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January 21, 2010


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The top photo is of a painting, in acrylics, I did from Ainslee Roberts, his work is wonderful. He was actually invited into an aboriginal tribe for awhile and learnt a lot about their folk lore and did a lot of paintings while with them based on their storiesl

The second is my beautiful boy. He’s not limping so much this afternoon, I went to the garage about 3 this morning and got some dettol, didn’t have any in the house and wanted to bathe his paw for him. The sock bandage lasted about 10 seconds after leaving the front door,  each step taken was another shake of the leg to get it off.

Babysitting and a bit of sulking going on also me thinks. “Whats Mum bought into the house?”  After about an hour though he had adopted, and each time I lifted the puppy up he would stand and try and get it away from me to put it on the floor next to him. When I bought it home to look after it, it was crying on the back seat all the way,  he was on the front seat and quickly got on the floor and hid, stayed there til we got home.  This is the guy who adopted incubated chickens for 6 weeks, wouldn’t leave their side, and has never eaten chicken since, won’t touch it after he saw my son kill one on his farm.

He got into the chook house one day, he wanted to play with them, when I went down later to feed them I freaked, there appeared to be dead chooks every where and some missing, they were laying there with their legs in the air. I had to ring my son and tel him. I went down a few more times in the day and they were still there “dead” with their legs in the air. I felt so bad.  He had never hurt anything in his life, when my son got home we went down to see, and the bloody chooks were all under the tree together. They had been playing dead. I couldn’t believe it.

He got a big telling off, and never went in there again, but played from the outside. They didn’t mind that.

I got woken up today to his face stuck in front of mine and he’s talking away, yep, he actually talks, I’ve never known a dog who tries so hard to talk our way.  When that didn’t work to wake me properly he laid on the floor and just thumped his tail really hard and heavy, (this is a new one,)  to wake me up.  That worked.


  1. Your dog is gorgeous and doesn’t look ferocious to me at all. Thank-you for the story of the chickens. That is so funny! Somehow I knew they were faking, legs in air and all. lol The pup is so cute.
    I love the swans after Ainslee Roberts. I like the transparency effect you achieved in the lighter blues and the composition is so interesting with the flower leading to their beaks.
    Do you know where the pesticide fumes are coming from? I hope someone can help you get to the bottom of this so you are not ill all the time.

    Comment by lesliepaints — January 21, 2010 @ 3:43 pm |Reply

    • He is isn’t he, but he’s embarassing if anyone comes near the door or in the car, you’d swear he was going to eat them, I have to find a way to stop it, he scares every one. I never knew chooks could act like that for so many hours, they were there like that for about 3-4 hours. I thought they were all dead.
      The Ainslee Roberts one is one I actually sold, I really love it. But I do love all his works. Incredibly talented man.
      Its definately coming from the adjoining half house, I have spoken to someone about it yesterday, as we are having to spend so much time outside.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — January 22, 2010 @ 10:57 pm |Reply

  2. Wonderful art and dog stories. What a sweetie. You’re lucky. Our dogs are all my husband’s. I whined for one a while back, and he said no. Maybe later when our boys are grown and gone. I’m already plotting my appeal strategy. 😉

    Comment by Yousei Hime — January 21, 2010 @ 6:27 pm |Reply

    • Hi Yousei, aren’t they beautiful, dogs, such wonderful companions and so undemanding back. He’s 5 now, had him since a puppy, and love him to bits. I hope your appeal strategy works really well for you, keep plotting away there. Do you know what particular type of dog you want? I always wanted a Maltese Terrier, but ended up with the total opposite, a big boofhead, and wouldn’t swap him for anything in the world. We’ve crossed from one side of Australia and back again by road, he’s looked after me and is a wonderful travelling companion also.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — January 22, 2010 @ 11:13 pm |Reply

      • I suppose something smaller would make more sense, but I’d really like an Alsatian/German Shepherd or an Akita. I wouldn’t mind a Shiba Inu. Who knows what I’ll end up with. I’ve still got a few years before the two-legged chicks fly the coop. Plenty of time to think and plan. 😉

        Comment by Yousei Hime — January 22, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

  3. That bottom shot. excellent

    Comment by kseverny — January 25, 2010 @ 1:09 am |Reply

  4. lovely work!

    Comment by Melissa — January 25, 2010 @ 3:56 am |Reply

  5. Your dogs are adorable!!!

    Comment by Tacy — January 26, 2010 @ 1:46 am |Reply

  6. What a great story! I think your dog is beautiful. And I love your painting of him.

    Comment by Alex Zonis — January 28, 2010 @ 5:34 pm |Reply

  7. Oh. Well, he’s cute too. Rock on!


    Comment by Tacy — January 28, 2010 @ 6:24 pm |Reply

  8. congratulations on your award, well deserved 🙂

    Comment by william — February 15, 2010 @ 6:50 pm |Reply

  9. I love your dog! I had a half-black lab mix. His mother was a basset hound and papa was big black lab. We named him Smokey. He was one of the most intelligent, loving and extremely interesting animals I’ve ever met. He passed on when I was 18 (1980) but he still visits me in my dreams. I love your work and plan to add you to my blog list, if that’s okay with you. Such a precious story. Thanks for sharing it. Yes, chickens can be quite cagey, pun intended.

    Comment by Russell Smith — March 2, 2010 @ 11:48 pm |Reply

    • Hi Russell thanks for visiting, wow thats incredible about your lost friend hey. Wonderful he lived to that age also. I believe what you say that he still visits in dreams. Yes I miss the chooks, and know he does also. Thank you for commenting on my work.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — March 3, 2010 @ 1:05 am |Reply

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