Anna and Her Best Friend

Anna is eight years old today.  I remember going to the hospital in the dark, and then watching the sunrise over the Monongahela River from the window.  Then I went to school after she as born and everyone was so happy for our family. It was a happy day. Here is a portrait of her with Murphy the Airedale when she was one.  It hangs in her bedroom.

And a recent photograph of Anna and Murphy….

  The artist of the painting , Alison Zapata,  is a new mother herself and paints wonderful pet portraits. Her website is here

17 thoughts on “Anna and Her Best Friend

  1. I remember the day you came into school and told us. She was beautiful then and she is beautiful now. (The dog’s good looking too.)

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  2. Loved the portrait and the artitst’s site. How we love to celebrate out pets! Your last photo, with a “much older” (LOL) Anna peering over her dog’s shoulder is mesmerizing. It’s a gorgeous picture of a pretty young girl.

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  3. I love seeing Murphy taller than Anna in photo #1, and then the reverse in photo#2. Wouldn’t it be great if dogs could speak about children starting out little and then growing taller then they are. 🙂 In the hug, Anna and Murphy are the same height!!! 🙂 Happy Birthdy Anna!
    Ruth, you called me and left a message on my Machine when Anna was born …. I think I took it down and mailed a copy to you – or called it back to you??? You were so happy and excited!!!! Happy Anna’s Birthday to you, Ruth!!!

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