[ by Charles Cameron — following on from A difficulty with DoubleQuotes — in which Emlyn and his mother exhibit different forms of recognition ]
For the record, my son Emlyn looked at the middle frame in this image:
and “saw” the ostrich.
He immediately pointed me to one of a series of double imgages comparing the facial expressions of an ostrich and the BBC’s latest Mycroft Holmes:
Hm, yet another use of DoubleQuotes!
Here’s the “ghost ostrich” — the middle image in the set of three above, juxtaposed with the ostrich as Emlyn recalled it from his encyclopedic interest in the great detective:
Can you see the resemblance? Frankly, I can’t.
In any case, Emlyn’s mother had it right, I think. She saw the original dog image (left, below)
Bichon Frisé image, right, via Dog Breed Information and Pictures
and suggested it was a Bichon pup. If so, it’s a feisty one. I wouldn’t know..