"Charlie" - acrylic on aquabord,
16" x 20". SOLD.
This week went to the dogs. And also went with them, to a heavenly dog park with treat-laden bushes and never ending games of fetch.
Meet Charlie. He was adopted at an old, old age. Deaf, blind, incontinent and failing, he recently went to that great dog park in the sky at the truly advanced age of seventeen.
My own daughter's rambunctious puppy, Liam, ended his earthly journey this weekend, after a long struggle with uncontrollable epilepsy. He went on his own terms, in her arms.
We want to spare our children from this kind of pain and grief, yet we are helpless to do so. We cannot stand in the face of suffering in their places when life launches ugly bombs. We can only listen and love.
My daughter's life journey, much like my own, has been filled with mountains to climb. The universe has great confidence in her strength - and this weekend I saw that strength in action. #proudmama.