Friday, September 19, 2014

New found Happiness!

Happy Dog

I look up at Happy Dog every day.  He sits above my computer in an old row of pet portraits that I painted years ago.  But he is a novelty to this blog.  Completely new.  I just scanned him for the first time. He fits the novel theme over at www.illustrationfriday.com this week.

I think my subject was yawning.  But what was captured by my paintbrush was unbridled joy. This reminds me of a funny email that my husband keeps sending me.  He will highlight certain words and sentences. And resend it to me. Then laugh about it when he gets home. And it makes me laugh every time.  Here it is...

Dogs vs. Cats
Two Different Points of View


DOG DIARY8:00 AM - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 AM - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 AM - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!10:30 AM - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!12:00 PM - Lunch! My favorite thing! 1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing! 3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing! 5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing! 7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing! 8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing! 11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing! CAT DIARYDay 983 of my captivity!
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.

In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. The sick bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies'. I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow - but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He obviously has issues.

7 comments:

DJan said...

Hahahaha! So very, very true. :-)

Hilary said...

That pretty much nutshells the difference between cats and dogs. Very cute painting. His happy face reminds me of our Benny.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love this!!!
love
tweedles

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Hahahha, this is so good and so true :)

Creations By Mit said...

Love this, Sharon! He definitely looks overjoyed!!! Maybe someone is waving a piece of steak in front of him??

Sallie Rainville said...

So true and so funny!

Marie said...

Oh SOOOO funny! Love it! And so TRUE! :-) Love your happy dog painting as well.