"Misaki" ... 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, “Misaki” ... Japanese Chin
Misaki is the 2nd in the series "Faces of Chin"
--from original 16” x 16” Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Misaki, at eight years old, was dumped at a rural shelter.  A victim of serious psychological and emotional abuse, her beautiful Chin spirit was completely broken.  She was adopted out twice through the shelter and returned twice.  She did not trust anyone and would tremble uncontrollably and growl when she was approached.  She just could not make the adjustment, so the shelter staff contacted JCCARE to rescue her.  When she arrived at her foster home to be evaluated, she was very scared.  She trembled and avoided all attempts to socialize.  She could not be touched or held.  JCCARE and the foster family agreed that Misaki could not be adopted and that she should be placed in the Sanctuary program allowing her to stay in her foster home permanently and never have to re-adjust again.  With much love, compassion and patience over several years, Misaki has regained some trust and has made progress, allowing only her foster parents to handle her.  She will remain a JCCARE Sanctuary dog for the rest of her life in the loving care of her JCCARE foster family, Nancy & Rick Derrig. 

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.