"A big framed picture like this" is your second prize. What's the second? We'll see.
This is a Bow-Meow Tree, symbolizing the comity of the season and the cessation of inter-species competittion. There's something about the dog that suggests a case of progeria, though.
I believe the tag on the bone says "Bones for a polite puppy." That's nothing any potential swain wants to hear.
The illustrator, Robert Graef, was something of a prodigy.