You might remember last summer, when Connor and I spent the afternoon with artist, Sam Robinson, so Connor could have his portrait painted. Sam and his wife, Barbara, took lots of photographs of Connor and captured some great poses – after we calmed Connor down a bit. I was given one of the portraits later in the summer and I loved it to bits! It captured Connor on his favourite patchwork quilt, which usually is in the back of the car to prevent him from sliding on the leather seats.
Well, just after the New Year, I was with the same friends, and they gave me the other painting of Connor – one I didn’t know had been painted. Apparently, Sam did a small study of Connor before he painted the picture above. It’s such a sweet picture, and really captures Connor’s big brown eyes, fuzzy head and funny ears.
As Connor’s time winds down, I know that I will treasure these pictures forever.
As I look at this sketch, it’s exactly the same position Connor was in this afternoon when I snapped a picture of him. He loves to tuck into the corner of the old wing chair, now covered with a large painter’s cloth. He sleeps there about 23.5 hours a day now.
Speaking of dogs, my friend Andrea’s daughter just got this adorable GoldenDoodle puppy over the weekend. I was so tickled to have the chance to meet little Natty this afternoon.
It almost makes me want to get a puppy!