Monday, May 25, 2009

Thank you to Angela Elledge!!

This beautiful portrait of my dog Ziggy Marley was painted by a wonderful artist Angela Elledge.
She saw Ziggy's picture on my blog from a January post that was taken by photographer Lisa Fishler.
I cannot thank her enough for doing this. Her rendering of him brought tears to my eyes. He is a lovely dog, and is captured so well here!!
Please check out her blog, and Lisa's. They are both extremely supportive of networking for other artists. To me, this is what it is all about!! Many thanks to both for spending time with my wonderful boy!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ziggy Marley brings home the blue!!!

I just could not be prouder of my little man!!! His first dog show at a year and a half old, and he won the blue! I showed him in an advanced obedience course called Rally-o, where dog and handler go through an obstacle course with approximately twenty obedience signs to follow. We got a ribbon for a qualifying score in the first round, and a blue ribbon for a higher qualifying score in the second round. As many know, Ziggy was a rescue from a pit-bull shelter. Many of the dogs there endured obstacles of their own before they found shelter, and many are deserving of a blue ribbon in their own right. Ziggys ribbon now hangs at Animal Farm Foundation, with the dogs still waiting for their forver homes. Way to go, Ziggy!!!!!!!!