Sometimes, unnecessary “necessities” make their way into my possession. You see, Leigh Jackson from The Noisy Dog Studio followed me on Twitter a few weeks ago. I always make it a habit to pop by the url listed in the bio of my new followers to determine if I’d like to follow them back. I hadn’t intended on shopping that morning, but…I visited Leigh’s website and was instantly overwhelmed by the tender pups I saw staring back at me. To my added delight, she was cleaning out her art studio and the contemporary dog portraits were listed at 60% off! (Go ahead, pop on by. They’re still on SALE!) With The new Country House and all… I figured if my allergies wouldn’t allow for a furry pup of my own ~ perhaps a dog painting would hit the spot?P.S. Leigh’s specialty is painting custom portraits of pups – After seeing her work in person, I am totally tempted to order a commissioned piece with Cecil’s super-handsome mug on it!