Saturday, June 09, 2007

IF: Well Suited Pets


Emma, my dog, is the ultimate Queen of hearts. She was one of seven neglected dogs in someone's backyard. She has many fears and anxieties that stem from her past life, but she's got so much heart that all she wants to do is to love us and smother us with kisses. I tell everyone that "she can't hold her licker!"

Slick, my King of hearts is one of the best cats I've ever had. He never complained about anything, not even when it was time to let him go. He was grateful for everything. If someone stepped on his foot, he'd head-butt them to let them know it was okay because he knows they didn't mean it. Gosh, I miss that boy.

I guess I played my cards right when I rescued them. We suit each other just fine.


Acrylic, Prismacolor, and Sharpie on Bristol. Click to play my hand.

42 comments:

  1. as always.. a lovely illo and cool play on words...
    a triple meaning.. suit of cards.. and suited pets and well suited to YOU.... Very clever! .

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  2. ok now, dont make me get all teary eyes here with this post. nice tribute to ur pets.

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  3. really cute homage to your little ones. wonderful illustration :)

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  4. I love your take on this topic. Thanks for your comment about my monthly challenge. You can pick your own topic if you like, I'll post the topic I set for myself in the sidebar of my blog, under the heartful challenge.

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  5. Lovely inspiration and one htat suits the prompt nicely.
    Nathalie

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  6. Very very nice tribute here and what lucky pets to have you around for them now!

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  7. Very cute and nicely done cards - (only 50 more to go - haha!) Thanks for visiting my site.

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  8. very clever idea and rendering, as usual!

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  9. yes. the cat should be king.

    i love this tribute. a great take on the word, 'suit.'

    amen.

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  10. Lovely illo, and a beautiful tribute to your pets. I also like how you play with the word "suit" :)
    Figures that the cat is the king - my cat has proclaimed himself to be Da King ;)

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  11. LOL @ catnapping and carra. Cats are always so positive about their kingliness too. Think what you like, but the cat knows! Anyway, beautiful cards here. 50 to go? LOL!

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  12. Yep, you've gotta do a whole deck of these beauties.

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  13. Oh, Laurel...terrific! I agree...you must do a whole deck, including jokers! But not until you finish the wallflowers. ;~)

    Thank you, as always, for brightening my week. Love you much.

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  14. Wonderful tribute! I love the playing cards idea. The Sullster likes them too. :)

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  15. They look so chic. I especially like little miss dog.

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  16. Thanks for visting!

    Great work as always. Great idea as well ;-)

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  17. Very cool take on the topic. I love you card designs.

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  18. Very nice...these pets are precious. It was good fortune that you found them and they found you :) Sounds like you are all well suited for each other!

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  19. cutie cards! love the colors here.

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  20. Oh! The little dog is beautifull!
    Thank you indeed for your kind comments on my blog.
    Cata.

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  21. Why is there the old idea that dogs and cats do not get along? All the household I know that have both four footed creatures get along fine.

    Nice work again.

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  22. I said to my husband, "Suits,maybe there's something to be done w/cards." But I couldn't get my brain around it. I'm so glad that you could. Very cool.

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  23. I have visited your blog...
    i like your pictures.
    bye
    Alberto

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  24. Your post made me smile and brought a tear to my eye at the same time. Rescue animals have a special place in our lives, they seem to love you all the more. Really terrific post.

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  25. I really love this! It made me all warm and fuzzy... You are so smart, this is a perfect post and Emma not being able to hold her licker is one of the most original things I've heard in a while! I can't say enough compliments to you!!! WONDERFUL!!!

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  26. Hi Laurel,

    These bring a smile to my face, especially "the King", how lucky you and all those animals you rescue are, for sharing a blessed life, even to the end. I hope you are having a good week!

    Peace.

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  27. Great illo and idea(s) for suit! I love the pet stories :)

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  28. Awesome! hahaha- "...can't hold her licker"
    Thanks for sharing, and for rescuing them.

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  29. An entire deck would be sweet. Don't you just want to do 50 more?

    I like the change of style It adds an interesting energy to the pieces

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  30. Great idea :o) beautiful job,
    Best Wishes,
    Issi

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  31. Great work! The cat is my favourite!

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  32. Very cute! "Can't hold her licker"!...ha ha LOL! Now thats funny! When my Mom's little dog "Buster" was out walking through the park with us and sniffing the trunks of every tree, Mom said he was just checking his "P-Mail".

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  33. Sweet! Beautiful illo, and some funny one-liners! :)

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  34. Very nice painting. I love the sense of "real" painting in your work. Some of us are maybe too lazy to get involved with all needed stuff to do so.

    (sorry 'bout my poor spainsh, lol)

    Regards and thanks for your comment!

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