Cloud Nine- A New Work of Art


Meet: Cloud


Gauge scale of dog by size of laundry basket.

every breath she takes

” You are kidding, puppy, “ I say to this face.


She ambushed me with her extreme cuteness and baby goat-like appearance. Could you pass this by if you saw it on the side of a road? Two days in the house and she’s already a lady.

A push and play puppy already assembled with amber eyes, Zen calm, smarts, sweetness and delivered by the spirits, maybe not coincidentally, on my birthday August 5.


Ears suitable for aircraft landing signals.

But as an artist, you can’t let yourself get poleaxed by sentimentality. Time to stop mooning over this puppy and concentrate on an art deadline coming up at the end of the month.


How am I doing so far?

Then there was THIS:


What was I supposed to DO?

I did the best I could- and here is the result.


Maybe tomorrow……..

angel encounter

But right now, I’m a little busy…….

As precious as Cloud is, and as lucky, there are far too many dogs and cats running feral, unwanted, abused and non-neutered here on St. Croix.

Support and encourage neutering and spaying programs wherever you can. Right here, we’re lucky to have The Sunshine Foundation, a non profit, educational outreach spay and neuter center within the walls of The Sugar Mill Veterinary Clinic. Their goal and message is to end pet overpopulation.

( just glad Cloud entered the population……..)

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37 Responses to “Cloud Nine- A New Work of Art”

  1. Reggie Says:

    God bless Cloud! How cute! See you soon.

  2. maryschwalm Says:

    Can’t wait to meet Cloud! Maybe Cloud could give us some pointers for getting along with Kitties?? Adorable acquisition!

  3. Marian Fortunati Says:

    OMG…. Can anything BE any cuter????? Your photos really captured a spirit!!!

  4. Bill Sharp Says:

    Congratulations, Bonnie. It sounds like she has you well trained already =)

  5. david lobenberg Says:

    I got news for you Comrade, Cloud IS NOT A DOG. He is a lamb disguised as a dog. The ears are a dead give away.

  6. david lobenberg Says:


  7. judylobo Says:

    Puppy breaks are a necessity when an art deadline is near. I am sure all of the great Masters took time out to ogle a puppy. Enjoy – they grow up quickly.

  8. Bonnie Luria Says:

    Thanks everyone for recognizing that ” sappy ” is not an affliction.

  9. Sharon Crute Says:

    Ah, the comfort of hope and renewal. Massages my own broken heart and gives me feel-good smiles. Kudos to you Bonnie and a belated happy (obviously) b-day.

    There are no coincidences in this new story.

  10. Carol King Says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I’m in love with Cloud. What a cutie. How are cuba and the kitties dealing with the new puppy?

  11. JoAnn Sanborn Says:

    Such a cutie! Of course you couldn’t pass up a birthday gift meant to be. Much joy on both sides! The painting will come when it’s ready.

  12. Paz Says:

    Aww! I’m in love. She’s a beauty. Glad you didn’t pass her up. Happy Birthday!

    Hugs from NY,

  13. Donald Diddams Says:

    Hi Bonnie,
    You already know what I think of that little dog! A steal-your-heart-away animal. I notice in that last picture she already hangs with the kitty ok. A real birthday treat!

  14. Donald Diddams Says:

    ps. is that hazy grey spot on the lower left of the canvas aaaahhh… maybe the beginnings of a “cloud”??

  15. w1kkp Says:

    These photos are heavenly which as you know is filled with big poofy clouds, not lamb clouds, although…come to think of it…David might be right. Those ears!! That blank canvas may take a back seat for a few more poof days. I feel better just looking at this creature!

  16. Melinda Says:

    What a beautiful creature to help you celebrate your birthday! Cloud is photogenic and I predict a portrait painting in this dear puppy’s future.

    May you have many happy, healthy and artistic years with your new pup!!

    Thank you for sharing such fantastically cute photos.

  17. Ted Davis Says:

    Heartbreakingly Cute!!!!

  18. Bonnie Luria Says:

    As my friend Darryn said about her ( he was here during the entire rescue week, and a catalyst for getting her and bringing her home ) ” she’s an old soul in a young puppy’s body “.

    She is.

    She reads your facial expressions, knows exactly what to do and when to do it, and gives space and pardons to the other 4 legged inhabitants of the house.

    I’m astonished at her maturity and knowing.
    And then there’s that face!!!!!!!!

  19. Grace Says:

    Now see, from the pics on Facebook I thought her ears stood straight up like a chihuahua but they flop over making her uber-cute!

  20. elise Says:

    And I thought Jpeg was cute!!
    Can’t wait to meet and cuddle and kiss Cloud!

  21. Nancy Moskovitz Says:

    OMG! Cloud sounds like the perfect pup. Her owner is an amazing photographer. Wish I was getting entries like that in my catch em being cute pet pose for a free portrait contest. I’d bug you to enter, but you can do the honors just fine.

  22. Anthony Says:

    She is absolutely adorable…I want one…I think…not!
    I know you will love her to death, she couldnt of found a better Mom!
    Love AjT

  23. maryschwalm Says:

    I’ll need to hear a decisive dog-like bark to believe she’s any dog, no doubt as david said, she’s part lamb…. and i think the other part is Aardvark, it’s the only way to explain those ears!

  24. TerryC Says:

    Oh Bonnie! So very cool! I’m so happy for you all!

  25. Judy (Reggie's sister) Says:

    How adorable!!! I wouldn’t be able to paint either.

  26. Nicole Says:

    Another one of life’s precious gifts and simple pleasures that makes us appreciate the beauty of it all.

    Lucky you, Bonnie, and lucky Cloud too!

  27. Jala Pfaff Says:

    Oh my god, how cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!! I think she looks like she has a little piggie snout.

    So glad you found a new little friend. Sorry I’ve been remiss in my blog visiting, but as you saw, it’s not just Lynx who’s the excuse, it’s also the migraines and hayfever attacks.

    Must talk about our non-virtual visit one of these days.

    Your blog post cracked me up here, what with the little cloud piglet and the blank canvas. :DDDDD

  28. Jala Pfaff Says:

    P.S. Happy b-day! What did you do to celebrate it? (besides acquiring a baby piglet goatkid dog)

  29. Jala Pfaff Says:

    P.P.S. Does she not have a tail?
    Or perhaps it’s a little curly piggie one? šŸ˜‰

  30. Bonnie Luria Says:

    OK,OK so now I understand what W.C. Fields was getting at when he said he doesn’t perform with children or animals.
    This could be the record for comments on this blog.

    Cloud is the scene stealer.
    Art is waiting in the wings.

    Thanks everyone for your funny, adorable, tickled as much as I am, comments and for returning here even though there’s not been a new piece to post in, well, a dogs’ age.

  31. Awwww….. « Blog Archive « Single for a ReasonĀ® Says:

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  32. razzbuffnik Says:

    Mmmm, puppy as a blank canvas.

    Don’t let Wim Delvoye find out.

  33. wrjones Says:

    Cutest little dog. Love the name. And, an excellent start on that painting.

  34. Faye Says:

    Oh, what a wonderful diversion–and what joy and unconditional love dogs bring to our lives. Enjoy!

  35. solvay Says:

    Cloud is THE CUTEST DANG DIGGITY DOG I’ve ever seen!!!

    SO much happiness generated from looking at these photos!

    I had to come see what you posted on Cloud – I’ll catch up on the rest of your blog later this weekend.


  36. Eldon Says:

    Cloud is totally a cool animal. It’s no wonder the work was on the back burner.

  37. Mary Sheehan Winn Says:

    I’m a bit late to the party here, but happy birthday and what a wonderful gift she is. Good on you too, for your compassion for animals and concern for the spay neuter programs.

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