Friday, January 30, 2009
Pokey and Taco Belle
I get up at 3 each morning. I put on coffee, scratch the bellies of my two dogs, Pokey and Taco Belle, and then make them breakfast. I get a cup of coffee, sit down at my computer and blog-hop. I was admiring all the dog paintings that have been surfacing lately. I glance down to my left and Pokey's looking at me intensely. Down to my right, Taco Belle's giving me the evil eye. Normally, after breakfast, these two go take a nap. Thinking nothing of it, I go to a delightful Corgi pet painting by Maggie Mayer. Immediately I hear dog growls in stereo and get looks from the two that plainly mean..."You are dangerously close to having your feet chewed off". Understanding Caninese much better than Spanish, I realized they want their picture painted. So I did. And I showed it to them. They approved, but I'm not 100% satisfied with it.
I snapped this photo of em a few weeks ago, and I think it is hilarious. They do this all the time...groom each other. They don't have fleas, but I can't help but think of it as "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours". Now this is a photo that probably shouldn't be painted, because it's funny as a photo, but rather unbelievable as a painting. So I figured that if I just posted the painting, you'd think I just made it up. So I'm posting the photo, too. So there. Incidentally, they told me to tell ya Hi!