December 28,2012
Happy New Year Rubi Tuesday

The year is winding down and Rubi has had her first Christmas.She did well with the family and really is enjoying her sock monkey. Her and Stelle have formed a strong bond and spend most days playing or snuggling together. Stelle has taken to sitting on her soft warm back,just like she used to do with Lucy. It is sweet to see and Rubi does not seem to mind.Rubi is 6 months old now and getting so big-she is more than twice the size of Stelle now and has started to learn some manners.I am looking forward to seeing the finished product-having a mix breed pup is much like waiting to see what the completed painting will look like. Right now she is a work in progress and I can clearly make out both breeds in her. Anyway,I wish everyone a good new year,one full of light and love,bye for now,CarlaRubi Tuesday

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December 12,2012
Every Dog is beautiful-and other thoughts

I just completed a painting and I feel compelled to share this with you. These two dogs are buddies and they share their home with their humans here in Victoria. I met them when Steve,my dog trainer,came to take Rubi on her pack walk.I asked what had happened to the face of this one dog-a good tempered lab. Cancer had struck when he was a pup and after the surgery,his jaw grew in a very odd way.I give much credit to his humans for not ridding themselves of this dog as many would have. Instead of that,they have given him a good home and good care and a good life.He does not seem to know or care of his problem but carries on with the business of being a dog.We could all take a lesson from him and from dogs in general and just get on with the business of being good humans.It was a pleasure to paint his portrait,bye for now,CarlaEvery Dog is Beautiful

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December 09,2012
Week Eleven with Rubi Tuesday and other thoughts

Hi everyone-Looks like I missed a week-Rubi and Christmas portraits have kept me pretty busy lately.Rubi is 53 pounds now-she seems to be larger every morning. It looks like she will favour her father in looks.I had hoped for a face full of wrinkles but no more have shown up. Still she is a very pretty girl and I don't think she will be as large as a rotti. I have yet to paint her first portrait as I have been busy capturing pets on paper and canvas for under the Christmas tree for others. There is still time if anyone needs that for Christmas.Her and her sister are getting along so much better-I caught them spooning last week but of course the camera was no where close by and when I moved-the moment was broken. It was very cute however.More next time,bye for now,CarlaRubi Tuesday

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