Sunday, March 15, 2009

Already sold...

This is one of the first submissions by staff for a portrait.  Some of you have seen Kayla but SPCA staff member Kendra had requested this sweet pooch because another staff member requested  a painting to give to a volunteer.  This volunteer like so many others spends hours upon hours to make a dog or cat more sociable so it can be adopted.  A bonding and trust between the volunteer and the animal results in a success  but ironically the critter is taken away to go to a new home.  So as appreciation and also as a tribute to their dedication, staff members are already looking forward to having painting available for gifts or memorials of special animals that pass through their shelter.

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting, Such a soulful look. It's so true how dedicated the volunteers are in animal rescue. It takes great patience and love to do what they do.

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  2. Oh my, I feel a little misty eyed! Wonderful portrait Sheila, heart warming story!

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  3. Fantastic Sheila. Both the painting and the mission.

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  4. Sheila, what a wonderful painting! I love the way her head is curled around, those eyes just looking, looking hard - for her future? Her past? Her friends? A lovely, evocative painting and story.

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  5. This is such a gorgeous painting!
    What a great idea to give the paintings to the volunteers who dedicate themselves in finding forever homes of the animals!

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