A very special Christmas gift surprise from husband to wife. Such a privileged to be part of giving the gift of joy.
A little bit about Mookie from his Dad....
When you ask for his personality traits, the first thing to mind is "where do I begin?"... Being a small dog, he is best described as a lap-dog. My wife and I usually have him on one of our laps, Margie more so as when she snacks for herself, she allows him to remain on her lap as he likes to stand guard and attack any crumbs or fallen foods that happen to make it to her chest. Many a fight has happened between them for a dropped potato chip. I on the other hand am not so lenient as he must be on the floor until I am done with MY snack, and he knows it.
As with any other dog, he likes to play. He enjoys plush toys with squeakers or with inserts that play snippets of songs. We refer to these as his 'deedles' as the songs played sound simply like 'deedly dee, deedly doo, deedly deedly dee' and so on. Often times he will take one of these toys and just run from living room to the dining room, around the dining table then back to the living room where he starts over. He is just so much fun to watch when he does so.
I was honored to paint Calibers portrait including the thin blue line, in recognition of his duty as a police dog. His 8"x8" painting was given to his Dad (police partner) from his Mom for Christmas this year.
About Caliber from his Mom...
Caliber was the sweetest boy - we had two little girls after our first 'baby' and he was so gentle with them - it's a good thing he was a drug dog and not an attack dog - we used to joke our pet bird was more likely to stop intruders than Caliber :)
Garth's portrait is a 9x12 size. His painting will be hung next to his brothers Trevor and Colby. Although all three have passed over the rainbow bridge, I am thankful to help keep their memories alive.
Magoo is very much missed, I am so lucky to be able to help heal his owners heart through my love of painting portraits of pets.
A little bit about Magoo from his owner...
Magoo was a rescue dog. He loved lying in the sun, chasing anything that moved, acutely aware whenever a bag of food or the frog cracked open and being a complete lap dog.
So much fun painting this beautiful Newfie named Teddy! His Mom won this 8"x8" painting from a recent craft show where she entered to win at my booth! Yay!
About Teddy, from his Mom Allison.....Teddy is 16 months old he is amazing!
Teddy's personality: Gentle Giant , Loving with slobbery kisses, Thief "Loves people food", Houdini, Free spirited/curious, Playful, Nosey
A recent commission of this beautiful assie.
From his owner....
"Papi is a 3-year old Australian Shepherd male. He’s named after Big Papi of the Boston Red Sox. We enjoy agility and nosework. Occasionally we think his name should have been Frenzy! He’s happy go lucky and very very active...all day long! Never a dull moment."
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Samples below of recent and past commissions. See more at myPet Portrait Gallery here on my website.
A recent commission of sweet little kitty Sammy. He is very much missed. My hope is that a pet painting will help heal a little piece Sammy's pet owners.
This is an 8x10 oil painting
Meet Liberty the Comfort Dog. This 8x10 Framed, signed by me and Liberty, painting will be auctioned at the Lithermans Limited Brewery We Can Be Heroes double dry-hopped pale ale release party in Concord NH, to help raise money and awareness of the important and amazing K9’s working with police and people for peaceful better communities ??❤️
info about the release party
My most recent 11x14 commission. I feel so lucky to be a part of a little bit of healing after a beloved pet has transitioned.
Here is Jojo's story....
Last year for Christmas you painted a beautiful picture of our baby girl, Zoey. We love it. We recently lost our Lab, Jojo. She just had her 14th Birthday, and I would like to have you paint one of her and send to our son who now lives in California.
He picked her from a litter for his 9th birthday. She has been the sweetest, goofiest dog we’ve ever had. Since Zoey’s passing, she rose to the occasion of Queen of the household. Although our son went off to college, graduated in May, and now works in California, she has always been “his” dog. He was devastated about her passing, but knows she is now at peace. We’d like to surprise him with this special gift.