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Zach-A-Roo

Dec 20th, 2010 Posted in Papillons | no comment »

I am pretty far behind on blogging.  I am still not sure this is really my cup of tea, but I keep periodically giving it a whirl 😉  Anyway, John is hard to buy presents for, in my opinion.  I think he disagrees, but he’s not the one trying to buy himself presents 😛   Anyway, one person only needs so many t-shirts/clothes.

In fact, a few weeks ago he pulled out a sweatshirt that I am sure I was absolutely THRILLED to find because it had Taz on it and was Steelers as well!   However, it had been so long since he’d worn it (because he has about 10 billion sweatshirts) that we had both forgotten that he even had it.   Now it’s back in the “rotation” of sweatshirts, but who knows what others clothing treasures he has buried in there waiting to be found!

So I was casting about one day trying to figure out something else to get him and landed at Nancy Pinke’s site.   I decided to contact her about having a painting done of Zach-a-roo and after some discussion with her, I did end up having one done for our anniversary.

She did a BEAUTIFUL job and was so great to work with.  Zach  was not a healthy guy during his last few years and was on a variety of meds that made him very bloated, but some of my better pictures of him were during this later “bloated tick” years.   Nancy was able to use some of the pictures from when he was younger as well as the pictures of him later on and came up with such a wonderful representation of Zach that when I first opened the email with the rough draft in it, that I literally burst into tears.

Here is the final version and this picture is not really doing the painting justice.  It’s really much better in person.