Friday, February 3, 2012

ANETA

12x24 oil on canvas, sold

Aneta is the companion commission for Mambo's painting, posted right below. Aneta (pronounced On-Cha) has a very interesting story. If you recall Mambo wandered up one day and adopted this young family, but Aneta was researched extensively and found to be the perfect dog...perfect Service Dog for this young family!

Aneta was born, raised, and trained for two years in the Czech Republic, then had an additional 6 months of training in Kansas. Because Aneta was trained in the Czech Republic, she responds to Czech only, which means her parents had to learn Czech commands, as well. Aneta is with her owner everyday and has a most important job of alerting him if his blood sugar becomes dangerously low. In addition to her important job, she's also Mambo's best friend. And because of Aneta, Mambo is able to respond to Aneta's Czech commands, but knows the commands are only for him, if his name is spoken before the command is given and likewise for Aneta. I guess that makes both dogs bilingual!


11 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

This is a beautiful painting. you captured so much character and personality.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- this portrait is just gorgeous!
love
tweedles

CrimsonLeaves said...

Angela, you always have such wonderful background stories for your beautiful paintings. Aneta is one gorgeous Shepherd! And so smart and wonderful! I love that the Lab has learned a second language. Your painting is just truly beautiful (and my Gio is still cherished and right in front of me at all times!).

carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful painting and story. This painting has so much personality! Great job.

Ann Rogers said...

Am in constant awe of your buttery brushstrokes, both of these pets are outstanding. Miss seeing you...lunch during your spring break???

LindaHunt said...

Amazing painting and the story is very compelling.

Linda Popple said...

Love the story and painting!

Gwen Bell said...

You've captured Aneta's intelligence and loving spirit perfectly. What a touching background story too!

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful painting Angela.

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Angela! This dog is fantastic! I love the story behind these. Very interesting lives our canine friends lead!

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