Line the sidewalks folks. It’s a Paw Parade!!!

Artwork by BZTAT

UPDATED: See updated info below.

2009 has been a phenomenal year for me and my development as an artist. Social media has opened up a whole new world for me in finding people who appreciate my artwork, and I have created more art this year than I ever have in such a short amount of time.

It may seem strange, but I owe it all to my cat.

Over the past year, my cat Brewskie (@BrewskieButt, AKA “The Brew” on Twitter and Facebook) became a social media sensation, helping me to develop friendships with hundreds of people who enjoy pets as much as I do.

These people have become great fans of my artwork, and as a result, I have had numerous commissions for pet portraits that were generated straight through internet contact.

To celebrate the wonderful adventure that we have embarked upon, Brewskie and I are going to host a parade on Twitter for all of our anipals!

The parade will center around a virtual march through the Canton, OH Arts District, with each of the critters that I have painted over the past year sauntering down the parade route.  Other anipals are welcome to join in the parade, walking down the parade route and celebrating their joys of the Twitter Anipal Kingdom over the past year.

We will have music, food, treats, and all sorts of fun as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2009 and the joyful expectations for 2010!

As is tradition for the anipals when they gather for fun, we will use our shared revelry as a time to help homeless pets. Our purpose is to celebrate the friendships we have made over the past year, so please consider making a donation to  Romeo the Cat’s FURPOWER benificiary, Last Hope Animal Rescue, to honor our anipal community. You can donate here.

We will also be holding a special drawing. One lucky winner from the drawing will win a 16″ X 20″ single animal pet portrait by BZTAT!!!*

You can enter the drawing by Make a comment on this blogpost explaining why you would like your animal painted by BZTAT.

No purchase or donation is necesary to enter. Winner will be drawn randomly from all entries.

Preliminary Details about the Paw Parade:

  • Date:  Sunday, January 3, 2010
  • Time: 2 pm – 6 pm EST
  • Hashtag: #PawParade
  • Where: Virtual Parade Route thru the Canton, OH Arts District via Twitter
  • Grand Marshal–Brewskie Butt
  • Food by @JavatheCat
  • DJ’s will play parade themed music

Anipals are welcome to pawty in the Canton, OH Arts District for as long as they want after the parade!

You do not have to have a Twitter account to follow the parade or participate in the drawing, although it is a lot more fun that way! Simply follow a Tweetgrid search of the hashtag #PawParade to watch all the fun.

More information about the Paw Parade will be coming in future posts here as well as information being posted on @FrugalDougal‘s official PawPawty website.

So get ready to stake out your spot along the parade route!

Thank you to all for being such great friends and supporters over the past year. May the New Year be full of love, peace, joy and adventure for you!!!

(*Special rules and circumstances will apply. Portrait is for a 16″ X 20″ painting on canvas of one animal, valued at $175. Winner will provide 3-5 digital images of the animal to be painted to the artist. The painting will be created according to the artist’s schedule and availability. Must be redeemed by 1/31/11.)

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

122 comments

  1. What a wonderful idea. I am going to blog about this and spread the word! I love the idea of a fun event like a parade and in your home town too. I know this has been a wonderful year for you and Brew and I am so happy to have met you both.

  2. What a wonderful idea. I am going to blog about this and spread the word! I love the idea of a fun event like a parade and in your home town too. I know this has been a wonderful year for you and Brew and I am so happy to have met you both.

  3. Margaret Cuadra says:

    Hello BZTAT!! I would love to have a free portrait of our Poms. It would be a gift to Paco as a way to cheer him up for losing his job the 31st (of this month!!) I planned on looking up info to have this completed as a surprise gift for him for next year any way.

    Good luck to all that enter!!
    Margaret Cuadra

  4. Margaret Cuadra says:

    Hello BZTAT!! I would love to have a free portrait of our Poms. It would be a gift to Paco as a way to cheer him up for losing his job the 31st (of this month!!) I planned on looking up info to have this completed as a surprise gift for him for next year any way.

    Good luck to all that enter!!
    Margaret Cuadra

  5. Theresa says:

    Sounds like a fun parade! Prudence and I will be there for sure, we love @BrewskiButt’s tweets and your paintings too! (@tildatoo on twitter)

  6. Theresa says:

    Sounds like a fun parade! Prudence and I will be there for sure, we love @BrewskiButt’s tweets and your paintings too! (@tildatoo on twitter)

  7. Mariodacat says:

    It would be an honor to win a portrait of your famous art work. My mom would be so very happy cuz she’s always going ooo and ahhh over the pictures she sees on your site. But, if I’m not the lucky winner, I will be most happy for one of my friends if they should win. Keep up the beautiful work and for all your donations to the pawparties. It’s the contributions to all of the animals in need that really counts.

  8. Mariodacat says:

    It would be an honor to win a portrait of your famous art work. My mom would be so very happy cuz she’s always going ooo and ahhh over the pictures she sees on your site. But, if I’m not the lucky winner, I will be most happy for one of my friends if they should win. Keep up the beautiful work and for all your donations to the pawparties. It’s the contributions to all of the animals in need that really counts.

  9. Laura says:

    OMG! I would be so thrilled to win a portrait of (one of) my babies from you! We love your pet portraits 🙂

    Laura (mom to Dingo, Wilson, Mystic and Boudin)

  10. Laura says:

    OMG! I would be so thrilled to win a portrait of (one of) my babies from you! We love your pet portraits 🙂

    Laura (mom to Dingo, Wilson, Mystic and Boudin)

  11. Rumblepurr says:

    I can think of nothing finer than being immortalized as one of Brew’s Crew. Bztat is one talented mummy for SURE! Plus big brother would be green with envy!! mew ha ha…

  12. Rumblepurr says:

    I can think of nothing finer than being immortalized as one of Brew’s Crew. Bztat is one talented mummy for SURE! Plus big brother would be green with envy!! mew ha ha…

  13. Oh I would love to win a portrait. Just love it. OK who wouldn’t! Brew’s a great guy and his Mum has found a wonderful path to tread bringing happiness and colour to people.

    Like Rumble says, I can think of nothing finer than a BZTT picture of one of our furry crew!!!

  14. Oh I would love to win a portrait. Just love it. OK who wouldn’t! Brew’s a great guy and his Mum has found a wonderful path to tread bringing happiness and colour to people.

    Like Rumble says, I can think of nothing finer than a BZTT picture of one of our furry crew!!!

  15. Andree Anderson says:

    I would love to be entered for the painting. We lost our Brady on Christmas day. He had two tumors, so we had the family over and said our goodbys. He was over 18 years old, a cocker mix, love to run and go camping. Miss him dearly. I have admire your paintings for sometime. I am trying to figure out how I can go back to school for finearts and hopefully teaching. It is hard when I have been out of work and feeling bluer than normal. I enjoy all the anipals I have met thru you and Angie Birdie. Hope your 2010 goes well for you.

  16. Andree Anderson says:

    I would love to be entered for the painting. We lost our Brady on Christmas day. He had two tumors, so we had the family over and said our goodbys. He was over 18 years old, a cocker mix, love to run and go camping. Miss him dearly. I have admire your paintings for sometime. I am trying to figure out how I can go back to school for finearts and hopefully teaching. It is hard when I have been out of work and feeling bluer than normal. I enjoy all the anipals I have met thru you and Angie Birdie. Hope your 2010 goes well for you.

  17. bztat says:

    Thx to all for your wonderful comments. I am deeply moved. Each of you will be entered in the drawing. See ya at the paw Parade!!!

    BZTAT

  18. bztat says:

    Thx to all for your wonderful comments. I am deeply moved. Each of you will be entered in the drawing. See ya at the paw Parade!!!

    BZTAT

  19. PepiSmartDog says:

    Mum would love to win a Painting of me cause Pictures is all she has left of me now, (OTRB). But we will be very happy for whoever wins your great Prize !! Mum has a beautiful Portrait by @zaziat and to win a Painting from you, would be a completely different type of Picture. We wish everyone good wishes who enter and know you are going to get one big headache trying to decide just who wins !! BOL !!!
    Thank you for opportunity to enter, Me – PepiSmartDog – & my Mum, Michele. HUGS xxxxx

  20. PepiSmartDog says:

    Mum would love to win a Painting of me cause Pictures is all she has left of me now, (OTRB). But we will be very happy for whoever wins your great Prize !! Mum has a beautiful Portrait by @zaziat and to win a Painting from you, would be a completely different type of Picture. We wish everyone good wishes who enter and know you are going to get one big headache trying to decide just who wins !! BOL !!!
    Thank you for opportunity to enter, Me – PepiSmartDog – & my Mum, Michele. HUGS xxxxx

  21. Lexi Lou Wyant says:

    I would look wonderful in my own puppy portrait !! BZTAT rules !!! Tell the Brew Lexi Lou said HI !! I am still a little jelous about the tuna he get for christmas but starting to get over it !! Mom says that I am a special girl and she would cherish a painting of me from the great BZTAT !! I say PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME !!!

  22. Lexi Lou Wyant says:

    I would look wonderful in my own puppy portrait !! BZTAT rules !!! Tell the Brew Lexi Lou said HI !! I am still a little jelous about the tuna he get for christmas but starting to get over it !! Mom says that I am a special girl and she would cherish a painting of me from the great BZTAT !! I say PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME !!!

  23. Jasmine_woo_woo says:

    I am turning 10 this year double digits! Oh horror! So it would be fantastic to have my youthful good looks captured in one of your stunning paintings before the wrinkles set in (this dog don’t do the botox) Hee hee 😉

  24. Jasmine_woo_woo says:

    I am turning 10 this year double digits! Oh horror! So it would be fantastic to have my youthful good looks captured in one of your stunning paintings before the wrinkles set in (this dog don’t do the botox) Hee hee 😉

  25. Love your pawtraits and your clever sense of style and wit.
    As a dog owner and fellow artist in a different genre I applaud the pawrade
    and hope to be able so follow the fun!
    Jennifer Duchene
    Home Makeover Mixtress blending cool & cozy style!
    home-decorating-makeovers.com/

  26. Love your pawtraits and your clever sense of style and wit.
    As a dog owner and fellow artist in a different genre I applaud the pawrade
    and hope to be able so follow the fun!
    Jennifer Duchene
    Home Makeover Mixtress blending cool & cozy style!
    home-decorating-makeovers.com/

  27. ChatteMuse says:

    the stillpoint captured on canvas. Your art is the soul. so admired!! KUDOS!
    Best Wishes for 2010 from the uP*link. xx~*ChatteMuse et mim Amanda

  28. ChatteMuse says:

    the stillpoint captured on canvas. Your art is the soul. so admired!! KUDOS!
    Best Wishes for 2010 from the uP*link. xx~*ChatteMuse et mim Amanda

  29. Mary Clare Cahill says:

    Hi BrewskieButt! I would love to have Maxie’s picture painted by you, because he is such a special pet. He has such a big personality, so loving and affectionate, this despite having been abandoned, living under someone’s porch for a time, and living in a shelter for nearly a year. My husband spotted him following us around the shelter and said, What about the Big Guy? We fell for him right away, he is a joy to us and a wonderful catkid. (Our cats ARE our kids!) So we would love to have him captured by a wonderfully talented artist like you. He is a special special pet.

  30. Mary Clare Cahill says:

    Hi BrewskieButt! I would love to have Maxie’s picture painted by you, because he is such a special pet. He has such a big personality, so loving and affectionate, this despite having been abandoned, living under someone’s porch for a time, and living in a shelter for nearly a year. My husband spotted him following us around the shelter and said, What about the Big Guy? We fell for him right away, he is a joy to us and a wonderful catkid. (Our cats ARE our kids!) So we would love to have him captured by a wonderfully talented artist like you. He is a special special pet.

  31. Louise says:

    I would love to have Petie painted by BZAT cuz she is an awesome artist and Petie is quite sick. It would be so nice to have a memory of Petie done by BZAT.

  32. Louise says:

    I would love to have Petie painted by BZAT cuz she is an awesome artist and Petie is quite sick. It would be so nice to have a memory of Petie done by BZAT.

  33. Judy Meland says:

    I would love to have my little girl painted by BZTAT. We’ve had her since she was a small baby and we bottle fed her. She will be turning 19 this April and a painting would be a great present to her and us. BZTAT’s artwork is so colorful and happy!! Exactly what the world needs more of. Beautiful.

    Happy New Year!

  34. Judy Meland says:

    I would love to have my little girl painted by BZTAT. We’ve had her since she was a small baby and we bottle fed her. She will be turning 19 this April and a painting would be a great present to her and us. BZTAT’s artwork is so colorful and happy!! Exactly what the world needs more of. Beautiful.

    Happy New Year!

  35. @MaggieTKat says:

    I would love a picture of my brother, @RudyCKat, maybe with me. We only had Rudy for one year, but he was a character, and your art reminds me of his love for life.

  36. @MaggieTKat says:

    I would love a picture of my brother, @RudyCKat, maybe with me. We only had Rudy for one year, but he was a character, and your art reminds me of his love for life.

  37. Wrigley Schnauzer says:

    I would be honored and delighted to have you do a painting of me!
    Your paintings are so bootiful and you really capture the
    heart and soul of us little furry ones.

  38. Wrigley Schnauzer says:

    I would be honored and delighted to have you do a painting of me!
    Your paintings are so bootiful and you really capture the
    heart and soul of us little furry ones.

  39. Dianne says:

    Yea for helping homeless pets! Your artwork is fantastic! I would be thrilled to have a portrait of our formerly homeless girl, particularly one by you! Daisy, most likely a Border collie mix, was a stray from the streets of Philadelphia PA. We adopted her after a devasting year, a year during which we lost my mother and all 3 of our dogs. After 12 months of loss, we adopted Daisy from a local rescue. She filled a tremendous void in our lives and continues to make our lives interesting every day. Daisy loves pillows and perfume, rabbit turds, walks and car rides. Her approximate age is now 14-15 and we know her time with us is waning. A portrait to honor her and what she brought to our lives would be a heartwarming tribute to her life.

  40. Dianne says:

    Yea for helping homeless pets! Your artwork is fantastic! I would be thrilled to have a portrait of our formerly homeless girl, particularly one by you! Daisy, most likely a Border collie mix, was a stray from the streets of Philadelphia PA. We adopted her after a devasting year, a year during which we lost my mother and all 3 of our dogs. After 12 months of loss, we adopted Daisy from a local rescue. She filled a tremendous void in our lives and continues to make our lives interesting every day. Daisy loves pillows and perfume, rabbit turds, walks and car rides. Her approximate age is now 14-15 and we know her time with us is waning. A portrait to honor her and what she brought to our lives would be a heartwarming tribute to her life.

  41. CathyKeisha says:

    I would love to march in the parade and I would love to be immortalized in one of your paintings because your work is stunning and I am stunning so the result would be doubly stunning. Hope I’m making sense to you b/c I lost myself there.

  42. CathyKeisha says:

    I would love to march in the parade and I would love to be immortalized in one of your paintings because your work is stunning and I am stunning so the result would be doubly stunning. Hope I’m making sense to you b/c I lost myself there.

  43. bztat says:

    I am truly moved and touched by all of your responses. If I was independently wealthy, I would paint all of your portraits for free. Seriously. I wish that I could. It will be so hard to only pick one.

    The myth of the starving artist is not necessarily a myth. Although it may seem costly to buy a portrait, they take quite a lot of time to create, so it is not a very lucrative business. I do it because I love it, and because I love animals and their people.

    I love all of you.

    Thank you for all of the kind words. They are all very special to me.

  44. bztat says:

    I am truly moved and touched by all of your responses. If I was independently wealthy, I would paint all of your portraits for free. Seriously. I wish that I could. It will be so hard to only pick one.

    The myth of the starving artist is not necessarily a myth. Although it may seem costly to buy a portrait, they take quite a lot of time to create, so it is not a very lucrative business. I do it because I love it, and because I love animals and their people.

    I love all of you.

    Thank you for all of the kind words. They are all very special to me.

  45. BrutustheDane says:

    I would love to give mom a portrait of her dog Watson who is now at the Rainbow Bridge. She has lots of love in her heart for me but her first baby will always be Watson. It would mean so much to her. I wish everyone luck on winning and know that whoever does will be extremely luck to receive such a one-of-a-kind gift.

  46. BrutustheDane says:

    I would love to give mom a portrait of her dog Watson who is now at the Rainbow Bridge. She has lots of love in her heart for me but her first baby will always be Watson. It would mean so much to her. I wish everyone luck on winning and know that whoever does will be extremely luck to receive such a one-of-a-kind gift.

  47. KatyKat_Too says:

    Wow! What a wonderful prize – good luck to all! I would luv to have my pawtrait painted so everyone could see what a beautiful, gentle kitty I am. I’m such a scaredy cat – Mom’s the only one that ever gets to see me up close & personal. (Making her friends & family wonder if she actually DOES have a cat!)

  48. KatyKat_Too says:

    Wow! What a wonderful prize – good luck to all! I would luv to have my pawtrait painted so everyone could see what a beautiful, gentle kitty I am. I’m such a scaredy cat – Mom’s the only one that ever gets to see me up close & personal. (Making her friends & family wonder if she actually DOES have a cat!)

  49. bztat says:

    This from Ruth (Flicka47), as she was unable to post for some reason:

    “This has been an incredible year. So many of us have found ways to do things we didn’t even know we could do. We’ve met and made wonderful friends that understand our passion for animals, and all that goes with them being a part of our families and lives, and for all of us to be able to come together to help animals that don’t have it as good as our animals has been a blessing both for the animals and us.

    I love you artwork, for its great colors and interesting unexpected touches. But if you draw my comment could you please do one for the pawparade charity?”

    From BZTAT to Ruth–If you win, I will let you decide which animal is painted, and if you want it to go to a charity, that is fine!

  50. bztat says:

    This from Ruth (Flicka47), as she was unable to post for some reason:

    “This has been an incredible year. So many of us have found ways to do things we didn’t even know we could do. We’ve met and made wonderful friends that understand our passion for animals, and all that goes with them being a part of our families and lives, and for all of us to be able to come together to help animals that don’t have it as good as our animals has been a blessing both for the animals and us.

    I love you artwork, for its great colors and interesting unexpected touches. But if you draw my comment could you please do one for the pawparade charity?”

    From BZTAT to Ruth–If you win, I will let you decide which animal is painted, and if you want it to go to a charity, that is fine!

  51. I would like to enter the contest but not to have myself painted for Robin. When I was a tiny kitten and came to our house, Niki was first to hear me howling under the house and she told Robin to coax me in. While I was warming up to moving in with the humans, Niki went to the Rainbow Bridge. Robin was so sad, and she focused her energy on encouraging me to trust her. One day, Miss Niki’s spirit spoke to me, and I let Robin take me into the house. Robin loves me and all of the other kitties, and she adored Matilda, who joined her sister Niki at the RB a few months later, but Niki and Robin had a special bond. Niki and Matilda shared 14 years with Robin, and Robin misses them very much. It would make her happy to have a portrait of her best friend ever.

  52. I would like to enter the contest but not to have myself painted for Robin. When I was a tiny kitten and came to our house, Niki was first to hear me howling under the house and she told Robin to coax me in. While I was warming up to moving in with the humans, Niki went to the Rainbow Bridge. Robin was so sad, and she focused her energy on encouraging me to trust her. One day, Miss Niki’s spirit spoke to me, and I let Robin take me into the house. Robin loves me and all of the other kitties, and she adored Matilda, who joined her sister Niki at the RB a few months later, but Niki and Robin had a special bond. Niki and Matilda shared 14 years with Robin, and Robin misses them very much. It would make her happy to have a portrait of her best friend ever.

  53. Katie Cat says:

    Hi, BZTAT! The Girl has admired your art for quite a while now, and it would be a privilege to be captured in paint by you. The Girl has been constantly amazed by the unconditional love that a kitten can provide, and for five years now I have been her constant companion, friend, helper, housekeeper, playmate, and snuggle partner. I always greet her when she comes home, comfort her when she is sad, and purr when she is unwell. Your beautiful artwork would be a wonderful tribute to the love that we share. Thank you!

  54. Katie Cat says:

    Hi, BZTAT! The Girl has admired your art for quite a while now, and it would be a privilege to be captured in paint by you. The Girl has been constantly amazed by the unconditional love that a kitten can provide, and for five years now I have been her constant companion, friend, helper, housekeeper, playmate, and snuggle partner. I always greet her when she comes home, comfort her when she is sad, and purr when she is unwell. Your beautiful artwork would be a wonderful tribute to the love that we share. Thank you!

  55. Katie Cat says:

    I would be thrilled, though, if you chose Cheshire Kitten’s sisfur Niki for the painting. Robin is a wondeful soul that cares for many strays and loves them as her own. Niki is her guiding light, and has set the stage for many kittens being welcomed in her home and cared for lovingly. A testament to NIki’s grace and Robin’s love would be such a tremendous gift and a good example to follow for all of us.

  56. Katie Cat says:

    I would be thrilled, though, if you chose Cheshire Kitten’s sisfur Niki for the painting. Robin is a wondeful soul that cares for many strays and loves them as her own. Niki is her guiding light, and has set the stage for many kittens being welcomed in her home and cared for lovingly. A testament to NIki’s grace and Robin’s love would be such a tremendous gift and a good example to follow for all of us.

  57. BZTAT If you chose Madi to paint a portrait of, he would be forever grateful and so would I. Madi is quite the charmer and to catch his charisma through your art would be an amazing gift for both of us. We have admired you and your work since we met you on Twitter months and months ago and still use the notebook we got from your lovely giftshop.

    We would also personally see about hanging your art in a local hip coffee shop in Philadelphia (CENTER CITY) for a month to show off your talent and Madi’s lovability. It would also give me an opportunity to write up a piece on FIV cats and how it does NOT have to mean they will be sick all the time. I have wanted to educate potential cat owners on FIV as both my kitties are FIV + (I adopted them that way) and have shown no signs of the illness in the 6 years they have been with me. A write up next to Madi’s portrait in one of the hippest coffee shops in Center City………. that would be just great.

    oxoxoxoxox no matter what, we are just so glad to know you and wish you all the best in 2010.
    Much love, peace, and serentiy.
    Lisa, Madi and Abi

  58. BZTAT If you chose Madi to paint a portrait of, he would be forever grateful and so would I. Madi is quite the charmer and to catch his charisma through your art would be an amazing gift for both of us. We have admired you and your work since we met you on Twitter months and months ago and still use the notebook we got from your lovely giftshop.

    We would also personally see about hanging your art in a local hip coffee shop in Philadelphia (CENTER CITY) for a month to show off your talent and Madi’s lovability. It would also give me an opportunity to write up a piece on FIV cats and how it does NOT have to mean they will be sick all the time. I have wanted to educate potential cat owners on FIV as both my kitties are FIV + (I adopted them that way) and have shown no signs of the illness in the 6 years they have been with me. A write up next to Madi’s portrait in one of the hippest coffee shops in Center City………. that would be just great.

    oxoxoxoxox no matter what, we are just so glad to know you and wish you all the best in 2010.
    Much love, peace, and serentiy.
    Lisa, Madi and Abi

  59. Titan Mighty Warrior says:

    I have been working really hard on my “behavior modification” training every since my people have moved into the new home. All these strangers and new surroundings made my senses alert and I went on full body guard mode for Mom. However, she has assured me that these new people are “friends” and that I can relax so we’ve been training daily to help me relax in these new surroundings. Mom says that I am progressing very well and that winning a portrait from the famous BZTAT would be a pawtastic graduation present to commemorate my accomplishment.
    Thank You So Much for this Barkrific Contest!

    Loyalist
    Titan Mighty Warrior

  60. Titan Mighty Warrior says:

    I have been working really hard on my “behavior modification” training every since my people have moved into the new home. All these strangers and new surroundings made my senses alert and I went on full body guard mode for Mom. However, she has assured me that these new people are “friends” and that I can relax so we’ve been training daily to help me relax in these new surroundings. Mom says that I am progressing very well and that winning a portrait from the famous BZTAT would be a pawtastic graduation present to commemorate my accomplishment.
    Thank You So Much for this Barkrific Contest!

    Loyalist
    Titan Mighty Warrior

  61. nelliejean says:

    @morriscat might be a little late to the #PawParade, but he will definitely be there! He is already convinced that whenever I have my camera out, it’s to take photos of him, so an actual portrait would have him over the moon! Actually, maybe he shouldn’t be in the draw – he might become impossible to live with after an honour like that 😉

  62. nelliejean says:

    @morriscat might be a little late to the #PawParade, but he will definitely be there! He is already convinced that whenever I have my camera out, it’s to take photos of him, so an actual portrait would have him over the moon! Actually, maybe he shouldn’t be in the draw – he might become impossible to live with after an honour like that 😉

  63. Buzz Lucas says:

    I would love to have you do my portrait (well, first of all we just love your art) and also because I am a cancer & coyote attack survivor (summer 08). These events have caused me & my mom to value (even more that we did before) the beauty of a loving relationship between pets & owners in good times and not-to-easy times. We are grateful & appreciative that difficult journeys can be taken together. Sometimes the pet is suffering, sometimes the owner suffers ~ and both bring comfort & care to one another when iappropriate.

    I am the only cat EVER known by my vets to survive Squamous Cell Carcinoma so we do not know what lies ahead for us. I would give this portrait to my mom for her above-the-call-of-duty love & loyalty to me when sick & injured . I am an independent, sun-loving, chatty & singing, very soft & beautiful bullseye orange kitty. Purrz to you our lovely Anipal Artist. Buzzy Lucas

    http://web.me.com/javaspot/anipals/Buzz.html

  64. Buzz Lucas says:

    I would love to have you do my portrait (well, first of all we just love your art) and also because I am a cancer & coyote attack survivor (summer 08). These events have caused me & my mom to value (even more that we did before) the beauty of a loving relationship between pets & owners in good times and not-to-easy times. We are grateful & appreciative that difficult journeys can be taken together. Sometimes the pet is suffering, sometimes the owner suffers ~ and both bring comfort & care to one another when iappropriate.

    I am the only cat EVER known by my vets to survive Squamous Cell Carcinoma so we do not know what lies ahead for us. I would give this portrait to my mom for her above-the-call-of-duty love & loyalty to me when sick & injured . I am an independent, sun-loving, chatty & singing, very soft & beautiful bullseye orange kitty. Purrz to you our lovely Anipal Artist. Buzzy Lucas

    http://web.me.com/javaspot/anipals/Buzz.html

  65. bztat says:

    From Amy Palmer (@BoSoxAmy) who had trouble posting:

    I’ve already had a pet portrait done so if I won the contest, I would have a portrait done for my best friend. She is recently married and the newlyweds just bought a house together. I think a portrait of her chihuahua, Buster Brown, would be the perfect house warming gift!

    @DottieGP and I can’t wait to see everybody at the Paw Parade!

  66. bztat says:

    From Amy Palmer (@BoSoxAmy) who had trouble posting:

    I’ve already had a pet portrait done so if I won the contest, I would have a portrait done for my best friend. She is recently married and the newlyweds just bought a house together. I think a portrait of her chihuahua, Buster Brown, would be the perfect house warming gift!

    @DottieGP and I can’t wait to see everybody at the Paw Parade!

  67. frugaldougal says:

    I would love to have my picture painted by BZTAT as she created such beautiful colourful paintings that capture the essence of da anipals. Having something so lovely to always be a reminder of the joy that anipals bring and also the great community that has formed and now helps out other less fortunate anipals would be fantastic.
    If I am drawn as a winner I would like the picture to go the the charity so that they can maybe use it to raise some more funds.
    Thanks for all you do Brew and BZTAT

  68. frugaldougal says:

    I would love to have my picture painted by BZTAT as she created such beautiful colourful paintings that capture the essence of da anipals. Having something so lovely to always be a reminder of the joy that anipals bring and also the great community that has formed and now helps out other less fortunate anipals would be fantastic.
    If I am drawn as a winner I would like the picture to go the the charity so that they can maybe use it to raise some more funds.
    Thanks for all you do Brew and BZTAT

  69. TooncesCat says:

    Who wouldn’t want to have a great picture by BZTAT? They are really beautiful!

    I would have the human put it up in a place of honor to remind her who is boss around here. Thanks for all the good work done for my feline and canine friends. Looking forward to the #pawparade!

    Thanks for the contest!

  70. TooncesCat says:

    Who wouldn’t want to have a great picture by BZTAT? They are really beautiful!

    I would have the human put it up in a place of honor to remind her who is boss around here. Thanks for all the good work done for my feline and canine friends. Looking forward to the #pawparade!

    Thanks for the contest!

  71. Hansee Bundee says:

    its been said that doggiees dont see colors, or not many colors at leasst. but when Brewkiees mom paints a lovely pic the colors are magically vibrannt an even an old dog like mee can see them! i would love 2 pose 4 portrait! it would be a greaat honor indeeed

  72. Hansee Bundee says:

    its been said that doggiees dont see colors, or not many colors at leasst. but when Brewkiees mom paints a lovely pic the colors are magically vibrannt an even an old dog like mee can see them! i would love 2 pose 4 portrait! it would be a greaat honor indeeed

  73. Chris Davis says:

    This is such a cool way to see art. Love it.

    Would love to have any of our furry animals painted in such a bright & colorful manner. Just like their personalities.

    Peace & Love in the the New Year!

  74. Chris Davis says:

    This is such a cool way to see art. Love it.

    Would love to have any of our furry animals painted in such a bright & colorful manner. Just like their personalities.

    Peace & Love in the the New Year!

  75. no_crybaby_doGs says:

    Daffy is my special Rescue girl. She had a tough life eating chicken feed & braving the elements before we met. She was abused & neglected, but that life is over and behind us. I could not have ‘special ordered’ a more perfect little girl. We would be honored to have her portrait done.

  76. no_crybaby_doGs says:

    Daffy is my special Rescue girl. She had a tough life eating chicken feed & braving the elements before we met. She was abused & neglected, but that life is over and behind us. I could not have ‘special ordered’ a more perfect little girl. We would be honored to have her portrait done.

  77. Cosmo Havanese says:

    Mom would like to have a painting of me by BZTAT cos she admires all the buteful painting of all the animals and I wish mom was a talented artist like Brew’s mom. (Brew you are sooo lucky!)

  78. Poppy Smithson-Bundee says:

    I would love to have a portrait painted by your mom Brewski, as my mum has one of my 2 brothers that have gone over the rainbow bridge, & it would make my mum so happy to have one of me too beside them on the wall.

  79. Cosmo Havanese says:

    Mom would like to have a painting of me by BZTAT cos she admires all the buteful painting of all the animals and I wish mom was a talented artist like Brew’s mom. (Brew you are sooo lucky!)

  80. Poppy Smithson-Bundee says:

    I would love to have a portrait painted by your mom Brewski, as my mum has one of my 2 brothers that have gone over the rainbow bridge, & it would make my mum so happy to have one of me too beside them on the wall.

  81. Lori says:

    Would love a pet portrait of our baby girl, who came scared, shaking, and spinning 8 years ago and who has now blossomed into a crazed and fierce terrier!

  82. Lori says:

    Would love a pet portrait of our baby girl, who came scared, shaking, and spinning 8 years ago and who has now blossomed into a crazed and fierce terrier!

  83. @justanothertrnd says:

    This is such a nice idea. #Pawparade If we won, would love a portrait of Zeke (Berneses Mt dog) who passed to Rainbow Bridge 2009 from cancer. He was my Dad & Mom’s big lovable 10 year old. Blessings to you and your work in 2010.

  84. @justanothertrnd says:

    This is such a nice idea. #Pawparade If we won, would love a portrait of Zeke (Berneses Mt dog) who passed to Rainbow Bridge 2009 from cancer. He was my Dad & Mom’s big lovable 10 year old. Blessings to you and your work in 2010.

  85. Lia the @SpoiledMinPin says:

    I wud luv for BZTAT to paint a portrait of me fur mai Mama. BZTAT paints such bootiful pikturs of da anipals. Dis is da most funnest pawrade evur! Tank yoo BZTAT and The Brew fur puttin dis all together to help da Last Hope anipals.

  86. Lia the @SpoiledMinPin says:

    I wud luv for BZTAT to paint a portrait of me fur mai Mama. BZTAT paints such bootiful pikturs of da anipals. Dis is da most funnest pawrade evur! Tank yoo BZTAT and The Brew fur puttin dis all together to help da Last Hope anipals.

  87. What you are doing is wonderful.I would like my portrait painted because:
    No.1 My human is useless with the camera…this would really show her up.
    N0.2 Every time I look cute…most of the time…and she goes to get the camera out….I move…deliberatley.
    N0.3 I would love to hang it in the hallway so every time she comes in the door she can see how wonderful I am.
    N0.4 As a thankyou to her for looking after me for (nearly) 19 years.
    Lots of love from Lucy xxx

  88. What you are doing is wonderful.I would like my portrait painted because:
    No.1 My human is useless with the camera…this would really show her up.
    N0.2 Every time I look cute…most of the time…and she goes to get the camera out….I move…deliberatley.
    N0.3 I would love to hang it in the hallway so every time she comes in the door she can see how wonderful I am.
    N0.4 As a thankyou to her for looking after me for (nearly) 19 years.
    Lots of love from Lucy xxx

  89. Gabby_da_Tabby says:

    Der’s nothing we would like better than to share your happy animal-loving spirit by displaying a bright-colored BZTAT portrait of me in our home. We adore how you capture the personality and energy of those you paint. A little piece of Canton needs to shine in da Carolinas. Concats on a great year. Keep up da great work!

  90. Gabby_da_Tabby says:

    Der’s nothing we would like better than to share your happy animal-loving spirit by displaying a bright-colored BZTAT portrait of me in our home. We adore how you capture the personality and energy of those you paint. A little piece of Canton needs to shine in da Carolinas. Concats on a great year. Keep up da great work!

  91. luv_mydachshund says:

    I’d love to win this & have a piece of your artwork with my doggie as the feature! We love our little pups like our own kids, well actually they are our kids! We take them everywhere & everyone knows our pups!

    Thanks for the chance!

  92. luv_mydachshund says:

    I’d love to win this & have a piece of your artwork with my doggie as the feature! We love our little pups like our own kids, well actually they are our kids! We take them everywhere & everyone knows our pups!

    Thanks for the chance!

  93. IamMitchTheCat says:

    Having Mitch immortalized in one of your portraits would be a fantastic way to start 2010. We had some really difficult times last year and it would be an amazing gift to start the new year with something so wonderful.

  94. IamMitchTheCat says:

    Having Mitch immortalized in one of your portraits would be a fantastic way to start 2010. We had some really difficult times last year and it would be an amazing gift to start the new year with something so wonderful.

  95. laddiethemutt says:

    Hi!

    I’d love to get a pet portrait done for my humans, because I’m a mutt and they never find pictures or ornaments that look like me. I think your work is wonderful and I’d promise to sit still while you draw!

    Woofsnlicks,
    Laddie (the mutt)

  96. laddiethemutt says:

    Hi!

    I’d love to get a pet portrait done for my humans, because I’m a mutt and they never find pictures or ornaments that look like me. I think your work is wonderful and I’d promise to sit still while you draw!

    Woofsnlicks,
    Laddie (the mutt)

  97. JinJinDoggy says:

    My Mommy would love a BZTAT portrait of me ’cause I’m gettin old and pretty soon I’ll be all grey and won’t show up very well on a portrait.

    Thanks for havin this parade so everyone can donate.

    JinJin, Pixel & Jodie

  98. BuddyBentley says:

    Mom and I would love to have a peice of your artwork in our house because we think you are such a great artist! We know no other artist that does work like yours.. its very original! I will happiliy let you paint me! 🙂

  99. JinJinDoggy says:

    My Mommy would love a BZTAT portrait of me ’cause I’m gettin old and pretty soon I’ll be all grey and won’t show up very well on a portrait.

    Thanks for havin this parade so everyone can donate.

    JinJin, Pixel & Jodie

  100. BuddyBentley says:

    Mom and I would love to have a peice of your artwork in our house because we think you are such a great artist! We know no other artist that does work like yours.. its very original! I will happiliy let you paint me! 🙂

  101. bztat says:

    Congratulations to PepiSmartDog for winning the Free Pet Portrait! We did a random drawing using the widget at http://www.random.org, and his blog comment #10 came up. I truly wish that I could paint everyone’s portrait. Thank you all for sharing your moving stories and thank you for all your loving support of my artwork. I love you all!

    BZTAT and The Brew

  102. bztat says:

    Congratulations to PepiSmartDog for winning the Free Pet Portrait! We did a random drawing using the widget at http://www.random.org, and his blog comment #10 came up. I truly wish that I could paint everyone’s portrait. Thank you all for sharing your moving stories and thank you for all your loving support of my artwork. I love you all!

    BZTAT and The Brew

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