Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pet Blessing this Weekend!

2nd Annual pet blessing will happen October 7th at 2pm. It will be held at Powderhorn Park in south west Littleton. The park is just east of Coal Mine and Simms. There will be a nice non-denominational service and blessing. After the service, a very talented balloon artist will entertain participants. Hope to see you there with your pet!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Adoptee Gets a Pet Portrait

  Meet Scout!  He came to us in March 2012 when his owners had to find a different home for him.  Although he was very sad to lose his family of 8 years, from day one he accepted us as his new family.  He is a lover and sensitive soul -  yet a fearful dog of the world about him.  We took him to an animal communicator who said he "just wants to find peace and know where he belongs".  Well it was obvious to us that he belongs with us.  We will work with him to give him more confidence and gain peace.

face emerges on the canvas

His eyes are beautiful and when he is happy, they almost glow like sunlight through a chocolate tootsie pop :)   I wanted to capture him on canvas so I painted a pet portrait.
almost done
revealing his portrait to Scout and Gracie

Scout seems pleased with the results!

A theme song always seems to emerge for my fur kiddos.  The theme song he came with is, "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley.  "... I will leave my heart wide open.  I will love and have no fear... "

Friday, March 30, 2012

Remembering the Dudley man with a painting

I did a painting of Dudley and found it was a nice way to remember him. Painting him required that I recall all the minuet details of his fur body. He had thin patches where the skin showed thru and some of his fur had a maroon tint. It was nice bringing his painting home in the car - almost as if he was riding on the seat next to me. Gracie liked the painting too.
Getting started

Gracie inspects my work

Together again on canvas

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day to all the sheep herding dogs!

Enjoy these 2 funny videos featuring a Corgi and a Border Collie.

Irish Jig from this excited Corgi

Border Collie herds men away from couch, girls, etc. to get them to the pub.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Enjoying Daylight Savings

Hurray for more sunlight!   With the clock springing foward, we had more sunlight for an evening walk.  We are celebrating 3 years with Gracie now.  She has come a long way and we've enjoyed her so much.  Thank goodness for her rescue and our adopting her.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gracie gets her own painting

Here is Gracie with her very own portrait.  It was a lot of fun to capture her smiley face. 

She is wearing a t-shirt to cover her stitches after surgery to remove a few tumors.   Dogs who are not spayed before their second heat have a 1 in 4 chance of developing mammary tumors.  Mammary tumors have a 50/50 chance of being benign or malignent. 

Being a puppymill dog means someone else profited while putting her future at risk.