Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Morgan - Final


Morgan, Morgie, Magoo, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pants, PumPum, Pajama Bottoms (Indian name), Baby Girl, Nellie, Nellie Nugget, Nuggie, Nuggie Bump, Naughty Norkin, Squash, Kirplunk...All are names for my beloved puppy. It's funny how we do that, I know I'm not the only one who dons my animals with a variety of nicknames. I don't know a more loving dog and I'm so lucky to spend my days with her.


  1. Oh is she beautiful!! Is she an AmStaff (pit bull, though I hate that name)?

  2. Thanks! She's predominantly boxer/lab and possibly has some bully breed in her. If I remember correctly, boxer's have some bully in their history so that could be it there. We do know for certain that she's half boxer because her mother was a boxer, she was brought to the rescue pregnant. We're pretty sure she has lab as well because of her build and how much of an easy keeper she is (I can relate to that one).

  3. Thanks Darlene. We have an American Bulldog and I often see Boxer in her (though she is pure bred so I suspect there is Boxer in the breed lineage somewhere). We also get asked very frequently if she is a Pit Bull. (I get so offended by that because people get all squealy as she runs full tilt toward them for kisses and petting, shrieking "It's a Pit Bull, it's a Pit Bull!!) If you are interested in seeing what she looks like, I have a blog post within the past few called "Bad Hannah!" (she chewed up a paintbrush) with a photo.

  4. AWWWWW! She's adorable! I agree with Sheila, I think she just wanted to paint like you! ;) I see what you're saying about seeing boxer in her!

    We get that a lot too and since she's a mutt and a rescue, who knows. I read somewhere once that many breeds are lumped together under the blanket "pit bull". I can remember if that was an officially accepted concept or if it was a reference to people's conception. I just thought that was interesting.

    Morgan is a good girl now but when she was a puppy oh boy! She ate a whole through a mattress, all the way through. Chewed on chair legs, ate through couch cushions and a good portion of the couch under the cushions...and much more I can't think of right now. VERY naughty girl! LOL! I have to laugh, she was crazy.

    How old is Hannah? I absolutely love her coloring! She's so stinking cute! I want to give her a big hug! :)

  5. love you're work, you seem to have captured the essence of Morgan beautifully, the look of the eyes, one ear perked higher than the other, that look of, 'what's up?' and your right of course, multiple names of endearment to express the fullness of what they bring to us :-)

  6. nice painting
    i like this type of painting

  7. I really like your style darlene, your color and the detailed! :)