MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Santa Claus and Friends …



In 1999 my daughter Patty painted this for her sister Deb for her birthday.  All the pups and kittens have Vineyard names.  Mark (Chilmark), Edgar (Edgartown), Tizzy(Tisbury), Buffy (Oak Bluffs), Martha, Vinny, Chappy(Chappaquiddick) and Katy(Katama) to name a few.


When Deb received this she still had Katy, her first Boykin Spaniel,  represented  here by the dark brown pup Santa’s holding in his right arm.

The following Christmas Katy had since died and we had Chappy.   When we took out the sculpture at Christmas time Deb took a look at it and gasped… “oh no, Chappy’s a kitten.”  With a few strokes of her paint brush Patty changed Chappy from a kitten to the little brown dog on Santa’s right boot.  All was well.

The details are incredible… Patty did a fantastic job.


This has become one of the family’s favorite Christmas decorations.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

4 thoughts on “Santa Claus and Friends …

  1. Love it! …. what a treasure.

  2. it really is 🙂

  3. omg!!!! that made me tear up reading what you wrote and looking at the sculpture…..i am so blessed to have all my puppies….i get *puppy huggins* on a daily basis…..nothing better than an armful of squirmy furry bodies, wagging tails, and fuzzy faces!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

  4. I absolutely agree with you… our furry kids are so important and they love unconditionally. ❤

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