Figure pieces (puzzle pieces designed and cut to look like recognizable objects) have been cut into puzzles since the turn of the century, to the delight of most assemblers. Pagey Elliott of Carlisle, MA (Pagemark Puzzles) has studied the gaits of dogs and horses and, in our opinion, makes the most natural looking animal figurals reflecting mood evoked by the puzzle picture. Included here is figural of dog pulling its own baggage pole train, helping its family move through the snowy northern woods. Scalloped edges and subtle colors of snow enhance challenge of assembly. Artist is Robert Duncan (1986). We do have a connection to the Chippewa native Americans who live in that area: 4 grandchildren whose maternal side have lived for generations in and around the Redcliff reservation above Bayfield, WI.