Saturday, July 5, 2008

"Lucky Dog"

8 x 6" oil/canvas panel
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Okay, I missed my Bill so much while I was gone this past week, I just had to do another painting of him.
He has been following me around with this goofy look on his face, so I think he missed me too.

Anyway, the following is part of an email I wrote recently to the woman who bought "Thistle Patch."  She is keeping several rescue dogs, so I shared with her the story of how Bill came to live with us.  I hope you will enjoy it.

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Our "Bill" is also a rescue and came from a home where he did things like, eat the couch and drapes, then ran off cross country to entertain himself on a daily basis.  Thats how we found him, running around out here by the ranch.  When we tracked down his previous family, they told us that they had also found him as a run away and asked if we would call the sheriff and have him taken to the pound, that he just wasn't worth the effort.

As he settled in here, we were shocked by his intelligence.  He seemed to actually know the English language!  He LOVES the ranch and especially the cows.  He has never run off, or been destructive in any way.  Its almost as if they were talking about a different dog.  He is always with us though, during work or play, so gets plenty of attention and direction.  He is however, TERRIFIED of the "F" word.  Also flies (yes the bug!) and the fly swatter, scare the wits out of him.  That tells us all we need to know about his previous family.

He is our first BC and I'm amazed it took us so long to discover how fantastic they are.  But I'm also amazed at how many BCs end up at the pound.  We are so lucky he found us.  There has never been a more well behaved, affectionate and intelligent dog.

2 comments:

  1. Oh he's beautiful! I love how you painted his hair or should I say fur. It has such great movement, I can almost feel that breeze.

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  2. You really captured the intelligence of the BC. My uncle had these on the farm always. They were really smart around equipment too.

    If you are interested, have a look at my daily blog: cherylsdailyblog.blogspot.com
    I'm a student of Sharon Williams. I've just had a grandparent visitation so I'll be back into the painting now...

    Cheryl

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