This is my precious little dog. I owned his mother who was a very sweet animal and I bred her to get a puppy for my mother. Brandon's mum had one puppy...him. My mom wanted a female so I said I would keep him. I fell in love, I had the privilege of his company for 18 years. He began to fail about 6 months ago. First he went blind, but still got around very well, he ate well and did everything well. A Week ago he began sleeping all day and night and last weekend he wouldn't eat. I hand fed him and made him drink water from my palm. I knew what was coming...Tuesday afternoon I took off work and my daughter went with me. (I wasn't sure I could do this alone) I kissed him and whispered my love for him. I assured him he'd be free of the little,fluffy beautiful body that didn't quite work anymore. I cried, and I cried. The Doctor took my actions as if this was accepted behavior. A storm had been building, when we brought Brandon to the Vet, and the moment the Doctor quietly said he was gone, there was a flash of lightening and the thunder crashed in a deafening roar, it was one of the worst storms I've ever seen. This is one of the hardest things I have ever done and now there is a large hole in my heart and my home because he's gone. Everyone says it will be less painful in time. This may seem strange to people who aren't animal lovers, but I loved that little guy and it's terribly painful to be without him.
There's someone special in my life,
He's not my brother and I'm not his wife.
He's always there at the end of my day,
If I lose my temper he loves me anyway.
His chocolate brown eyes say all that needs said,
At the end of my day he's there in my bed.
With warm wet kisses that tickle my ears,
I'm content in the knowledge we'll be together for years.
This pic was taken out the window of my Barber Shop last week...looks intimidating doesn't it? It also looks very promising. Since we live in Tucson, Arizona and rain is something we rarely see. Not a drop of rain on my shop. I'm sure there was weather somewhere but not over my head. It is forecast 107 or 108 today. That sort of heat will usually brings on a very nice afternoon thunder storm. Here's hopin'!It's been a poor season for rain so far...come on RAIN!
Please check out older posts the dragons run wild through here!!!
Dragon Taxidermy Done Here!
Don't forget..have ye a need for a dragon, I know where to get 'em! Please check out my older posts for more Dragon photos. And follow this link to my Art Gecko Studio blog, right now it has only dragons but as time goes on I will add more of my other art!
I have three blogs, one is for my dragons that I make from air dry clay. The other is for my other art... what ever I am into at the time. And the third is for some of my poetry. A friend of mine (Ros, you know who you are) ispired me to post my writings.
I am a retired musician and a barber. I run a shop called Sweeney's in Tucson, with my youngest daughter, and my oldest daughter is a radiology tech assitant and dance teacher! I played music 5 nights a week for 20 years with my husband and step-son, and now I have time for my art! Hope you enjoy it!