Sunday, August 29, 2010


Oil on canvas, 12x12
By Carrie Jacobson

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law, Sue Jacobson, adopted a beautiful mixed-breed dog named Frankie. Frankie is a cross between a cocker spaniel and an Australian shepherd. She has a chestnut coat and lovely ice-blue eyes, and she's a sweetheart.

Frankie came from Texas, in a big, air-conditioned truck with other southern dogs being adopted by people in New England. My sister has adopted two southern dogs, Beemer and Ariana, and they are wonderful additions to her family, too. My brother is getting his southern dog - a bichon/pug cross - in two weeks. I guess it's a family trend!

Brewster showed up during Sue's search for Frankie. His page on Adopt-A-Pet  ( says he's in Glastonbury, Conn., but I seem to remember that he's another southern guy, and will be delivered in the dog truck to Glastonbury. 

Brewster is part Wheaten terrier and part chow. He has a blue tongue, and in all his photos, that left ear comes forward over his face. In the past couple weeks, they've shaved him down. Wherever he is, Glastonbury or the South, it must be hot! 

I am going to track him down and donate this painting to his rescue group or to the person who eventually adopts him. I will let the rescue group make the decision. I'd love to adopt him, but we have too many dogs as it is. 

A last note: Sue said that going to meet the truck was like going to meet family who had been away for years. She pulled up into the parking lot, and there were people and dogs and hugs and smiles and laughter, and she burst into tears, it was so moving and so full of love and life.

To see more of my paintings, or to commission me to make a painting of your pet, visit my website,!

- Carrie

1 comment:

  1. Sweeeeet!!! I love his joyous colors. Yea, Brewster!