Sunday, August 13, 2006

Adopting a rescue dog

I just completed this very special painting of "Tink". I am so excited to send this painting off to Tink's lovely owner. Tink was terribly abused and brought to an animal hospital. One of the hospital employees nursed her back to health and gave her a forever home. Now Tink goes to work with her new companion and rarely leaves her side. When I paint rescue dogs they seem to know how lucky they are. They have a memory of the tough times and they appear to be grateful for their good fortune. Everyone I've talked to with a rescue dog says the same thing, "the dogs know and are grateful for their "forever home".

As Mark Twain said, "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ---

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