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Dogs brought their humans to this fundraiser for a canine shelter in Columbus, IN.  There was lots of space for humans to run around and dogs to keep them under control.  Isn’t that how the relationship works? Ha.  We were in one of the hangars in the County Fairgrounds. Very interesting and lots of fun. I hope to do this event again, annually perhaps.

You can see my little work stand in the foreground.

Thank you, Jeanne.

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Let’s say you think your dentist is a terrific guy and you happen to know that he loves his dogs, one of whom is deceased. Broke his heart, when that dog died. Broke the family’s heart, too. Never mind, it’s too deep to get into here. Suffice it to say, you thought the dentist and his family would love to see the dogs riding the dentist’s motorcycle, which is also a prized possession. This was fun, as you can see. It was a Christmas card, you know. Thanks again, Carol.
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DOG2The people at Tails of Hope in Highland Park rescue dogs from cruel owners and bad situations, rehabilitate them and then try to find good homes for them. Last Saturday, The Grand, a supermarket on Green Bay Road in Winnetka, hosted an Adopt-a-Palooza in their parking lot. I was set up under an umbrella and had the pleasure of drawing dogs with their “persons” in close harmony. The dogs, of course, ran the show. To depict the communication and closeness between person and dog, I drew the person imitating the dog’s posture of obedience. The tongue had to hang out. This is fun to draw! Many people didn’t come with their dog and asked me to work from a photo on their smartphone, which they proudly presented. This I can do and the work was well received and with much laughter. After all, true dog lovers think their dogs are funny.  Thank you, David!
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14DanCindyDogsA woman commissioned this drawing as a Valentine’s Day gift to her husband.  They often vacation in Door County with their two well-trained dogs.  Anytime you allow me to draw your dogs making fun of you, I know the drawing will be a hit.  Thank you, Cindi.

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13RoseHoustonDogsPointingLast year I drew Rose Houston for a card she was sending out to her friends to let them know that she 12RoseHouston72had recovered from her surgery and was now back in the swing with full energy.  Not a hair out of place, as usual, she’s skateboarding and her two dogs are running along with her.  This year she has a new house and wants to send out Christmas cards showing her and the dogs as they are pointing to the house.  She needed the dogs redrawn in this pose.

To draw dogs in such a human gesture, I had to go for a cartoon version of them.  You can tell that one is a poodle and the other a skinny greyhound.  I had to push them into cartoon mode, complete with white gloves.  The white gloves on animals was a Disney invention:  the paw becomes a hand without anatomical weirdness. This convention has been around for seventy years and we’re used to it.  (Look , Mickey  and Bugs are doing things with his “hands.” )  Only with gloves can a dog be pointing.  Notice the other convention:   three fingers.

Rose loves the drawing. Thank you, Rose, for having a sense of humor about your darlings.

For more on drawing dogs, https://katherinehilden.wordpress.com/?s=dogs

Last year’s post about Rose’s recuperation,   https://katherinehilden.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/hey-all-im-back-on-my-feet-again/

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We’re AT not ON Bourbon Street. It’s a huge eatery-entertainment complex in the Marionette Shopping Center on 155th Street.  The South Shore Humane Society was hosting an 13HumaneSociety10animal adoption party earlier this month and I was there for five hours to draw the kind people who came.  People did walk around with dogs wearing “adopt me” bandannas and I drew some, but the adoption activity was centered in another room and so I ended up drawing mostly people.  Here are a few of the many I drew that afternoon.  Thank you, Jana!  I hope to be back next year.

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I can highly recommend two fellow entertainers at this event:Nick Connell, balloon twister : nick.balloons@gmail.com, 860-992-6967

Bob Hunt, juggler, stiltwalker, etc.: circusboy.com, 708-499-9880.  His interaction with the audience was wonderful, especially with the kids.  Here’s nine-year-old, Terry, who picked up some excellent juggling tips from the master.

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