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A Kentucky Poodle Paints For An Animal Fundraiser

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/7/2014

Dog's honest truth, we've found a painting poodle. A six-year-old. "He took on pretty fast." Who just picked up a brush last year, will be featured in an action gallery alongside nationally renowned artists. "I would say it should go for several hundred dollars at the event," says Mary Casey of the Shamrock Pet Foundation. And like all abstract art... "Do you see a horse here?" asks Casey. You may interpret the acrylic painting differently than she does. "A bird landing on a plant," Casey says. "This is a fabulous abstract; there's a great color palette." Not that Ann Sheltz is a parent trying to make a profit. "I have no interest in selling it myself," Sheltz says. "I wanted it to be of benefit." "Did you paint?" Sheltx asks. "Very nice!" Because the real paw-casso behind the canvas is Polo. "After he understood to not chew the paintbrush, then it pretty much went fine, but it was pretty much take and chew!" Sheltz says. Sheltz knew if Polo learned key commands... "Take, hold, carry, and touch," Sheltz says. He could pick up her talent. "It just made sense, since I train and I paint that my dog would paint," Sheltz says. "So it just seems like it made sense that the two of them went together. "Polo, get the brush!" Poodles are retrievers, all it takes is time, patience, and a treat. "Oh, good boy!" Sheltz says. Since Ann doesn't sell Polo's paintings, it made sense to donate one to benefit other canines and cats. "It is a great conversation piece because it's a painting by a pet at an event to raise money for pets," Casey says/ A six-year-old whose work is expected to fetch hundreds of dollars. "It amazes me that there's a swan!" Sheltz says. "Ah, that was a nice one, buddy!" Polo's paintings will be auctioned Thursday at Art for Animals, a fundraiser for Shamrock Pet Foundation in Louisville, Kentucky.

   
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