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Oh no – I’m NOT talking about me – my only talent is sleeping (hahaha)………..and as you know my Mom “hung up her spurs (so to speak)” a long time ago and doesn’t write books any more and doesn’t paint any more…………I’m talking about our new friend who we learned about from some of you!

Thomas Dalsgaard Clausen has a super “mission” – he does at least one drawing every single day.   Now that’s commitment!    And he’s really good……….many of his drawings are pencil or just ballpoint pen but some are watercolors and whatever media he chooses, he does a wonderful job.   We have seen some of his work on your blogs and my Mom wrote him a note just to tell him how amazing she thought his work is and they wrote back and forth a bit – he offered to do a drawing of ME and Mom said that would be grand.   We received it yesterday and my Mom is over the moon……………he drew it from a photo he’d seen on my blog.   What do you think?

Artwork my Thomas Dalsgaard Clausen

Artwork my Thomas Dalsgaard Clausen

This is the blog post he did about his drawing of me………………CLICK HERE FOR THOMAS’ BLOG and I hope that you will visit his blog and see his amazing work.   Thank you Mr. Thomas – Mom will treasure this always and forever.

Do you recognize the photo he did the drawing from?   It’s this one!

SAMSELFIE3

So today is laundry day at my house………sheets get changed and I’ll be helping Mom (by staying out of the way!).   It’s the least I can do.

Also, Miss Michelle will be posting another little mini-video of ME on My Three Moggies so be sure and check out the latest – this one I believe features me actually walking (instead of sleeping) in my basement hidey spot.   She’s trying to talk me into coming UPSTAIRS……HA!   I might have a major crush on her but I will probably stay in my basement since it’s my bachelor pad!

I’ll be having some actual Spring shots of my front yard soon – things are about to pop…..Bradford pears are just a day or two away from GORGEOUS and my azaleas (the ones the deer didn’t eat) might be blooming next week…………so much to do now that the weather has decided to be at least BETTER.      YAY!!!!!

Happy Spring Day to you!

Hugs, Sammy

MICHELLEANDSAM

 

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    • We love it……….do you keep all the originals? Mom just loves everything about this drawing of me – we’ll print it out and get it framed but the original would be WAY cool to have too!!!

      Hugs and thank you from the bottom of my furry heart………..Sammy

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        • Oh I wouldn’t want you to cut into your sketchbook – I never did that myself when I was drawing either! Dezi’s drawing was one of the first of your work that we’d seen – we follow Dezi’s blog…..and I know she loved hers too. You’re so very kind to offer to do another one but would not want you to go to all that trouble. I do intend to print this one off onto photo paper and frame it. Sammy’s very photogenic (at least I think so!) and I think there’s just no such thing as TOO many mementos of a “member of the family” !! Thanks so much Thomas……….

          Pam

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          • You’re welcome. I hope that the quality of the file is okay for you.. if it doesn’t look good on paper, let me know and I’ll try to take a photo of the drawing instead.. I have a quite old scanner, so the resolution isn’t that high!

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          • Thanks Thomas…….I think it’s a pretty high resolution file so should print to paper well…..but if it doesn’t I may take you up on your offer to photograph it! You’re so kind….I mean that!! One of these days I may contact you again and ask you to do another drawing of my boy. Before he lost weight due to his diagnosis of hyperthyroidism he used to be chubbier (!) and one of those photos might make a fun drawing too. I’m curious – what is your FAVORITE thing to draw…..? As I told you, my favorites were landscapes and houses.

            Pam

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          • Thanks! I’d love to draw one of your boy! But i think that portraits of people are among the hardest things to get right.. I think it’s because the brain is wired to recognize faces, and when the slightest thing is off, it stands out – unlike so many other types of drawing.. That being said, I think that portraits is one of my favorites! I have done a ton of them. Sometimes they turn out good.. Other times not so much 😉 I also like urban landscapes.. Perspectives in cities and so on, but they take another effort and concentration than say animals and people.. I guess that i enjoy “organic” things without perspective the most.. Animals, objects, faces.. Do let me know if you need the photo of the drawing 🙂

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          • Thanks again Thomas…..I agree with you about doing portraits of people. I can’t do them…never have been able to capture people on paper. As for “my boy” I guess I should have said “my Sam” as he’s the only boy I have (other than my husband of course!!!!)………Sam has so many different looks and his “sleepy” look is the most familiar to his fans of course but I like his “alert/I love you Mom” face best. Pet owners will tell you that they can SEE love in the eyes of their pets – and Sam is very good at that LOOK. Anyway, I’ll let you know if I get a good image from the printout of your drawing….thanks again or the offer!

            Pam

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  1. What a wonderful drawing of you, it captures your sleeping talent purrfectly! My Mom is green with envy Miss Michelle got to snuggle a big, handsome ginger prince like you. 😻

    Purrs,

    Clove

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    • Hi Clove! Thanks for the compliments on my gingerness…..We agree with you about that drawing – Mr. Clausen is an amazing artist – imagine doing one drawing every single day! WOW.

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • HAHAHA…..the basement here is more like a big old garage – lawn equipment, boxes, old trunks – everything you can imagine! Mom and Dad decided when they built the house not to “finish” the basement since they hardly needed more living space so it turned into an “underground garage for STUFF”……and it also became my mancave when I joined the family!!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  2. That is terrific artwork, Sammy. I think that is one of your more active sleeping poses MOL.

    I saw the tour you did in your basement mancatcave, buddy! I detected a raised tail and I definitely think you were either trying to show her the way out or to your nip stash!!

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    • My nip stash is totally private and even my Mom and Dad don’t know where that is BUT I was willing to “show Miss Michelle around” down there…….a guy likes to show off his mancave!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  3. That is an amazing sketch of you, Sammy! What talent Mr. Clausen has! Heading over to see your latest video at Miss Michelle’s!
    POURING rain and storming here this morning, Sammy. Hope you have a good day!
    Love, Sundae

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  4. Now THAT is art! Mom can draw a picture of you too, S. It would be a circle, an oval, triangle ears, and sticks for your legs and tail.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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      • Thanks Sammy, I had a good birthday and mum took me for 2 walks. Just a short one in the morning and a medium one in the afternoon. The weather is lovely and warm so maybe I will be able to go on my longer walks again one day. I am feeling better and stronger every day.
        Thomas is going to draw me. I am excited!!!

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        • Oh Flynn I can’t WAIT to see Thomas’s drawing of you! He’s so good and I told him that I was hoping he’d get some requests for drawings from some of my friends……..I’m happy you had a super birthday and you really are looking GREAT these days my friend. Here’s to our continued GOOD HEALTH!

          Love, Sammy

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  5. I love the drawing of you! So nice it would be to have a talent like that. I visited Thomas’ blog yesterday and mentioned how much I liked the drawing he did of you. Also, wanted to say how brave you are to let your folks’ company hold you for photos. I don’t think I would do that. You are my hero.

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    • Awwwwww geeeeeee……..well I just knew that Miss Michelle was a friend so I felt safe in letting her hold me. Thanks for visiting Thomas’s blog – I just think he’s got an amazing talent AND that his goal of one drawing a day and a show next year are wonderful things to do.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  6. I LOVE the drawing dear Sammy. I love Crepes offer to chew only the corners too. MOL MOL. Hey, I don;t stay out of the way. I help every inch of Laundry Day. Start to finish. It’s just how I roll (and roll and roll).

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  7. We’ve been seeing Mr. Clausen’s work on various blogs, and we love it. He captured you and your extra toes purrfectly, Sammy. We’ll be popping over to My Three Moggies to see your latest video. We are having such strong storms, that our pears are losing their flowers and it looks as if it is snowing here. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Our bradfords haven’t QUITE opened all the way here but indeed when the wind comes along and they’re in bloom it’s just like a snowstorm!!!!! Thomas is a wonderful artist – we just LOVE everything he does!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Well I have an “Easter cactus” in my kitchen….like the “Christmas cactus” only it blooms around Easter every year. That’s as close to cactus as I get here in Virginia! HAHA

      Hugs, Sammy

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  8. Sammy your picture is gorgeous…Mr. Thomas capture your true self!!
    WE enjoyed your video/walkabout. MOL MOL you were being stalked
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  9. dood…knot onlee R ewe a grate toor guide, ewe R an eggzcellant model !!! yur drawing iz AWESUM…thomas did a FURTASTIC job ….high paws two ewe thomas !!! ♥♥♥

    N sum bodeez mom…reel lee…reel lee…REEL LEE kneadz ta get thoz spurz bak out….tell her we will even send her sum trout if she doesz !! 🙂 ♥♥♥

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    • HA….I’ll tell Mom what you said…..besides, her FAVORITE fish is trout! She even had rainbow trout for lunch today at a local restaurant….! HAHAHA Thomas is amazing isn’t he? Totally.

      Love, Sam

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  10. I think that is am amazing drawing/sketch of you Sammy. He definitely got those toes! How lucky your Mom is to have that picture of you!
    Our Bradford Pears had flowers for only a couple of days… the wind ripped them right off! We are beginning to see some redbud and the dogwood is starting to show in the woods!

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    • Thanks Miss Pix! We love the drawing…Thomas is amazing…what a commitment too – a drawing a day for a whole year! We have no wind here but lots of rain so not sure if our soggy bradfords will bloom or just drop off with the rain. Darn!

      Love, Sam

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  11. Oh, Sammy, that drawing is amazingly beautiful – so captures your spirit!!! Our Mom can’t draw anything, nothing at all!!!

    Our Bradford pears bloomed right before Easter. This week’s rain and wind has brought them to an early end. In fact, our front driveway actually looks like it snowed:)

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

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    • Hi Woo Kids! I think you’re right about the drawing capturing me – we love all of his work though no matter WHAT he’s drawing. Our bradfords are JUST about to pop – maybe one or two days – if we had some SUN it would have happened by now but it’s raining and has been and will be for another few days. Sending you lots of huggies!

      Sammy

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  12. Totallee cool drawin Unccle Sammy!!!!!!!!
    Wee will go check out Mistur Thomas’ bloggie as soon as wee finish here…
    Yur SUCH a good helpurr to yur Mumma….mee likess to get mee pawss rite inn an help which sumtimess causess allott of laffturr (mee Mumma, no tmee) 😉
    Wee has nuthin bloomin here butt dirt…*sighss*
    It iss sorta brown an drab 😦
    ***paw patss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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      • Mee-you Unccle Sammy an lady Pam our weather iss ALLOTT like yurss!!! Supposed to be sunny an 50 deegreess but today iss windy an rainy an onlee 42 degreess with a North wind 😦
        LadyMum iss not goin out shee said so wee iss stuck innside!! More time fur nappin mee finkss!
        An Mistur Thomas offered to do mee pickture! Mee sent him 3 fotoss to give him a idea of what mee lookss like an iss gonna bee a sirprize fur LadyMum 😉
        Wishin you a bettur weekend an sum Sunshine…
        ***paw patss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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        • Oh I’m so happy you’re getting a drawing done by Mr. Thomas too Siddhartha! Did you see Flynn’s today? Amazing….. and Fozziemum’s roo drawing yesterday? Mr. Thomas is so good……..can’t wait to see the one he does for you!

          Love, Uncle Sam

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          • Mee-you Unccle Sammy mee will have to find Mistur Thomas’ bloggie an see thee pickture of Flynn!!
            Mee not told LadyMum bout thee pickture of mee so it will bee a sirprize 😉
            Mistur Thomas did a pawsum job on yurss!
            Luv yur neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  13. That drawing sure is great!!! What a special treasure.
    P.S. We’ve nominated you for two blogging awards. Please stop my our post tomorrow to see them!

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  14. At first wehn I saw the drawing I thought “Oh, he made Sammy look cranky!” But then I scrolled down to the real picture and I was all, “OH!!! Sammy *was* crankypants!” Ha ha ha! Love you, my furiend! Sorry the Human has been such a BAD secretary for me.

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    • Hi Spitty – nice to hear from you!!! Isn’t Mr. Thomas good? After seeing the photo he used, you can see I was not only cranky, I was sleepy….and he “got” that perfectly! I love you too Spitty and miss you a lot……

      Love, Sammy

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    • Hi Rumbles! Thomas is good isn’t he? He did a drawing of Flynn from Eric and Flynn today and who knows who we’ll see tomorrow! You’re getting Fall and we’re SUPPOSED to be having Spring but it FEELS like Fall – what’s wrong with this picture?!?!?!?!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  15. That drawing is amazing, Thomas sure is a talented artist. We love seeing the pictures of you and Miss Michelle, she is such a sweet lady. I bet you could not resist her lovely “accent”. We are happy that you and your pawrents had a good time visiting with Miss Michelle and Mr. Craig. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)

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    • Mr. Thomas is an amazing artist isn’t he? Look for some more drawings of other blogging friends as he’s told me and my Mom that he heard from LOTS of my buddies after I blogged about my drawing! We had a lot of fun with our friends Miss Michelle and Mr. Craig from across the pond…….it was great!

      Hugs, Sammy

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