To correct myself, this is not about the nudes of the week - it's actually one single nude and a dog of the week. Why? You know how those life models are always sitting on a platform surrounded by pillows and draped fabrics? Well, in our class we don't really like those kind of props - we like dogs better. The one last week was called Muffy, a funny old one who parked himself on top of my bag that was lying on the floor once I had made the mistake of petting him. But he was a nice doggy, one of those who at times look as if they were laughing (although underneath he has a very serious face).
Both the dog and the actual model were as nude as they could be, so in reality no animals were tortured with ties.