It's #1 hi-jacking the blog again, but I am not going to talk about horses today (just wait until tomorrow!). I just lived a moment of intense emotion that I wanted to share with my blogging friends. But let me first go back a month... Yuu-Chan had just gone to the Bridge and the sadness was overwhelming. As I thought about my blogging friends who had lost their beloved companions, I of course thought of our friend Max. One thought led to another and I found myself sending an email to Kathleen Coy who had created the "Maxterpiece." After a few messages going back and forth, I had commissioned portraits of both Yuu-Chan and also Sen-Chan (who left us in January 2009). The amazing thing, I realised, was that Kathleen lived in Iowa, and I was heading there in a few weeks....
And this afternoon, I came back to my hotel from the World Percheron Congress to meet Kathleen who hand-delivered the two portraits to me! It was such a joy to meet her and the portraits are absolutely stunning!
She has captured the essence of them both so beautifully!
The artist with her work!
And with a truly delighted me!
And that was not all! I actually got to meet CLOUD, The Wonder Dog!!!!!
That really was a treat!
Thank you, Kathleen, for these fabulous portraits that so well capture the souls of two very special boys. They will hang in my bedroom back home in France.