Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Distinguished Dachshund by Della Burgus

Distinguished Dachshund

Pastel on Sennelier Pastel Card
Image size about 8.25 x 9
Mounted on foam core board
Matted and ready to frame.

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20% will be donated to DARE Dachshund Rescue and Education

A pastel painting of one of my favorite breeds. They are loving, loyal, intelligent, sensitive, as well as independent and stubborn. For many years my brother and his wife shared their lives with a wonderful dachshund. He was a great pet and quite a character. Neighborhood children would ring the doorbell and ask if "Oscar" could come out and play. Later one of them explained that he would sometimes escape from the back yard and run to the school across the street to play with the children at recess, so he had made friends with all of them.

I have been reading a book called, Angel Dogs, by Allen and Linda Anderson, and I am looking forward to reading about Angel Cats, Angel Horses, and I think, Angel Animals as well. We will have to leave it to the theologians to debate whether or not our four legged friends can meet the criteria required to be classified as an angel, but I do know that God speaks to us through all of His creation, and that certainly includes all the big and little animals. The one theme running through most of His conversations, and the most important lesson He wants us to learn is LOVE. From our pets we learn to give love and to receive love, we learn all about unconditional love, which seems pretty rare within the human race. We learn that it is in giving that we receive, and that it is the little, honest things in life that really matter. Things like the wag of a tail, a nice warm purr and the look that comes from those warm, loving eyes. We learn to allow our hearts to break and when we have said good-bye to our very best friend, we learn that it has all been worth it. We learn that love, true love, never really dies.

Hug your furry friends today, and give them an extra hug from me. They are all gifts from God, you know, and we need to treasure all his gifts.


Andrea said...

What a wonderful painting!! You have captured the breed perfectly. You do simply lovely work. :)

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dellartist said...

Thank you. I love to study the different breeds and try to capture their characters.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Love the dachshund portrait!