Monday, December 31, 2007

Just finished up on this painting of Gypsy vanner horses which are a light draft breed bred by the Gypsys to pull their vans on their travels. They are being bred now in almost every country including the US! Breeders try to get a flashy looking horse with a very kind disposition.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Well, after not painting for a week I decided to do this lesson from a book that I had gotten ready for my watercolor class. That way I would know the pitfalls before I threw it at my gals.
I enjoyed the use of salt on the small fuzzy feathers which I hadn't done before.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

This is Zoey. She was new here and her owner assured me that she would be no problem. He dropped her off on his way to the airport to Hawaii for ten days and by the time I had walked him out and then went back to the dog, she had torn the wire off the gate, broken the latch and was digging a hole to China. Nice dog...........NOT! Well, out of desperation I ran hot wire across the gate at the bottom and in the middle and she hit that twice and decided she needed to be a nice girlie and never got out of line again.
We definitely had a meeting of the minds and she was perfect for the rest of the time.

This is Jersey. She was given a customer of mine after they had to give their little dog away as he was starting to bite the kids. Jersey is a German shepherd mix and very nice. She enjoyed being with the little guys and was quite eager to play with them.

This is Maddie and Bailie. Maddie is a Silky terrier pup and Bailie an Australian terrier. I had them several times over the summer and got very attached to both. The night they were to come back to stay for two weeks their owner called and told me that Bailie had been killed by coyotes. Broke my heart as well as the owners. Maddie came anyway and since she had my little ones to play with she didn't miss Bailie too much. She will be back on Monday and I will find out how she and her owner are doing without Bailie.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I haven't been able to paint animals for a couple of days so today I made up for it and painted four! They are really getting quick as time is getting short.

These first two are yellow labs and are just the nicest dogs. They are very playful and love to chase each other with the ball.

This orange kitty is Scooter. He was just here for nine days and he is so undemanding. Anything is OK with him including my little chihuahuas checking out his crate with him in it!!

The little fuzzy light colored dog is also Scooter and he is a Havanese. When he was here this summer he had a summer clip which looked so cute he reminded me of a little Dutch boy the way his ears were trimmed.

Last but not least is Sophie, a very sweet but shy kitty. She was just here also and is very good but always glad to be going home.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tinka is the little red long haired doxy. She has the softest coat and her owners keep her clipped because it is just like baby fuzz. She is Tazzis favorite and whenever she comes they are both whining and jumping until she gets in the gate and then they are off! She comes about once a month and I just love her.

Blue is a huge australian shepherd but he must have something else in him too as he is larger than a lab. He has an amazingly thick long coat and is quite rambunctious.

The last ones are Tucker shadow and buddy. They came for the first time this year and although very active were good little dogs and Shadow, the lab was very quiet.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sammy and Chloe

This is Sammy. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback. They were bred in Africa to chase lions. Needless to say, she enjoys running along with my son and his wife on their bike rides and when they are running the trails in Arizona. She stayed a day with me when they drove up here to the Pacific NW this summer. She is a wonderful dog.

This is Chloe, a Lhasa apso. She is a really cute little girl and when she stayed here this summer it just happened that my other two little Lhasa boarders were here. They had such fun!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Gracy, Glory and Nano

This is Gracie and Glory. Gracy on the left is a tiny black and white pomeranian and Glory is a long haired doxy. They are such nice little girls and have been coming to my kennel for about two years. Some of my favorites.

This is Nano. This is her first year at Animal house. She is a rat terrier and isn't quite a year old yet. She is one huge bundle of energy! She just never stops but she is a nice girl and had tons of fun with my Miniature Pincher Tazzi.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


This is one of my favorite kennel dogs. She is a lab/boxer mix and is brindle in color.
She is just such a happy girl and so full of life that is difficult not to get caught up in her joy.


This is Oakley. She is a Jack Russel Terrier, although she is much more calm than most terriers. She is a really nice little dog and I hope she comes to visit again.

Friday, December 7, 2007


This is Buddy, one of my favorites this year. He is a silky terrier and is just the sweetest little guy. This was his first stay here and I hope he gets to come back next year.


This is Andy, a lab/chesapeake retriever cross. He is huge but such a sweetie. A real lover if he doesn't knock you over first with his enthusiasm.
Still working towards about 25 of these. Last week was very busy so I didn't get any done so now I really have to hurry up to finish in time to mail these post cards to the owners.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Church and Saki

These are two more of my little boarders. The kitty is named Church and he is just a huge big bundle of love. The doggie is Saki, a pitch black doxie. She was here for the first time this spring and was just a doll to take care of.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

This is Albert. His doggie sisters stay here often but Albert was here for the first time this fall. He is a lovely big old snuggly guy and I loved his yellow sweater!
I do get kitties from time to time in the kennel too.