Friday, March 9, 2012

My Maggie's Portrait

As you all know, My Maggie won Reader's Choice award for MangoMinster.   Her prize was a gift certificate  from Sammie and Avalon to have her portrait painted by P.A.W.S. Painter.

The portrait arrived on Wednesday.  It's so beautiful and we absolutely love it and we can't wait to frame it and hang it in the perfect spot!

 Thank you so very much Sammie and Avalon and thank you so much Pat at P.A.W.S painter.    What a treat to have this gorgeous work of art in our home forever and ever to remind us of our precious girl!

The AireStuffie in my header photo is Margaret.  Barney and Storm's mom, Miss Linda, made her for mom a couple of years ago.  We mailed Miss Linda some of My Maggie's fur and her fur was knitted in with the yarn so a part of  My Maggie is in Margaret.

 When mom first got Margaret, she smelled just like My Maggie but mom never wrapped her up - she left her out so that she could enjoy her and now she says that Margaret has lost her Maggie scent.
This is not true!  I can smell My Maggie on Margaret, mom.  She's here with us forever and ever.

Love ya lots,


The Thuglets said...

Mitch what an absolutely lovely portrait of your Maggie.
We know you will be able to smell Maggie on Margaret, you just have to keep reminding your Mom what an excellent nose you have.
Maggie will always be with you all!

Extra Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Anita said...

What a wonderful portrait! It captures her to perfection and we love your stuffie!
Bronson, Pepper, and Mum

Genista Gold Milaika said...

What a beautiful portrait! Maggie was a beautiful girl.
Princess Kisses

Unknown said...

The portrait of Maggie is pawsome! What a wonderful idea of having beautiful Maggie's portrait framed and hung it in the house. The sweet girl is always with you all!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

...and I since I've met the furry talented painter in the flesh - and gave her khysses - I KNOW it was khreated with much love!

I'm sure Jack a Roo and Miss Mooo added their own special touch to it - especially since they live just next door to Khonnekht The Dots!



Princess Patches said...

What a pawsome pawtrait of Miss Maggie! It is just gorgeous! We remember when you first got Margaret! What a great way to keep Maggie with you forever!


Dotty said...

Beautiful portrait and now you can see Maggie all the time

3 doxies said...

I was thrilled dat Maggie won da Reader's Choice. I mean, BEYOND thrilled!
Dat is such a beautiful portrait of hers, it captures her so perfectly.

Dat stuffie is such a brilliant idea and it kinda brought a tear to my eye...again.


Gus said...

That is a wonderful image of Miss Maggie! And maybe on occasion you can lend your Mom your strong sniffer so that she can have a whiff of Maggie off of the stuffie. Just be sure to get it back!


Casper Bear said...

What a lovely portrait of Maggie!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

The Black and Tans. said...

Mitch that certainly is a fantastic pawtrait of Maggie. We were so happy Maggie won Reader's choice and received this very special prize for you and your Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie.

Douglas said...

That is one beautiful portrait of Maggie and I'm sure your Peeps will cherish it forever.


Fred said...

What a beautiful portrait!

Millie and Walter said...

That is a fantastic portrait of Maggie. I love your new header picture with your Margaret stuffie.


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh the tears are here again!!!
I love that painting Sue!!!! I really love it!!!!! Maggie will always be there for you Mitch, no matter how much times gos by!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Such a wonderful portrait of Maggie. I know you'll cherish it forever.

Remington said...


Ina in Alaska said...

Beautiful portrait of Maggie, love it!

Also Mitch looks very handsome & I also love the collar he is wearing! Have a great weekend.

SissySees said...

Big, hairy lump in my throat. Love the new blog title too. Sissy still calls Mugsy "My Mugsy" too, and gets very upset when the Knight in jest calls Gg "Mugsy". (Generally while Gg is licking her feet, destuffing a toy, etc.)

Martha said...

Oh our last comment disappeared! We just love the portrait, very beautiful, just like Maggie. That was such a nice gift to receive and we know it will be treasured.
As for the smell, well humans have such an inferior sense of smell. You will just have to convince your mom that you will smell Maggie's scent forever.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Jake of Florida said...

We think that is a beautiful painting of your Maggie and know your humans -- and you -- will cherish it forever.

We see your new header but were wondering where the Mcintosh came from. It's very cool!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Angus said...

A great and loving likeness .

Sue said...

What a beautiful portrait of Maggie. I know your Mom will treasure it. I'll have to check out the artist as I feel a need to get some portraits done of my kids.

Jack & Moo said...
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Jack & Moo said...

Our mom is SO HAPPY woo love the portrait of Maggie - thanks fur posting it today. She loved painting it, with all Maggie's beawootiful curls & her bright eyes and button nose - so cute! We know she'll be in your heart furever and we're furry proud to have painted her so she'll be on your wall furever, too!

Love & snooter kisses,
Jack, Moo, & Mama Pat

PS- love the Aire stuffy !

Jans Funny Farm said...

That is such a beautiful portrait of Maggie. Something to always treasure.

Unknown said...

That painting of Maggie is just beautiful!!!!

...and my momma went all Squeeeeee when her furst saw that stuffie, Then her went Squeeeeee again when we read the story behind it. Of course, YOU can still sniff your Maggie in da yarn........your snooter is much mores developed than your moms!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Beautiful portrait of Maggie! It's pawsome!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow, Mitch! That painting of Miss Maggie is just beautiful! It really captures her sweet nature!
And that stuffie is so very special. You're right - Maggie is with you FOREVER!!!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

That's an awesome portrait, and really, a totally appropriate prize! Maggie is definitely with you always!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Ruby and Penny said...

Maggie's portrait is beautiful.
Love Ruby & Penny

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

Lovely lovely portrait of dear Maggie...

And that stuffie is the most precious thing ever!!!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stan the Man

Adien Crafts said...

Oh what a lovely picture, you have so many wonderful memories of your Angel. Of course you can smell her Mitch (these humans have rubbish noses you know!) Dex and Lou xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Maggie will always be with you--that is a fabulous portrait. It must bring back so many happy memories.

We love the Aire stuffie, too. How unique.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Asta said...

Dawling Mitch

I KNOEW you can smell youw Maggie on Bootiful Mawgawet..she is lovely and will aways have youw sweet sissie's smell fow you..that pawtwait of Maggie is so bootiful..What a most wondewful pwize and gift fwom Sammie and Avalon
I know you will tweasoowe it aways
smoochie kisses

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Mitch, Maggie's portrait is beautiful. Don't forget to show us when you have it framed ok? We love your Margaret stuffy. What a great idea to have some of Maggie's furs in it. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Oskar said...

My mom person & I are so touched by hour you are honoring Maggie in such beautiful & meaningful ways.

The portrait is amazing & Margaret is truly a treasure so that you'll always have Maggie with you.

Oskar & Pam

Asta said...

Dawling Macintosh Mitch,
I love youw name. It's sooooo appwopwiate. It does give you a cewtain Aiwe! ( guess what? I looove apples too and now will aways think of you when I eat one. How cool is that?)

Smoochie kisses

fromsophiesview said...

forever and ever....beautiful are so fortunate to have kind friends like this!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

When we heard about the portrait of Maggie, we knew it would be beautiful, but we must say it far exceeds any expectations we had - it is pawsitively gorgeous.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

DILLY said...

Hewo Mitch!
Speshow ear hugs!

We find pawtrayte of Maggie uther day.
Mummy been tidying up craft room so can yewz agen. Tidying up meen find lots things! (Be scared meen find spiders but not find!! But do find mowse poo from wen Mr Scooter releese mowse in howse long time ago! Hehehe!)

-find LUVly foto wiv Mitch an Maggie, wen Maggie be ickol, mutch mor ickoler. Be very cewt.

Also find postcard Mitch send. Hav pikcher ov Mitch running so fast, all legs be in air an be blurred!

Mayke Mummy larf an larf!

Mummy mayking notissbord for wall ov craftroom to sho all things peepol send. Goin put preshus doggy frend pawtraytes on ferst, an pikcher luvly cat Miss Peach, also from Raynbow Bridge.

Mr Scooter sends frendly paw-push. Sed wuddent do to send hug as be cat and not be dog-huggin cat. FNAR! But think ownly be bit scared of Mitch toothy grin!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Mitch!
The portrait of Maggie is soo beyond beautiful!
I am very happy that Maggie won the Reader's Choice! Very cool!
And I know that you have a good sniffer and can smell your sissy on Margaret.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful portrait of Maggie! And I'd never heard that before - weaving a doggie's hairs into a stuffie - but what a GREAT idea!!!

Honey the Great Dane

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a purfect portrait and great memories of your girl
Benny & Lily

parlance said...

Oh, that header photo is a lovely tribute to the fact that Angel Maggie will always be with you, because to those who have the nose to smell, Maggie's scent is always there. I wish the internet had smellavision!

Dexter said...

What a wonderful happy making picture.


Deborah said...

WOW, that is great picture! Nice prize and congratulations on your award! I didn't enter this year, too much going on as usual!!!
Have a great day!

George The Lad said...

Wow that is a lovely painting, and Margaret is lovely and extra special to, sure you can still smell Maggie we have much better nose's than our peeps.
Have a Good Week
See Yea George xxx

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch and S: The painting is beautiful.

Sherry said...

How fortunate you are to have artwork that portrays Maggie's character far better than a photograph. Such a vivid personality!

Golden Samantha said...

Oh wow! We thinks P.A.W.s Painter did a magnificent job - awesome! Maggie was such a very special girl - just love this painting!
Hugs to you, Mitch xoxoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Hi Mitch! We love the portrait. It's absolutely gorgeous and it fits anywhere in your beautiful house.

Momo & Pinot xoxo

Dewey Dewster said...

What a beautiful way to remember such a special fur-girl. Yer portrait of Maggie is beautiful and you can see her looking back at you with loving eyes for many years to come....what a wonderful prize to win.....congrats....congrats.

Dewey Dewster here....

Berts Blog said...

Oh wow, I bet that made you laugh and cry and happy and sad. What a wonderful beautiful picture. You are very very lucky to have one such a great thing.

Sweepy said...

That is a pawsome portrait!
I am sure Maggie approves from the RainbowBridge!

Sunshade said...

I LOVE the painting of your beautiful Maggie, and Margaret, OMG what a neat neat idea, I know mum is going to LOVE it! Is that your Maggie's fur on the legs??

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful portrait of Maggie! How nice that you have a stuffie with her fur as part of it!

KB said...

I adore that portrait. What a wonderful gift. I'm so glad that you'll have such a work of art on your wall to gaze upon. Your Maggie will be with you forever and ever.

The Hooligans said...

Woofs and Licks and Waggles, Mitch! We think that portrait is stunning!

Stardust said...

Dear Mitch, I read your latest comment and found out that your place has a new name.

Hugs... but we'll miss Maggie always.

That's a truly beautiful portrait of her Mitch. And you know when I heard about Margaret and how she smells, it makes me cry. Yet I know, she's with everyone at home forever.

Hugs and more hugs..