Artist Bryn Anderson Creates a Skeleton Dog — From Her Own

The Washington resident posted the photos to Reddit, where they took off. (Also: The dog's safe.)

Michael Leaverton  |  Oct 14th 2014


Look at this crazy picture:

First, let’s erase that point of concern you’re experiencing at the moment: The paint is non-toxic. The owner of Nixie the Skeleton Dog (who appears to be a German Shepherd), Washington-based artist Bryn Anderson, according to Laughing Squid, made sure to bring that up — “It’s nontoxic face paint!” — when she posted the photos to Reddit, where they landed big.

Of course, people don’t always read everything, so she had to mention that again in the comments when some commenters accused her of doing bad things:

“It’s water based nontoxic face paint, like the kind you paint on tiny children.”

Later, she had to do it again:

“Nontoxic body paint, okay for kids, water based, okay to lick and eat, she didn’t even eat or lick any of it though, washed off with water.”

And again:

“It’s nontoxic FACE paint, even less, zero issues, she didn’t lick it, and it washed off with water. :)”

And again:

“it’s nontoxic, vegetable based face paint!”

And again, this time with feeling — we imagine Bryn gritting her teeth when writing this, hammering the keyboard:

“It’s lead and dye free, hypoallergenic, vegetable and water based, the pigment is diatomaceous earth (which is actually fed as a supplement to dogs) and it’s all organic. So no, not harmful to her. Even if she ate it, she wasn’t alone ever wearing it though, never tried to bite at it, itch at it, or lick it once, and I washed it off with water a couple of hours later.”

Satisfied? If not, head over to Reddit write something like, “Isnt this bad an dangirous ..for thedog .?/,” and see if she responds. But bear in mind that Nixie is also training to be a search and rescue dog, according to Bryn, so you can probably assume that she’s being treated well.

Otherwise, check out more of these remarkable pictures:

Via Laughing Squid; photos via Bryn Anderson

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