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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This here is Linus practicin' the I'm Gonna
Pounce on Yew position. It works real well
fur scarin off other puggies approachin
yer food bowl. As yew can imagine,
it is critical to puggy survival.
I give Linus four toes up fur this one.
And this here is the Make a Cute Puggey
Wuggey Face position. Now don't make fun,
even tough guys like me and Linus know
that the way to a mama's heart is with
the lovey dovey googley eyes. I give
Linus four toes up fur this one.
Friday, January 23, 2009
A year ago this morning my little velcro pug and constant companion Winnifred Wigglepants went to the rainbow bridge after a 3-month battle with GME encephalitis. I finished her portrait last night. It felt good to get my little angel onto canvas.
I've always had a superstition about pet portraits I do for the furbabies who have passed; the ones that jump onto the canvas quickly are anxious to get home to their families. Winnie was the fastest pet portait I've completed of its size.
There are so many dear friends who carried me through those dark days when Winnie was sick. And a compassionate friend at work who held me while I sobbed in her arms the day after Winnie passed. These are the ties that bind you to friends forever. And this is the kind of love Winnie brought into my life, and the lives of everyone she touched.
This painting is based on a photo that was taken of Winnie shortly after she won the Bluebonnet Pug Club Easter Hat contest in Dallas 3 years ago. She was a champion pug before she came to us, thanks to Louise Tran, who wanted her to live out her retirement with us in a pet home. I always felt I was in the presence of an older soul when I was with Winnie. There was a very strong love and presence that shown out of her. She was tiny, but feared nothing. I miss my angel and pray we will we meet again.
From Winnie's dogster diary, January 23, 2008
Winnie died this morning very early while she was in the care of the tech at the ICU. I think she was very tired. She was my brave girl and was such a big part of our lives. Please say a prayer that she is comforted now.
She loves breakfast-time so much. I hope that she is enjoying scrambley egg and a bowl of delicious kibble this morning and making the angels laugh with her roo roo roo morning song and breakfast time spinning.Who will wash Howie's face now? Who will sit on my feet when I am on the 'puter? Who will keep dad company in the kitchen when he is cooking? Our little one with such a big heart is gone, and it all happened so quickly and unexpectedly.
We were so blessed to have her with us for just 2 short years. What an extraordinary little dog she was.I told her last night it was okay to go - she was sitting up in her oxygen cage at the ICU for 2 days, waiting for me. She always sat and waited for me. The moment she laid down was when she passed. Please hug your babies for me today and say a prayer for angel Winnie. She was cherished.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I've started a series of pug portraits for a new project that will be announced soon for Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue. Keep a googley eye on the pug blog for more details to come! This little guy was completed this morning, in appropriate fashion, to the tune of three pugs snoring at my feet in the studio.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
But let's face it - I'm one hunky, good lookin' pug!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
What a fun project.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Instructions for Sunday: Anniebelly's toy du jour is - the Brown Hairy Football. Please do NOT confuse the toy du jour, Brown Hairy Football, with the green egg toy, the orange bouncy ball, or the yellow hunk of fluff toy.
Mommy, please DO NOT attempt to furminate the Brown Hairy Football. We likes our footballs just exactly how they is. Thank you very much. It's 10 pm. Do you know where your pugs are???
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Howie's Top Six New Year's Resolutions:
Eat More Toilet Paper