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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Dog Portraits, Willow, Gypsy and Zac


I've now started on Gypsy, the little terrier who will be sat in the middle of this dog portrait. She's not the prettiest of girls but she is the most faithful little dog I've ever met. She follows Ronnie around relentlessly unless I take her for a walk and unfortunately she does attack most other dogs we meet so I have to grab her and carry her under my arm until the approaching dog meets safety! She's a typical little terrier and digs and rolls in thiings she shouldn't! We're not sure how old she is as she is a rescue dog who was returned to her breeder after being owned for a year, then the breeder had a heart attack leaving 42 terriers homeless (sob story I fell for yet again!) and I'm not sure if all of them did find homes whch is very sad, but luckily for Gypsy, she came to live with us and now has 4 acres and a little forest to run around in so I think she did ok!
She has become Willow's adopted Mum, unfortunatley Willow, who is very trainable, copies all of Gypsy's bad habits! We see Willow do something and instantly recognise Gpsy's behaviour, the problem is usually Gypsy is so small it makes no difference but a huge dog like Willow can wreak havoc....back to training!

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2 comments:

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Gypsy is a very lucky little terrier, no wonder she is faithful to you! Love the portrait - it is coming along beautifully.

winter breeze said...

It,s a wonderful work in progress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i recommend you to see the dog whispered at national geography about the dog behaviors, it will help you a little bit!!
Have a good day

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