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Sassy’s Portrait

Well, I have been waiting for a little bit to get this completed but I found the most awesome artist, Taylor Burkum at Bark’m hand drawn portraits.  He is a local artist that I found through a friend of mine.  I decided that I wanted to have Sassy’s picture drawn.  I wanted to do it before I found out cancer but really really wanted to do it after Sassy’s diagnosis.  So when I got my taxes back in Feburary I went and took Sassy down and had him take a few pictures.  Every time I take it for a good shot she plays shy and likes to look away.  So Taylor knew Sassy’s story and didn’t even notice when I took her down to get her pictures that she had 3 legs although I told him.  He said she got along so well.


So long story short he made the most awesome picture and I will always always treasure this.

So I am going to plug his business not so that people will do it but because if you want a great artist to draw your dog he is the one I would recommend.    or his fb page is


sassy all done

10 Responses to “Sassy’s Portrait”

  1. benny55 says:

    Oh Michelle that portrait is breathtaking!!!BREATHTAKING!!!

    It just illuminated the whole Universe! The moon doesn’t have to worry about lighting up the sky tonight, Miss Sassy Sugar Bear is shining:-) 🙂

    I can only begin to imagine how proud you are and how your heart is probably ready to burst with love and with joy!!!

    The treasures of who Sassy is are all wrapped up into every stroke that gifted artist made. He captured every single aspect of who she is……brimming full of love, brimming full of joy, laughing at life and savoring every second of it!:-)

    Her life will always be eternal and she will always be with you now forever watching over you.

    You can almost feel her breath and you kn ow any second she’s gonna reach out and sneak a sloppy kiss all over your face:-) 🙂

    I’m so happy for you Michelle, so happy.

    Just looked outside up at the night sky……yep…..the whole sky is illuminated with Sassy’s light:-) 🙂

    Lots of love to you both, Sally and Happy Hannah

    • Michelle says:

      Thank you for the beautiful comment Sally. You are so right and I am crying reading your comment because its so beautiful.

      Hugs to you & Happy Hannah

      Michelle & Sassy

  2. jerry says:

    When I look at this portrait, I can really see Sassy’s spirit and sparkle in her eyes, he did such a GREAT job. Thanks for letting us know about him.

    • Michelle says:

      Thank you Rene. I know when he first showed it to me I started crying. It just is so her. He is awesome at what he does. Thank you again for the wonderful comment.

  3. princess says:

    This is a truly beautiful portrait. He really does capture Sassy’s spirit. You can drown in those gorgeous eyes and I just love that tongue!

    I’ve looked at his website and can see he is amazing at capturing each dog’s unique personality. I’ll have to see how much money I get back from the tax man!

    Thank you so much for sharing the artists details.

  4. rica55 says:

    The portrait is just so beautiful. Everyone else has said it so perfectly, it just really shows Sassy as everything she is, a wonderful spirit and a sparkling girl. I just love it.

  5. anjl says:

    I saw it on facebook today…those eyes….such spirit in those eyes!
    Well done Artist!

  6. fourminipups says:

    That is absolutely beautiful! Even though I’ve never met her, her personality just reaches out and grabs you. This artist has a special gift. How wonderful to
    be able to have this to look at forever.

  7. maximutt says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  8. Michelle says:

    Thank you everyone I am very proud of this picture and I am so glad everyone loves it as much as I do. 🙂 Sassy says thank you also

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