Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's Raining Cat and Dogs


Yes, folks, only one cat... one measly little kitty...out of all the animal portraits I've done - just one itty, bitty kitty, Oscar. 
Can someone explain that?  I have a hard time believing that only dog owners are likely to have their pets' portraits done!
 
Of course, that should all change now since my daughter, Sarah and her husband, Nick - the newlyweds,  got a little, itty, bitty Siamese kitty shortly after they got back from their honeymoon.  Their kitten's name is Maggie, after Magglio Ordonez.  (Did I mention they're big Detroit Tigers fans?)  The biggest trick will be getting Maggie to stay still long enough to have her picture taken!



Now I'll share some of my favorite dog portraits.
 



This is my Bailey.  He's a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.  
 
He's the "son" we never had... we have two daughters.  He also believes himself to be The Protector of our street as he sits in the window scrutinizing each person, dog, truck, car, stroller, roller-blader, jogger, squirrel, cat, chipmunk, etc. as they pass by.  
The sanitation workers call him "Doggie in the Window".  
I call him, Sir Bailey of York.
 
 



This is Cody.



These pet portraits are all done in pastels. I also do painted portraits. Really I do! But it's taken me so long to get these posted, in a fashion that I like, I can't spend any more time on them.  Will this blogging ever get easier for me?  Oy!






 
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