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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We Are On Canvas For Posterity!!

Oil Painting of Welsh Terrier Hootie & Airedale Baby Rocket Dog [2010] by Amarillis Kroon
Print of painting Three Airedale Terriers[1921] by Otto D. Franz (German, 1871-1963)

Lookie, lookie! Hootie and I are now on canvas for the ages!! This year is a "landmark" birthday for our mommy (Nov 2nd ~ 6-0 years old), so Daddy got her this wonderful birthday gift. This special portrait of us was painted by our buddy Asta's mommy, New York artist, Amarillis Kroon. We think Miss Ami is a modern day Rembrandt! Mom is so thrilled with this portrait of us that she's been carrying it around from room to room since it arrived yesterday. Last night it rested in the folk's loft bedroom. We feel quite honored that Mommy's only wish for a gift was a portrait of us. Thank you Daddy and Miss Ami for making her wish come true!!

Smooches from pooches,
Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie

ps-For those interested in more of Ami's work or commissioning Asta's mommy to do a painting she has two websites:


Oskar said...

Holy moly! Asta's mom is amazing. That is so cool that your mom has that now. My mom person wants one of me!

Nubbin wiggles,

Jazzi said...

WOW!! Asta's mom is very talented. It looks soo good. Now, my mom is thinkin..maybe she NEEDS one too!!


Martha and Bailey said...

Oh my goodness, that painting is just lovely - we can see why your mom is carrying it around!
Soon she will find just the right forever spot - it really is lovely.
That is such a special birthday and just the right present.
Enjoy it
Martha and Bailey xxx

doyle and mollie said...

aw we are soooo jealous that is the bestest present... loves and licks xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

It's just FABULOUS! Please put it on your sidebar so we can enjoy it forever and ever. We just love it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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

Oh Kids, we think that is the best one she's done yet...she totally "got" your personalities...

Baby's quiet Dale wisdom and Hootie...well, um Hootie's crackerdog zesty look on life...

And how we love the contrast...

She made the 2D version of you two come alive...

Kisses to ya!!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

happy birthday to your Mom and we can't think of a nicer or more beautiful present!!! Asta's mom doesn phenomenally gorgeous work.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

That's a beautiful likeness of you! Miss Ami captured you perfectly! Happiest of Birthdays to your mom, too!


brooke said...

happy birthday to your mom! and what an amazing gift!

Asta said...

BabyWocket Dog and Hootie,
Mommi is doing flips of happiness that youw Mom liked youw pawtwait..I always knew it would be pawfect wif the two of you fow models, but Mommi is insecoowe and always wowwied.
Thank you fow this lovely post. We hope youw Mom has the besteest Biwfday evew!!!!
smoochie kisses

Kari in WeHo said...

That's an amazing painting


julandmatt said...

Wow what a wonderful birthday gift! Asta's mommy does good work!!!

Lorenza said...

OMD! It is beautiful!
Asta's mom is so talented!
I am sure your mom loves it!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

We've been banned (or something) from the computer for what seems like FOREVER ... but we just HAD to come and see your new portrait! We've been sooo excited to see it and your response! Auntie Ami is AMAZING! We love love love this painting of the two of you .... it is simply perfect. And it makes us really happy to picture everyone smiling now that it is in your home!

Waiting for the day that we'll have a portrait of our own ... by Amarillis Kroon, of course!

Jake and Fergi

Noah the Airedale said...

Wowee. Ami is amazing. What a wonderful painting.

Noah x

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Absolutely fabulous. A fantastic painting. Ami is indeed so very talented and captures us dogs so beautifully.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

The Japanese Redneck said...

Happy birthday! A great present from Daddy.

Bouncing Bertie said...

SO beautiful. Isn't Asta's Mommi a star.

Mango said...

Asta's Mommi does the most beautiful paintings ever. You are so lucky to have one of YOU!


Nelly said...

Asta's Mummy did a fantastic job! Happy Landmark Birthday to your Mummy!!!! My Mummy hopes that she too will reach that landmark (in not too distant future ... )
Nelly x

Eric said...

Happy nearly birthday to your Mommy! Isn't her gift from your Daddy smashing? Asta's Mom captured you both perfectly in paint, isn't she brilliant and the best? You even have your welshie dragon tag on Hootie. I can imagine your Mommy is over the full moon and back again with the happy's.

Wiry love and squares smackerooos, Eric xxxx

Sarge said...

Hey Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie!
What wonderful pix of you...all had painted and everything! That is soooo special for you and your humans. Asta has a super talented Mom. Thanks so much for letting us all see these and I'm sure you'll always enjoy them.
Grr and Woof,

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Awww, you painting is PAWSOME! Happy weekend!

Woofs and Kisses!
THe Fiesty Three

Sally Ann said...

Wow, what an amazing gift for your Mommy. You look great. Hootie are you talking to your Mommy. I think your a great Welshie bug from your earlier post.
Sally Ann

violett said...

A miraculous present for your mummy!
And a miraculous picture of You both.
Lots of Love
Airkissis to my Darling BRD

Stanley said...

Nothing like immortalizing a couple of good lookin' terriers on canvas! That is one GORGEOUS painting, guys. My girl is drooling. Your daddy did a FINE job of getting something extra gooberrific for your mama's birthday!

We LOVE you guys and ares sending loads of goob smooches to all of you!

Goober love,
Stanley (and Stella)

Wyatt said...

How did we miss this post! What a great job, Asta's Mom did!


We posted your recipe today for the yummy Olive Cheese Ball. It's perfect for the party we are having tomorrow. We put up the picture of your pretty painting too. Thanks for the great recipe!

George the Lad said...

Hey I missed this post it didn't come up!!!! or I just didn't see it! just saw it on Mischka side bar, that is a beauiful painting.
Happy Birthday to your mom better late than never.
Don't forget the space flight I think is still on for the 1st Nov hope the flat me's get a seat together.
I have a post going up on the 1st if you get time pop over I'd love you to take part ;)
See Yea George xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

FABULOUS!!! WE think it is JUST you and so lovely!! Happy Late Birthday!! Love A+A

BuyWoWDeathKnight said...

that is such a nice portrait of you.
i envy you>.<

~Buy WoW DeathKnight~

Hattie Airedale said...

Fabulous, fabulous paintings......