Marilu Novy sent me a release today on a very special art exhibit.
I jokingly sent her an e-mail asking what Jackson, her Portuguese water dog thought of Bo, the White House dog.
She said Jackson was not very pleased that Bo is hogging all the attention. After all, Jackson is the No. 3 Portuguese water dog in the country, and he's not getting his picture taken!
Jackson is a doll. He's such a gorgeous dog, well mannered and sweet-tempered. Unlike mine. I mean, I don't have a Portuguese wate dog. I have a mean-as-a-snake Chihuahua.
Back to Marilu's release.
She's the coordinator of programs for PAWS, and that organization is working with the artists of the Joseph House Art Gallery.
The artists have painted dogs, cats, horse, farm animals and wildlife, for an exhibit, "Dog Days of Summer -- A Celebration of Animals in Art." It opens July 4. The Joseph House, 828 Broadway, opens at 11 a.m., but the reception is 6-8 p.m.
Besides the art, the artists have hand-painted cookie jars that PetsMart filled with doggy and kitty treats. The cookie jars will be for sale.
There's going to be a silent auction for a framed, limited edition giclee print, "How About a Hug," featuring a dog, I think, named Dodger.
A PAWS booth will bein the median in front of the Joseph House, where you can adopt a dog or a cat. Yesterday, at the PAWS booth at South Commons during the Aflac Outdoor Games, I saw four, pure-bred Weimeraners. When I saw them, it was late in the afternoon, and only the little boys was left. He was absolutely gorgeous.
Portrait artist Roseanne Marie will paint a portrait of your pet for $500. A portrait of you with your pet will cost $2,000.
All proceeds from the sale of the art, cookie jars and portraits will go to PAWS.
In addition, there will be demonstrations of pet training techniques, grooming and pet health information.
And I'm taking advantage of this -- they're offering free nail trimming if you bring your pet downtown!
For more information, call Marilu at 706-565-0035.