Who Painted The Dogs?

Stefen did!  He’s a terrific Berkeley muralist who creates art on a grand scale.

For the Thornhill Pet Hospital (map), Stefen painted “Kirkwood Lake” on the side of the hospital.  There you see this pristine, Tahoe-inspired mountain lake – and feel like hanging out with the lucky dog who’s relaxing nearby.

Several pets then greet you at the hospital door, except for the retriever who’s jumping up and surely can’t wait for someone to let him inside.

Whenever I’m hitting the 7-Eleven next door, these murals make me smile and escape from Oakland.  If you aren’t from this part of town, take a quick drive and admire Stefen’s building art too.