Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sheba- Companion to a Homeless Man

September 2004 SHEBA-Los Angeles County Animal Control

"A Dog Called Misery"

A Large Gallery Painting of a Special Dog...


They say every painting has a story to tell- and this one is the story of Sheba- and the story is true.

Sheba was the faithful loving companion to a homeless man. She has never known a stable home but has known love and affection. Her warm and sweet disposition made her a favorite among the homeless population. So much so that when her owner became so ill that he had to be hospitalized it was a fellow homeless man who saved up and bailed her out of a high-kill animal shelter to live with him in the meager room that he rented in order to be allowed to adopt her.

Sadly, as is often the case with the transient population, he lost his home and Sheba was again impounded- taken back to the shelter. This shelter has hundreds of dogs and euthanizes after a short time but again Sheba's loving gentle spirit earned her the compassion of the staff who, for an unprecedented three months kept her from lethal injection.

When Sheba could no longer elude the fate ahead of her she was mysteriously transferred to another shelter where she resides now hoping for a miracle in the form of a new home. Her luck is running out so I decided to paint her in hopes that her story and the painting could match her up with the owner she would love to adore.

She is at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter in Agoura CA - her impound number is A3232129

If you wish to inquire about Sheba or this painting please e-mail me.



Thank You For Looking


No comments: