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30 Dogs 30 Days - Simon

This is Simon, from 2011, my favorite of several portraits I've been lucky enough to create. His family's super power is that they can't resist a beagle in need. Let me tell you about them.

In the early days of Painting a Dog a Day, I set aside one week each month to feature my paintings of homeless animals and tell their stories, with proceeds going back to the host shelters/groups. I don't recall the timeframe, even, but I had painted a doe eyed beagle from my local shelter. This collector from out of state emailed and asked to purchase the painting. And then she went above and beyond, contacted the shelter arranged to sponsor the dog until he found a home.

I have so many angels like this in my life. Real, tender, generous hearts, all around me. One thing the Painting a Dog a Day project did was highlight those souls - I always felt surrounded by love.

Thanks for following along with me,
Warmly, Kim

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