Gracie (mini labradoodle) trying on a new and larger halter (bib) collar, but enjoying one last chew on the old one:
Introducing Gracie...newest member of the family! She's a mini labradoodle (poodle/labradoor mix), three months old, nine lbs., but will be about twenty-five to thirty pounds as an adult. She's still at that "baby stage" of life (with the sharpest teeth imaginable), sleeping many (many!) hours each day. She's extremely mild-mannered, non shedding, beginning to understand the routines of the household, and has just recently learned that the many cats in the neighborhood who cross through the yard...need a good barking! Crate training has gone well, house training is still ongoing, and she sleeps through the night without a whimper. She knew nothing about playing with toys the first few days, but she's quickly become an expert, and prefers the tiny little rubber (kong) tire that rolls on the floor and fits her mouth so perfectly. We went to our first "puppy social" a couple weeks ago where Gracie got to meet a variety of other puppies...great fun...we plan to do more of that. I had blogged about a doodle that I met while gleaning at the Metro Transfer Station about a year ago during my art residency. A few photos of Gracie:
Collage...from the artist, Audrey Smith, living in Baltimore who flew into Portland for her premier show at Gallery 6 PDX (131 N.E. 6th Av., Portland, OR). The curator, Liz Cohn, really hit the "sweet spot" with her choice of artists this month (she does this every month!). I got permission last night (First Friday) to take a few photos, and promised to get them into my blog. I plan to go back and revisit the show another time before the month is up. It was nice to meet Audrey and chat with her about her beautiful collage work.
The artist, Audrey Smith, with my new puppy, Gracie...a mini labradoodle (more on her later).
Liz Cohn (curator of the gallery) with her husband Ole...holding Gracie (yes, the puppy came along to the show...all apart of the doggie socialization process).