PepiSmartDog, Esquire

It is with great pleasure that I unveil my latest portrait, @PepiSmartDog ~ a legend in his own... actually in everyone's minds!

Pepi is a Twitter icon, a writer of some renown, inventor of #Mansequins and the creator of "Fierce Style." The official Poster Boy of The Animal Welfare League, Australia (AWLQ), he often appeared in the media representing the best of the Golden Oldies, until his physical demise in 2009, at the ripe old age of 18.

Not to let a little thing like death cramp his style, Pepi with his pram (stroller/buggy for us Yanks) has since become the official welcome wagon of The Rainbow Bridge, escorting new arrivals to their homes in the After Life, often with a grand ceremony on Twitter, which is of great comfort to friends and family.

He's also a top dog reporter at The Anipal Times (where my cat, Cokie, is the Editor in Chief), covering news, fashion and the goings on Over The Rainbow Bridge - and has his own 'Smart Dog Blog.' Today he's usually found at Twitter #PawPawties 'barktending' in the most outlandish attire imaginable, photoshopped just for the occasion.

In life, Pepi wore real clothes - suits, jogging suits, hawaiian shirts, etc. - every day. It only make sense to draw him in his favorite suit.

This is my tribute to my friend PepiSmartDog. I hope it makes you feel as good as it made me drawing it. Love you, dog.



View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: This is AWESOME !!! *Mum is screaming & has tears in her eyes* You really captured my smile. You are SO talented, I;m HONORED to be part of your collection !! We will treasure this and show it with great pride !! Love U too Cokes & Mom. (((HUGS))) XXXXX

Talking Dogs said...

Gorgeous portrait! What a dapper gentleman!

Mariodacat said...

Gorgeous Cokie. Who doesn't love that dapper, stylish, kind doggie! He's one out of a million.

Kolo Martin said...

Oh my goodness such a gentleman as always!

Ray6955/DaneRay said...

This brought a tear to my eyes ... I love my pal Pepi and this captures his joy and his smile ... along with that sweet face. You did a great job!!!

Cherie K. Miller said...

Stopping by on the pet blogger hop - I especially liked your "Must Resist Puppy" post - I volunteer at the Etowah Valley Humane Society and the puppies are the toughest to leave behind every night when I shut the go home to my own three dogs and cat.

Go to to see the very best cat band/cat lady video ever. It's destined to become a viral hit and you'll be one of the first to see it!

Happy Caterday from Chairman Meow and his minions (the pups).