Monday, March 2, 2009

Perfect Pets

Alicia Rheal has been involved with chickens and other animals, both pragmatically, through her work with Mad City Chickens in Madison, Wisconsin,, and as an artist. Her latest artistic project is Perfect Pets. Shown here is a Black Cochin and, below, a Buff Brahma.

Her brochure reads: Well-behaved and hypo-allergenic, your Perfect Pet excels at “sit" and "stay” (but is not very good at “fetch”). No muss or fuss, no high cost food bills or vet visits, landlords love them (bosses too), they don’t need to go outside on cold rainy nights and will keep you company for decades to come!

Artist Alicia Rheal creates life-sized, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind portraits of your lovable pets from your photos. These durable, freestanding paintings come in all shapes and sizes. Prices vary due to size and complexity of subject. Please email Alicia,, for a free estimate. A portion of each commission is donated to Heifer International,, a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance & sustainability.

Visit to see more of Alicia's work.