Thursday, February 12, 2009

Inner Wolf

I took this photo during a walk with Cloud a couple days ago, because I loved how wolf-like his shadow looked. Such a contrast to my sweet and cuddly little pal, it was a glimpse of his inner wolf. I thought it was pretty cool.

I want to thank everybody again for your outpouring of support for the loss of my sweet Benny. Your comments and emails and kind words were so appreciated. I love the sense of community that I've found in blogging, hugs to you all. I miss him so much and the house feels so empty, but everyday it hurts a little less.

I don't really deal very well with death. I feel like I should handle it better, because I know absolutely that there is more to us than these bodies, and I know that Benny is not really gone. I just get so attached, and I think another part of it is that I feel things SO strongly. I think a lot of you artists can relate...it seems to be part of the creative personality. Of course the upside to that is also the ability to feel outrageous joy over even the littlest things, so I embrace it fully.

Much love,
Kat

13 comments:

artbyakiko said...

Kathleen, I love this photo! You might want to use it for your painting. I'm sure it would be gorgeous as all of your works are.

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you Akiko, I think it would make a pretty cool painting as well. If I paint it, I would definitely give Clouds "wolf shadow" a wolf tail, instead of his little stub. I feel so bad that someone did that to him when he was a baby. :-(

Totally Timmy said...

I'm glad your feeling a bit better..The pic is awesome, the dog really is a wolf in dogs clothing!

marnie vollenhals said...

That is a cool picture!

Colette Theriault said...

What a beautiful photo and title for it too! You should paint/draw this, really!

I'm sorry Kathleen to learn about the loss of your beloved companion. My sincere sympathies to you and your family. May the memories of the fun times you shared brings you gentle comfort. I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes: "Dogs come into our lives, leave pawprints on our hearts and we are forever changed." So true...Colette

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Cool photo! I find it hard to deal with the death of a loved pet also.

Nikki said...

This is a great picture of Mr. Cloud. It exudes "Little Giant". :-)

Indigene said...

I love this photo. I am so sorry for your loss. I do believe that artists feel things more keenly, so I can relate to how you feel. Sending you warmth, hugs and peace today!

Kathleen Coy said...

I'm really overwhelmed with all the support I've gotten, thank you all so much.
Hugs,
Kathleen

marcia furman said...

that is such a cool picture!!!

glad you're feelilng better. it's a long process.

Ingrid said...

I LOVE this photo and the wolf interpretation. It's waiting to be painted...Ingrid

Anonymous said...

Mikey forwarded the link to you - I LOVE the photo of Cloud in profile looking up. Beautiful dog..........My Portia was a rattie - and the livliest nine year old I knew. And I cried about Benny. Some touch us in a way we di dnot know was possible. Belle has been gone since 11.26.2006, but her spirit moves me in rescue.
Patricia,TFTRescue

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Patricia. Yes, dogs touch our lives so deeply. Bless you for all your hard work involving dog rescue.
Hugs!