Reilly The Japanese Chin Dog print was just sold to a buyer from Oyster Bay, NY, thank you buyer and thank you Mama Hopewood and little Reilly, for being such a sweet and cooperative model.
This adorable Japanese Chin dog named Reilly (meaning: Courageous, valiant), is a little buddy of mine. Reilly is one of the most adorable toy dogs I’ve met, He’s sweet, playful and we’re always happy when we meet and play.
Looking at Japanese Chins at play, made me think they are bred to look like little furry dragons.
I love taking this little pup’s pictures. I find Reilly’s little face to be very expressive. it seems to me he likes to pose for the camera and he’s doing it with patience and grace.
This digital work captures his persona very well, the image of a poet reflecting as he gazes towards the horizon. I gave him a painterly treatment to enhance the texture of his beautiful soft fur.
You can see the image in more detail and even order a print by visiting Reilly the Japanese Chin dog page on my fine art prints store.
Read more about Japanese Chin dogs here
Like many, I’m fascinated by animals. When I was about 5 years old, I was attacked by a large dog. I never gave up on them and actively fought my acquired fear of being attacked again, by seeking their company.
I think dogs relate to the human emotional range better than any other animal. We bond with them like with no other animal. Every dog I meet is different in character, I’ve met tiny dogs with an attitude of a lion and large ones that behave like lap dogs.
A few days ago we met in the back yard, Terra was back from the doctor, He discovered she had some bad tumors. She was operated on and the sight was heart breaking, Stitches, tubes and all, still, I felt I have to document it.
Sep 1st 2012 – Update
I’m happy to say, Terra is back to her old self, Cone free and happy.