Last Friday, I got a chance to drive down to Washburn, MO where Haven of the Ozarks is located. It is a really special place. First we met Crystal Moody the cat. She is a little sweetie and she let the kids hold her.
Next we saw the puppies and the nursing mamas. Then we went around and greeted all the dogs. It was really fun to see in person all the dogs that I've painted. A photo or a painting just shows one moment of their life and one piece of their personality. There's so much more to each of them.
Some of them were just as I expected and others were so different. Of course I loved all the pitties and the Haven has a lot of pit bulls. As soon as I saw Banksy I knew he was the one I'd be painting next. He's about a year old and a Pit Bull Terrier/Shepherd Mix. He was curious and friendly and much more relaxed than he looks in these photos.
Haven of the Ozarks says this about Banksy...
Banksy is ready to wiggle his way into your heart. He wiggles so hard it's a wonder he doesn't fall down. His big ears will always be waiting to hear you call his name.
UPDATE 7/9/15: Crystal Moody the cat was adopted but Banksy is still looking for his forever home.