Okay, here's the photo I was going to share with you last week, but couldn't because I was busy chatting with a bunch of very cool dogs. This photo is called "Inspiration." The reason is, because Mom took this on a rock crawling trip (my very first one). She loves taking scenery picture on our adventures so she took this picture and then was amazed at how cool it was. Mom told you about her mother last time and how mean she was to Mom. Well, Mom's step-father was also an artist and the mean lady wanted Mom to sell his artwork for him. Mom found a website that did nice prints of photos and paintings (http://www.finerworks.com/), all you had to do was uplaod a good quality photo. Mom experimented with the site using this photo because she lovede it so much and new that someday a big one would be hanging in our living room (it is, but we couldn't get a good picture of it in it's frame because it has some weird glass in it to keep lights from glaring off it). Mom was showing the mean lady the website, but the mean lady started yelling at Mom because the picture wasn't one of her husband's paintings. Mom got so mad she started shaking. She sat there a few seconds,
closed the website, called Sasha and they went home with her Mom still yelling at her. Mom got angree as she was driving home, but then about halfway it all of a sudden hit her that what the mean lady was saying was messed up. Mom graduated from college 3 years previous with an art degree and hadn't touched her art supplies since she graduated because she had to keep doing stuff for her step-father. Why should she do that? He was in jail, she wasn't! Why should she be so focused on selling his art work when she was a good artist and had good stuff to show people, too? Mom went home, set up her website (Mom says I can share that with you after we get our new computer and she can finally work on it again - this computer hates mom, it's a funny story, but I'll tell you that next week) and never did anything for her step-father's art ever again. Of course that made the mean lady FURIOUS. That's when Mom started sticking up for herself. So, this photo inspired Mom to start working on her own artwork again. Like the white tiger, this piece of artwork has a special place hanging in our house in a place where Mom can see it and remembers how cool she is.
The reason I love this photo is because it was taken a few weeks after I was adopted and it was my very first camping and rock crawling trip. That was when I saved Mom from a bear (well, I thought it was a bear, it turned out to be a golden retriever - but we didn't know that!!), learned to swim, learned how to camp and met a cool guy named DeDe. There's a really cool picture of me and Dad together, but Mom isn't sure where the cd is with that picture on it. It's probably packed, but she didn't think so. If we find it, I'll be sure to post it cuz it's a PAWESOME picture.
This weekend is Music and Blossom Festival here in town which means there's a bunch of busses and kids over at the highschool which is across the street from my house. I have to go bark at them now. Even though Dad won't be home for 2 hours and Mom will be home in 3 hours, I have to make sure nobody blocks our driveway or walk through our yard. It's nice having a large window to stand in and bark at people that get too close to my yard. It scares them and they always go around. They think I'm going to break the glass and go eat them. Of course I'd never do that, but it's good they think that. Have a great weekend everyone!!