Monday, July 9, 2018

Dog Butler

Measure and Coast waiting for me to open the door.

I haven't been completely honest with you and it is time to come clean.

You all think that my primary occupation is Artist - that I spend all my time painting and drawing and mixing ink and carving wood and printing. Sadly, that is not true.

I have this completely separate life that I have hidden from the outside world for years.

My primary job is not Artist. It is Dog Butler.

Most of my time, I am at the beck and call of the two Golden Retrievers who live in this house.

When they demand to go out, I rush to the door to open it for them. When they wish to come in, I open the door before they can bark in reprimand.

Their meals are prepared and set for them on a regular schedule and cleaned up after by me.

I ensure they are properly attired for the day’s activities. Some days we need the collars with the embroidered phone numbers and other days we need to wear our peacocks and pandas. There are harness occasions and slip lead occasions.

And they have appointments they must keep - to the veterinarian, the trainer, competitions, training dates, hikes, masseuses and chiropractors. It is I who make these appointments and keep the Little Masters on schedule.

I heartily apologize for keeping this a secret for so long. Now, when the blog seems light on new artwork, you will know what has kept me from my studio.

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