Rimma - painted pet portrait

My latest painted portrait is of Rimma. She's a beautiful chocolate lab that loves to be with her humans, especially when they are outside. They have watched her grow from a four pound puppy to a 64 pound  bundle of love. She's almost the same color as her favorite sofa, so it's easy for her to nap inconspicuously. I think she may be a bit spoiled, but after all, she is just a furry four legged baby! 


Day185: Happy Birthday USA!

It was a very nice 4th of July. I'm so glad I was born in the USA and I'm thankful for all that are fighting so that we can be free. I went to the "Fireworks Super Store" and bought a few sparklers for my granddaughters. That's where I got the backlit shots of the flag. I grilled out, had a slice of watermelon for dessert, and watched some of the neighbors shoot some fireworks. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]

Day108: New Leash on Life

Today I volunteered some of my time to photograph some of the dogs and cats at the New Leash on Life animal shelter in Lebanon, TN. It is a no kill shelter that tries to help dogs and cats find new homes. This is where I got my dog, Skipper, eight years ago. It has only recently become a no kill shelter. If anyone the Lebanon, TN area reads this and is looking for a pet, please consider one of the dogs or cats at New Leash on Life. I found them all to be furry babies looking for a permanent home and someone to love. I'll post some more of their photos later this week.