Oh so sad!

Sad looking bulldog
Originally uploaded by wardi.
This is a sketch I made for the Illustration Friday "Cat" entry. I finally got round to scanning it, and some other drawings, to Flickr.

Poor dog, I made it look so very sad. And the nose looks like it's had a close encounter with something very hard!

I really miss having a dog. My family had a cairn terrier when I was growing up. We got him mainly because my wee sister kept begging my parents to get a dog; she'd take care of him "promise!". Of course it ended up being the rest of us too!

I taught him to know the difference between his right and his left paw. And we also taught him to roll over on his back. Oh he was such a clever dog!

And very much a terrier! When he was in the garden and people walked by, he'd let them know, beyond any shadow of doubt, that they were at the fringe of his domain.

Unfortunately he got some kind of kidney disease so we had to say goodbye to him 5 years ago. After having him as part of the family for 11 years, that was one of the saddest things I've ever experienced.

Saturday, February 04, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 4:31 PM