Saturday, June 11, 2011

An Early Birthday Pressie

You all know by now that mom and I share the same birthday - July 10th.  Mom decided that we needed a spring painting to add to our Airedale collection so we decided to treat ourselves! Miss Barbara has painted many of the Airedale paintings in our house and we love each and every one of them.  They are all so very special.

This painting is the work of Miss Barbara's daughter, Hossanah, and we are absolutely in love with it!  She paints as beautifully as her mom does!

 Hossanah did a wonderful job!  We think those Airedales look just like us!
Have you noticed that one small detail is  different in this painting than  it was in the photo on our header picture?
We don't have those nasty leashes keeping us in place!  Mitch and I are now perfectly obedient and can be trusted in our front yard off-leash!  
You really don't believe us do you?  haha  How we WISH!
 We're not sure that outside in the garden surrounded by chives is the spot to hang it, mom!
 Thank you so very much, Hossanah!  What a fabulous early birthday gift this is!

Hossanah has very reasonable and affordable prices so if anyone is thinking about a painting for a birthday or Christmas or.... just because.... give us a shout and we'll fix you up with her email address.  
A painting is such a special forever gift!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

43 comments:

parlance said...

The painting is indeed lovely, and so is the header.

Schnauzer Days said...

What a lovely early birthday present, your header photo is gorgeous with all the foxgloves behind you, have a great weekend guys, Dex & Lou x

Angus said...

Brilliant .

Huskee and Hershey said...

It is GORGEOUS!! Fantastic birthday gift!!

violett said...

This is a wonderful early birthday gift.
At some point, when mom no longer works and has a lot of time, they certainly match begins to paint again. And then she draws me, and Hoover. She has promised. Whether it but then a beautiful picture of you, as I do not know.
My mom has four days before you birthday.
Lots of love
Mischka

Penny and Patches said...

OMD!!!! We loooooove it! It looks exactly like both of you! Our mom would like it if we could go off-leash in the front yard, too, but we are hooligans and can't be trusted!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Some humans have the most talented paws!

What a great khreation!

I khan even feel the furs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I'd imagine Mitch and I will be able to be off leash about the same time - as in nevFUR ;-) Although Mitch has a better chance of pulling it off!

Reilly / Bree said...

what a wonderful birthday present to share - and the colors are so perfect for a spring picture. Your two look pawsome in it.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Beautiful - and the first thing we noticed was no leashes!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

Farfel said...

The painting is very beautiful -- as are Maggie and Mitch :)

Farfel, Star, and Patti

:)

Mango said...

That is a stunning portrait.

Don't feel bad about those leashes. Pea and I always wear them too.

Slobbers,
Mango

Sam said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, wow you guys have a beautiful garden. Ours is smaller and way less colorful. Your mom and dad have done a great job. Off-leash is great but outside our yard, my dad and mom prefer to keep us on them cause of cars and stuff.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

The painting is absolutely beautiful!!! We love it!!! That's a great early present!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Ina in Alaska said...

What a lovely painting! Maggie and Mitch look adorable in that setting and it is a great memory of your home too! Enjoy it for years to come!!! xoxo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is really beautiful - such talent. We loved that shot you had as a header for a while but the painting is just awesome.

Have a great weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jazzi said...

That is a beautiful birthday gift!! Wow, so cool.

wags
Jazzi

Martha and Bailey said...

Love it - the perfect gift!
xx

scotsmad said...

A beautiful addition to your collection!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mack said...

What a talented family!
I know your mom will cherish that forever!

Sugars,
Mack

Benny and Lily said...

what a great present....purrty soon its pawrty time
Benny & Lily

SissySees said...

Stunning! Love the leash-less painting. I think I'd like a painting, and I have a birthday coming up. Oh Mr. Knight...

julandmatt said...

What a great birthday present! You guys look awesome!

Wyatt said...

What a wonderful painting! The perfect gift for an Airedale and an Airedale Mom!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Anakin Man said...

We wanted to stop by and thank you for the visit on our blog in regards to our sissy Josie--

Your words were comforting,
IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man

Lorenza said...

It is sooo beautiful!
Sure it a super duper awesome present for you and your Mom, Maggie!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Priscilla said...

What a lovely early birthday pressie. It's indeed a beautiful painting!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

M and M
That is the most pawsome picture. Hee hee of course you don't need leashes.. Mitch didn't go to skool for nothing-right?
norwood

Kari in WeHo said...

those are beautiful

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a wonderful present! I love it!

Bocci said...

That painting is fantabulous, Maggie and Mitch-we heartily agree that it's smart to treat yourself early for your birthday!

Parental Unit says she'd love to have a painting of me-and will keep your friend in mind!

snoopydog said...

Such a beautiful picture of you guys! A very special gift. have a fun week. Ros and Oscar

Thor and Jack said...

Gorgeous painting and gorgeous header photo too!

Thor and Jack

Sam said...

How very pretty! Your Mom is so lucky!

Happy Belated Birthday! We hope you had a pawesome day!

Sam

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What an amazing gift! So beautiful!
love
tweedles

Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful painting of you two. We love it!!!

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Remington said...

AWESOME!

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful painting of our beautiful (and handsome) friends!!!
Play bows,
Zim

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!
oh my gosh!
what a fabulous painting!
we absolute love it!
happy happy early birthday to you and your mom!
xoxoxo
a & m

Deborah said...

Hi, I love that painting!!Would you mind sending me her email, I would like to have a picture done of my Mother's dogs for her birthday! That would be awesome!
xxoo
Deborah
dgm1930(AT)gmail(DOT)com

sophie...^5 said...

Hossanah is truly gifted...the perspective is amazing....I will definitely keep this in mind!

PS..thought you should know I put your Sophie rendition on my sidebar linking you guys...just a wee thank you!

Sammie and Avalon said...

Talent, talent, talent! What a gorgeous painting by Hossanah! Wonderful early birthday pressie (and we do remember that you have the same bdays!) - beautiful!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Ava and Ozzie

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh my that is such a Pawsome painting! I just LOVE it! Such talent!

Woos, Tessa

Bella and Ollie said...

What a beautiful painting, it's a great present !