Snowman

quick sketch of a snowman...something I am working on.  All this snow here in NY does not make drawing snowmen any easier.  

quick sketch of a snowman...something I am working on.  All this snow here in NY does not make drawing snowmen any easier.  

Beloved Beatrix

I have been rather absent on twitter/my blog/life in general.  My beloved 'big girl britches' died unexpectedly the night of Halloween.  She was only seven years old and her death  has left an enormous hole in my heart.  She was a ray of sunshine and loved taking walks, running in the beach water, eating peanut butter from a spoon, sunbathing on the grass, making a beeline towards sprinklers so she could play in them(see above photo), and having her ears rubbed.

Beatrix was not even three years old when she was pulled from the tracks in Florida.  We adopted her in March of 2010 and she fit right into our lives with greyhound Georgia, Sissy the cat and our chinchillas.  She pretty much had health problems from the get go and saw the vet more than she cared to, but she always pulled through each illness whether it was a stroke, lyme disease and lameness in her back leg that always plagued her.  But her latest illness was too much for her and her body gave up.  I truly thought she would pull through, but at 9:10 p.m. as her head rested in my lap the light in her eyes left and she died.  The vets still do not know what exactly she died from and were as shocked as we were that she died.  

She was part of our family and now our family is missing one of its members.  I feel an emptiness when I go for walks with Georgia and a hollowness throughout the house.  She weighed in at 80 pounds and her presence was not only physically large but her heart was even bigger.  I like to think she is still taking walks with me and Georgia and that one day I will see her again.  I miss you 'little big girl'.

First Snowfall

 
First snowfall in NY with Georgia showing off her 'downward dog' yoga pose.  Clearly, she is an old pro at it.

First snowfall in NY with Georgia showing off her 'downward dog' yoga pose.  Clearly, she is an old pro at it.

Georgia's tenth Birthday

Today, Georgia, my BFF and side kick, turned ten.  This is the 6th birthday we have been able to share with her since adopting her back in February of 2008.  Her face has gotten whiter (as has my own hair) and she is not able to go on two hour treks, but she still leaps in the air when it comes to playing with her favorite toy and gets so very excited when she  sees me putting on my 'walking pants'.  I am greeted every morning with a huge smile and wet nose and I cannot imagine there being any better way to start my day.  I love her more than I love myself and fear the day she leaves me, but I try to enjoy every single day I have with this amazing sentient being whose joy for life and wide grin is down right infectious.  You can't read this, Georgia, but I love you my little 'stretch pants'. *In the above photo, Georgia is under the giant 8 foot sunflower eating the lower leaves.

Today, Georgia, my BFF and side kick, turned ten.  This is the 6th birthday we have been able to share with her since adopting her back in February of 2008.  Her face has gotten whiter (as has my own hair) and she is not able to go on two hour treks, but she still leaps in the air when it comes to playing with her favorite toy and gets so very excited when she  sees me putting on my 'walking pants'.  I am greeted every morning with a huge smile and wet nose and I cannot imagine there being any better way to start my day.  I love her more than I love myself and fear the day she leaves me, but I try to enjoy every single day I have with this amazing sentient being whose joy for life and wide grin is down right infectious.  You can't read this, Georgia, but I love you my little 'stretch pants'.

*In the above photo, Georgia is under the giant 8 foot sunflower eating the lower leaves.