The story behind Mildred's memorial portrait.


Reference photo
Reference photo. Mildred and me.

Mildred was left at the Humane Society a few years ago. Her eyeball was hanging out of its socket when staff discovered her.

The Humane Society treated her wounds, but were unable to save the eye. In time, Mildred recovered from all the injuries she had when she arrived at the Humane Society.

Mildred is fostered by a caring animal lover.

An Ottawa woman who fosters dogs saw Mildred on the list of pets looking for foster homes and fell in love with her. She decided that Mildred belonged in her family. She already had several dogs and in no time, they too became attached to Mildred.

However, Mildred had several medical issues. In the last few weeks, she wouldn’t eat or get up for a walk which had been her favourite activity.

With much sadness, Mildred’s family had to say goodbye to her.

Only those of us who have had a beloved animal family member know the pain that lingers long after we have said goodbye to our sweet companions.

Mildred, painted by Ottawa pet portrait artist, Louise Primeau
Mildred, a contemporary, 8 x 8 acrylic custom pet portrait on gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted orange to match the front.

The details of Mildred's memorial portrait.

Reference photo for Mildred
Mildred reference photo.

Mildred is a contemporary acrylic portrait painted an 8 x 8 gallery wrapped canvas. The 1.5” sides are painted to match the front so the canvas does not need a frame.

This size can be displayed on a mantel or desktop.

The staff where Mildred’s foster mum works got together to purchase the custom pet portrait for their co-worker in the hopes that this very personal memorial gift would comfort her.

As the portrait was a surprise, I only had one, slightly blurred reference photograph sent to me by a co-worker who found the photo on Facebook.

Her reaction when she received the portrait?

“We gave her the painted portrait last night. It brought her to tears…and me too!  She loved the portrait very much.”

Would you like me to paint YOUR darling fur friend?

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