The Good Old Dog Project

5 Oct

Almost a year ago, the girls and I had our portraits done by Pauline Zonneveld. During Winter Break, when my sister and her family were visiting we had an appointment with Pauline to look over the photos and I chose the ones I wanted.

On Thursday, Pauline held an exhibition of senior dogs, the Good Old Dog Project.


(That’s my Lucy in the ad.)

The exhibition runs all month in the lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall  (1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205).

Thursday was the opening reception and I went because Fiona’s portrait was going to be part of the exhibit accompanied by a haiku that would reflect her personality. It was a gorgeous show. Naturally, I went straight to Fiona’s picture.


That’s her in the center, flanked by two other beautiful seniors. I had hoped this was the photo Pauline was going to use because it shows her feisty side, and most people don’t get to see that. Here is the haiku about Fiona

Graceful but not broken

My ears are my pride and joy.

Eh, what’s that you say?

I got a little weepy looking at her photo and reading that haiku. Then, I took a look at all the other dogs and their haiku.

Here are some samples of Pauline’s work.






 If you are in or around downtown Portland this month, take a short detour to the theater and admire theses beautiful photos and the senior dogs they celebrate.

11 Responses to “The Good Old Dog Project”

  1. joann hulquist October 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    So beautiful!!!

    Joann Hulquist Principal, William Walker Elem. School 503-672-3605 (W) 503-803-3621 (C) ________________________________

  2. Sheryl Lindenberg October 6, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Love it. Her beauty shows through and through. That’s because she has a beautiful mom and sister. Xxoox

  3. Sheryl Lindenberg October 6, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Love it. Shows her beauty through and through!! That’s because she has a beautiful mom and sister. Xxoox

  4. arjeha October 7, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Wow! I am sure the exhibit is something to see. It would be hard for me to pick out a favorite. All capture such different aspects and emotions.

  5. pamela hodges October 7, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    Your dog is beautiful. My cat would love to see this. He is a writer and has his own blog.

  6. Dana Murphy October 7, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    That picture of your dog is beautiful. You’re so right, it definitely captured part of her essence. Gorgeous. The other photos are gorgeous, too! Very talented photographer!

  7. Holly Mueller October 7, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Aw, what a lovely project!

  8. Raivenne October 7, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Awww, what a wonderful exhibit. Kudos on Lucy being the face of the project. And such a great project.

  9. Tara Smith October 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    What fun! Your dog has such a soulful expression.

  10. elsie October 7, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    What a proud mama you are! These photos are such a delight! Wish I could view the exhibit in person.

  11. Sara Renae October 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Brought tears to my eyes! I am a huge dog lover and, with two senior dogs of my own, the images and words tug at my heart 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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