Monday, July 4, 2011

Sapphire Iris II by Texas Floral Artist Nancy Medina

Sapphire Iris II by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Sapphire Iris is a new, larger version of an earlier work in blues and greens drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio. I'm a bit nervous today about what tomorrow will bring, my foster pug Hannah goes in for her consultation for surgery. She has an elongated soft palate, which makes breathing challenging for her. This baby girl has not had the easiest life, she was born in Germany, brought to the US, and given to Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue by her first family. The second family who adopted her said they did not have time for her, and gave her back to rescue.

Hannah Banana (her nickname) is happy now here in the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs. She loves running out in the yard and sounding the alarm over important items such as leaves blowing, or grasshoppers on her turf. She is a stout little girl who marches behind me, wherever I go, determined to keep me in sight. She stands with her head down while I pet her and talk with her, but then when I sit slightly away, to give her space, she takes a step toward me, as if to say, "Please don't stop..." As you can imagine, I take every opportunity to love on this little one and tell her what a good girl she is. She is in a safe place now, whether it is at my feet or snuggled up in a pile with my other three spoiled pugs. I am so hopeful she will feel better after her surgery, and it will give her a longer, healthier life. She deserves nothing less.

Hannah is 5 years old
(Photos by the talented Jenny Froh

Hannah in her favorite yard here in her foster home
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