Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Happiest Ending...


I am thrilled. My painting of Nigel Buggers that was auctioned for A Place to Bark last week was given to Nigel's Two-Legger, otherwise known as "The Author," by the winning bidder. Some of Nigel's biggest fans pooled their resources to help this wonderful cause, and then gave the painting to the people who would love it best in the whole world.

I am so touched at their thoughtfulness, and the money they raised. This was such a wonderful experience to be a part of. Dogs, and dog rescue, mirror our very best qualities. I would say that's why we love them so.

When I first contacted "Mr. Author" about painting the infamous Nigel for a charity auction, he was extremely helpful and as enthusiastic as I was. He is both an eloquent and hilarious asset to the dog world, (I know Nigel is laughing because I said "asset") and the story of this painting couldn't have had a happier ending...

You can read his post about the experience here.

Much love,

11 comments:

sam said...

What a great outcome! A fantastic painting too Kathleen)

Caroline said...

That's just a wonderful story and your painting is fantastic, Kathleen. I read the other blog post too - heartwarming!

the7msn said...

Oh my oh my oh my. That is just the coolest thing. The Author's recap of picking it up from the post office brought warm, happy tears to this one's eyes. Being part of this experience surely will be a memory for you that will last a lifetime.

My Discworld said...

Kathleen, that is so incredibly awesome. Both your painting AND the story.

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

This is just the best Thanksgiving week story! How many people, including dogs, have been touched by your gift. You have a generous heart.

Life With Dogs said...

You said asset. :)

I can't say enough about what a great experience this has been from start to finish. Thank you so much for offering - you were the impetus!

gtyyup said...

It's an awesome ending to an already good story!

Julia Guthrie said...

Oh yay!!! That is such a great outcome I love it :)
And now your painting hangs on a famous persons wall *winks*
Congrats on the success of this painting hon, you totally deserve it. And I've no doubt you will be doing great things for doggy charity in the future xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dean Grey said...

Wow!

Isn't it funny how life has a way of working itself out, Kathleen?

How nice that "The Author" ended up with this painting in the end!

Very neat story indeed!

-Dean

Linda said...

Fantastic work, great ending. Linda :)x

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Well, Kathleen, this is a fabulous painting as well as a wonderful portrait! What I mean is, it stands on it's own with a commanding composition, as well as being a wonderfully rendered portrait. I agree about dog rescue mirroring out very best qualities. I have suspicions about people who are not animal lovers... why not?