"At the time, I was thinking about mythology and those Egyptian gods that were part-bird and part-human, so that filtered through. Fay is not really wearing the dress, though: it's on a hanger that was placed round her neck like a collar as she sat on a high table. It's the hanger that makes her look as if she has human shoulders. Fay was obsessed with balls so I threw one in: it cracks the scene – and the sickening anthropomorphic notion of dressing up a dog. Fay didn't go for the ball, though. She just followed it with her eyes: Weimaraners are pointers and know innately how to be still."