Other Cool Critter Portraits
UROC URX UCDX Haberl's Rockin Rio BN GN CDX PCDX GO RAE3 VER RM NA NW NJ NT RATS CGCA as well as a Therapy Dog and Service Dog.
3/25/2011 to 8/2/2016. Rio
Owned and loved by Meri Chupko
"She was one of a kind and we had a wonderful journey together even though it was for a short time."
MACH, C-ATCH 2 Kinetic's
Callback CD, RAE, MXS, MJS, OF, ASCA CD, GV-E, JS-E, RS-E, RNX, RA
2014 ASCA Nationals Conformation
Callback Owned and loved by Joy Lowe
Annie, owned and loved by Sonya Danile
Chica, owned and loved by Diana and Tom Miller of Urbana, Ohio
Chica is one of my favorit students. She's the fastest cocker I have ever seen run agility! She's full of spunk and truly enjoys what she's doing. Watching Chica run puts a smile on everyone's face. She's also a very accomplished Therapy Dog and every week brings joy to patients in nursing home with an amazing repertoire of tricks.
BR.CH. SHR Kandiland's Justice Four All, JH, RN, WC, CGC, TDI
Court, owned and loved by Jovonnie Androy, of Golden Gael Farms in Parrish, Florida. Court is one of the gentlest, most beautiful Golden Retrievers I have ever met. Jovonnie has shared him with wonderful friends in Brazil and Argentina, where Court has done a lot of winning and left some beautiful puppies. As one of the South American judges commented about Court : "You can put coat on a dog, but you can never put structure and teach him how to move. Court was simply the Best in the Show today!” He's a breathtaking representative of the breed.
Gypsy This is one of my favorite portraits. The dog had such an expressive face! Gypsy was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever that had been rescued by a young woman, and was her dog of a lifetime. As a wedding present, her fiance commissioned this portrait from me. This was done almost 15 years ago. The photographs he sent me were extremely high quality, so I was able to easily put great detail in the piece, especially the eyes, which are my favorite feature in a portrait.
In March of 1999, Carol Buckler was picking up some supplies for her job as a park ranger when she was attacked by a large dog and severely mauled. The injuries were so severe that she spent a year in multiple reconstructive surgeries, with major surgery and scars on her right leg. The psychological scars were severe as well. Carol had always been an animal lover, and now she found herself pathologically terrified of dogs. With the help of therapists, and her friend Kathy Fornes, Carol adopted Cymba, a mixed breed who had been severely injured by a car. They healed each other, neither of them giving up, and each forming a bond that is stronger as a result.
was rescued from the Collier
County Animal Control in Naples, Florida. It has a reputation for being one of
the highest kill shelters in all of Florida. He was scheduled to die, when one
of the volunteers called Susie, a friend of Diane Oblinger from St. Petersburg
to take him. When Susie saw him, he was sitting dejectedly in the last kennel,
as if he knew he was waiting to die. Tucker
turned out to be much older than originally believed, but he was an
extraordinary dog. He was like a wise old man, with a presence that made people
fall in love with him.
Podie, owned by Jan Poulton of Land O' Lakes, Florida is Int/Am. CH. Patriot's Pave Penny Pod, NA. She is named for the bomb sighting device, the Pave Penny, which is mounted on a pod on aircraft to guide the bombs to their targets. Podie is a very serious minded, loving bullmastiff with deep guardian instincts. We have a very special bond because of the years of training we have done together. She is the love of my life." In addition to her Agility and Obedience achievements, Podie has a CGC (Canine Good Citizen), and a TT (Temperament Test) titles.
Feathers was a gray and white
tabby that came to live with Sheila Kelly along with her dog, and 2 other cats,
in 1993. As the years
passed, Sheila's attachment for this little cat grew. A feline with a mellow attitude, easy going
personality, and sweet disposition, Fez required little more than sharing a glance every
now and then, some food, water and air, and a safe place to rest. She was extremely tolerant
of the hugs, kisses, grooming, demands for her attention.
This is Tess.
Tess is owned and loved by Craig and Pam Olsen in Tampa, Florida.
This beautiful red Border Collie was rescued by Diane Conroy of St. Petersburg,
Florida. Diane was becoming very attached to Tess,
until Craig Olsen came into the picture and then it was love at first sight.
is a very bright, beautiful black Labrador retriever that temporarily belonged to and was
dearly loved by Mary Beth and Rob Flood. Angel was raised as a guide dog
puppy by the Flood family, and when she completed her training at the Florida
Southeastern Guide Dog School, she was accepted as a breeder. Ordinarily breeders stay
with their puppy raising families, but the Floods had to
give Angel back because they moved to Connecticut and breeder host
families have to live within 100 miles of the school. This was a heartbreak for the Floods
as they had become very attached to Angel. Angel was
probably about 18 to 20 months old when I did her portrait. She became a mother on
November 22, 2001 (Thanksgiving Day).
But Agility is not the only activity in Shadow's life. Jim and Suzi have been Youth Leaders in their church for the past 20 years, taking the kids on many back pack trips into Colorado and the New Mexican mountains. Shadow is the kids' mascot in all the mountain trips. She is a wonderful trail dog, and even carries her own pack.
the newest addition to the Dressler household, and has become Shadow's
Rudy was named after the Christmas song, Rudolph
the Red Nosed Reindeer. That was the song playing on the radio when
his owner Jim Dowling brought the new puppy home. Jim said that Rudy
was a fluffy ball of red fur.
This is Doc, a Boxer
who is a very important member of the Gerulsky household in Riverview, Florida. Besides
the standard Boxer passion for chasing squirrels, Doc excels at
playing soccer with his two kids (and anybody in the neighborhood who will join in
This is Dillon,
a standard poodle and devoted companion of Betsy Hicka, of Valrico, Florida.
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