My Muse

My Muse

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Oh my gosh!!! Who is that?? Well here's the story! 

For a year I have been mourning the loss of my Sophie. I'd look at Lab pups and search for her face. Nope.

I felt Soph pushing but I pushed back and would say..Not yet Soph.  So yesterday I was at my studio when an artist friend came in. She had recently lost her Newfoundland ,also named Sophie and had adopted a year old Newfie from a rescue. Finding out that she was prey driven and having two older smaller dogs she feared for their safety. Plus the paws on this girl are huge!!

Dee was taking a shower when my name popped into her head. We are convinced our girls got together and put a notion into Dee's head. Roger and I decided to meet her. Ozzie took right to her , Lola, but Sammy needed to growl and bark.  Lola stayed as we said we'd try it out. We all sat outback til midnight giving everyone room. Then we all slept. Lola in the hallway, the boys on our bed. Today, Ozzie loves Lola, Sammy only has given a small Gr. I say" Sammy NO" calmly and assertively. A few minutes ago they walked side by side out the back door. 

Lola, (yes please feel free to sing) was kept in a crate for most of her first year or tied up. She is afraid of noises, sudden moves, water and the boys. This morning she and Ozzie ran around the yard. A good start! 

Me? I am totally in love. As Roger said to me, "She's Sophie"  Quiet, shy, afraid. She needs you and you need her!  And so it begins. A new love artwork. 

Edwin Landseer, an English artist, painted this breed and so they are referred as Landseer Newfoundland dogs.

Lola is a chocolate and white! As I was just looking up an image to show you of Landseer's painting I just had quite a shock. My Mum had a print hung in a fantastic old frame hanging at our cottage on Cape Cod that I loved for years. She would always say the dog saved the little girl and I adored the picture.

Hanging now in my livingroom!!! I just got chills!!! 
The painting is called "Saved"

So, soon you will hear more about our new girl, the Labs and new artwork!!! Oh the possibilities!!

Thank you Sophie!!! xoxoxo


Saved by Dogs said...

Welcome home Lola!
This is great :-) Congrats on having a new source of inspiration in your life.

Caren Gittleman said...

so very happy for you!!

Rio Landseer said...

I got "chills" too. This seems to happen often when the "fit is right". Short story... a family had to give up their black and white Landseer Girl. I had a club member that was looking for a young dog to train replace his service dog that had just been diagnosed with cancer. I gave him a call and made arrangements to put them together.The dogs registered name was "Bamboo Panda". When I met Dan, his wife and daughter I learned that his nickname was "Bamboo Dan".

John Seales
Rescue Chairman
Newfoundland Club of Florida