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    Posted 2 years ago

    SpiritBear
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    Whilst the artist did a absolutely beautiful job on the painting itself, his title for it..... Well, it works. About all. LOL. "One Wet Pony & Rider."

    This vintage scene I had admired for a long time in an antique store. I was walking by it this week when I noticed a red X on its tag, which meant it was half off. So... MINE.

    Notice the cowboy on the other side of his horse in a downpouring storm somewhere out west. A romantic, glorified, image full of muted but violent (still realistic) shades.

    Painting by semi-local artist, Rog Vanderwoud. Can't find much on him. I was told he had died. Original price on back says $125. 1970s?

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    1. Padit, 2 years ago
      Great picture and I see why you've liked it. I do also. The attachment, you may already know about. It says the good and confirms the human flaws, but it's about a wolf that was different and made a difference. Feel good about what you have done to help them despite us. Thank You

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150322-romeo-wolf-dog-animals-wildlife-alaska-ngbooktalk/
    2. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much, Padit. I had not seen the article.
      I stopped volunteering earlier this year, but returned yesterday to help my parent as she was gonna be alone in the rain. While it was very wet and their shedding fur clung to my hands, clothes, and face, I petted most of them.
      I found my most beloved one, Sheba, in poorer health. But she was adult when I first met her 11 years ago, so her age is finally catching up. She became emotional over my return, and I became very disturbed that my long absence may have contributed to her obvious decline. Still, I do not intend to return, so I gave her my final good-byes.
      I would disagree with the author and say that their wolf had been raised by humans, but likely released back into the wild after training for survival. Where I volunteered would do that with some animals. I have met probably 40-some wolves in my life. Of the less humanised ones, none wanted anything to do with us for long periods of time. There are still many that want nothing to do with us and are even, in some cases, terrified by our very presence.
    3. Padit, 2 years ago
      Hello SpiritBear, I also agree that the wolf was not raised by humans. I read quit a bit about about the beautiful wolf and his story. I don't feel he had any interest in regard to the humans, it was the domestic dogs that he seemed to find comfort with, even to the point of him sharing one of his type of toys. We don't know all we think we do. It will be a long time I believe, before I forget the wolf named Romeo and his story. My wife and I own, as I would say, though the dog knows otherwise, a large male Samoyed. Our life revolves around what he wants. I'd have it no other way.
    4. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      It's funny, because the dogs at the Sanctuary tend to run up and down the enclosures' outter fences to stir up the wolves.
      Well, it sounds more mutually beneficial than just what he wants.

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