Wednesday, March 10, 2010


8x10 oil on canvas nfs

15 years ago when our daughter was 5 years old and in Kindergarten, our little Zoe came to live with us. Today, Zoe died peacefully in her sleep. Our hearts are broken and empty, but full of the most wonderful memories and unconditional love that only she could provide. One of the many things I will miss about Zoe is her company while I paint, but tonight, I missed her 7 p.m. bark demanding her evening treat.

Rest in peace, Zoe.


Lindsay O'Connor said...

What a sweet picture! Thanks for sharing. So sorry to hear about it; I know it's a tough loss.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a beautiful puppy. My heart goes out to you. We love our pets so much, and their loss is so significant. When I lost my cat to an unexpected and swift illness, I swore I could hear the soft padding of her feet on our wooden floors for months and months after her passing.

martinealison said...

Magnifique toile où tout votre amour pour Zoé explose. Votre peine je l'ai vécue pour Julia, Laétitia et Laura... Olwen et Pyrrhus, mes dalmatiens, m'apportent aujourd'hui beaucoup de joie.
J'aime beaucoup votre art...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I feel sadness.
sadness in my heart
for you
as I read your words
,,,, Zoe is gone.
Rain is falling
from your eyes,,,,
and from mine,
as I think about the pain
in your heart-
I am listening to
your words
I can feel how much
you loved Zoe.
i light a candle for Zoe
at the
Rainbow Bridge
and for you

Art with Liz said...

A beautiful portrait of an obviously wonderful companion. 15 years is a long time and then again, so short. My heart goes out to you Angela.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh Angela...I am so sorry for your loss. Your painting of Zoe is phenomenal with a pose I've seen many times in my own dogs. Unfortunately, this is a day all pet owners eventually have to face and I dread it. My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your best and most loving friend.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Zoe sure left a puppy sized hole in your heart. So sorry !! She was beautiful!!!

Mitzi Easley said...

Beautiful painting Angela -- a fitting tribute to a dear friend. So sorry for your loss... I'll be thinking about you.

Roxanne said...

....oh Angela! I'm so sorry. When our children began to leave home and I was struggling with the adjustment, Coach and I adopted two mini. schnauzers, Mitzi & Abby They have been the sweetest little companions. So I sit here crying as I imagine your sorrow and loss. A Big Hug to you!

Beautiful art!

Marie Theron said...

Wonderful, Angela! And with this dog's face you need no more detail as you have captured the essence of your lovely animal!

Ann Rogers said...

Tears for your loss, I know it's heartbreaking! But what a sweet memory you will have with this touching painting.

Lisa Daria said...

Oh dear - I'll be sure to give Brie, the dog, a treat at seven tonight in memory - I'm sorry for your loss - it's a lovely painting.

Kerri Settle said...

Angela, I'm so sorry to hear about your Zoe passing. I'm only glad to hear that she passed calmly, which is what I hope for when it comes time for my own pets to go. Your painting is beautiful and your love for her shows through.

Vern Schwarz said...

Aw, look at that face. So sorry Angela to hear of your loss...paint with your happy memories.

Gwen Bell said...

My heart sank when I read your post. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I know Zoe had many many happy years with her human family. This is a beautiful tribute to her, Angela. I know you will miss her terribly.
((((heart hug)))))

Edward Burton said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your much beloved friend, Angela. I know she had a wonderful life with you. Beautiful portrait of her.

Edward Burton said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your much beloved friend, Angela. I know she had a wonderful life with you. Beautiful portrait of her.

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Sunshine and Shadows said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Zoe is beautiful. Thanks for sharing her with us.