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Many ways to capture your pet’s personality in a portrait

This photo provided by Kathy Halper Art & Embroidery shows an embroidered dog portrait, "Seamus," by longtime painter Halper, of Highland Park, Ill. "Embroidery has always been considered a craft, (but) I approach it as an equal, contemporary art form," says Halper. "The excitement for me is creating the painting experience with thread." (Kathy Halper Art & Embroidery via AP)

Want to record your beloved pet’s likeness in a work of art?

There are many unusual options, from artfully designed throw pillows to stained glass, metalwork and paintings. Your pet’s adorable face could adorn holiday ornaments, glass stemware, ceramics, jewelry, rock art — even a spoon or a phone case.

Just a sampling of what’s available:


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