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"If you hear a voice within you say
'you cannot paint', then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. "
— Vincent van Gogh

Dead Dog's Portrait Gallery: the front porch

Ranch dogs, and pugs in particular have to be pretty tough. Our dogs were wonderful companions with exciting lives and qually dramatic deaths, particularly the pugs.

Pug Family History: Her dogs
In the latter 60s and before my biking days, I walked the two miles from Highlands Elementary in any remotely genial weather and always encountered two pugs. That was it, I'd found the dog of my adulthood. There have been 7 pugs in our extended family, 5 in the Adams', Rosa is still living and thus not pictured.

The pugs as muse studies came earlier for family. Good company...Valentino, Hogarth, Otto Bache...

The Hunter Canine Family History: His dogs

The hunting dogs are all gifts from Kansas men to my husband, and to me really. Our relationship: they are the trainer and companion for long-distance running. Perhaps a little counterproductive for good bird dogs, but no better partners in meditation.