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Father’s Day So Cal Outings for Dogs and Dads

To celebrate Father's Day with your animal companion, here are some suggestions for fun So Cal outings for dogs and dads! (We have ideas for cat owners too - scroll down!) DOG DADS • Kayak or SUP together: Newport Aquatic Center had a Yelp review which said they were very dog friendly. Do call or google and check it out first! (949)646-7725. • Enjoy the beach together: 1. The perfect outing for dogs and dads! Stroll along the beach with your dog on leash: - Corona Del Mar: before 10am and after 4:30pm - Newport Beach and Bay: before 10am and after 5pm - Along the...

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Custom Pet Portrait with Pet’s Ashes

Not just a pet. A soulmate. A companion. You know exactly what I mean. 

I cried the hardest I’ve ever cried in my life when I had to put my kitty Jake down (aka my Greyboy pictured below). And then I felt guilty because I cried more than I did when my some of my favorite family members passed. What IS that connection we have with these furry partners of ours?

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We talk about the unconditional love they give; the loyalty, the friendship, and companionship. Our partners are always there at our feet ready to listen and give back so much. They leave a huge hole in our lives once they pass and we try our very best to remember them in a special way.

I tried to think of a way to keep my Jake with me somehow so I’d never forget him. I had a photograph of him framed, set his ashes in the wooden box with paw print under his picture. It was okay, but I still felt something was missing.

THEN I had an idea – I had been creating handmade pet etchings for people who had their own snapshot they wanted transformed into fine art. I used my Grammy’s printing press and the printmaking etching process to start helping other people be able to remember their favorite animal companions too through fine art to enjoy as a reminder of that loving partner they were so connected to.

Creating a Lasting Remembrance Using a Pet’s Ashes

I did an experiment one day and (with the help of some champagne), opened up the wooden box with Jack’s ashes and took out a TINY bit to add to the ink and print again Jake’s etching. It worked, came out beautiful AND I knew THIS print was extremely special as it literally had just a little bit of him in the actual artwork. Jake’s artwork is preserved nicely in a frame and is treasured as a meaningful keepsake… 

A Very Special Tribute and Pet Portrait for a Very Special Dog

Here is a very special tribute and pet portrait etching created for a very loved dog, Andy:

“My boyo is Andy. He passed away last June, just shy of his 9th birthday, and there is still a hole in my heart the size of an 80-pound lab mix. I’ve had him since he was a little chunk of a pup resembling a bear cub, brought home before he could be taken to the shelter like his siblings. He was a mischievous thing, nicknamed Houdini for the many ways he figured out how to escape his kennels. He could open baby gates, take nuts off of bolts, and wiggle bolts out of holes. I finally thwarted him with bungee cables out of reach.

Paige’s picture of Andy to be etched

He was a dog that never slowed down; he always had the same drive and energy, always wanting to ‘work’ up until the end. The fall before he passed, when he was 8 years old, he completed a 120 yard water retrieve on a live goose – that is a football field. He didn’t heed the commands to come back, stubbornly staying out there swimming circles until the goose came up, focused on completing what had been asked of him.

My last memory of Andy before I buried him is him running after my car…

Fun Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

DOGGIES, get your sniffers ready for the fun Easter egg hunt this Sunday! Put that nose to work and hunt out one of the 24 treat-filled Easter eggs hidden throughout Forest Park in Chino! Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 Time: 8:30am - 9:30am Location: Forest Park in the Preserve at Chino (close to 8666 Founders Grove St.). • Participating families please RSVP in our FB event. • Dogs on leash + poop picked up please! • Sign in at check-in table. • Egg hunt starts promptly at 8:50am once all RSVP participants are signed in. • 24 Easter Eggs filled with dog-friendly treats hidden. • One egg per family please. First come,...

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Spring Pet Portrait Special + Senior Pet Info

To honor old souls in the newness of spring, Greyboy Pet Prints is offering a spring pet portrait special. Don’t wait to have artwork made of your pet! Our best friends simply don’t live long enough but we want to remember them forever! (Please don’t miss the INVALUABLE resource I share in this post on caring for aging pets.)

20% off all photo sessions and handmade pet etchings

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20% of each sale goes back to Frosted Faces Foundation through Easter (4/16/17)!

Simply purchase by Easter and we will create your artwork within the next few weeks!

Pet sessions in the wildflower blooms + pet etchings made with an old fashioned printing press, metal, sunshine and ink (see images below).

The etchings can be created from your own photo OR if you’d like me to photograph for you, I’m happy to do so.