Saturday, 4 February 2012

For love of Spot

Painting the Spots




A gift from God, you came to me,
My darling little Spot
You made me laugh, you made me love
You made me proud - a lot! 

You taught me much, my darling Spot
I remember to this day
That love's a wonderful thing to have,
But better still to give away.

I painted these pictures, my gorgeous girl
That all should know the love
A rescue dog can bring to them
Like you, my friend above.

There'll come a day we'll meet again
What joy that will surely be
I hope when that day comes, my love
You'll be just as proud of me.

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This is the final painting in the Painting the Spots series:

Nalah and Mollie



and the others who were painted are:

Scrappy



Chance

Penny

Hope and Jade

Wishie and Heidi

Jazzie


For an explanation of "Painting the Spots" please see previous post. 

32 comments:

  1. pat love the simplicity of penny scrappy and spot .

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  2. What a lovely poem to go with your painting, (you didn't warn me I needed to get some kleenex whilst I read it!)- love all the paintings, you have a great style and gift for doing these.

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  3. What a wonderful exhibition of dog paintings, Pat! And a moving poem! I'm not going to choose a favourite, they are all precious!

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  4. Thanks, Jane! xx

    Sorry Ann, forgot the tissue warning :)
    Glad you like them all :) xx

    Thank you Judy.
    Glad you liked the poem and yes, you are right - all the dogs are precious. xx

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  5. What a beautiful paintings Pat and a very emotional poem.
    Best wishes,
    Erik

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  6. Thanks Erik, glad you liked them xx

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  7. Hi Pat, what a lovely series of dog paintings and what emotional are your words, dedicated to Spot. Hugs!

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  8. Thank you Tito.
    Spotty was very special to me, my first dog and a very big love.
    The paintings were done to honour those who rescue, and those who adopt rescues -as I did with Spot. xx

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  9. Dear Pat, you've brought tears to my eyes!
    What an amazing set of paintings. They are all so beautiful and I know, like you, how our beloved friends leave such precious memories. We never forget each and every one! Bless you. xx

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  10. Hai Pat; thank you for make me almost crying reading your poem. I already was very emotional because this morning I rescued a cat wich was deaf and blind, very cold and hungry. I have waited outside more than an hour for the animalrescue but it gave me such a good feeling I had to cry.
    I love your paintings! I can see you are a great animal lover! You have putted al your feelings in the paintings. For that I like you very much! xx

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  11. I love them all. That is such a sweet poem too

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  12. Pat what wonderful tributes to special furry friends. Well done and heart felt.

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  13. Ciao Pat, what fantastic gallery of nice dogs. It is better than the film "la carica dei 101". Have you seen that film?
    Ciao, a presto, Floriana

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  14. Oh Pat, these are wonderful! I just adore this series, and the perfect poem to fit. So nice to see the tribute to the rescue groups, warms the heart.

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  15. Pat, you seemed to have captured these cuties' portraits at their most loving moments!

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  16. Thanks, June. I know you know how they touch your heart, each and every one xx

    Renate, what a kind and loving act you did for the cat. God bless you .
    You are a great animal lover, like me xx

    Thanks Ann. Glad you enjoyed the paintings and the poem xx

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  17. Thanks, Bren. They are heartfelt indeed, there's a piece of me in every one xx

    Thanks, Floriana. Better than 101 Dalmatians! Praise indeed. It might be a time before I make it to 101 Jack Russells :) xx

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  18. Thanks Maria.
    I know how you feel about rescue groups too. I hope your post about the horses helps a lot xx

    Thanks Dora. Anyone who has a jack knows how loving they can be, and what love they inspire. So glad you liked the paintings xx

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  19. sweet little faces! I love them all!

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  20. Lovely dogs :) good Sunday, Arianna xx

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  21. Such a touching poem. I love all your dog portraits, really shows your love for them. xx

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  22. hola pat,que poema tan hermoso,casi me hace llorar,la persona que tiene una mascota,perro o gato u otro cualquiera,entenderà que se les quiere como a uno màs de la familia,las pinturas son preciosas,los modelos guapisìmos.muchos besos.conchi.

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  23. Pat, those are wonderful dog paintings! I really like the poem too.

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  24. Lovely paintings, Pat! You've really caught their personalities!
    And a very touching poem.

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  25. Pat, you do paint those Jack Russells with love!!! :)

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  26. Lots of emotions in these works. Fabulous.

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  27. Pat, what can I say? We totally bond with these creatures and it has only been 2 weeks that I've lost my Angie girl.. Not something we get over ... hugs to you BJ

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  28. Me gustan todos, admirables trabajos y admirable también tu cariño por los modelos.
    Un saludo

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  29. Thank you Pat. You really touched my heart today.

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  30. Pat...These dogs have a fun aspect, I like a lot : )

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  31. I am finally catching up. Had 900 posts in my reader and am down to 288...

    Anyway, I LOVE these pups. Jerry might get transferred soon. My next house will allow babies. That's all there is to it.

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  32. This is stunning Pat! Beautiful post!

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