Hello World! Welcome Friends! This post is from a friend of mine that loves her home and her four-legged friends!
Your home says as much about who you are as your favorite hobbies and the way you interact with others. It is an extension of your character and style, some things that need to reflect your identity. With a world that has become full of identical condo buildings and subdivisions that can be difficult to distinguish one home from another by outside appearances, the interior of your residence is often your only opportunity to set your home apart.
There are several ways you can go about turning any house into a home. Adding your favorite colors, a particular style of furniture, even displaying collections that have been gathered over the years. One of my personal favorites is with artwork. I’m not referring to just any artwork. I like the idea of using family portraits. There’s one thing you might need to know. I have a huge family. It just so happens that only two of us get around on two legs.
Visitors To The Neighborhood
A few years back, my husband and I noticed many stray dogs in our area, which is by all means a lovely neighborhood and a great place to live. We weren’t exactly sure where the animals were coming from, but there were several of them. We made a phone call and within 30 minutes, an officer from our area’s animal control unit was at our house.
After talking to the young man who arrived to try and capture a few of the dogs, I was informed that any animals that were picked up would be taken to the animal shelter where they would have an opportunity to be adopted. However, if a family hadn’t taken them home within a certain time frame, let’s just say you don’t want to know the details.
After waking up the next morning and spotting a few beautiful dogs roaming through our neighborhood, I found myself hoping they would not be caught by the service I had called the previous day. Once my husband returned home from his daily walk, I asked him if we could talk about the possibility of another option for the animals. We had a few acres of land outside of town that were empty fields and we had no intentions of building for several years.
A House Full Of Art
We visited Plumfund, a website a friend told us about that could help us with some fundraising. Within a matter of days, people from all over were contributing to the “Dog Pound,” my husband and I were going to create. We also made an agreement with the animal control department that any dogs picked up were to be brought to our place.
Once a dog has been at our pound for over four weeks without being adopted, they automatically are considered a part of the family. Along with that comes a portrait that my husband and I hang throughout our home. This has created just one more way the house we live in sets us apart from our neighbors and becomes an image of who we are.
If you would be interested in pet portrait paintings, dog portraits and animal paintings by artists, you can find more information here. Many people commemorate a favorite pet with a portrait; in our case have lots of beloved dogs to remember.
We must not forget about our sweet furry friends!
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