We all love our pets and every pet owner loves to tell stories about their critter family. Stories of love and devotion. Stories of bravery and comfort. Stories that bring smiles–and sometimes bittersweet tears for companions that remain only in memory. These stories pet owners share with me are the heart and inspiration behind the portraits I make of their furry, scaled, feathered and finned companions.


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There are so many fun stories and pictures can share, but here is small sample of the portraits I have done in the past few months of some of fun and fabulous creatures that have emerged from my canvas.

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Naiobe the foul-mouthed, diva cat

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Jackie, loves all things all the time.

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Arthur, the devoted

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Puff, the tough guy ready for a fight.

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Augustus wants to be a punk like his hero Puff.

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Sammy is the King of Athens who lives to smite his maltese neighbor

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Dickens is very sensitive and worries too much.

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Bella Lou chases squirrels, but never catches squirrels.

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Sawyer is a simple and happy guy.

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Flick, thoroughly enjoys tormenting anything that moves.

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Gibson, he’s not lazy– he’s laid back. *cough*

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Marvin, the distinguished gentleman.

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Loki Bear, gigantic size, gigantic love.

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Sir Didymus is always ready for adventure.

Bo-Bo, the killing machine.

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Eli: Moody, Operatic Shower Singer.

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Mugsy, the dog Archie Bunker.

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Fushindere: nervous; highly strung; sensitive, fussy

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Benjamine is the absolute and incontestable queen and she knows it.

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The Odd Couple. Dayton lives to destroy. Oliver lives to love.

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Remi is a ridiculous never-ending ball of energy.

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More pets and stories on my facebook page. :-)