"ART SHOW DOG 2," 10115, daily painter original © Carol Nelson Fine Art


Here's another happy fellow who passed by my booth at my fourth of July art show. I think he was dressed for the occasion.
As you will see in this, and future dog paintings, all the dogs were panting to some degree. It was a beautiful sunny day, but it was not hot - low 70's I would say. I guess when you're wearing a fur coat, it feels warmer.
It's something of which all dog owners should be mindful when they're out and about with their mutts. I still remember a summer day years ago when I was working at a hospital and we were taking our lunch break in an employee outdoor lunch area.
We noticed a dog in a locked car with the windows rolled up. He was frantically jumping around and barking. Realizing it was way too hot for him, we had the owner of the vehicle paged - no response.
Then we got security to use a lock opener to open the door. The dog jumped out and spread his body on the cool, shaded grass, panting profusely. He drank a ton of water. Since the car was parked in the emergency room parking lot, I'm sure the owner had other critical issues to deal with. That was a close call for that poor dog.
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9 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

These last 2 posts of the Art Show dogs are great. They have such personalities!

Karen Bruson said...

Wonderful job with color and fur texture.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Today I worked in a small gallery where there is a current show - "gone to the dogs", so have been immersed with the critters.
But truly have enjoyed seeing your Carol -so much personality!

Gwen Bell said...

I love these dog portraits! The paint strokes on his face are wonderful.

Thank you for the story...a much needed reminder in this summer heat. Poor puppy! Thank goodness you got him out in time.

AutumnLeaves said...

So glad that dog was rescued, Carol. This is one handsome patriotic fellow you've captured here!

kim Blair said...

Love your dog portraits Carol! Your think painterly brush strokes really capture the texture of the fur, I want to reach out and pat #2.
Kim

Dana Cooper said...

Great job capturing the nature of the Golden retriever Carol!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I think I saw THAT dog when we were at Breck last year! lol...maybe it what he was wearing! Great job on the dogs and bringing awareness...in case there is one person left who may think leaving a dog in a hot car is ok...I know...the emergency room person...probably didn't do it on purpose...thanks for telling us you saved the dog!!

Nancie Johnson said...

Wonderful Golden Retriever. And wonderful that you were able to help that poor dog in the car. People sometimes don't realize, even with the windows partially open, that the inside of a car gets very hot, very fast. Dog's don't perspire the same way as humans, so they will suffer from the heat much faster. It's obvious the owner had a different crisis on their hands (ER parking) - thankfully you were there to save the little guy!