Often, pups come in pairs. However the story goes, we love dogs so much sometimes we add another one (or three) to our homes. Though these pups travel in a pack, their Animal Print pairing required a little Photoshop finagling first. Via email Laura inquired, “I am interested in having you paint a picture of my parent’s dogs as a gift for my father. Is it possible to paint both dogs in the same picture?”
Sure! Meet Sonny, an ornery Shih Tzu rescue dog, and his elder Cairn Terrier sidekick, Rosie.
In getting their proportions just right, Laura and I went e-back and forth on their height and girth. “Sonny is…maybe 25 pounds? Rosie looks like a mailbox (that is what I called her when she was younger and more stout) with shorter legs. They are both such different shapes (the pointed face vs. flat face) it is hard to tell.” Do you love Rosie sticking out her tongue?! (I do.) Stinker.
Turns out Sonny and Rosie are indeed a famous duo. (Makes us wonder if The Birthday Dad rocks out!) Originally thinking of referencing another “Sonny” combo in this post—Sonny and Cher—Gadora found a Rockabilly performance by Sonny (Burgess) and Rosie (Flores) combo.
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Before I sent their pet portrait to Dothan, home of The Birthday Dad, I sent Laura a scan of the original. Her response? “OMG—I DO LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you SOOO much!!! You really captured them perfectly!” Their print will arrive today. Can’t wait to hear what Dad says.