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12 artsy animals that paint

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 14, 2009, 8 a.m.
Sammy the painting dog

Photo: Matthew S. Gunby/Associated Press

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Painting comes naturally to Sammy, a foxhound mix — at least it has since his brush was attached to a rubber bone. His striking use of color speaks with irony against the canid stereotype that dogs can only see in shades of gray. Or maybe he's just having fun!