My friend Mim had a dog that stole her heart and kept it. Some of us are lucky enough to know what that means.
They were our number one. Our 'main squeeze.'
The one that loved you no matter what you weighed or how you smelled or how many grades you completed. They didn't ask for a resume before falling in love with you. They didn't care about your salary or your obsessive compulsive traits.
They could care less if you wore designer labels or if you bought your entire wardrobe at Goodwill. They loved you.
When I asked Mim if she and Sampson had a favorite place she mentioned the old apple orchard behind their house. I pictured them there on a crisp fall day, not a care in the world. I wanted to capture that moment for her, and I hope I have given her even a little memory of it.
I stole a picture of Sampson from her blog last week knowing I wanted to do this for her. She started Animal Wednesday which I love participating in.
And I finally got my paints out again after closing the studio in September and
it feels good! So Happy Animal Wednesday, Mim! I love what Sampson meant to you, and I understand, truly I do. This painting will be in the mail soon!
Happy Animal Wednesday to all of you and your furry and feathered friends!
5"x7" acrylic on canvas