Two friends painted on Canadian birch wood slices.
Cody and Jake are with their new owners who received their Christmas presents early this year. Their daughter who commissioned them, reports that her parents were very happy with both portraits. The wood slices were presented in a small bag attached to Cody’s collar when he visited his “grandpa” for Christmas celebrations.
Cody, the sleeping Santa, is a 14 year old Shetland Sheepdog, and Jake an 8 1/2 year old Shih Tzu/Maltese mix, became best buddies eight years ago when Jake was brought home.
Cody came home at eight weeks of age intended as a Christmas present for his owner's son; however, he has remained "her" dog.
As a puppy, Cody quickly demonstrated his breed's intelligence, and had everyone trained to obey his every command. You see, Cody has made it his job to keep his family in line. Whether his human family is at home, or at the cottage, all are constantly under his watchful eye.
In his youth, he would constantly bring sticks or balls to his favourite people for play and could be seen at a local dog park running after his frisbee.
With age comes change. Now deaf and moving slowly, Cody has adapted and continues to be a devoted dog.
Rescued from a neglectful home at five months of age, Jake had to be taught how to be a dog.
It was love at first sight for his owner.
Eight years later, Jake is a very loving dog who provides daily entertainment with his mischievous nature and exuberance for life.
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