|This is my old home, where I grew up
in Algiers Point, New Orleans Louisiana.
My Aunt snapped this photo as Katrina approached.
This on the right is the real Red Dog!
I really loved this dog, her name was Aby. I had her
for about 9 years, she was 11 when she died.
I remember first seeing her with the people who
owned her before me, they use to be a real young
couple and lived next door. I use to look out the
window and when they tried walking her I noticed she
was real anxious and always spinning in circles and
tripping up the owner...I use to say to myself, "man
thats a goofy dog...who would ever want a dog like
well, long story short...the couple was getting
separated and neither wanted her. The owner was
really the guy, he needed to get rid of her and
wanted to"dump her off" kinda on the spot and one
day I just so happened to be standing outside...he
slick talked me into taking care of her, till he "figured
out" what to do with her, anyways..literaly the guy
pulled off as I was holding this dog watching me in
his rear view mirror
...I was like W T F...me take care of this dog???
Anyways, that first day was quite fun looking back,
we went inside my house, she jumped up on the
couch, I swear she could talk, like a human, just no
words, only vibes thru the air kinda thing...and that
began a life long friendship from that moment on!
I loved her so much, my wife used this exact same
photo above to make a logo for " Red Dog Guitars"
It is a legally Trademarked logo with the US
Trademark office, it took well over 4 years for the
paperwork to finalize, even though it was not
intended for selling cigar box guitars, It was originally
made as an idea that I was gonna print a bunch of
T-shirts and sell them ....that never happened...but I
knew that someday that dog and her photo could or
would be an iconic image...so, now you know the
Here is a homemade movie documentary video I made
for fun , watch it when you have time, lots of great cigar
box guitar playing, its about 30 minutes long!