Best Buddy

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” — M.K. Clinton “They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.” — Tom Hayden Family member, best buddy and playmate, loyal and affectionate friend, that’s Bella! *    *   * Bella — Watercolor … More Best Buddy

The Magic of Christmas

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale   For the past fifteen years, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., have admired the painted palettes by contemporary artists hung on Miss Florence’s Artist Trees. Alluding to the Lyme Art … More The Magic of Christmas

Princess

“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.” — Julie Andrews Cleo was a princess, a tiny Lhasa Apso with a personality more like that of a queen, hence her nickname of Cleopatra. Though she hated water, she loved to … More Princess

Protector

“Protect those who protect you.” — Evangelos Venizelos Despite her diminutive Yorkie size, Willie or “The Wil” is tasked with a substantial duty. Living up to the weight of her formal Wilhelmina name, derived from the German Wilhelm, meaning “desire” and “willing to protect,” The Wil appears to grasp the seriousness of such an important … More Protector

Contemplation

“The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings.” — Plato *   *   * Pelican at rest — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018  Click here to see more of Mary’s wildlife paintings and pet portraits.

Soulful

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” — A. D. Williams *   *   * Nala — Terry’s soulmate. Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018. Visit Mary’s painting gallery here to see more of … More Soulful

Loyalty

        “The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.” — Robert Baden-Powell   *   *   *   “Best Friend” — Terry Logozzo’s Siberian Husky friend, Scout.  Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018  View more in Pet Portraits Gallery