Australian Cattle Dog Day

May 17, 2019 at 10:00 am (Dog Photography, Dogs, Eponaleah) (, , , , , , , )

I must be feeling nostalgic for the beloved Cattle Dogs I have shared my life with.  They were such wonderful dogs, though challenging if you don’t understand them.

We have a Beauceron puppy now, and his intelligence and drive reminds me so much or those Queensland Heelers from years gone by that it takes me aback.

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We lost our 11 year old lab last June, and though he too was a heart dog, he was just so very, very different than stock dogs. He told jokes (no kidding!  he really told jokes!), and he was happy to hang with you and just chill.  I miss him every day, but I digress…

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I came across this today, and I will I knew the origin, for I would credit the author.  This is truth:

”I am not a dog. I am a Heeler. I’m half wolverine, half barb wire and all attitude. I am either your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on YOUR attitude. I can herd the wildest cows or the gentlest sheep with equal determination. I can work all day in snow storms, pouring rain or blistering heat and then ask you to throw the ball when we get done. I will argue with you at every turn. After all, I know what I’m doing and the best way to getter done. I am easy to feed. I will eat your steak or the dead, rotten gopher I found in the field. You will never be without a navigator in the truck. I will protect you from burglars, grizzly bears, badgers and that strange shadow in the corner of the barn. I will hog the bed and the couch. I will steal your sandwich, your chair, your boot and your heart. You will never have to go to the bathroom alone. I will lick your face right after I eat fresh cow shit. I will sleep next to you when you are sick and heal you with my love. I am Heeler. Respect me. Love me. But NEVER underestimate me.”
~Unknown
Australian Cattle Dog - Queensland Heeler - Cheyenne
This was our last ACD, shortly before she died.  I do miss her, despite all the other dogs that have come since.  There is nothing like a Cattle Dog.
So, with that tugging at my heart, I have been designing a new Zazzle collection, just for Cattle Dogs.  I have only just started, but I really like it, so far:
Blue Heeler Mama

Blue Heeler Mama

by Novelteeart

Watercolor Blue Cattle Dog Belated Birthday Card
Watercolor Blue Cattle Dog Belated Birthday Card
by Novelteeart

 

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Samoyed Dog Mom

May 9, 2019 at 2:11 pm (Dogs, Eponaleah, Leah McDaniel, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

I am sharing a brand new Zazzle collection today, inspired by some of the nicest people I have met while vending our metal art at dog shows.

I have recently added a few Samoyed designs to our other company, Vulcanix Art, and thought they would transfer well to the fun Zazzle products in my Novelteeart Zazzle marketplace.

This one is specific to Dog Mom’s, and more specifically, to Samoyed Dog Mom’s.  Since Mother’s day is right around the corner, the timing is fortuitous. Though you can’t see it in the images below, if you click on the pieces in the collection that are two-sided, there is a really cool watercolor pawprint heart on the reverse of certain designs.

Samoyed Dog Mom

Samoyed Dog Mom

by Novelteeart

 

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Fairy Dogmother

May 4, 2019 at 11:45 am (Dog Photography, Dogs, Eponaleah, Leah McDaniel, Oregon, Pet Photography, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Since I am owned by one of the most beautiful dogs in the world, I can’t help but photograph here, when she deigns to allow it.  Really though, she loves to model, and if I pull the background and lights out, there she is, posing like a supermodel.

Anyway, I decided to use her as the star on one of my funny and irreverent Zazzle greeting cards.  The funny ones seem to be much more popular than the sweet sentiments, which I don’t mind, because I think you need to have a sharp sense of humor to navigate the choppy waters of this world nowadays.

Here is the image, and below, I will post the greeting card.  Take a look and let me know what you think?

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The Fairy Dogmother Funny Add a Name Birthday Card
The Fairy Dogmother Funny Add a Name Birthday Card
by Novelteeart

 

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Hoppy Easter from Somebunny that loves you

April 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm (Eponaleah, Leah McDaniel, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Here is a brand new, hot off the presses design for my Zazzle store, just in time for Easter.  I love Springtime and I can’t wait for my tulips to bloom!

Hoppy Easter Bunny with Spring Flowers Holiday Card
Hoppy Easter Bunny with Spring Flowers Holiday Card
by Novelteeart

 

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Zazzle Collections

April 12, 2019 at 3:14 pm (Eponaleah, Horses, Leah McDaniel, Uncategorized) (, , , )

I have started some Collections on Zazzle.  Because I had been away from this marketplace for so long, I knew nothing about them.  It is kind of a neat way to showcase many different products that share a theme in common.

I am kind of in love with the Dressage Horse them at the moment.  I will probably add more products, but this is what I have so far…

Dressage - The Art of the Dance

Dressage – The Art of the Dance

by Novelteeart

I think probably my favorite piece in the collection right now is the kitchen towel.  It expresses my true sentiments.  I may just have to get a few for myself.

Dressage Horse - Horsework before Housework Hand Towel
Dressage Horse – Horsework before Housework Hand Towel
by Novelteeart

 

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Best Buckin’ Dad… Ever

June 9, 2019 at 5:18 pm (Dogs, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

June brings with it warm weather as the first blush of summer warms the earth.  School lets out and if you are young, the carefree days between last year’s lessons and your growth and advancement to what next school year brings.

With it come BBQ cookouts and road trips on special holidays where you make memories with your family, (as you put up with them, waiting to get back home to your friends).  And time to spend with your dad.

And in June, we get to celebrate that time, recognizing our special fathers on Father’s Day.

And so, my June Zazzle tribute to fathers.  I am not quick enough to make special recognition for all kinds of fathers, though each and every one deserves it.  I do have a couple of specialized designs, that you won’t find anywhere else.  I hope you do enjoy them.

Best Buckin' Dad Bronc Rider Add a Name Mouse Pad
Best Buckin’ Dad Bronc Rider Add a Name Mouse Pad
by Novelteeart

In the same spirit…

Bronc Rider-The Best Buckin' Dad Blue Giant Coffee Mug
Bronc Rider-The Best Buckin’ Dad Blue Giant Coffee Mug
by Novelteeart

And maybe your dad is the Christian Cowboy type…

Christian Cowboy Bronc Rider Neck Tie
Christian Cowboy Bronc Rider Neck Tie
by Novelteeart

Or for a Cattle Dog Dad…

Cattle Dog Dad Blue Watercolor Add a Name Frosted Glass Beer Mug
Cattle Dog Dad Blue Watercolor Add a Name Frosted Glass Beer Mug
by Novelteeart
Cattle Dog Dad Blue Watercolor Add a Name Glass
Cattle Dog Dad Blue Watercolor Add a Name Glass
by Novelteeart
Cattle Dog Dog Blue Watercolor T-Shirt
Cattle Dog Dog Blue Watercolor T-Shirt
by Novelteeart
Cattle Dog Dad Blue Watercolor Giant Coffee Mug
Cattle Dog Dad Blue Watercolor Giant Coffee Mug
by Novelteeart

I could go on and on, but you probably get the point. Thanks for looking!

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