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U GALLERY – CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT WINNER – SOPHIE

TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU
TO THE WINNER OF THE
UGALLERY CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY…!
SOPHIE
SOPHIE
THE WINNER WAS DEBBIE B. and her SHELTIE Dog “Sophie” …
I have a very special place in my heart for all dogs but a special room devoted JUST to SHELTIES!!!
When I was a little girl, I LOVED LASSIE AND I always always always wanted a LITTLE SHELTIE –
or all I called the “A LITTLE LASSIE DOG “. I loved their bright personalities and happy smiling faces
and how they were just the right size to climb onto your bed at night without taking all the covers.
We did end up have a few Larger Collies, but I did so love the little Shelties!!!
SOPHIE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
SOPHIE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
SO IMAGINE HOW  thrilled I WAS when I found out the winner was a little Sheltie!!!
I completed the portrait and shipped and received a LOVELY GRACIOUS letter from Sophie’s
Mama, Debbie. I would like to share Debbie’s STORY with you…..
SOPHIE AND "SOPHIE"
SOPHIE AND “SOPHIE”
“Debbie loves her sweet rescued sheltie Sophie who happens to be a certified pet therapy dog as well.  Recently, Sophie and one of her other shelties were asked to assist with a man being taken off life support.  Sophie is my “kisser” and when I put her in bed with the patient, she went up and kissed on the man.
The family just thought this was the sweetest thing.  After the man passed away, Sophie knew something had happened and just laid over his hand.  We all cried at how sweet and gentle Sophie and Emmalea were during this man’s final moments.
Debbie credits her faith in God and her sweet Shelties as helping her get through a difficult year.
 In 2014, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Thankfully the tumor was benign, but still she says it was a very stressful time in her life.
SOPHIE AND
SOPHIE AND EMMALEA
I always knew Sophie was amazing and now I have a very special painting to remind me of how special she is.  Thank you Lesli DeVito….God has blessed you with an amazing talent and I am grateful you shared it with me!”
The last photo is all four of my shelties.  They are all rescue shelties!
A BASKET OF SHELTIES
A BASKET OF SHELTIES
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WOW. I LOVE WHAT I DO!
I CHERISH the connections I make!!!
Each one is truly special, amazing and Life Changing.
Thank you to everyone that signed up to win
AND
THANK YOU
Debbie for your story and for sharing your beautiful dogs with ALL OF US.
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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! I AM HEADING TO MY FIRST PARENTS WEEKEND AT UVA!!!!!
BEAN GETS TO SEE TATE THIS WEEKEND!!!
BEAN GETS TO SEE TATE THIS WEEKEND!!!
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