Monday, September 21, 2009

Canine Art Dogs Shih-Tzu Dog Painting

Pure Elegance
by Della Burgus
Acrylic on Stretched, Wrapped Canvas
9 x 12
You know how it is, you see someone across a crowded room, your eyes meet, and the joybells begin to ring in your heart. This delightful creature was at the AKC dog show in Des Moines recently. I first saw him in a show ring with other Shih-Tzu dogs - they were wonderful, but there was something about him, I knew he had to be a painting. His beautiful coloring, his royal bearing, the understated adornment - somehow more elegant in its simplicity and absence of "frou-frou." I "happened' to be standing outside the ring after he had shown, and his person graciously allowed me to take a photo. In fact, she brushed him again and arranged his fur so that he would look just right.

Dog shows are fun, and most of the people I meet there are fun also, because they are almost all dog lovers just like me. They love talking dogs, don't care that I am a total stranger, they love sharing about their wonderful friends. And the dogs seem to have a good time also. To me it seems the Golden Retrievers are having the best time of anybody, but then, they do have a knack for enjoyment that is somewhat beyond most of us on this planet.

Everybody seems to have a favorite breed but I have never met a dog I didn't like, and the more I see of them the more I like them. What is that old saying, "The more I see of men, the more I like my dog."? Well, I won't go that far, but there are a few people who might learn some manners from them, as well as compassion, patience and faithfulness.

Pictured below are two sweeties who might have felt a little overwhelmed about the whole competition thing, but they did find a safe place to be, with someone who loved them. That is the best thing that could happen to any of us. And that is my prayer for all of us today.

Sweet Spaniel finds protection between the tennies.

"I feel safe being on Daddy's lap with my toy duck."

1 comment:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

I meant to leave a comment on this one before.. love the dog with his toy, on daddy's lap :)