Imagine my delight when I visited our blogging friend Christine’s site – Garybuie – last week to find this:

Whispering Donkeys by Christine at Garybuie's Blog

Drawn by Christine from this photo of Bernard and Ellsworth taken back in 2010:

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And this:

Whisky by Christine at Garybuie

Also drawn by Christine, from this photo of Whisky taken last year:

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Beautiful, right? Christine is self-taught, and has discovered that animals are her forte since fur and feathers satisfy her love of detail. How I wish I had even fraction of Christine’s talent.

If you would like to commission a portrait of your pet, you can email Christine at garybuie@btopenworld.com.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

~Aristotle

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As you know, it’s been cold here these last few weeks. The Boyz have all been fine, but to help keep weight on Gracie and Harriet, we’ve supplemented their hay with equine senior mash a couple of times a day.

Gracie gets two cups and Harriet gets three. It’s easy enough to tell whose bowl is whose by how much is in it, but Don decided to get artsy for the girls.

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Pretty bowls for pretty girls. Sunflowers for Grace (Don prefers calling her by her original name) and hearts for Harriet.

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Don also thought he’d try his hand at ice sculpting:

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We’re ready for spring.

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