Words on Wednesday: Pet Portraits:Paws For A Cause

Hi every furry and happy Wednesday!

One of the many things that Mom and I love about blogging is that we have met so many talented people (and doggies and kitties and piggies and ferrets, etc., etc.) along the way.

One of these talented people is the Mom of Reilly and Denny from the blog The Cowspot Dogs  If you don’t know Reilly and Denny, please be sure to visit them. They are Shelties like me!

Reilly and Denny’s Mom is a talented painter, and she surprised Mom and I by painting a beautiful pawtrait of me! When the mail person arrived at my house I barked more than usual because I sniffed out that there was something special coming my way!

Here is what I opened first:

cowspot card

This is an adorable card that Reilly and Denny’s Mom sent to Mom and I. We love it!

Now, here is the BEST part!

““The painting has a life of its own”  ― Jackson Pollock

cowspot painting

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” 
― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

Isn’t the painting just pawtastic!? Mom and I pawticularly LOVE how my eyes were captured. I liked it so much I had to take a closer look:

cowspot painting dakota looking at it


Mom and I are THRILLED with my pawtrait! We think that Reilly and Denny’s Mom is super talented! Wouldn’t a painting of your pet make a PAWTASTIC gift? It would be a great surprise for a birthday, retirement, the holidays, or “just because!”

You can see more PAWTASTIC paintings on Reilly and Denny’s Mom’s special page on their blog  called Paws for A Cause. Here is some info that I think you will love, directly from Reilly and Denny’s Mom!

Six years ago I became “Mom” to a wonderful furbaby by name of Reilly. We started a dog blog to chronicle his growing up and the adventures he went on.  boys7 Two years ago we added another furbaby to our family Denny. Through our ‘dog blogging’ we came to know the lives of so many online buddies.  We laugh with them, worry about them if they are sick and cry when they pass away. What started as a way to let furbaby parents know we were thinking about them through the act of sending a simple card – became a way for us to help all kinds of animals in need. Thus I created “Paws For A Cause”  A percentage of the items I make and sell is donated to variety of causes.

Mom and I think it would be great if pet people would order a painting from Reilly and Denny’s Mom! Just think of all of the animals that you will help! To get pricing info and other information just visit Paws For A Cause!

Barks and licks and love,



  1. Dakota that is a pawesome card and painting..you have quite the ctitics eye I see.inspecting closely your image 🙂 indeed Reillys mum is very talented..we must pop over and have a peek at her works 🙂 Have a great day sweet Dakota and give that Cody a big hugs too love Fozziemum xxxx

    • Dakota says:

      Thanks so much Fozziemum!! Please forgive Mom, Cody and I for not visiting today. Mom is getting ready to leave for BarkWorld tomorrow and she is a hyper wreck!! BOL! She has to make sure Dad is all ready to take care of us. Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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  2. Sandy says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the story and the picture.
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  3. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    OH, it is gorgeous! She does amazing work, and I am so enjoying seeing so many of our blog friends’ paintings.

  4. emma says:

    The painting is great and I love the photo of you looking at it! Wonderful work!
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  5. Great card and what a wonderful painting of Dakota. It is amazing! Thanks for sharing your blog friends info.
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  6. Great painting. Love it!
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  7. Your portrait is pawsome Dakota! You are right — we noticed how Reilly’s mom really captures the dog’s eyes in all her portraits. Reilly’s mom is amazing!

  8. Dakota, you really ARE a work of art! How cool! That portrait is great!

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  9. Wow Dakota, that is the spitting image of you! She did a pawfect job capturing the essence of your beauty.

    We’ll go check her out right now!

    Lily Belle & Muffin
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  10. Thank you 🙂 Love that photo of Dakota looking at his painting – gorgeous 🙂
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  11. Oh Dakota, I love that!! what a lucky doggie you are!!
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  12. Pippy says:

    Wow!! The painting is gorgeous!!!!
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  13. Wow, Dakota! That is such a handsome pawtrait! A person just can’t help smiling when they see that face.
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  14. Clowie says:

    That painting looks lovely!
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  15. Hey Dakota,

    That really is super great!! Of course she had an amazing subject, but she sure captured you brilliantly!!


    Your pal Snoopy 🙂
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  16. That’s just wonderful! I love how Reilly’s&Denny’s mom puts “life” into the eyes of the pawtraits. have a great wednesday!
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  17. Brian says:

    That is amazing Dakota and it really is so you!
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  18. Very nice! And so very creatively done. I’m envious. 🙂
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  19. Jodi says:

    That is a beautiful painting Dakota, she really captured the essence of you!
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  20. Hang that baby in the Museum of Modern Art! Very cool stuff – thanks for sharing the link, going to check it out now.

  21. Wht a super portrait by a super lady of a super dog, Dakota! Wow, it’s just great, she’s certainly captured your fun air and cute eyes! That’ll look lovely hanging on moms wall!
    Pippa 🙂

  22. Beautiful! I mean, handsome!!
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  23. Donna says:

    She does really beautiful work, and how nice that she donates some of her painting income. 🙂
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  24. That’s really neat, and a great portrait of Dakota! So talented!

  25. Dakota – I LOVE that painting! And your friends are super cute. When we went to the expo, I saw a sheltie with lots of white fur like those two. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen that. I wonder if it is a new color thing with the breed?
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  26. Such a sweet post, Dakota, and such a lovely pawtrait of you! Aren’t pet bloggers just the best?
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  27. O…M…D!!! Dakota that pawtrait is PAWSOME!! Miss Bree is the most talented hooman!

  28. That’s a GREAT portrait and does justice to the beauty of Dakota!
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