I finally saw that if I removed the branch A (click the image above) I would have a fairly symmetrical piece of wood, with B and B being the ears and C the snout. I had an animal that could be either a dog or a pig. I chose a dog as I am more familiar with their shape, and invented of breed that Cruft's probably do not recognise, the Bat Eared Boxer but we are working on it.
This carving was made in response to a dare. The original owners of the wood, a carver and her wood turning husband had given up on it. I was challenged to do something with it or. As I do with all my problem bits of wood, I put it on the floor of my workshop and tried to ignore it. Of course, I kept on tripping over it, and each time I had to move it, was another chance to see it again and in a different light. Eventually inspiration strikes or the piece of wood finds a corner where it is not in the way.