“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”– M.K. Clinton
When someone loses a dog, they also lose something it is not easy to find in this world – unconditional love. And those who appreciate and understand the kind of chasm that loss leaves in a life, sometimes try to find a way to acknowledge that loss.
A wonderful person just did that – anonymously – approaching me to do a custom oil painting for a friend who had just lost the lovely Lula. All I had was this photo and the absolute certainty that the person receiving the gift was much beloved by this dog.
“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.”– Dan Gemeinhart
Once the painting was delivered, a complete surprise to the recipient, I received a note telling me how much Lula’s painting meant to her. She hung it in her office so Lula was the first thing she saw in the morning and the last thing she saw as she left. She was very happy with the thoughtful gift from her anonymous friend.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.”– Dr. Seuss
If a friend or relative loses their beloved pet, a beautiful portrait of that fur family member is a wonderful way to commemorate a unforgettable relationship.
A painting can capture that special something about a beloved pet and the gift of a pet memorial portrait will be forever treasured by your friend or loved one.