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Today we wish Lincoln a Happy Adoption Day.  He has brought lots of smiles and joy to us and those who have gotten to know him.  And he has adapted to his new “work” at The Studio with enthusiasm.  I recently saw what a friend wrote about his mixed breed dog and loved it….so from now on, because Lincoln is such a funny looking little mixed breed and I get asked a lot what is he mixed with…I will say “PERFECTION”!

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Remembering Jed

 

We added a memory stone for Jed to the memory garden.  It’s right by the big tree in the front yard.  I walk by it every day as I leave and return home.  There is one there for every dog that has lived at this house.  I like to see their names every day.  We really miss Jed…and all the others.

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20190616_063800.jpgWe had a small but enthusiastic group for pet portraits yesterday…and didn’t they turn out great???!!!!  The next one is July 20th.  Click here to register and paint your pet.

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MC LincIn my Facebook Memory feed this morning this popped up from five years ago on a trip I took to the National Gallery.  I always stop in to see this Mary Cassatt painting, “Little Girl in Blue Armchair” from 1878 because the pup in it looks exactly like Lincoln!  Don’t you think?  In reality it is a Brussels Griffon but I still think Lincoln looks like it.  Read more about the painting and it’s history here.

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20190510_063923.jpgEver since we lost Jed about 6 weeks ago, Lincoln has been going to work with me at The Studio.  Lincoln is 10 years old and had never been alone so the transition to being an only  dog has been difficult for him.  The depression has been horrible.  But he does perk up on Wednesdays when he goes to class.  He likes the ladies at the morning adult class and he especially enjoys all the attention he gets at the afternoon kid’s class but he just waits for the evening adult class.

When my student, Lauren, arrives she often has with her Charlotte, her little girl, who comes in to wait for her dad to pick her up.  And Charlotte LOVES Lincoln and the feeling is mutual.  She gets right down on his level and pets and hugs him and he adores it….and her.  It’s the happiest he is all week.  This week she drew a sketch of Lincoln.  It’s my new favorite thing!!!!

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20190420_192101.jpgWe love painting pet portraits.  And we can help anyone do a nice rendition of their pet.  Look at these terrific ones from yesterday.  The next Paint Your Pet Portrait session is Saturday, May 18th at 1 pm.  Click here for more info and to register.

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Giving Thanks for Jed

 

It’s been several days now since we lost Jed.  I was cleaning up a few things in my home studio when I found photos from when Jed first came to us. It was estimated that he was about 1 1/2 years old then but as he was picked up as a stray it’s still a guess as to what was his real age. He was such a gentle sweet boy…always happy…always wanting to please everyone.  It never gets easier saying goodbye to our dear pets but today we are trying to look back at all the joy and remember those good times.  I am sharing one of the first photos I took of Jed when he came to our home.  He loved laying up in the window seat watching everything outside.  And the other photo is the last I took of him right outside that same window, sitting in the sunshine.  He was a lovely boy.

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