Willing the Wonder Dog  – The Laughing Cavalier

Willing the Wonder-Dog, an amazing three legged dog, is the perfect contender for this painting by Frans Hals called “The Laughing Cavalier.”  This friendly Pit Bull rescue dog laughs in the face of adversity.  He is a therapy dog with a sense of humor that can put a smile on even the most grumpy of all grouches!  Enjoy the following article written by Willing himself (with a little help from mommy and me) and find out a little about what therapy dogs do (& dog doo)…

The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals

Three Legged Dog

Willing smiling for the camera

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Look everypawdy! The Renaissance Pet did my portrait! Isn’t it pawsome? Mommy wuvs it! She said it makes her giggle!

Mommy says I’m perfectly imperfect and she wouldn’t change a thing. If I wasn’t born deformed my breeder wouldn’t have brought me to mommy’s vet for euthanasia when I was 8 weeks old!!! Fortunately I’ve been with mommy ever since and just turned 9 years old in March.  I was born deformed, my left hind leg is twisted up behind me which is now amputated. My other leg is a peg leg and my spine and tail are fused (does that make me a three legged dog or a two legged dog??). I also have elbow dysplasia in both front legs , and I don’t know when I poop, LOL.  I do pretty good just by staying on a feeding/pooping schedule. For the love of God don’t let me get off my schedule though!

I lives a happy life with 2 other dogs (all victorian pet portraits or rott/pit mixes). I can run up and down steps and jump on the couch, I just do it a little differently than other dogs!


Therapy dog in action - Reading hour

Reading Hour with Willing

In June I passed my victorian pet portraits evaluation at the advanced level and also earned my CGC (victorian pet portraits)!! I now visit a local rehabilitation center for seniors once a week and a medical needs daycare as well as a local elementary school for the literacy program! I love my hour of being read to by so many wonderful children! I also volunteer with victorian pet portraits at many community events, helping to spread the word not only about Paws and victorian pet portraits, but also the truth about pit bulls – we make wonderful therapy dogs!

After reading all this if you are wondering victorian pet portraitsorvictorian pet portraits here’s a good article to get started with: www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-training/training-therapy-dog

Mommy took a few short videos of me shopping.

Posted by on Sunday, June 21, 2015

“I love when mommy takes me shopping!”

Willing is now accepting Box Tops for Education to donate to the elementary school that he visits for the literacy program. They can be mailed to:

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String broke and far had a bit small
Just right. Not to large
Nice size, perfect for travel. Fun colors that blend well with my wardrobe. Very well made.
My very first impression was the pungent odor that came from the wallet. It was like new car smell on steroids. It's mostly gone by now, but it was incredibly strong when I first opened the box. The pockets for cards are very tight. I suppose that's a good thing in the long run but it makes it a bit difficult to get cards in and out. I like that there's a separator for cash and receipts or whatever else you'd want to put in there.
My husband was constantly using rubber bands to keep his wallet closed so I looked for a good solution for him and found it in this wallet! Bought it for Christmas and he was thrilled. The leather and craftsmanship is beautiful. I will continue to buy this style for him in future.
I've seen this item reviewed side-by-side against knock-off copies. Check out the review on "Vivian Tries" and decide for yourself. No question the original "Comfy" justifies spending a few more dollars. Definitely a high quality item!
Wonderful fit feel and look
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They're exactly what they're advertised as: xl wide frame sunglasses. They're almost costume quality, they're very tinted, not aluminum foil tinted, but you can't have the best of both worlds unfortunately.
You can put keys on it.
It is WAY to small! The latch doesnt work half the time and the material is cheap. Very disappointed.
Love them. Comfort, fit.
Looks great but smells bad for st least a couple of days
I ordered the navy blue and the bow tie was navy blue but the suspenders were like a royal blue. This is very upsetting as I have prom in 2 days!!
I look good in these glasses. Prompt delivery.
Wallet is not that great for the price
Nice cap!
perfect for my daughter
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What can you say about socks? Good for the money.
My dad loved these!
I wear a 32-32 or 33-32. I ordered a 34-30 because of reviews and they fit good.
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No se puede cambiar la hora pero esta bien para una nia
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I literally received these less than a week ago, washed them with the hopes theyd shrink a bit, and was disappointed to see the neck come out of the dryer wavy and not laying flat on every one of the six that came in the package.

Ive worn Haynes v-necks forever and should have stuck with what I know. Oh well, at least I can make a bunch of shop rags out of these now.
Love this bag. Its perfect size for me. Fits full size wallet and some essentials. Looks very classy and the material feels like a real safiano leather. Very expensive looking bag. Cant believe I paid 15$ for this.