Paws For A Cause: St. Louis County Police K9 Fusion

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It has finally happened! I have finally drawn a local police K9! Yay!!! Just incase you can’t tell, I’m a little excited about it… Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: Beau the Terrier Mix

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I can’t believe it’s already time for Stray Rescue’s Urban Wanderers art show again. This is the third year in a row that I’ve contributed, and though I had to rush out this drawing of Beau, I do think he still came out nicely. Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: Missoula Police K9 Halo

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With my last pet portrait being of Missoula Police K9 Ryker, it’s only right that I do the second half of the 4-legged part of the K9 Unit in this department. Gotta say, this portrait of Halo might be one of my favorite portraits I’ve done yet! Continue reading

K9 Unit Portrait: MPD K9 Ryker & Officer Michael Kamerer

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A handful of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of the retirement of a K9 police officer from the Missoula Police Department, and now I can finally show you the portrait I did! Drum roll please! Yes, I know that the portrait was above and that you’ve already seen it so there’s no need for this reveal drumming, but I demand a drum roll! Here it is: Ryker and his partner in crime (stopping), Mike! Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Willow the Airedale Terrier

Willow the Airedale Terrier

This past weekend was the 3rd Annual Airedale Carnival, an event put on to help support the organization Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption (ATRA). I’ve never seen an Airedale in person before, but now I can definitely vouch for their energy levels.  Get a bunch in one place and they sure have a lot to say to each other and a lot of excitement to share, that’s for sure! Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: Ricochet

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Meet Ricochet, a Terrier Mix currently available for adoption at Stray Rescue. I can only imagine the high energy levels that would have brought about a name like that (side note – I had a beta fish in college with the name Spaz for a reason), but just look at that face! Clearly he is happy to do what it takes to wear himself out. Now he just needs some help from someone out there looking to adopt. Continue reading

Paws for a Cause: Sedona

SedonaIf you’ll remember last year I did a drawing of a white Pit Bull named Heparin (a rescue currently still available at Stray Rescue of St. Louis, just FYI).  That drawing was for an art auction for an organization called No Kill Columbia, and for this year’s donation I decided to do something I haven’t done in a while: draw a cat. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley the Shepherd Mix (Colored and Graphite Pencil - 2014)

Annie Oakley the Shepherd Mix (Colored and Graphite Pencil – 2014)

Meet Annie Oakley, one of the many dogs up for adoption at Stray Rescue of St. Louis.  I doubt that she is a pro at sharpshooting like her namesake was, but with a name like that she has to be talented in some way.  Maybe she can play the piano!  Or juggle!  You won’t know until you visit Stray Rescue and/or adopt her.  Which you should do, obviously. Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: Tuesday

Tuesday the Golden Retriever (Colored and Graphite Pencil - 2013)

Tuesday the Golden Retriever (Colored and Graphite Pencil – 2013)

If you haven’t read the book Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, then you need to get on that! Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: Heparin

Heparin the Pit Bull Mix (Colored Pencil - 2013)

Heparin the Pit Bull Mix (Colored Pencil – 2013)

Today I found out that Heparin is a type of anticoagulant.  I never thought of naming a dog after a prescription drug, but if there’s one thing you can say about Stray Rescue of St. Louis (OK, there is a whole lot that can be said about this amazing animal rescue group), it is that they sure come up with original names for the animals in their care. Continue reading