I had a really nice surprise the day after my birthday, getting a package in the mail.  My Mom knew about it, but she was surprised too.  About the middle of September she answered an e-mail asking for favorite pics of us pets or friends of ours.  She sent in me, Zkhat and Shado!   This is mine.

What I got in the mail was from some people at Chewys and it was a painting of this picture.  Here it is on the wall next to the picture of my Great Grandma.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on it, but I say its a very good likeness of me.  Whoda thunk I would ever have a painting of myself. ???  Me, just a girl from the shelter.  The picture of the Spaniel is really not my Grandma, but she is very pretty, isn't she?  My Mom's friend Mary found it at a yard sale and sent it to Mom because she knew she would like it.  We just pretend she is my Grandma.

So thanks a whole bunch to Chewy's artist that made it.  I just love it.

You just never know what you are gonna get in the mail next!

Happy Weekend evfurry buddy and we are sending hugs all around.

Your pal,
Stella and her Mom


  1. That is a fabulous portrait. Nice one. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. oh, that's neat, stella! you are one pretty girl!

  3. How neat Stella. Beautiful portrait indeed. Just a heads up we're thinking of getting a new puppy this spring.
    your friend,

  4. What a wonderful surprise, Stella! You are so beautiful, and the painting is gorgeous!

  5. Stella that is a lovely picture. And of course you deserve your very own portrait. More so than most.
    Toodle pip!

  6. Wow, what a wonderful birthday surprise. It looks wonderful hanging there in your gallery.

  7. Oh, that is a FABulous Burthday surprise!!! And, it looks amazin' there in your art gallery!!
    Ruby ♥

  8. O I deu lubbs yeur Grandma, eben if she iss just on a counta pretends... butt knot ass much ass I lubbs yeu and yeur bainting!!! I miss yeu, Miss Stella. I deu hobes yeu will come a round again.

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  9. hello stella its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is a grayt likeness!!! and i say if yoo want the dog in the pikcher to be yore grandma then the dog in the pikcher is yore grandma hoo is going to say diffrent??? ok bye

  10. What a wonderful surprise, Stella! And from such a yummy source. Very important to have your portrait. Chet, my roommate, had his portrait done by our friend Pattie in Florida. She does great "gesture" drawings of dogs--they're all loosey goosey like us dogs!

  11. Stella, what do you mean with "just a girl from the shelter".... don´t say this. You are a very very special and wonderful girl. Trust me!
    Your portrait is gorgeous and I love that you can see you grandma in the spaniels photo.
    Greetings from someone who came from the childrens home and was just a foster child :-)

  12. A portrait painting, Stella! Oh my, just like the Queen! And it does capture your lovely nobility and generous heart perfectly. We are so wiggy-waggy happy for you.

  13. Dear Friends,
    Mom and I thank you so much for the kind comments you left on our blog regarding dear Sweet Pip's trip to the rainbow bridge...
    He loved well and was well loved.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  14. What a kind, and thoughtful gift that I know will be treasured!!

    I hope you're all doing well!!

  15. We love the painting, well its the model thats good.
    We are so pleased you have risen to fame with kindness and
    help of you mum.
    Licks Bobby Dippy & Big Ben.