Yes, we here at Larry Gekiere – Artist know that you can learn a lot from your fur and feathered and finned companions, and our dog friends in particular seem to be full of furry wisdom and lessons for all of us. So I thought we should start the summer season with some of those lessons, since our furred friends love this season, along with some of the custom oil-painted portraits of these wise companions we have captured on canvas.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you are happy, dance around, and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Never pretend you are something you are not.
If what you want lies, buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle gently.
Be always grateful for each new day!
And, of course, that last one – “Be loyal!” – applies to both your fur companion and you. That strong bond of love and loyalty between you and your fur friend and family member is indescribable and irreplaceable. I’m sure if you have such a relationship, you agree. And such relationships deserve to be captured and preserved forever.
So I would love to help you keep a permanent memory of your special relationship by creating a custom oil painting of your dog or cat or other animal companion.