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Mosaic Monday

Written By: Jenn - Jul• 27•09

This is today’s submission for Mosaic Monday at Dear Little Red House. I participated in error last week when it wasn’t a go! (Here’s last week’s mosaic.)

Our dog, Sadie. She’s a 9 year old Australian Shepherd rescue – we are her 5th (and final) home. She came to us when I was pregnant with Wee One, and has been a wonderful addition to our family. We could not have asked for a more patient dog, as you can see from the bottom right of the mosaic!

She loves babies and children, and puts herself between our kids and anyone else who tries to touch them, until she knows they’re “ok”. Sometimes when we horse around at home she gets in between us because she’s afraid we’ll hurt “her” kids! At 70lbs, she has a lot of weight to throw around, and doesn’t mind doing so.

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  1. NatureStop says:

    Sadie is a darling and great mosaic!


  2. Roban says:

    Sadie is a beautiful dog! I love her gorgeous coat, and what a sweetie she is to guard the children! We have two sweet dogs, too. Well, one is incredibly sweet… Scout. He’s about seven now and sleeps in my daughter’s room keeping her from harm’s way! Our puppy, Maggie, is a mess…. Sweet, but totally into things. She’s supposed to be part border collie/part lab. Scout was a rescue dog, but Maggie was one of a litter being given away in a store parking lot. Her previous owner’s little girl keeps in touch with us still. Maggie is keeping me up…. It appears she needs long walks before bedtime!

  3. Connie says:

    Adorable photos and unique mosaic. Lovely way you did it, sweetpea…….
    .-= Connie´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday Ribbons 7/27/09 =-.

  4. Gwen says:

    Love this mosiac! what a great dog! the photos made me smile! thanks for sharing :)
    .-= Gwen´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday =-.

  5. Shannanigans says:

    Ok I LOVE that your dog is a rescue!!! Mine is too, and I also work with local animal rescue groups and this is one cause I promote like crazy. Your dog is so gorgeous too. Great photos and great post.
    .-= Shannanigans´s last blog ..Bangs =-.

  6. karen says:

    What a gorgeous mosaic of your favorite friend. I love dogs and I have two, they are my best buddies. I love how you put these photos on top of another. Great design for making mosaics.

    .-= karen´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday =-.

  7. Love your dog; love your mosaic. I have read that you need to give working dog breeds a job to do or they don’t feel fulfilled — guard the children; wake the grown-ups; bring the paper — they just love to work and help you. “Guard the children” is so heartwarming to me — looks like it is to Sadie, too!
    .-= Liz in Virginia´s last blog ..Here’s what I love: =-.

    • Jenn says:

      Thanks every one! I’m busy visiting all of your mosaics as well this morning.

      Liz=> Absolutely true. Aussies need to “work” and get lots of exercise, or they will find things to do (often destructive). Probably why she went through so many homes before we found her – they did not know how to handle a working breed, and she suffered because of it. We live on 3+ acres where she can run, and she gave herself the job of protecting the kids. Actually, she’s a very loud protector of the entire house. Very. Loud. ;)

  8. elk says:

    oh she is just so wonderful..our dog does the cross paws too…thanks for visiting mt art blog…my friend and I hold a”Pet Parade” periodically so fun to see everyone’s pets and would love for you to link on this Wednesday with either this mosaic or a different photo of her Gayle’s blog is here to let you know ~ELK
    .-= elk´s last blog ..i LOVE a parade! =-.

  9. Carol says:

    OH! Your Sadie is a sweetie & a very lucky dog to be part of your family!
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday =-.

  10. Susan says:

    Oh, she’s adorable. What a friendly face! I love the desaturated photo with here eyes and tongue colored.

    .-= Susan´s last blog ..A Lemon Treat and a Mosaic… =-.

  11. Pat says:

    Sadie is adorable! A loving pet in the home is such a tresure –I made my mosaic about my cat.
    Happy MM!
    .-= Pat´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday ~ My Cat Bo! =-.

  12. Ah … she’s a BEAUTIFUL dog and your mosaic is lovely too. My Labrador Retriever Molly agrees and want to play with her NOW ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,
    .-= storyteller at Small Reflections´s last blog ..Multi-tasking on Monday in a BIG Way =-.

  13. RobinfromCA says:

    What a pretty mosaic. Sadie is a cutie and I love the treatment of the photos as well. Beautiful!

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts
    .-= RobinfromCA´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday =-.

  14. Kathleen says:

    Great mosaic!
    Thanks for the visit, and yes, come back when you have time to browse around!
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..Metamorphosis and Mosaic Monday =-.

  15. Annemieke says:

    That is a really great mosaic you made of Sadie. Nice pictures.
    Have a nice day, Annemieke
    .-= Annemieke´s last blog ..Zo vrij als een vogel =-.

  16. Cal says:

    Lovely mosaic. Beautiful dog, sweet little girl and I like the way you have used a background.
    Cal x
    .-= Cal´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday: Cottages in our village =-.

  17. ampersand says:

    she’s beautiful. very creative mosaic.
    .-= ampersand´s last blog .. =-.

  18. Oh my, Sadie is beautiful. I love your mosaic with the background. Did you do that with the mosaic maker Mary uses or did you do your own. Very nice. Thanks for stopping by A Day in the Life and I do hope you get to go to the beach soon. It’s a little piece of heaven on earth to me. Martha
    .-= Martha Vaughan´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday: At the Beach =-.

  19. Martha says:

    Awww, what a sweetie! :-)
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..Macro Monday =-.

  20. Ebie says:

    Hi, Jenn, Sadie is so beautiful, and very playful. I love how you created your mosaic. Love the last photo.
    .-= Ebie´s last blog ..Twylah & Me =-.

  21. Oh I love this mosaic of Sadie!
    What a fabulous face — and there is nothing as wonderful as a wonderful dog.
    Great mosaic! I may steal this idea and do one of our dog one of these days!
    .-= Cass @ That Old House´s last blog ..Manic Monday — Mosaics Wild, A Metamorphosis Mild, And A Thrifty Treasure Gild-ed =-.

  22. mary says:

    Oh, just look at that sweet face! You can just see how smart she is. This is a wonderful mosaic, Jenn. Thanks so much for sharing at Mosaic Monday. :)
    .-= mary´s last blog ..Cape May Victorian =-.

  23. What a lucky dog to have finally found your home. the mosaic showcases her beautifully.

    As an Aussie I’ve always wondered why they are called ‘Australian’ as I’m not familiar with them here. Do you know their history?