With as many pups (and various other pets) that I’ve been painting lately, there sure has been a lack of shout outs in our corner. And while we (read: I ) could literally squeeze the bejeesus out of each pet we’ve “met” over the last few months, I chose to share Max. But only because Max was mine.
Our family pooch passed away earlier this year, but I was able to snag some old photos (thank you, Facebook) to document his sweet mug – a holiday gift to my parents. He loved hockey by default (go, Pens!), his big backyard, and even those (gross!) bones that smelled of cooked meat. Funny that last one qualifies as a trait, but man, it was true. Miss him.
It is sad losing someone or something in this life, but indeed, life goes on. It’s hard to accept losing a loyal friend, if only they could live longer. Sorry for your loss guys. I’m sure he’s watching over you everyday. =)
This is so sweet. I’ve said it before, but I absolutely love your work. I’m sure Max would approve of his portrait. :)
Aw so cute! It’s hard loosing a pet, I’m sure your parents will love their new little painting to remind them of all the cute things he used to do. It will help his memory to live on :)
Kim, Max was your biggest hockey fan when you played. I’m glad you painted him for the family because after you painted Chilly for me I was thinking of having you paint Max for me to give to them as a gift. He will always be a big teddy bear for me.
Jennifer – great minds must think alike!
So sweet. Your painting is a special, unique way to remember him.