They found love on the internet when a family saw their pictures and brought them to live in their historic, lakeside home. The cat siblings also discovered a wealth of affection from their new human triplet brothers (Joseph, Zander, and Benjamin).
Although he looks like a Ragdoll breed, Sesame enjoys keeping active watching, catching, and destroying dancing ribbons and feathers. He's not always the most graceful, like the time he ran full tilt after a toy, slipped on the kitchen tile, and crashed head first into the cabinets with an epic thud.
Sesame's favorite past-times include stalking his sister, watching water and licking the drips, opening drawers, creating cat chew toys from craft supplies, and hiding behind furniture to surprise passers-by with a swipe of his lightning fast paws.
"Because every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed dog!"
She helps Anna garden by pulling and eating weeds with a juicy worm or two for dessert.
This sweet girl even likes to cuddle by climbing onto Anna's bare feet and nuzzling in close.
On cold mornings Goldie's favorite thing in the world is a hot bowl of porridge. That'll get your wings flapping for sure!
These custom pieces continue the family tradition of commissioning pencil portraits to capture the wonder of childhood. Inspired by the style of their father's portrait, I wanted viewers drawn in by each child's expressive eyes.
As I completed each of these drawings, Travi, the studio cat, observed with intense interest perched on my shoulders.
Aimie, the Boxer, is a true testament to the value of a good dog.
Her first 7 years were spent chained up outside. She gave birth to several litters and was abandoned at a high kill shelter. Not much of a happy life with a potentially desperate ending.
Fortunately, Minnesota Boxer Rescue found Aimie and placed her in a foster home. They discovered a few health issues including a cancerous growth on her spine. With the encouragement of a few kind humans, Aimie championed through several operations ready to be adopted.
Good karma brought Aimie into the loving home of an active family. Aimie delights in snuggling with the kids and learning to play new games.
Her health again became a problem when she was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy that affects her mobility. Doctors say Aimie isn't in pain and is over wise healthy. Her family invested in a doggy wheelchair, and Aimie took off! She and her family enjoy going to pet events and sharing the benefits of rescuing senior or disabled dogs.
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