russell terrier, born in June., 2017.
I, Mark, received her at the tender age of four weeks. Such a beautiful, tiny little creature. Mainly black haired, with a little brown around her snout and brown/whitish paws and underbelly. Surely, I thought, with a Chihuahua mother she would not grow very large. Boy, was I dreaming!
The next few weeks turned into the next few months. A daunting time for each of us. She was new to the world, and I’d never trained a puppy. Exasperating and frustrating at the time, but now fond memories. That little bundle grew and grew. The head became a Chihuahua, the body a mini-dachshund, and the legs grew to those of a Jack Russell. Sounds strange, but all the parts look very good together.
Google terms this breed to be a “Jack-huahua” – essentially a coveted “designer dog”, but Essie was an “accident”. And a fine little girl she has become, 11.4 lbs at this time. I think she’s about fully grown now at seven months. Runs like a graceful horse, can jump into chairs and a distance of 2-3 ft. Very smart and inquisitive, always super full of energy, and likes to be loved all the time.
Essie sometimes stays at home, but loves being at the Gallery. Come and visit and there’s a good chance she’ll be here, ready to meet and greet like a pro.
For those who remember Lochinvar, the mini-dachshund, he lived a full life and at the age of 12 succumbed to congestive heart failure in the spring of 2017.
As we’re all aware, life continues – so please come and visit Harrison’s, a DBA of the original and still existent “Antiques Houston, Inc.”.