March 27, 2012

"Kerri and Chi Chi"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel - 8" x 10"

I was going to call this, "The Tattooed Girl with the Dragon" because Chi Chi looks like a little baby dragon here. Perhaps more like a gremlin that has been splashed with water, if you remember your movie trivia. My friend Debby leans more in the area of fruit bat when describing her. This little girl was rescued from the shelter and did yeoman's duty as constant companion and protector (!?!) to Debby's father-in-law during his last months of convalescence and subsequent hospice care. Chi Chi's two compadres, if you can believe it, are a leggy Great Dane named Emma and Walter, the Wonder Wiener. If you think Emma (or Debby) rules the roost in this household, think again. Chi Chi doesn't take a back seat to anyone!

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