Saturday, September 19, 2009

Buddy update!

Buddy is doing good. He had a little setback when we changed locations. We moved in with my Mom to help after her fall and he is finding it difficult to adjust to the new digs. He has discovered a new game(which we are currently trying to help him find another choice). I walked into our bedroom to find toliet paper strewn all over with a trail leading back to the bathroom. He had taking the piece hanging down that he could reach and started creating his own form of teepeeing. Needless to say-we were not amused!

His potty training is still on track-at least with the wet part. The more solid part is still an issue now and then. When he gets stressd, he leaves a little present for us-even if he has just been outside to do "his business". We are working on this!

I am trying to leave him with "puppy sitters" because he is getting way to focused on me and freaks whenever he can't see me or find me. My son watched him one day last week and said that he first started whimpering when he figured out I had gone then raised his head and started howling. Anyone with suggestions on how to help him with his seperation anxiety would be greatly appreciated.
All for now.
Buddy and Jennylynne

Monday, September 14, 2009

Getting ready for the Longview Art and World Music Festival

I am currently frantically getting ready for the upcoming art fair in Lee's summit, Mo. I will have booth 19. Come by and see all the new art work I've created from my plein aire travel trips. I hope to also have one of two of the Hobbies for Heroes series paintings there also. The fair is October 2, 3, & 4th, 2009 at 3rd St and Longview in Lee's Summit, Mo. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Painting completed during the CF Foundation fundraiser

This painting was started in plein aire at Taos, New Mexico and completed live during the CF Fundraiser at Union Station last Thursday.
This part of the Rio Grande river runs through Rio Hondo. About a mile from this site the rapids become very intense. While I was painting, I could hear the screams of the rafters as they ran the rapids downstream from me. I personally prefer my rabids in my paintings than in a raft, but to each their own.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

CF Fundraiser tonight!

Tonight at Union Station, I and fellow artists will be painting during the Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser. We will set up our plein aire equipment and paint while the event unfolds around us. Each of us painting tonight have donated a painting for the silent auction at the event. Tickets are $60.00 for the evening's event. Contact the CF Foundation for more information. I will be taking two paintings that were started in Taos, New Mexico to work on during the event. Hope to see some of you there.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Buddy and the Groomer

Buddy has his first "official" grooming appointment today. I dropped him off and he wasn't shaking so we took that as a good sign.
He is still very fearful of strange noices. Anyone who sneezes, squeaky toys, pots and pans on the stove, the alarm clock in the morning-well-you get the picture. We are trying to socialize him to everyday sounds and get him to understand that they are not threatening just loud. I used to let him come to me and I'd hold him and pet him to calm him down but a trainer friend of mine said that really re-enforces his fears so we are trying to come up with a different approach. We can't use food because he is still not interested in doggy treats-not even warmed hot dogs or chicken. Anyone out there that follows the blog and has a good non-food way of coping with this and helping Buddy would be appreciated.
Well-Buddy and I are signing off for now. Have a great day!