|'A gentle giant' - acrylic on box canvas 5x5 inches|
Back to acrylics this week and my little mini dog portraits. This is one of the dogs at the shelter still awaiting his forever home. He's a Great Dane/Lurcher cross who for the purposes of this post we'll call Thor. When he stands on his hind legs he's taller than me but he's just a big, old gentle giant.
Both S and I fell in love with this guy when he first arrived at the shelter a few months ago. We went so far as to introduce him to our two dogs to see how it would go. It didn't go well. Despite being ankle high to Thor, Reuben decided he didn't like this possible interloper and competitor for our affections one little it and made his feelings abundantly clear - it nearly came to doggie blows. We were gutted but unfortunately it just wasn't to be. Some folk can add to their dog family without the existing dogs having a furry tantrum but not us, it would appear. Hey ho, I guess two dogs and a cat will have to be enough for now.
Anyway, Thor loves human company and when I take him out for his exercise he'll do anything for a treat and a belly rub. He's learnt to give me his (enormous) paw (very enthusiastically, I might add!), sit, lie down and roll on his side whereupon he'll stay there in dog ecstasy for as long as I tickle his tummy. Hopefully, someone worthy of his affection will come for this beautiful boy before too much longer - if you could all send some positive thoughts out into the universe for him it couldn't do any harm!
In cat news, Purdey fell asleep on my lap. Twice! This is a huge deal as she was so unapproachable when we first brought her home just over a month ago. She now comes running up to us every time we visit her in the garage and when I do Reiki with her she'll lie down beside me or, the last two times, on my lap! I'm still optimistically hopeful that by Christmas she'll be in the house, in front of the fire, although every time she sees the dogs (through the glass door) they bark at her and she hisses at them so maybe it won't be this Christmas!
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and want to say again how much I appreciate those who take the time to visit and leave a comment. I try to get round everyone at some point over the weekend but sometimes the business of life means a week passes and here we are again and I've not completed all my visits!