Creating Art to Remember Your Pet

January 18, 2014 1 Comment

I have a large, welcoming heart towards pets of any kind, especially strays and dogs who have been mistreated. My schnauzer Bear Grylls spent 5 years in a cage without ever touching the ground before we rescued him and I love the little grizzly guy to pieces!

When one of my customers asked if I could help her make a painted canvas of her dog Molly’s paws I was happy to help out and thought this is a great way to remember a beloved pet.

Molly stopped by and her owners decided to do a painting that included Molly’s fur color pallet so we used Beckley Coal, Simply White and Smokey Mountain Grey.

Molly is a rescue herself and at the age of 13 is suffering from a mass in her chest. She just had a lot of fluid removed to alleviate pain and her owners are playing by ear to decide when to take her in to end her suffering.

Molly was such a sweetheart. She laid patiently while her owners dipped her paw in paint and and created the artistic canvas.

It’s a good thing that CeCe Caldwell’s Paints are Eco-friendly and have no harmful substances because Molly had a few licks. It was also easy to wipe off her paws with baby wipes.

Nancy, her owner, dipped her paw gently in three different colors that were side by side on a paper plate then stamped the paw down. Of course I started tearing up – Molly is a sweet girl.

The canvas turned out beautifully and Nancy left enough room for Molly’s name and dates.

Losing a beloved pet is so hard and this is a wonderful way to remember a beloved family pet.

I am glad Molly has lived her last years with a loving family and pray that this will be a peaceful end to a doggie life well lived.






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Sherry Bumgardner
Sherry Bumgardner

October 09, 2014

This really touched my heart. I too have a lil old guy K.C. (Killer Chihuahua) he’s tiny and a real Killer LOL! I have noticed him aging quite rapidly lately and this is one of my biggest fears I know it’s inevitable but hurts me just to think about it. Molly IS very lucky to have Human Parents that Love her.

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