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‘dreaming buddha’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Red Cottage on September 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

watercolor 7 x 10   9/2019

This painting is my good bye to my beautiful dog ‘Buddha.’ He was on this earth for 15 years leaving us a month ago still a happy and peaceful dog despite his aged disabilities. ‘Buddha’ brought joy to everyone he touched. I miss him terribly and will never forget his paw print in my life. Everyone who has lived with a beloved dog knows the story.

I have so many drawings of him. Especially during his last year I sketched him many times not wanting to let go but knowing that my time with him was winding down.


Everything in the painting was free form except for both Buddhas and the lotus. I just let it flow. And I cried much of the time.

I captured this one a few years ago midst a nap with his namesake. Strange name for a dog I thought. It just came out of the ethers and it was perfect. He never met a dog, cat or human that he did not like.

Grooming his cat ‘Hari Giri Baba.’ Notice that the cat is relaxed. He loved Buddha and trusted him.

Buddha was the epitome for me of dog’s love for human.


He loved the snow….the deeper the better. First snow was the best….full of excitement. He and Maus would run and run in the first snow.


buddha the dog

In Red Cottage on November 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

Buddha recently had surgery to remove a giant tumor from his right rear leg. Left alone the growth would have eventually interfered with his walking not to mention he wouldn’t have been running. I was surprised to see that his skin was spotted just like his fur. In these shots he looks a bit like a medical chart where the body is in layers. He is doing nicely. Running but his activity is still limited. He is a good boy.



one fine bunny

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 11, 2014 at 10:04 am
watercolor aceo 7/2014

watercolor aceo 7/2014

Story has it that the Buddha, embodied as a hare, threw himself in a sacrificial fire to the god Indra. He was rewarded with eternal life as the moon. There is also this little creature munching wild flowers with one eye toward predators. Here on the mountain it is parched in the summer. However there are lots of spots in the shade where these delicate wild flowers grow sparsely. Such an anomaly. It is so sweet to find these flowers blooming on a hot and dry summer day.

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buddha bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears, Wild Things on July 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2014

watercolor aceo 7/2014

I have a dog named Buddha. It seems to me as though he looks quite like a bear. He has a very expressive face and he is a stealthy fellow. Many years ago when he was disappointed with the way things were going he decided to chew up a few things. It wasn’t the all out destruction of puppies cutting teeth or boredom. In fact he usually never chewed anything. He was, however,  a casual muncher at times. The problem was the arrival of the second dog….Maus. There was one particular little book that was always on a table in the living room. He took it off the table and chewed ever so delicately around the edges. Upon discovery he was reprimanded….”NO CHEWING BOOKS.” Right then and there the book was returned to the shelf. He watched the placement out of the corner of his eye. Next day he was chewing on the same book. He had taken it off the shelf. He has done this since many times. He watches out of the corner of his eye to make sure I am not looking at him before he does something that he is not allowed like disappearing into the woods. The expression that this bear is wearing is exactly like Buddha the dog.

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Buddha the dog

Buddha the dog




homeward bound

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on November 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

watercolor aceo 11/27/2012

Life is so tender.  I was inspired by my dog Buddha to paint this. We were out walking and a little way out on the hill I saw him looking into the distance. He seemed to be contemplating life. I think that thought is reserved for the human mind and the dog just lives.

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the buddhas

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on December 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5

This is my blue and red merle cattledog named ‘Buddha.’  I found him sleeping on our deck in the snow next to my statue of the Buddha. I snapped a few photos and then painted this. My dog has a very gentle nature. He is also very smart and quite devious. He is my Buddha and much loved.