Monday, November 23, 2015

ThanksLiving dinner....

Almost Thanksgiving....!!! is going to be part of this wonderful event, and I would like to invite you to celebrate a little different this year, and join us at "Green" in Tempe! All food is vegan, and you will make a difference in at least one turkey's life!!
The event is from 12 - 4 pm, and it is always so much fun! You will meet some really nice people,  We have several unique vendors and artists displaying their work and talents that day, so you can do some incredible Holiday shopping as well! Come on over! 
Green Restaurant
2240 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Painting Sweet Mira #pets #paintings
My sweet Mira made her transition a few days ago, after battling cancer for a while. I miss her terribly, so I decided to paint her portrait today. Mira was with me for all her life, 18 wonderful years!  She was such a character, always into something! She kept me busy and made me laugh so many times with her never ending adventures.  Her facial expressions were the best! She always had that annoyed, miffed look on her face, and I wanted to make sure, I capture that in my painting. She was a sweetheart at heart though, and extremely smart. She always knew, what was going on....and i am convinced she still does! When I was choosing the back ground color for the painting, I kept "hearing" --gold! I am Yes, GOLD! Well, so gold it is! That is just like her though! Always the best for also "heard" to hang it in the livingroom, just above the spot, where she was always there it is! Next to Rose, who transitioned about 6 years ago, she was 16.  Mira loved the sun light, and the painting will capture the sun perfectly in the morning. 
 I love, having their paintings, That way they are always with me! It is very comforting, and triggers all kinds of fun memories. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Aging Pet Care # #pets #seniorpets #animals

This is a very good article....and so important! Take good care of your pets!

You may be surprised to know that pets over the age of 7 years old are considered geriatric.
Animals age much faster than we do. As responsible pet owners and companions to our furry friends, we must be diligent and aware of our aging pets.
As with humans, age and time begin to break down our pet’s bodies. Have you ever noticed your pet struggling to get up or down or maybe sleeping more? These may be signs that your pet is feeling his age.
Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active is very important to your pets’ physical and mental health, so get them up and out for a gentle walk and breath of fresh air every day. The consistent movement and low impact will also keep their joints lubricated and aid in mobility. Simply walking can provide health benefits for everyone!
If walking is difficult for your pet, please consult your veterinarian before giving any medications. Your veterinarian may be able to provide you with simple low-impact exercises to try and/or provide recommendations on pain management, joint supplements and even prescription medications when needed. There are even special foods formulated for geriatric pets.
Being in the outdoor environment will also aid in your pets’ mental health by stimulating their brain with different sights, sounds and smells. As they say, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!
If your pet suddenly starts taking longer to come when called, be patient with him. He may be experiencing some hearing loss that is common in older pets. Vision is also affected by age. You may notice that your pet is walking along the walls, bumping into things in new environments or having trouble seeing in low light. Stairs can also become difficult.
Because of the decline in their senses, aging pets should be supervised when outside to avoid harmful, difficult or dangerous situations.
Since their bodies age faster, it is a great idea to have your pet thoroughly checked out by a veterinarian a couple of times a year. Having geriatric blood work performed wouldn’t hurt; when was the last time he had blood work done? Years? It would provide you and your veterinarian with some great insight into your pet’s overall health and help stay ahead of any possible health complications such as organ failure.
If we are lucky, we get many, many years with our pets. As they grow older with us, let’s do everything we can to keep them around for as long as possible. Growing older doesn’t mean giving up. Get that sweet friend up off of the sofa and take a walk, then maybe a trip to the vet … shhhh, don’t tell him!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dallas #dogs #dogs #portraits #portraits
I just finished my latest painting, Dallas. It was so much fun! I could feel his goofiness while I was painting his portrait. Thank you again for your order, Rachel and Alex.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fund day at Tempe Lake #dogs #pets #fundraiser #animalwelfareleague
Nothing like getting together with animal people and their pets!! Today we were at a fundraiser for AZ animal welfare league, and it was a riot! I met so many incredible dogs, beautiful, amazing, sweet, mischievous,  precious, and talented. Some were showing off their talents in an agility course, others were fetching balls, some were in their Halloween costumes. All were cheered on by their fellow dogs!! It was so much fun!!I saw one lady with 7 dogs, 2 were sitting in a stroller,  the rest was walking calmly on leashes. It was amazing, how well they all got along, I didn't even hear one growl! Everybody was happy to be there! Loved it 😀💙💚💛💜🐕

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The answer #pets #animals #portraits #cats #dogs #custompetportraits

Here is the answer to my quiz question :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Painting of Tyson #paintings #animals # #pets #petportraits #dogs #cats
This is Tyson. He is my friends Kathy and Marty's boxer and I get to dog sit him sometimes. I painted his portrait for Kathy ' s birthday this weekend

another fun Sedona trip

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