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Dog Days of Summer-Mutt Lynch Winery Event

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Good News! The Mutt Lynch Winery has decided to feature ALL of the finalists for the wine label contest at their fundraiser event coming up. There will be a signed and framed print for sale of CaberNOSE Merlot with all the proceeds donated to Healdsburg Animal Shelter. I am always excited to help homeless pets, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this.

The event takes place on August 8-9 and it's only $10 for entry fee. Dogs enter free! Mattie and I plan on making an appearance on August 8th and I hope to see some familiar faces there. Info at Dog Days of Summer Event

Making Friends

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At this point, Mattie is making friends with her new puppy companion. This little blondie is loosely based on one of Mattie Chicago friends, Daisy. Nobody knows fun like a "goldie-doodle..."

A New Puppy

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For everyone who didn't know their rescue dogs as puppies, this one is for you! I got Mattie when she was over one year, and I never knew her as a puppy, but in this illustration I got to at least imagine how adorable she was. This is the first page of the book.

"New Customer!" Finished

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Here's the finished painting for the drawing I posted last week. I really wanted Mattie and the little girl (Kelly) to be like a couple peas in a pod for this picture. I just love the bond between children and their pets. There's nothing like it.

Title Page

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This is my title page for the Mattie books. Anybody want a border collie?