Monday, September 07, 2009

Illustration Friday: Strong

Putting up three re-posts in honor of my old friend Blackie, who had to be put down a couple of weeks back due to a cancerous tumor. Some of you may remember these posts from previous years, when I used our adopted SPCA mutt as a model for some of the IF topics.

I'm using the 'Superhero' illo as a submission for 'Strong', but I'm also including two others I did of Blackie... one for 'Chair' and another for 'Portrait.'

He was a good friend that we had the pleasure of hosting in our house for fifteen years. He was completely deaf the last few years, and that tumor crippled him the last couple of months, but he never lost his wag or his good spirit, even on his last day. The veterinarian agreed that the cancer had finally spread to his lungs (his breathing had become labored), and an operation for a dog his age was out of the question. He was truly strong to the end.

Peace to all.


studio lolo said...

Jeez, that's the hardest part of having them in our lives...having to let them go. I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave him the most unselfish gift in the end.

I remember these illustrations. When I clicked here today I was afraid of the text to be read.

Peace and blessings to the family.
(from my new roost in Rhode Island.)

HARDWAX said...

I hate it Twisselman.

I couldn't forget these illustrations, because they're beautiful, and I think Blackie looks especially handsome in his tuxedo.

Ellen Byrne said...

Blackie lives on! What a super strong dog!

Anonymous said...

Blackie will always live on in your illos and all our memories. michael dailey

Jaimie said...

a truly handsome dog. love seeing these again.