This sweet girl is near and dear to the heart of someone who lives near me in the summertime. I am a sucker for the expressive face on a dachshund! This painting is going to it's home this week, and I am thrilled to have had the privilege to paint her.
Pets make such a difference in our lives. They lower our blood pressure (although sometimes, I'm certain mine RAISE mine), are constant and nonjudgmental. They're warm and snuggly and they look at us as if we are the best things in the world. They forgive our shortcomings, our mistakes, our foibles. This weekend I'm babysitting Charlie the Klee-Kai, my son's dog (sort of a mini- husky). And he's just about perfect. Well, 'christening' the drapes aside, that is. I'm forgiving him just like he'd forgive me. (although, truly I've never been inclined to do anything like that to drapery…)Pin It