Decisions Decisions Decisions

This is called Decisions Decisions Decisions because the artist, Julia Roxburgh, could not decide which pattern to put on the Snowdog, so she put various patterns on them. Julia wanted the dog to be bright and colourful and to look happy so that when people see the Dog, especially children, they smile. 

Furever home: With a family and their little dog in a South Tyneside village


Created by:
Julia Roxburgh


Jesmond Dene (Pets Corner)



Tracy Fellows from Cleadon Village, South Tyneside didn’t have a tough decision when choosing to bid on the bright and colourful Decisions Decisions Decisions. Tracy and her family took part in the Snowdog trail and managed to see most of the dogs when they were out and about across the region.

Tracy tells us more:

“My husband works at Performance Horizon Group and as they sponsored a Snowdog, so that’s how we initially found out about the trail and St Oswald’s. As a family we were completely involved with the trail and loved getting out and about looking for the dogs. We had the app, did the ‘paint your own’ Snowdogs and went along to the Farewell Event at Gateshead Stadium.”

Tracy went to the auction to support Performance Horizon but had no idea she was going to make the decision to bid on a dog for herself.

Tracy continues:

“When I went along to the auction I had no idea I was going to be leaving with my own Snowdog. I went with my 12 year old daughter, Olivia, and after hearing the stories about how much difference St Oswald’s can make I knew I had to help out. The Dad that spoke blew me away, he made me think about my own situation and how you just expect organisations to be there to help when you need them. But that isn’t always the case. My husband obviously didn’t know I was going to bid but he wasn’t surprised when I told him.

“Getting Decisions Decsisions Decisions was a bit of a coincidence. We hadn’t seen him on the tour and when we tried to input the codes from the Farewell Event he was the only one that didn’t work for us so he’d stuck in our minds.”

Decisions Decisions Decisions is now settled in Tracy’s kitchen where he matches in well. Tracy ended:

“We’ve nicknamed Decisions ‘Big D’ as his original name was a bit of a mouthful! He looks great in my kitchen and I’m totally used to him being there, he’s just part of the furniture now. We recently met Julia Roxburgh, the artist at her workshop. We showed her photographs of Big D and she was thrilled to see where he’s ended up. She also kindly signed a photo of him for us. I’m so pleased we were able to support St Oswald’s, they are such a worthy cause and you never know when you or a loved one might need their care.”

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A Wild in Art event delivered in partnership with St Oswald's Hospice Children’s Service. Proceeds from Great North Snowdogs will go towards supporting children with incurable conditions. 
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