Believe it or not, this squirrel has her own social media page and has achieved a degree of fame! She was a tiny orphaned baby when a kindhearted couple took her in and successfully raised her to adulthood. After they released her into their yard, she stuck around and would come when called, rewarded with pecans and other tasty treats.
But then, why stop with just one squirrel? Word got out and before long there was a steady stream of orphaned baby squirrels coming their way. The couple’s home became a licensed wildlife rescue, where many more animals were loved and saved. But as their first rescue squirrel, ChippyBug holds a special place in their hearts.
Bean is a New England boy, through and through. He gets to go adventuring with his outdoorsy family and they started him young. Here he is standing on granite boulders in coastal Maine, and it’s always a joy to paint dogs in their favorite places.
Coco is a sweet Labradoodle with striking golden eyes. Her people say she is a very intelligent dog, almost like there’s a human behind those loving eyes. Coco is one of those special types of dogs who knows when her people aren’t feeling well. She willingly and intuitively steps right into a nursemaid role, “taking care” of them until they feel better.
After a short stint at the San Francisco dog pound, Wilma made a lucky landing with her new family. They describe her as the smartest, nicest dog they’ve ever had. Her DNA reveals her to be half Malinois, one quarter German Shepherd and one quarter Sheltie. Yes, those are some extra large feet on this girl, but they don’t seem to trouble her in any way! She gets almost daily sunrise walks on Baker Beach where she loves to play ball. With the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop, it was really fun painting this pretty dog in one of her favorite happy places!
Opal is a lucky rescue dog who had the good fortune to land in her forever home where she is totally adored. And even better, her adopted “mom” is a great photographer! There are a lot of photos to capture when you have a charming personality and lots and lots of spots, all over your freckle face and everywhere else too. Her mom must have crawled under the table with her to catch this one!