Tuesday, October 16, 2007

An Early Birthday Gift for Mitch

Mom wanted something special for Mitch's first birthday so she commissioned Miss Barbara, the same artist that does paintings of Sunshade and the same artist who did Oscar's painting for Katy and Martin, to do one of Mitch.

Mom takes TONS of pictures of Mitch - the little imp is just so photogenic - so it wasn't easy choosing just one photo for Barbara to paint from!

We finally agreed on this one~

The painting arrived in the mail last week~

We think it's just outstanding and the perfect likeness! It's actually much more beautiful in person!

Mom showed it to me for my approval! After all - so far all the paintings have been of ME!
And now I have to share wall space with Mitch!

I love it! It's really pretty. I told mom just please don't hang it next to any of MINE!
Maybe you can choose an entirely different room!
But she reminded me that there are paintings of me all over the house - even in the bathroom!

So then she showed it to Mitch and told him that it's an early birthday gift and what did he think of it!

Mitch was pretty excited too to think that someone wanted to paint his picture! He immediately reached out to taste it!
You don't eat it silly - it just hangs on the wall and looks pretty!

So now my little brother is famous too - just like me and Sunshade and Oscar!

Happy early birthday, Mitch!

So until next time....................

Love ya lots,



FUNNY PETS said...

Great portrait. You picked the perfect pose.

Ruby Bleu said...

WOW...that is bootiful! It looks so much like Mitch!!! That's a pawsome barkday prezzie!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Isis said...

hey who is this miss Barbara? do you think she'd do one of me for my mommy?

Joe Stains said...

wow that painting turned out super! you guys sure are lucky to have such nice paintings of you!

Persephone and Buster said...

An Aireeeee portrait.. how kewl is that!! very nice guys..
the BUSTER & ms. Persephone

Kien said...

Oh.. that painting of Mitch is lovely... love it so much..


Bogart H. Devil said...


Barbara is SOOOOO talented, of course it helps that Mitch is VERY photogenic!!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie
Of course that is a great present for Mitch.
The painter is very talented. And we have to give Mitch a big credit because he is a handsome model!
Have a good night

Noah the Airedale said...

Fantastic, you look great Mitch. Barbara did a wonderful job.
Gosh Maggie, do you really have a painting of yourself in the bathroom? hee hee

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Maggie...what a fantastic portrait of Mitch...we're tempted to get one of us done for Mumsie. Wonder if Miss Barbara could make Scruff's beard longer...I pulled another chunk of it out. He does have beard issues. Maybe you should put a link to her on ur blog??
Time for beddie bye...I still get tired easily after my surgery!

Lakie love, Lacie

Kirby said...

Hi Maggie, Hi Mitch,

What a great early birthday present. The painting is absolutely beautful, such a great gift. I love the picture you chose. It is so very Mitch. Oh, and Maggie, I love that you have a painting in your bathroom. He he he!

Your pal,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the painting I did of Mitch. He is a super Model, and Is Miss Maggie, and Miss Sundhade, and of course Oscar.

Some day, I will paint Jaffe, Miss Sunshade's stinky brother.

but I will most certainly be painting more Mitch paintings!!

I know Mitch and Maggie's mom real well, we have been e-mailing for years every day!! I think she is my sister now! :-)

Barbara: the Airedale artist <'}}}><

Asta said...

That is twuly a bootiful painting of Mitch..he is a pawfect model and I doubt if anyone could do a bad one of him ow you fow taht mattew..but Bawbawa twuly is vewy vewy good!

My pawents loved all the awt wowk in youw house when we visited
smoochie kisses

Puggle Preston said...

wow..miss barbara did a great job. that's very beautiful painting and of course..Mitch is a great model!


Snowball said...

That is a very bootiful painting. You guys are really lucky to have many painting of yoursellf. I must really pester my nasty jie jie to get one done for me too.


Luckie Girl said...

Oh wow, that pikture is lovely!!! :)

Myeo said...

The picture is so beautiful. Mitch will have his own collection soon.

Boy n Baby

Stanley said...


Cool portrait of the MitchMan! Hard to believe he is almost one. Will he always seem like a puppy to you, or can you see how much he's growing up?

It's just like Mitch to want to taste his portrait. Good thing it's going on a wall... hopefully high.

Goober love,

Simba and Jazzi said...

What a lovely present, such a handsome model too.

Simba xx

Amber-Mae said...

Wooow! Nicely done! A nice lady here in Malaysia also just did two portraits of me & Chloe. We just collected them last Sunday. Will show you guys soon... But they are not as nicely done as yours. My eyes are HUGE & Chloe's muzzle is a bit too fat! Harharhar!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a really pawsome painting of Mitch. I'm sure he likes it very much . :)

~ Girl girl

Faya said...

Are you sure it is a gift for Mitch ? Your mom take Mitch birthday to have an excuse no ? But it is a marvelous painting and I think Véronique will talk to Barbara soon....
Kisses, Faya

Harry said...

Golly, that is simply marvellous. Young Mitch makes an excellent muse. I love Oscar's painting. Ma and pa have it hung in pride of place.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Anonymous said...

That is an absolutely fantastic painting of Mitch!


Ferndoggle said...

I love that picture! Such a great likeness of little Mitchy!

Wonder what I'm gonna get for my Barkday??? I hope it's as nice as that.


umekotyan said...

About a beautiful likeness, it is mitch.
It is good at coloring, and expresses it in seeming will come up at any moment. :)
Wonderful, and present on birthday.

from loved ume tyan

Gus said...

Maggie...lovely portrait! Nice of you to share your artist with Mitchi. You are right, you shouldn't have to share wall space too. Tell your mom to check the worksop, maybe there is space out there.


the many Bs said...

Wow! that painting is pawsomely beautiful. our mom would love to do paintings for all of us too. she has framed photographs all over the house - a painting should be next. congratulations Mitch! you are immortalized!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh Maggie, that is an amazing portrait of sweet Mitch!

You are both so lucky to have your pictures painted, I don't know if I could sit still long enough! Even for a photo to be taken!!

Lovely picture! love and licks, Marvin xxxxxx

Clover said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch!

What a beautiful painting! It looks great! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am going to add you to my links! :)

Love Clover xo

Murphey said...

wow, pawsome painting!


Emily and Ike said...

That portrait is gorgeous!

Johann The Dog said...

Oh, wowser! The painting is sooo wonderful! We love it. Happy Early Birthday, fur sure! Woofs, Johann

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Superb painting, just splendid. Mitch is a great subject for sure.

Scrappy and Pebbles

Ivy said...

wowie! wut a very cool just it must be to be the airedale artist! barbara is lucky talented and all you airedales are lucky to know her. i just luv the painting of mitch!

Girasol said...

That painting looks so beautiful. What a nice work.

The Black and Tans. said...

That painting is brilliant, we love it.
You are so lucky to have paintings of you both around the house.

Molly and Taffy

jaffeboy said...

That is an amazing drawing!!! Time sure flies by. From just a wee pup, Mitch is now a "man"... hehehe...

Sophie Brador said...

What a lovely painting! She does excellent work.


Unknown said...

Wow! The colors are sooo pretty! Mitchy's eyes look so soulful! Wonderful!

Tofu's mama-- cause Tofu would never say those mushy things :)He's the little man of the house.

Russell said...

Happy Pre-Bday

Like the painting...


Lacy said...

woofies M n M!! mitch iz such a cutie no wonders dat paintin turneded out great...it lookies jus like him too...way to go lady painter...

b safe,

Hana said...

Wowie Zowie, what a great portrait of Mitch!! It looks exactly like him!

Lucky Dog Boarding said...

Bow-wow!!! That's a pawesome painting! We love it!

Licks and Wiggles,
Orion...oh and Cassie too

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

What a pawsome painting. Miss Barbara is supertalented! Jx