Sunday, June 22, 2008

Muse



















I've noticed that most Bloggers enjoy sharing their affections about their family ...not just the two legged one's but those with whiskers or shedding coats.
Mine happens to be my artistic Muse, my oldest friend, Dryf as he affectionately is called...just by human ears....since he lost his hearing a few years ago, so now constantly keeps one eye open and nose smelling.

He just turned 18 years old....yep, that's 126 in human B-days and currently, the oldest dude at his Vet's office...That's my Boy!
He's my artistic companion, who checks in on me, while I ponder in my studio packing up my paint gear, working at my easel, or just thinks I have some treats hidden from him.
Now called ....affectionately, "The Faker" by friends and family.
Let me explain. Dryf gave me a pretty good scare last Fall....to the point that he was moments away from me making the horrific decision to put him down, when he had a traumatic "ear" infection, that caused seizure-like symptoms.
Miraculously, when he saw my friend walk into the exam room, he shook it off and tried diligently to stand up and he did. After a week of medication and return Vet visits he made it to another B-day.
Now, he is fine....to the point that he milks the opportunity to get friends, better known as "suckers", to give him extra treats and massage's when they visit.
He does have a bit of arthritis's, but who wouldn't, at 126 ...nevertheless, I think it gives him more personality... a John Wayne-like swagger, as he pulls himself up and walks around checking messages on the front lawn.
At his age, I'm glad I made it a point to capture his personality, whether real or just made up to what I think his personality would be....that of a Matador...but I know he would prefer to lay in his favorite dog bed waiting for the next Beggin Strip.

The first picture is a wonderful gift my Artist friend, Pat created just special for me....using a picture she took of of the "Matador"...Pat transferred it into a perfect coin purse, too perfect to use in my messy purse. So I proudly display it with my purse collectibles.

4 comments:

Roxanne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commeting (I always love it when there is a new comment!)Anyway...Your artwork is wonderful! I will look forward to seeing more. Happy Creating!!!

Joy Zaczyk said...

I cannot get over the fact that your dog is 18 years old!! That is so incredible! Love the paintings of him. He looks like a real sweetie pie. :)

Joy

Artistic Chicas said...

Joy,
I've been very blessed with Dryf, if I would have known this, I would have made it a point to find a way to clone him...18 yr's for any pet is a true gift.
So far so good...it's just a bit misleading when you try to buy food that considers Seniors as 7+ and not 18...Pet Food companies need to create even more lines.
Thanks for noticing...he is right here napping as I type.
Denise

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments about our Fancy. I had to come and find a picture of your Dryf.
How we come to love those sweet eyes and fluffy ears.