"Martini" ... Japanese Chin, 5 x 7 Note Cards & 8x10 Matted Print



Note Card Insides are Blank ... They Come With Envelopes
All post-production profit on prints and note cards by this artist goes directly to JCCARE, a care & rescue organization for Japanese Chin.


(along with artist contact information)

FACES OF CHIN, “Martini” ... Japanese Chin
Martini is the 13th in the series "Faces of Chin"
--from original 16” x 16” Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Martini (born in 2006, Fresno, CA) made his first road trip at age six months with his mom, Debra, setting up a life long love of car rides and overnights at hotels.  This lucky pup went with his Mom most everywhere she went:  work, shopping, dinner (outdoor patios only), outdoor concerts; and, everywhere they went, he was the life of the party.  
When Debra worked in Retirement Communities, Martini blossomed!  Residents would come by to take him for walks, cooks would have carrots set aside for him daily, and he loved visiting residents in Memory Care and Long Term Care.  Martini had an amazing gift when dealing with wheelchair/bed bound patients.  His manners were impeccable and he waited politely to be invited on laps and beds.  He knew how to approach different residents--a born therapy dog!  This behavior was totally different at home where he would sail into your lap or run right up to you, full speed, wanting to give you kisses.

Today, he lives in Vermont with his brother, Rossi (a 3 year old Japanese Chin), Debra, and her mother.  He has “retired” from going to work with Debra, choosing to stay home and watch over Debra’s Mom.  He loves frogs, hummingbirds, and sitting in the screened gazebo--Spring through Fall--watching over 10 acres.  

Oh, he was named after Mr. Martini in the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The Artist:  Martha Hooks, a Southerner by birth and choice, has always had dogs in her life.  Her memories of going to field trials with her dad as well as time spent in conformation rings with her Long Coat Chihuahuas helped expand her knowledge of canine anatomy, breed traits and personalities.  She paints full time and commissions are accepted, time permitting.  Of course, her favorite subjects wear fur coats year around.