National Pet Day

bliss s

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’”
–Dave Barry

blissful eyes reflect
absolute trust devotion
loyalty returned

For National Pet Day, I started with a quote in answer to Elusive Trope’s 3-day quote challenge.  And of course, a poem for NaPoWriMo.  My neocolor drawing is a portrait of Bliss, one of the beautiful golden retrievers who shares the life of Tim, The Forester Artist.  When he posted this photo in January, I remarked to him that her face begged to be drawn.  It’s taken me awhile, but she is a perfect poster girl for the day.

It’s been a long time since I drew any dogs.  I did a few drawings and paintings of one of my roommate’s wonderful dogs, Bacchus, 40+ years ago, and I think I may have a painting of one of Nina’s dogs from back in the day somewhere.  Since my animal hair allergies appeared, I haven’t been able to live with either dogs or cats, and I do feel the loss.  Pets are good companions.

And once again Celebrating the Days this month with Charlie at Doodlewash.

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43 responses to “National Pet Day”

  1. Rebecca says :

    This is great – you’ve given it so much free, furry texture and such a wonderful expression. 🙂

  2. kim881 says :

    Great picture and haiku!

  3. merrildsmith says :

    I didn’t know it was National Pet Day. I’m surprised my cats didn’t tell me. 🙂
    A beautiful doggy tribute–the quote (so true), as well as your beautiful drawing and poem.

  4. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Lovely drawing – you really captured Bliss there!

  5. Jodi says :

    love that quote and what a beautiful painting of a sweet pup! 🙂 ❤

  6. Sharon Mann says :

    Hi Kerfe, the neo’s are the perfect tool for your gorgeous doggy portrait. I’m like you, I must enjoy pets from arms length.

  7. Sand Salt Moon says :

    I love the expression and how you used the red color to make this such a special pet portrait xo

  8. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    LOVE!! Hehe… beautiful painting and your words are wonderful. So few words that really tell the whole story. Love this post and so happy you’re playing along my friend! 😍

  9. Susan Feniak says :

    Those words are so true. Love the expression, caught so well.

  10. Snehal Kank says :

    At a first glance this painting made my heart happy. Wooow very nice work 🙂

  11. D.S. says :

    Ooo, I love this! So sweet! 😉

  12. artandmoondreams says :

    Great quote. Your lovely poem, such an tender description and perfectly mirrors your beautiful portrait. Wonderful how you have captured the energy and nobility of your subject.

  13. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Such a pretty painting, fun and warm!

  14. Teresa Robeson says :

    Bliss is indeed a beauty as is your drawing of her! And I love the Dave Barry quote. 😀

  15. foresterartist says :

    Reblogged this on THE FORESTER ARTIST and commented:
    Kerfe, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful picture of my Bliss. I love it. Your poetry is so perfect for her. I am very touched. She would give you a snuggle if she was there.

  16. MaryALivingston says :

    Reblogged this on Sneaking Bliss and commented:
    A beautiful portrait of our girl Bliss in honor of National Pet Day. By the talented Kerfe. Well done!

  17. Bobbie L Suchorukov says :

    She’s almost too beautiful.

  18. bennythomas says :

    I am late but I cannot turn away from a dog as cute as Bliss. Nice sketch too. Best wishes Tim,

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