Wednesday, April 17, 2013

All for the love of a dog

This young boy will become a professional painter
My youngest daughter, Cynthia became my neighbor a couple of months ago. She moved into a light-filled apartment next door to me here in San Miguel de Allende. She also is an artist working in encaustic, but before she sets up her studio, she is making the place her own which includes getting all the walls painted. The prievious tenant had a wild color sense!

The children in our neighborhood were terrified of Cynthia's Boxer, Ziggy at first. Actually, they have been trained to fear all dogs. Cynthia speaks Spanish and soon she proved to the children and their parents how a trained, domesticated dog behaves. Now the kids beg to walk him and give him his daily bath. Instead of just coming to her apartment to play with the dog, the kids asked Cynthia to help paint walls and furniture. She has years of experience and agreed to teach them how to do a proper job. Break time includes lunch and resting with Ziggy.
Ziggy makes a great pillow

I can't guess who is more tired.

hamburgers and TV at lunch time

The only girl in the group is starting the base coat on a table.