Posts Tagged ‘rescue’

JRT pet portrait rock donation

April 6, 2009


JRT pet portrait rock donation

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This piece I just completed as a donation for a jack russell terrier rescue fundraiser, Carolinas Jack Russell Terrier Club, in South Carolina. I have a JRT mix, my dog Gumbo, and I love those little terriers.

I’m happy to help out animal rescues when I can. 🙂

Click here to find out more about the JRT rescue and see their dogs for adoption.

raffle piece, second place

March 18, 2009


Minnie’s Seinfeld cats

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This is the finished piece for my second place winner in my Valentine’s Day raffle that benefited a local feline rescue. This second place winner won a rock portrait and I painted 3 of her cats on this large rock! She calls them her Seinfeld cats, and this is Kramer, Jerry and George! Such cute cats and such fun subjects! Enjoy them Minnie!!

I have a beautiful black cat to paint in oils on canvas for the first place winner, that will be arriving here soon, so stay tuned!

Frida wins EBSQ Simon Sez challenge!

February 24, 2009


Frida

Originally uploaded by tagscats

There is a weekly challenge on EBSQ called Simon Sez. The winner of the challenge each week picks the theme. Now how could I resist the “fur” theme?? lol! This photograph I took of my rescue cat Frida won last week, woo hoo!

See details on the EBSQ Blog!

Cat Charity Raffle Winner Announced!

February 14, 2009

Just announced the winner of my cat charity raffle, details in my LiveJournal blog…

Cats Decide the Winner!

This was so much fun to do, I think it will be an annual event.  Thanks so much to all those who participated in the 2009 inaugural Tag’s Cats Valentine’s Day Raffle!

Raffle Reminder!!

February 12, 2009

Yes, I’m posting about this again because, well, it’s important!  Time is running out to enter my charity raffle to benefit the cats of Forgotten Felines and get your chance to win a custom pet portrait!  It’s been tough times for everyone these days, and animal rescues especially have been hard hit.  These rescue folk work so hard for the cats in their care, and remember that every little bit helps. 

You only have until noon on Valentine’s Day to enter, that is when one of my cats will be picking the winner! 

RAFFLE INFO HERE

I’ve gotten a great response so far, thank you SO much to those who have opened their hearts to help these cats and those who so unselfishly care for them

win a custom pet portrait oil painting!

February 1, 2009

So, it’s no secret it’s been a pretty crappy few months around here in the house of many furries.  I have lost 3 cats and a dog since just before Christmas.  The latest, and really no surprise, was my sweet Bronte just this past Thursday.  It was time, though no less heart-breaking, Bronte had been with me for nearly 17 years.  She came to me a skinny flea-ridden kitten from the local humane society, and grew into a beautiful long-haired tortoiseshell cat, and kept her loving disposition throughout her life.  She loved to be carried around and would rest her paws on my shoulder and purr into my ear.  

I decided to honor her memory by helping other cats in need.  I am running a raffle, the winner of which will receive a custom 16×20 pet portrait oil painting.  The drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day.  All the proceeds will benefit a local feline rescue from whom I have adopted several cats, Forgotten Felines.  Full details regarding the raffle can be found HERE

I’m happy to say since posting about it for the first time yesterday, I have some entrants already.  Hoping for lots more!

Gentle journey, Bronte, my baby girl.  I will always hear you purring in my ear.

bronte

Cat Pillow

January 29, 2009


Cat Pillow

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Who says greyhounds don’t get along with cats? That’s Stella my greyhound using Dickens as a pillow….

Stella & toys

January 15, 2009


Stella & toys

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Is this cute or what?? Stella my greyhound sleeps with all her toys, apparently she can’t pick a favorite…

Dawn’s Lucy – Lost and Found

January 7, 2009


Dawn’s Lucy – Lost and Found

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This is a portrait I did for a fellow artist Dawn Thompson. We were swap partners in the 2008 EBSQ pet portrait swap, and I was late getting her portrait finished and entered it into the EBSQ Better Late Than Never Show.

This is an oil portrait of her sweet rescued dog Lucy. I loved the photo ref of her snuggled on some beautifully patterned cushions and decided to paint her as such. This dog has blossomed under Dawn’s care, I’m so glad she found her way to Dawn, for she is truly home now.

This is 16×20 oils on stretched canvas. There’s still time to vote for your favorite piece in the EBSQ Late Show, a few days left, so get out there and see the great entries! It’s free to become a patron!

Stella – relaxed

January 7, 2009


Stella – relaxed

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Oh to sleep like a greyhound…..though I have to say, I did wake up the other morning with my head hanging off the side of the bed, upside down. Now, how I got that way, I have no idea, except to think that I’m hanging around my dogs too much, lol!