Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Senior Dogs are the sweetest!

"Arcea"
10" x 12" acrylic on canvas

I was inspired by Melissa's post today on Pugnotes about senior dogs. Go check it out because she writes very eloquently about how older dogs can teach us wonderful things about life and about aging. Dogs don't care about a few gray hairs and some crinkles around their eyes...they just care about enjoying every day as it comes and embracing things that smell good! The painting above is of a very special senior dog I painted a couple of years ago. What a beautiful old soul he was.

One of my favorite rescue organizations that helps aging animals is SAINTS. They take in and care for seniors that have nowhere else to go. SAINTS provides a warm home and three beautiful acres in Mission, BC so that they can live out their days in a nurturing, loving environment. They have an auction coming up very soon so if you'd like to donate something to help raise funds for them...go here.

Back soon with a new dog portrait!

8 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh what a beautiful post. thank you for the nice mention and link! i am off to go and check out SAINTS. What a great organization!
xoxoxo
m

Susan Tuttle said...

you have an incredible knack for making beautiful portraits of dogs:)!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

What a handsome boy Arcea is; you did a beautiful job capturing him. Thank you for your kind words regarding Abby. My mom really has her hands full right now! And thanks in advance for any Maisie shots you dig up for me; I appreciate it!....Have a great day!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

What a great post. Love the painting of Arcea, such a beautiful face.

Hugs,
Donna

Sue said...

This paiting brought a tear to my eye....well more then one I have to admit...It reminded me of all the Goldens I have had that are now gone but never forgotten...I had 5 at one time...wonderful dogs...Boo just celebrated his 11th. birthday on Sunday and I did a special post about him....I think you will enjoy it....I pointed out that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks...
sorry I can't do the short link...
http://rue-mouffetard.blogspot.com/2009/08/happy-birthday-to-boo-dog.html

Leslie Moore said...

You've captures all the sweetness in Arcea's face. Wonderful painting!

Apifera Farm said...

And you can do open mouthed dogs, I'm impressed! You know how I feel about Senior animals - great post.

Affordable homes said...

what an awe-inspiring painting... wish I have the talent to paint a picture as beautiful as that.