Lily belongs to our friend Kim Bassett and her family. Lily is a goldendoodle. Half Golden and half standard poodle.
Kim and her family live in Newtown CT and Kim works for the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Here's what Kim has to say about Lily:
"Lily was born Dec 14th to a breeder in TX who decided that they had to send two puppies up to us. (Families of Sandy Hook) I put my name on the list to get one and I was lucky to be picked. She has been a blessing. We got her at 8 weeks and Kenna (Kim's daughter) started her training immediately. First with AKC puppy STARS and then with the Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs. She was connected to them through the High School's Jr/Sr Project that Kenna was taking. She was given a wonderful mentor who has guided her through this. She is still in training and won't be able to take the test until she is a year old. However, they have participated in several events already including the Dedication of Vicki Soto's playground, The Thank You to Therapy Dogs, The Ben's Lighthouse Celebration, and the Newtown Labor Day Parade."
Here's the link to the Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs Facebook page click here
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kim and all the families of Sandy Hook... we will never forget... may this Goldendoodle do it's job to love all over each and everyone of those families and give kisses of hope. God bless you all.
I have joined in with over 240 other artists on fellow artist Leslie Saeta's blog. click here to link to the challenge.
Thanks to everyone who have sent me cute dog photos! I'm having a great time painting and hearing about all these sweet companions.
If I get to the end of the challenge and I haven't painted your dog. I will try to continue the challenge until all the dogs are painted and only one dog per owner. I might not be able to paint one everyday... I know I'll need a break at the end of this challenge, but I will keep the dog series going.
Each painting is painted on either 8 x 10 inch or 8 x 8 inch canvas board with quality oil paints and varnished. The price is $140 + (shipping and CT sales tax). Unframed.
with much gratitude,
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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