Tuesday, June 20, 2017

another fun Sedona trip

"I paint your pet while you shop" next Dates: July 1, and 22

My paintings are available at @WhiskersBarkery.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sedona Special

Twice a month I have the pleasure and privilege of painting animal portraits in Sedona @ #WhishersBarkery . It is such a joy! This coming Saturday happens to be my birthday. I couldn't imagine spending it in a better way, than in the beautiful energy and landscape of Sedona, AZ, doing what I love to do! Come see me at Whiskers Barkery and celebrate with me!
Sedona Special
 Have your Pet painted, while you shop!

All I need is your pet’s photo

5x7 canvas


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Are your pets at home, while you are on vacation??

All year you have been planning your trip or your vacation, and finally you are ready to go!! Yeah, summer is here! But what about your pets??? Hopefully you have planned a vacation where they can come along!! But that is not always possible.

So,let me start out with a horror story that happened to a friend of mine, and is still haunting me. A couple of years ago they went on vacation to Europe, where they couldn't take their three dogs. They were going to be gone for two weeks.
 So they called a pet sitter, whom they didn't personally know, but whose business card they had somehow gotten. They made arrangements with the pet sitter to go 2x a day to the house, walk and feed the dogs and play with them during the 2 weeks they were gone.

The pet sitter agreed and off they went on their dream vacation.

When they got home 2 weeks later they found the unimaginable!!! The dogs were alive, but they were lethargic, starved and dehydrated! The couch was destroyed! The carpets had holes in them in front of the doors from scratching. The cabinet doors, where the dog food was, had been chewed through.....the list goes on!!!

When they called the pet sitter, - no answer! Apparently she had never been to the house!

I am just telling you this to make sure you understand, how important it is to plan for your pets as well, when you go on vacation!

First of all: Plan way in advance for your pets!!! No last minute..."Oh yeah, I need a pet sitter!!!!"
After all you want your pets to have a great time too, while you are relaxing on the beach!

Here are some helpful tips!

  • Ask a friend, someone you know and trust, or a professional pet sitting service to take care of your furry family members! Interview them, and have them come for a visit. Watch how your pets react to them and listen to your intuition.

Sometimes it is better to consider a house sitter, someone who stays at your house, while you are away. {same rule!! make sure you know and trust the person!}

  • Make sure they have a list of things you want them to do! 
Write down all your instructions, no matter how trivial something may seem. Your house and pets may be new to your sitter so every little thing will be helpful., then make a checklist of tasks that are to be done daily so that nothing is forgotten.

 Inform your the veterinarian of your travel plans, naming your pet sitter, and authorizing the veterinarian to provide any treatment necessary while you are away (including to euthanize the pet if in the pet’s best interest). Make arrangements how to pay the vet bill.

  • Make sure your sitter has phone # and contact # of some of your friends, in case of emergency
  • check in on them frequently while you are gone, to make sure everything is ok, and or have a friend go by the house to check.
Have a wonderful trip, knowing that your beloved furry family members will have a wonderful time as well!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Painted a little munchkin this weekend

I found some words about flat nosed cats on the web and wanted to share:

There are many beautiful breeds of cats in the world with some boasting a wild look and others that are just too cute for words. Cats with short muzzles really stand out from the crowd with the Persian probably being the most well-known of them all. However, there are other breeds that boast flatter faces that are just as lovely and a few of them are listed below.

The Delightful Exotic Shorthair

The Exotic shorthair is well-known for their gorgeous teddy-bear appeal, they are loving, affectionate yet independent characters and a real pleasure to have around. These little felines have the cutest faces, but they can be prone to suffering from certain breathing issues, especially when the weather is warm which is why it's so important to keep a close eye on them during the hotter summer months.
You also need to keep an eye on their weight because these pussy cats can be real couch potatoes if they are allowed to be. Making sure they are fed a well-balanced diet that suits the amount of activity they get on a daily basis, goes a long way in keeping their weight under control. If a cat carries too much weight, it can lead to all sorts of health issues including diabetes!

The Gorgeous Himalayan

A mix between the lovely Persian and a Siamese, the gorgeous Himalayan has inherited their good looks from both parent breeds. They are well-known for their kind natures which they also get from their parents. They are playful and affectionate which is why they have become one of the most popular feline companions on the planet.
Sharing a home with a Himalayan pussy cat is a real pleasure because if there is one thing these gorgeous looking felines do well it's to keep you entertained with their playful antics and kind natures. However, they are pretty busy characters which means they don't like to be left to their own devices for long periods of time!

The Cute Scottish Fold

There's no doubt at all that Scottish Folds are lovely looking felines and have to be among the cutest on the planet with their massive eyes and curled up ears. Their cuteness is only matched by their lovely, affectionate natures and the breed is well-known for being incredibly placid and gentle. They are fun to be around because they stay “kitten-like” even in their adult years and there's nothing they enjoy more than playing interactive games with you whenever they can.
As their name suggests, these delightful pussy cats originate in Scotland and are a relatively new breed on the cat scene only first being appearing back in the sixties. The breed had an immediate impact on the cat world with their stunning, large round eyes and cuter than cute expressions. Scottish folds can boast either a long or short coat and have a habit of sitting up on their back legs which is very reminiscent of prairie dogs which all adds to the endearing appeal.

The Very Pretty Selkirk Rex

It's not only their gorgeous curly coats that are so eye catching because these adorable looking felines boast such pretty faces too. They have extremely large eyes, short stubby faces and large bat-like ears that really makes them stand out from the crowd.
They are well known for their kind and affectionate natures having inherited many of the characteristics and traits of parent breeds which includes those of the gorgeous Persian. Selkirk Rex cats are very laid-back characters and they like nothing more than watching the world go by with intermittent bouts of playfulness.

The Stunning and Ever Popular Persian Cat

As previously mentioned, the Persian cat has to be one of the most recognised and popular felines in the world and for centuries they have been delighting their owners with their wonderful looks and kind, affectionate natures. They have to be among the most “laid-back” cats ever which is why they make sure a wonderful choice as a family pet.
Persian cats have glorious coats which do take a bit of taking care of in the grooming department. But the effort and time spent with your pet is well worth it because they are so lovely to be around on a one to one basis. Naturally, being pampered is something these felines really enjoy.
However, because of their extreme flat faces and shorter than short stubby noses, you have to be very careful and keep an eye on them when the weather is hot because the breed is known to have difficulty in breathing when the temperature starts to rise, especially during the hotter summer months.


Cats are glorious creatures and every one of them has their own personality. They are clever characters and they know how to wrap their owners around their little paws whenever they want something. The five gorgeous breeds mentioned above are masters at doing just this because not only are they lovely looking, but they boast super kind and affectionate natures too!

Friday, April 28, 2017

simple trick to keep Fido from chewing on your stuff

Here is a simple trick to keep your pooch from chewing on your furniture or any other stuff.
Mix 5 ounces of apple cider vinegar, 5 ounces of white vinegar and 5 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray on your furniture or the items in question.Fido will resent the smell and taste, and your stuff is safe!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Miro is turning 1 today

#Miro is celebrating his first year back on planet Earth today! Happy Birthday sweet little guy! I am looking forward to many more!! To celebrate he gave ME a 5 min shoulder massage this morning at 5:45, whispering into my ear: "Hey, wake up! Its my birthday! Do you have any of those catnip treats?"...LOLšŸ˜™šŸ˜

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Golf Turnament for Lucky Paws

 #amazingcritterproducts is a sponsor of this event! Come join us Sunday for golfing, hang out, meet animal people, and have fun! Great prizes to win, including an amazingcritter handpainted portrait of your pet! It's a great cause, support #LuckyPaws

another fun Sedona trip

"I paint your pet while you shop" next Dates: July 1, and 22 My paintings are available at @WhiskersBarkery.