Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Home Wanted

As I haven't done anything for DARG for a while now, and as they have so many new dogs and cats up for adoption, I thought I must really do another painting.

This is Sledge.  He is a cross Husky something and was apparently abandoned by his owner.

It always amazes me how human beings can be so callous about their fellow creatures.  We domesticate them to such a degree that they become totally reliant on us for all their needs, and then idiots like this owner decide they don't want them anymore!

I believe we share this beautiful planet with our fellow creatures and our intellect does not give us dominion and lording rights over them.

I hope Sledge finds someone who will care for him.




28 comments:

Prabal said...

Liz,
You are so right. This is a poem by D.H Lawrence I had read some days back in my sister's text book. This is exactly what you are talking about. Read it if you have time.
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/dhl.snake.html

Art with Liz said...

Wow Prabal, I read the poem; thank you for that, it was totally WOW. And as you say, exactly what I was talking about.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Very truly said Liz! And a nice painting for DARG!

AutumnLeaves said...

I couldn't agree with your more, Liz. I too hope Sledge finds a forever home.

Sharon Wright said...

Congrats on the prize, well done! I love the koi and Sledge and, well everything! My feeling about Sledge is that it's good the idiot admitted not wanting him, it gives him a chance to be loved and cared for. Better that than being neglected and unloved by the idiot!
Thanks for your lovely comments....the client preferred no 3 too!

Becky said...

What a great looking dog! I pray he does find his furever home and soon. Congrats on your prize! HAve a great week ahead!

Anthony Duce said...

A very expressive painting. Shows a lot of kindness.

Charlene Brown said...

You've made Sledge so magically lively, I find myself trying to get his attention before he bounds off to the left! Hope someone who loves animals as much as you do comes along for him soon...

Carolann said...

I love Sledge - he looks like he is going to jump off any time. Hope he gets a really nice new owner for the new year. Also, I have to say I really like your backgrounds to the animals, you always manage to find the right colour to compliment them. Well done.

Sishir said...

Hello Liz,
Its such a painful story. DARG seems to be so kind & friendly, I hope he finds a home soon. But on the first place why do humans make them dependent and afterwards abandon them?? I wonder.

Cathy Gatland said...

Good luck to beautiful Sledge, may he be loved and pampered after his sad background. You've painted lovely tones of black and white Liz - he looks so bright and sparky.

Marie Theron said...

He is a darling! I love the soft painterly style which makes the dog look so sweet and gentle!

Sheila said...

You have such a gift for painting homeless doggies with dignity! What a fine pooch this is , what an awesome artist and person you are. *hugs!*

sam said...

I love these dogs and a great job you have dome too)

Carol said...

He is a beautiful dog Liz. The Husky is very prominant. I hope he finds a home.

Marian Fortunati said...

He's a beautiful animal!! I'll bet he gets adopted very quickly... He looks intelligent and lively. GREAT painting...
Do they put these up in areas around the pound for people to see??? They might want the painting as well as the dog!!

Dianne said...

A lovely painting of Sledge and thanks for high-lighting the plight of all the unfortunate animals that end up at Darg - at least they try to find homes for these poor dogs.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Ramesh!


And Autumn Leaves - you are so incredibly kind with your lovely comments. Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

You are so right Sharon - rather that he finds another home than live with an idiot who abandons him! And thank you for all your kind words.


Hi Becky - missed you and thank you, and same to you!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Tony!


Hi Charlene, thanks for the visit and the delightful comment!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Carolann, that is a lovely compliment. Thank you. And I also hope he finds a permanent new home.


Thank you for the visit Sishir - DARG is a small shelter based in Hout Bay doing a tremendous job with all those beautiful unwanted animals. They have donkeys and horses, but mainly dogs and cats and have a constant battle for money to feed the animals. I hope my little contribution of a painting goes some way to helping them raise that money.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Cathy and thank you. I tend to use cad red and Prussian blue for my blacks with AS Lilac for highlights. It's a great combination.


Thank you Marie - he does look kind of sweet doesn't he! But then I think all dogs are sweet!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Sheila and thank you and Carrie for starting this initiative. It allows me to give something back to those abused animals. A great idea from special people!


Coming from a great animal portrait painter like you, I so appreciate the compliment Sam. Many thanks.

Art with Liz said...

So nice to hear from you Marian - you always make me smile! DARG put the paintings up in the office - they are quite nicely displayed and they have sold a few.


Thank you Carol!


And thank you Di. They are a terrific organisation and I guess every little bit helps.

Dean H. said...

A wonderful painting of Sledge! Love the blend of calming colors.
I agree totally with your views on pets...We have taught them to depend so completely, they are like our children.

Mary said...

Congratulations on your prize, Liz! I have enjoyed browsing your great blog and enjoying all your wonderful paintings. Thank you for posting them for us. Your lovely painting of Sledge beautifully portrays how irresistible he is--I'm sure he will find a good home with your help.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much for the visit Dean - it's heartening to know that so many people love animals - it counteracts the horribleness out there.


He there Mary, thank you for visiting - I do enjoy your landscapes. Here's hoping Sledge does find his home!

Judybec said...

beautiful dog Liz!
It's so amazing to me how some people treat their animals. Dogs are such beautiful spirits -- I wish I could take care of them all.