Jalapeño belongs to Margherita Torres who I met through a mutual friend Hannah.
Margherita sent me the sweetest story and a dozen photos of Jalapeño during the 30 Dog/30 Day painting challenge. From the photos it was easy to tell that Jalapeño is a dog with a lot of spunk! I knew I needed some time, (more than 24 hours) to really study Jalapeno's features and try to combine a few photos together.
After the challenge was over I contacted Margherita who was patiently waiting for me!
Here's what Margherita has to say about Jalapeño :
" my best friend Jalapeno. He is a miniature Doberman. When my husband brought him home, I was not too happy. We already had a dog- an akita named Zorro. Well that day my children named him Jalapeno. That first night, I made a little bed for him on the floor on my side. He cried and cried so I eventually picked him up and put him next to me in the bed. He immediately stopped crying and I fell in love. The year he came into my life my husband got very sick and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. God sent him to me exactly when I needed the support. Some funny things about him, mostly all of our pictures of Jalapeno are with him wearing a harness. We have to keep the harness on him because if we take it off he thinks we are going to give him a shower. He starts to shake and then goes under the covers to hide. He is the love of my life."
I'm so happy you waited Margherita… I love the way the painting came out and Jalapeno's eyes tell the whole story! Thank you very much!
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