Cleo

$550.00

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Description

Size: 16″ x 20″
Pet paintings are a furry little division of the Impact Art brand. There is little else that brings such happiness to my heart than a smiling pup. And to capture their larger-than-life personality is a complete joy and honor for me. Some clients want to capture the fleeting puppy years, others are show animals with plenty of professional photos, but the owners also know these pups as their playful best friend. It is that love and friendship I want to capture in a whimsical, colorful painting. Other clients come to me for a memory painting; to capture their favorite friend in a living memorial for a favorite friend that has passed. We never have enough time with our precious pups. It is my sincerest honor to paint those happy puppy faces

Story

“Woof! Dear Diary, its me, Cleo the Super Shepherd.

Today is a tough day because its time to say good bye to my human. I know she wants me to stay longer, but it’s my time. I’m a Shepherd. We know these things. I tried to tell her not to be sad because it has been 18 beautiful years and I’ve had an amazing life.

It was a rocky beginning, before she came along, that’s for sure. I was born to bad people that only wanted to keep my brothers. Me and my 4 sisters were only a few months old, starving and dirty when we escaped that awful place. But we didn’t make it very far in the California heat. Someone found us off Coast Hwy and took us in. That was nice because we could stay somewhere clean and have plenty of food while they found us forever homes.

One day, an enormous woolly Malamute snow monster came over to check me out and I fell in love with him instantly. His name was Kodiak and he was super cool and funny and had a nice girl human with him. She scooped me up and gave me this great big hug and held on tight through all my wiggles. I could tell, though, she was tired. With just a few sniffs, I knew she was a fighter like me. I could tell she had been really sick and could smell the damage of cancer, surgeries, chemo, and raditation on her. I knew right away, she needed me to come home to play with the woolly snow dog so she could sleep and heal. I’m a shepherd. We know these things.

And so it went. She got better, I got bigger, and the 3 of us had a ton of wonderful adventures. We drove cross county, moved to Vermont, hiked a hundred trails, played in the snow, dug holes in the fields, went canoeing in a ton of different lakes, and took up the sport of Skijoring (So fun! If you’re a big dog that likes to pull, look it up!) We lounged in the sun in the summer, snuggled under the covers in the cold winters, and greeted the guests arriving at our Bed & Breakfast for 5 fun years until we all moved back to Southern California again.

Kodiak & I made so many great friends of the human and canine variety. So many more years of trail hiking, days at the beach, al fresco dining, house parties, and car rides. Driving across the country on Route 66, eating steak in Texas, chasing a zillion squirrels in Washington DC, taking weekend bus rides up to Mammoth, and canoeing in Quebec. We’ve been to 30 states and provinces, hiked to the top of forested mountains and swam in blue lakes. There have been a dozen blocks of cheese stolen from the counter, a hundred zoomies in the park, a thousand dinners enjoyed on the patio, and a million loving snuggles.

Kodiak and I took such good care of our human; we loved and protected her for a long time. That big woolly beast was very smart and taught me really good stuff. A few years ago he had to say good bye to us and left me in charge. I’ve done a really good job!

But, things have been so much harder for me lately. I can’t see much anymore and my hearing isn’t what it used to be. It doesn’t feel so good to walk or run or eat and it’s been kind of hard to breathe lately. I woke up today and told my human I knew it was time for me to go. Through streams of tears, we said good bye.

Dont be sad. My heart is full of beautiful memories and I’m ready to say good night one last time.” 💙🐕

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Rest in peace, my sweet Cleo. 18 times around the sun together and I’ve loved every minute of it. Wishing you a wonderful forever filled with endless car rides and zoomies on a forever green field. Give Kodiak a hundred kisses from me and know that your bright Shepherd smile will never be forgotten. Go with grace and comfort, sweet pup. Sleep well.

IMPACT ART MEMORIAL PET PAINTINGS

My Memorial Pet Portraits are dedicated to those fur babies that make our heart whole. When looking for an appropriate momento to honor my sweet Cleo the Super Shepherd, it seemed most of the items available (ash boxes, shadowboxes, paw plaques) were making me sad. They were a reminder of those final days and thats not how I wanted to remember my best furry friend.

Our pets are a piece of us; members of our family that bring such happiness to our homes and hearts. Having to say good bye is a heartbreaking experience that is never easy. My Memorial Pet Portraits are dedicated to those fur babies that make our heart whole. An Impact Art Memorial Pet Portrait is created to bring happiness to your heart every time you see it. Bright and beautiful art that reminds you of their happy smile, bright eyes, and captures their uniqueness. Honoring their spirit in my art is my passion.

It would be an honor to create a Memorial Painting of your precious pup. Large, original, hand painted oil on canvas, 16″x20″, painted from your photos. $550. Beautiful, unique art customized to your preferences and shipped globally. Message me! Let’s create something special!

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