|How old am I:||27|
|What is my nationaly:||I was born in Russia|
|My favourite drink:||Lager|
|What I prefer to listen:||Techno|
|I have piercing:||None|
And now I cannot imagine life without a dog. Around the same time we got Charlie, I started buying and not killing plants. In November ofIke suddenly died. I get teary just writing these words!
Sometimes he looks regal, other times he looks really sad. It was such a traumatic experience for Sonya.
Who knows what else could happen? Getting someone to help her carry this over lb dog into a cab, having to put him down, bringing him home and keeping him on ice in her bathtub for a day until the owner flew back from a trip.
And I became vegan. I had one day with both dogs. I was drawn to one dog, and Peter and Max liked another. I also spent a lot of time on Petfinder and making visits to shelters looking for 'our' dog. Life as a 'dog person' was a whole new way of being in the world.
It's not uncommon for a guest to say how snuggling and walking with Charlie was one of the best parts of their time at our Pondhouse. I 'ask' the dog to help me to catch their spirit. And I had no allergic reaction. Guests routinely talk Charlie up in our reviews. Once in a while he helps make my social media posts a bit more interesting. I imagine their eyes looking lovingly into their owners eyes. I firmly believe having a dog makes me a happier, healthier, kinder, and in general nicer person. Ike was her protector. For free!
The owners had to find a new home for him because he barked all day while they were gone. Kids adore him and no matter what any small child does to him he is always very gentle. Lexi, Max, Me. Ike and Sonya on a hike for Peter's birthday. Peter and I laugh more because of Charlie. That unbridled happiness and unconditional love? Ike would be gone about one month later.
We have a seasonal 'glamping' Airbnb and one of the big perks is people can bring their dogs. Sonya began jogging and dog sitting Ike and after the neighbor had a baby and moved across town, Ike began to live with Sonya part time.
Videos for: dog knotted in women and turn around
He's learned how to pose really well for photos. He feels like a Charlie. I didn't know the names of my friends dogs. This was great for all of us! I was relieved. Actually I really just wanted another Ike! He was kept in a bedroom where the whole wooden door was destroyed from him scratching at it.
So, now I am a vegan, dog loving person who is able to keep plants alive. I like to call Lexi my 'starter dog'. I used to jog by their house and stop to pet Lexi if she was outside. We've met some wonderful people and Charlie gets to hang out with some really great dogs.
I started dog sitting our neighbors dog Lexi. He's always very patient with me. I am commissioned fairly often to paint dogs that have died. When I realized they were moving in a few months to be closer to work so they'd not have to leave her for 8 hrs at a time, I offered to pick her up on my morning jog and keep her until they came home.
It was tragic all the way around. You had to fill out an application and give references to come to this shelter. When they brought Hunter out and he lovingly bonded with Ann she looked up and me and said " Gaaaaaaayle His birthday totally random of course as he was a rescue from the south was October Max wanted to name him Dante. Seems to work! I loved jogging with her and having her in my studio at my feet. This little girl was giving him a 'massage. Talk about perfect timing!
I was shocked that this grief felt similar to the human grief I knew too well. I feel a special connection to these dogs when I paint them.
Fuck tapes sorted by hits and :
Part of it was feeling Sonya's grief, and part of it was my own, as I had formed a bond with Ike. Sonya walked the streets of NYC with Ike off leash and took him everywhere. The owners left and never called us back. And Ike wasn't even my dog! Ike was her neighbor's dog. I really wanted a German Shepherd. We couldn't make a decision so they suggested we leave and think about it.
The next day Peter said, "I keep thinking about that dog Hunter, and I could imagine him in our life. In the meantime, I was getting to know my friends dogs and learn their names. Our kids would beg for a dog and I'd say " it's a dog or me, your choice! I was sad on the weekends when I didn't have her. Charlie has kinda become my muse.
So when I had my 'dog awakening' it was a pretty huge life change. He was going along with it for me. I agreed, but after after a few days I said he doesn't seem like a Dante. I was blindsided and very surprised by the grief I felt at Ike's death.
I stopped to pet dogs and talk with the owners. I knew he was too much dog for me.
This was five years ago, Dec. Lexi's family moved the NEXT day. I loved how she became so excited to see me! I paint Charlie as often as I can. I asked the universe to give me a that this dog 'Hunter' was the one for us. I've lost both parents to cancer, and many friends to Aids. They brought him for a visit and I saw that my husband Peter and son Max really liked this wild teenager of a dog - but he made me really nervous.
So began my new life as a dog personand the 8 month hunt for OUR dog. I needed a pro along with me for this huge decision. I was actually 'anti dog.
His woman knotting the large dog.
The first time Sonya brought Ike home it was love at first sight. They drove Ike upstate to have a ceremony and burial for this magnificent beast who was beloved by so many people. Hunter was nothing like the dog I'd imagined, but I went back two days later when they re opened with my friend Ann, a highly qualified, long time dog person.
I thought our 50 acres in the country would be perfect! He once even tree'd a small bear.
For the owners who loved him, and for the dog who should not have been cooped up all day. Dogs simply didn't matter at all to me. I never want to be without that again.