In my last compilation of workshop animals I left out the dogs. As a way of apologizing to shop dogs everywhere (and their faithful humans) they now have their own collection (gee, hope I didn’t miss any).
Using suggestions made by readers of the first Animals in the Workshop here is a second edition.
If you have read ‘Grandpa’s Workshop’ by Maurice Pommier you will be familiar with one more workshop animal. And although he has not lent his name to a tool or bench appliance he is nevertheless indispensable: le lapin – the rabbit.
As Maurice explains, “the rabbit is the apprentice – he has big legs to run fast and big ears to hear everything.”