June 24, 1995 - March 31, 2009
Cadeau means "gift" in French. This sweet dog belonged to my friend, Paz, who lives in New York City. Cadeau was a Corgi/Border Collie cross that loved to eat! She was 14 years old when she died, but was active right up until 2 weeks before her death.
Paz is an amateur chef and photographer, and she maintains 2 blogs. The whole story of Cadeau is on her food blog, which you can read here. You can also see pictures of Cadeau. I painted this painting from one of those pictures, but gave her bright eyes - as she would have looked before she became so ill.
This painting is a gift to my friend - to remind her of the love of her special companion, Cadeau. I sent it off almost 2 weeks ago, and I just received an e-mail that she received it last night.
It is so hard when we lose creatures that have become special in our lives. We have had 6 dogs and 2 cats in our lives. The 2 dogs we have now, Meg and Tess, are purebred, tri-colored Border Collies. I have painted each of them, so I now have a remembrance of each of them. You can see their portraits on my website.
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