Thursday, July 22, 2010

CALLING..."AMANDA LIM"!!!...THANK YOU!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
MAXMOM here...

Dear friends...
I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP...

As you can see, this is what I received in the post last night and I am not sure where to begin....

Perhaps I should explain that this is a miniature portrait of my dear, beloved
MAXDOG
18 March 2000 - 24 May 2010.
Most of you will know Maxdog from his blog...

I can't begin to tell you how touched I am with this little painting. 
It is absolutely beautiful!!!
...and so lifelike...and so true to his sweet nature.
I am so, so thankful!!!

The little painting is about 13cm square...hardly bigger than a coffee mug...

It really is exquisite!
But here's my problem...

At this point, I have no idea who "AMANDA LIM" is...???
I have searched my emails and looked through the comments section of some of Maxdog's posts, but I can't identify who she is.
She is obviously one of my wonderful blogging friends, but perhaps I only know her by her blog's name....???

So Please, if you are Amanda, would you identify yourself.
I really want to say:...

"Dear Amanda...
Thank you so, so much for this beautiful portrait of my dear Maxdog!!!
I am so touched by your generosity and care as I pine deeply for him every day.
Thank you for taking the time to commission this amazing painting and for thinking of me.
I can't begin to tell you how beautiful it is...
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
With grateful appreciation,
Caryl"
The artist of this beautiful portrait
has done an incredible job!
 The detail in the picture is extraordinary too!
She has even included the dates of Max's life on his bandanna...
So, thank you also to Suzie for your amazing talent!!!

...and TAMMY-GIRL says 'thank you' too!

So Amanda....
I am really sorry I don't recognise who you are...!...
PLEASE!!!!...
make contact with me...

Sending lotsaluv to you all

40 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I won't be any help, but will just say what a beautiful and thoughtful gift!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! It's a beautiful painting of MAX. We don't know Amanda ... hope she read this post cause I would like to see her website. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sharper said...

Awww that painting is beautiful!

Maggie Mae said...

What a thoughful and beautiful gift! We don't know Amanda either but we sure hopes you find her.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

A MilShelb Mom said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I don't know Amanda... but what a sweet gesture. Very touching!
~Maggie

MySpecialDoggies said...

Very beautiful picture of Maxdog - here's hoping you locate her!

Woofs
Nadine Apples & Neeli

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is Cody and Roy's human -

AND Lady and Zena too!

They are The Four Musketeteers!

http://ladyzenasdiary.blogspot.com/

What a GReat portrait!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Merdie

The Musketeers said...

That's our human sister :)
Hope you guys like the portrait :)

Sending lots of love from Singapore :D

Sheila and Bob said...

Wow; That is beautiful and what a thoughtful gesture.


Sheila & Bob

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Leave it to Khyra to know - she is such a social butterfly! From now on if there is a doggie bloggie mystery we are running right over to Khyra's place to ask!

BTW, that portrait is exquisite. Isn't it amazing what can be done with true talent - none of which our momma has when it comes to painting, unless it is a wall!

Heather and Ellie said...

Beautiful!!!! It captures Max so perfectly. Lots of appreciation to Amanda Lim and The Musketeers.

Samantha said...

Dearest MaxMom,
We have been seriously MIA here - we've missed sooooo much, but hope to catch up! What a beautiful little painting of Max - wow - what a lovely, mysterious surprise to receive in the mail! It's just so lovely. I hope the artist identifies herself soon and unravels the puzzle!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Mrs. JP said...

What a lovely portrait and gesture. It does capture him well. I'm glad you found out who blessed you with this. I'd put it right beside my bed on one of those miniature easels.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful gift!!!!

Elizabeth & Luna

Piappies World said...

Hello there MaxMom!

Sorry we did not see your post right away to reply. Amanda and the Musketeers!!! Roy, Cody, Lady and Zena! =) She is really so very sweet and thoughtful to send you such a wonderful Max pressie.

The masterpiece is amazing! We had the honor of receiving one of Princess and we are so grateful too. We will posting all about it really soon.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful portrait of Maxdog! How wonderful!! It is so detailed. Gorgeous!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

brooke said...

what a sweet surprise! The blogging world is amazing!

Tessa the Maltese said...

Is it not amazing how may people really CARE about someone that they have never met?

We so love you Caryl and truly MISS our MaxDog!

Hugs to you, Blu and Tessa too

Jacqueline said...

What an exquisite gift, Caryl; the portrait is gorgeous and I love that she put his dates on it as well=a gorgeous memorial to your beautiful boy...Max has touched so many lives around the world!...I know this is a bittersweet, yet beautiful tribute; big hugs to you.

The Thundering Herd said...

Khyra beat us to it, but now you know. The picture is great.

sprinkles said...

What a beautiful painting! The level of detail is amazing!

I'm glad some of the commenters here were able to direct you to the artist.

Penny and Patches said...

What a gorgeous painting! I was about to tell you that Amanda Lim is the Four Musketeers, but I see that someone else already told you. That was really nice of Amanda to send such a fantastic present! The dog blog world never ceases to amaze me!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

mayziegal said...

Oh my gosh! What an amazing and Most Perfect gift. I'm so very glad you found out the kind person who sent it to you!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is just beautiful - we had no idea the Musketeers' mom did portrait painting. Another wonderful memory of Max.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

caboval said...

Oh what a beautiful portrait!!! We still think of Max. Hugs Joey and Kealani

Maggie and Mitch said...

We see that Khyra has already answered! Yup, Amanda is Cody and Roy and Lady and Zena's hooman. Maggie won one of Suzie's beautiful works! She did an awesome job on Max! What a lovely portrait!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Junior and Orion said...

That is a lovely portrait!

KB said...

That is wonderful, truly touching. I love Max's expression and sweetness in the painting.

I'm sure that Amanda will let you know who she is... it sounds like you have some clues from others.

I run into similar problems because I use a different name for blogging than anything else. I met a person on the trails today who said "Are you KB?". I almost said no because no one calls me that in person!

houndstooth said...

It's always a guarantee that Khyra knows!

That is a wonderful portrait, and a beautiful tribute to Max! After Treat passed away I was given a really thoughtful gift by someone I only knew online, and was really just the perfect thing at the perfect time, and it was more about the gesture than anything else. I hope that one day I will be able to repay that gift in a similar fashion.

Kari said...

The portrait is a little gem, a treasure And because of it's tiny size, all the more fascinating! Something very precious and special, to be sure. Something to cherish a lifetime, It really does capture Maxdog's charm and sense of joy, doesn't it.

Benny and Lily said...

Wow great picture of Max. A happee picture. What a beautiful gift
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

It is beautiful!
Hurray for the Musketter's and their sis Amanda!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...what a lovely lovely portrait of Max...and we're so glad you solved the mystery!!!

And thank you so much for stopping by...

It's been a really stressful, but thankful week!!

Love you!

Scruffy, Lacie, Stanny and Mumsie

KT and Lady said...

How incredibly thoughtful and wonderful the painting is. 3 cheers for (whoever you are) !!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, what a gorgeous painting of Max! It really looks like him...=) Sorry I haven't been visiting much...I'm slowly catching up =)

Scottie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a sweet, sweet gift! The portrait is absolutley beautiful.
That is just like being touched by a little butterfly to have something so special land in your hands.
love
tweedles

Bouncing Bertie said...

What a beautiful picture, fully doing justice to such a handsome dog. And we're so glad you've tracked down the artist.
Cheers, Gail and Bertie.

Priscilla said...

How sweet of Amanda. The painting is absolutely beautiful :) I know her too!

Mango said...

That was a nice surprise to see Max's face again. What a thoughtful gift.

Slobbers,
Mango

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

I'm so behind on blogs that we only just now saw this! What a beautiful painting! <3

Love,
Cloud and his mom