Friday, 2 May 2008

What a week!

This has been a week of highs and lows. At the weekend we were at a friend's wedding in Ireland, having a great time catching up with friends from around the world. We all met 10 years ago in a hostel called the Ozi Inn in Perth, Australia and it's such a privilege to still be friends with these wonderful people after all this time.

Sadly, however, when we got back from Ireland late on Monday night, we found out that our 18 month old boy cat Dan was seriously ill. He'd been fighting kidney failure for 4 weeks after eating a shrew or vole that contained a bug that attacks cats kidneys. At his age he should have fully recovered but sadly, his body couldn't cope with the toxins in his system and on Tuesday morning we had to make the extremely heartbreaking decision to put him to sleep as he was never going to recover. Luckily we still have his sister Izzy and she's certainly making the most of having all the attention.

Onto business matters, two more limited edition prints have been added to my shop, these are Alert and Meandering.

Have you got June's edition of Horse & Rider magazine yet? My website has been chosen as one of their favourites of the month on page 8! How exciting is that?!

Also this month I am taking part in an exhibition about Animal Art at Parkfields Gallery, 4 High St, Ross on Wye. It is running from 26 April until 2 June and I have 6 paintings on show. If anyone is in the area, please pop along.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your beautiful cat. Nature can be very cruel.

I hope that the Horse and Rider magazine mention of your website brings you plenty of good results, you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely surprise to open Horse and Rider and see the picture of Doris! Thanks for choosing her....
I treasure the painting and hangs in pride of place, on my phone screen, laptop screen you name it!!

I hope you do really well from the article... you are so talented