Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Dad!

Happy Birthday dad, we love you!

My mum got my dad a big surprise for his birthday. A while back she had the winning bid for a portrait by Joan Brienza Nardozzi. She creates beautiful pet portraits which you can see on her website.
The painting was donated to the auction by Tessie and her beautiful Angel kitty Smokey 8
Thank you so much Tessie and Smokey for donating this wonderful opportunity to get a portrait painted of Eric, and thank you Joan for the beautiful portrait which we will always treasure.

When the painting arrived, mum couldn't wait to let dad see it. She has had it professionally framed  and it is hanging on the wall. He officially gets it today.

Hanging on the wall.

Photo taken on the table to avoid glass reflection.
We love it!


51 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy birthday to your dad!

Tyler said...

What a BEAUTIFUL gift! Looks just like Eric. Happy Birthday, Dad.

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Birthday! And that is a precious, wonderful gift.

The Florida Furkids said...

What a fantastic present. Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

That's beautiful! Happy birthday to your awesome dad! :)

Hugs!

Cathy Keisha said...

Joan does pawsome work! A portrait was the first prize I ever won on Twitter and I gave it to my Pop for his birthday that year. It’s right above the company so we can always see it. Your’s came out wonderful! Happy Birthday Dad!

Cathy Keisha said...

I meant your portrait of Eric.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!! That is a wonderful gift. And you look adorable in your hat :)

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, that is amazing portrait of Eric! I bet your male human loved it!!

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Birthday Dad!! What a great present!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we love it! And we know your dad will too. Happy Birthday to him!

rainbow said...

What a fantastic present; the artist has captured Eric's expression perfectly.
Happy Birthday to your Dad.
Purrs ... Rainbow

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy Birfday to yer Dad. What a great present...

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!x
A BIG Happy Burfday Dad......!

Marie Symeou said...

What a lovely gift!

Happy Birthday to your dad :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, Flynn!
And what a furbulous purrsent!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Many Happy returns to your Dad, Flynn!

What a lovely painting!

Purrs,
The Chans

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad Flynn - we bet your Dad will love his present and we are sending him Birthday kisses. Moi. Moi.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kari said...

Happy birthday Flynnie's Dad! Many happy returns of the day! Be sure to have lots of fun on your special day.
Eric's portrait is wonderful! Bet dad is over the moon.

onespoiledcat said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad........that is a REALLY wonderful portrait of Eric. The artist did a beautiful job of capturing his beautiful coloring and the look in his eyes!

Hugs, Sammy

Marg said...

Oh Wow, that portrait really turned out great. So glad you did that. It is fun seeing it. A very Happy Birthday to the Dad. Bet he is going to love his picture.

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Happy birthday to your sweet Dad Flynn.
We know for sure he is beaming from head to toe after seeing his present of Eric's portrait.
It is gorgeous
Hugs madi your bfff

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday to your dad! What a wonderful gift for him, absolutely perfect.

Caren Gittleman said...

Ohhhh myyyyy!! That is the BEST present ever!! It looks amazing ! Bet your Dad LOVED it! Happy Happy Birthday to your most PAWESOME Dad! We love him!!!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your dad. Thanks for sharing that sweet artwork of Eric!!!

When the Cat is Away said...

We love it too! What a great present!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Birthday to your daddy, Flynn! What a wonderful present he will get today! It took our breath away it looks so much like sweet Eric.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

I am wishing the happiest of birthdays to your Dad! What a purrfect present that portrait of Eric is for him! You have a terrific Mum for finding the purrfect gift!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Brian said...

Happy Birthday to your very special Dad from all of us! That is a most wonderful gift!!!

The Meezers or Billy said...

awww sweet Eric! Happy Purrfday Dad!!!!

katsrus said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. What a beautiful portrait.
Sue B

John Bellen said...

Happy birthday to your dad. That is a wonderful gift, a portrait of Eric. It will keep his memories even closer.

Fur Everywhere said...

What a beautiful painting of Eric! That's just the perfect gift for your Dad, Flynn. We wish your dad a very Happy Birthday!!

Austin Towers said...

That is a wonderful portrait of Eric! A lovely memory! Happy birthday to your lovely dad xxx

SuziQCat said...

Happy Birthday to your dad...we love the portrait of Eric too!

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

What a beautiful portrait of Eric for your Daddy! And its his birthday!?!?
Mes will sing him the song!
Mee!!
Meeee!!!!
Meeeeee!!!!!!!
*•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Flynn's Daddy!!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
Kisses for Nellie, Kozmo, Jo Jo and the Hairy Slobbery Sister Cinnamon (oh yeah -- Mommy too)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A very happy birthday to your Dad Flynn.
What a fantastic present for him this year. Just lovely portrait of Eric.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

flynn...dood...a veree happee day two yur dad & how rockin awesum iz thiz painting oh Eric....♥♥♥♥♥

hope yur dad haza grate grate grate day, hope him getz lotz oh cake pie fish pizza ham samiches & beer.....hope him ENJOYZ his day & heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ~ ♥♥♥♥♥

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! What a beautiful portrait. We know your daddy will be so happy with his birthday gift :)

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, that's beautiful! I'm sure your dad will love it! Happy birthday to your dad from someone who shares his birthday! :D

Colehaus Cats said...

So beautiful! Happy B-Day, Eric and Flynn's Dad! We hope your day is filled with purrs and love.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday to your dad ! That's a pawsome gift ! Purrs

Team Tabby said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! The painting of Eric is gorgeous! bet your dad was pleased.

Mindy
Moe
Mike
Cookie

Georgia and Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad Flynn!
We bet your Dad loves that painting.
We all got leaky eyes reading about this pawsome gift :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Melissa and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That is absolutely exquisite. Happy birthday to your wonderful dad!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad...the portrait of Eric is such a purrfect gift.

Just Ducky said...

Happy Purrthday to your Dad and that is a furry cool picture.

WildCat said...

Happy Birthday Dad🎂🎉🎈 Hope you had a wonderful day. Amazing picture of sweet Eric❤️

modern nomad said...

Happy, happy birthday to your dad!
Have a super duper week...

Noodle and crew

Clooney said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, what a lovely gift for him, such a gorgeous painting and keepsake!

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a wonderful present! A belated Happy Birthday to your dad.