Monday, January 10, 2011


I am sure you are all confused, as it is unlikely of me to paint a dog when we have 14 cats! lol I actually was a dog girl as I had grown up with them, (before I converted!) I had a dachshund as a very first pet and her name was Babs. She was such a funny dog, but she even saved our lives one night. We were living in a small trailer that had a wood stove and a spark had hit a wooden box with a pillow in it where she lay. She was barking furiously and trying to put it out and woke my mom up. Ever since then, every 4th of July we would have to keep her inside as she wanted to put out fireworks too! Then one day she fell down our basement steps, broke her back and died. It was such a sad day, but I have fond memories of her. I still remember her slick silky coat.


Wipso said...

Fab painting and and even more lovely story. Happy memories of an obviously much loved pet....and for good reason :-)
A x

Amy said...

Dude. That was totally sad because I have a bunch of cats that I LLUURRRVE, and I hate dogs. Except that my daughter (and I guess, me..) has a weenie shitzu named Moose.
We love Moose - except that I hate dogs.
i would totally die if he broke his annoying back - which is quite long. Funny looking dogs, aren't they?

VerrySherry said...

Love your work. Thanks for commenting on my blog--glad to find your blogs!

Pam said...

Couldn't believe this was your blog. A DOG! but then I read your story and realize that you are an "Animal lover" with a great talent to share stories and create artwork. Have a wonderful day.

Carol............. said...

I had a dachshund a long time ago named Noodles (long body like a spaghetti!) and she was a hoot...just a funny acting little dog and so lovable.

I like the drawing...and I got a big kick out of the egg card also especially the middle one! LOL

I think your artwork is great.

Deborah said...

What a sweet face. How sad.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Awwwww, what a cute painting. I love dogs! That is so sad that he died that way. :(

Lois said...

Hi Wanda!
Belated Happy New Year to you!
What a lovely but sad story.
Bittersweet memories are sometimes the best ones of all, arn't they?
I too am a cat person. I'm OK with long as they belong to someone else. We have had cats and dogs, at the same time, over the past 30 years, but my own preference is a cat.
My current cat (we are down to one from four) hates dogs and will attack them if they come into the house. When we dog-sit for my son and his wife it is interesting to say the least. They have two Jack Russle (SP?) crosses.
Both of them can walk on the ceiling....I swear. They are so wired. Anyway between them and the cat there is never a dull moment when they are all together and I am glad when the dogs are gone and back to their own home.
Thanks for sharing Wanda.
Have a great year in 2011!

Cathryn said...

I love animal stories...It's that simple and this one touched me deep. Love it! *sniffs a few tears back* It moved me--it did!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

This is a cute painting Wanda. Love it. Well done. Cheers,
Kyles =D

Normajean said...

Awe she reminds me of our little Schatzie. I should post a pic of her and Pika on my site. :-)

=^..^= said...

Wat sad and sweet stories. We are so sorry you lost her that way, but are also glad that you got to love, enjoy and protect each other with the time that you've had. *wipes away a tear*

~Slash & Bronzy

Mya said...

Such a tragic story - all I can hope is that she died quickly or that with her back broken she did not feel that much.
Lovely painting and I am glad you also have good memories of her.

Judy Alexander said...

Great painting. Always hard to lose a pet.

Pattyskypants said...

"Babs" is a great name and what a hero!! xxoo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love your Babs!!! The painting is something I will share will my two painters in the studio on Monday when we are making our pet portraits...I can hardly wait! Have a great weekend! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Linda said...

Love your work! The dolls are cute!
Your kitties are darling- poor Bob!
LOL! My husband is Bob so I showed him your cat!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Pleae enter me in!
Hope you all heal up soon!!
My Jinxie cat sends a Meow!
Best Wishes,

Miriam said...

Your painting is showing your love!