Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dog Days-Back with the Ball - SOLD!

copyright Hannah Phelps
oil on canvas, 6" x 9"

Here is teaser number two for the upcoming fund-raiser for the Animal Rescue League of NH at McGowan Fine Art in June. (To see teaser one, click here.) Appropriately, the show is entitled "Unleashed" and this is my Hatrick in that very state, reveling in an afternoon of beach and ball.

When Hatrick isn't posing for paintings, she and I compete in dog agility-basically obstacle courses dogs run off-leash. Agility dogs like Hattie need to be in top condition to excel, so running and swimming on the beach is perfect cross-training for her.

Many people ask me what is up with my dog's name. Well, we agility people get a little wacky when we name our dogs. Three years ago, I registered my third agility puppy as "Pine Run's Joy of Sport" because I wanted a us to have a fun and fruitful career as a team. And a "Hat Trick" is one of the most joyous events in sport -when a hockey player scores three goals in one game, the crowd explodes to their feet and showers the ice with hats in celebration.

In case you are wondering, when Hatrick has a great agility run, I don't throw hats at her. She prefers meatballs and a trip to the beach.

This painting has SOLD!


Karen said...

I enjoyed this post. Nice slice of life to be able to get to know you better.

lynnbridge said...

Oh my gosh, did I ever learn a lot on this post! And to think that I just sit around with cats draped over me.

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Dog + Beach + Ball + Painting = Fun! Who could ask for a better life? I loved reading your story. It's like Patrick with an H. Thanks for making me smile, Hannah.

Hannah Phelps said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for your kind words!

laniefrick said...

This is a great post and I really like your about page too.