This is a picture of the original rug, dated 1921.
A large dog, with a basket in her mouth, standing between house and barn, watches over her puppies. Look close and you will see two owls, two birds, a rabbit and a cow. Look closer yet and you will see many moons. Check between her paws! This is a fun rug to hook! this is also available in an adapted, smaller version Big Mama Dog.
Photo: Jewett-Berdan Archives