Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our Petey

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Our sweet Petey passed away today. He was a great companion, so smart, so eager to please and always kept me company while I painted. He had a good life.

Signing off for a while....

56 comments:

Shirley Fachilla said...

So sorry about Petey.

Owen said...

Sorry for your loss. One of our two beloved dogs died three years ago. It was very hard. This past August we became a two dog home again. Our thoughts are with you. Petey looked like a charmer.

cissy said...

Karin, I am so sorry about Petey, our dogs bring us such joy, and it is so painful loosing them. I know Petey was a lucky and happy dog. My thoughts are with you.

Nicki said...

Karin, I am sorry to hear this sad news. Dogs are a true gift and have made the lives of many a human so much more bearable. May your memories of him be strong and everlasting.

SamArtDog said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Karin. I know you'll miss Petey in every time and place he filled, but he'll always be in your studio. You'll know he's still there every time you look at this sweet portrait.

Linda Popple said...

I know it's hard to say goodbye to Petey. He was a special friend. My thoughts are with you. Blessings - Linda

Linda K. Nickles said...

Karin, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's tough losing your best buddy, and I know how much Petey meant to you. Hugs to you!

plumber mike17 said...

hi karin.so sorry to hear about your loss. i have 3 dogs. i know how much you love your dogs. i am sure petey had a great life. take care.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Oh Karin, this breaks my heart! I am so so sorry. You gave Petey a wonderful life.

theresa martin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Studio at the Farm said...

Karin, I am so very sorry for your great loss.

Sonya Johnson said...

I'm so sorry that you have lost your beloved companion, Petey. The painting of him is charming and sweet, and will hopefully be a constant reminder of his special place in your life.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Thinking of you Karin. So sorry.

Ken Devine said...

A great loss. Sorry to hear about it.

Violetta Smith said...

I'm so sorry for your lost, Karin.This is a beautiful tribute to Petey.

Geert-Jan said...

I feel very sorry for you Karin. You deserve better. Take your time, and you'll find new strength.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

So sorry for the loss of your dog. Petey's character shines in his portrait. The pain is unbearable at the moment but in time the good memories will fill your heart.

me said...

I feel your pain - have lost six pups who lived to 11 or beyond. Loved them all beyond words.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

You made me sad.
Sorry about Petey.

Mark Bridges said...

Sorry for your loss.

black bear cabin said...

Petey looks like a wonderful soul! Sorry for your loss...your painting shows how you really feel about him...im sure you will treasure it (along with the wonderful memories) always~

Sharon Alama Art said...

Losing a pet is always so difficult.
As a friend of mine always says...
"They take your heart and keep it warm."
You're in good company.

Kathy Cousart said...

Karin,
I am so sorry for your loss- I have been thinking of you and knew that Petey was not doing well. I am in tears for you and my heart is still so sad over my recent loss of Maggie- I can only hope that they are up in heaven playing and not hurting anymore. Hugs and love for you and Brett- Take care of each other!

Mitzi Easley said...

Soo sorry Karin - take care of yourselves.

Carol Horzempa said...

Karin, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you on this sad day.

Mary Nixon said...

I am so sorry that Petey is gone. I wish you great comfort over the next couple of weeks. Time will heal the pain and bring back the wonderful memories you have of "Our Petey".

Thank you for making all of our lives better. Mary Nixon

Ann Reyes said...

So sorry, Karin, that you lost Petey. Wonderful painting of him! He would like it, I bet.

Susanna Pantas said...

So sorry for your loss. My beautiful friend and studio pal, Willow, died a month ago as well, and I know how rough this time is. Hopefully Petey will visit in your dreams soon!

adebanji said...

Sorry for your loss.

Denise Rose said...

Very sad for y'all today. Our family lost our dog of 16 years last year and it is very difficult. My thoughts are with you!

Susan Garriques said...

Karin, I'm so sorry. I know too well the pain of losing a "best friend".

Terri Buchholz said...

wishing you comfort for your pain.

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

All of us who have suffered loss of dear pets, truly Karin, our hearts go out to you. As you said, he lived a great life. Dr. Seuss said, "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." This quote helped me get through some of those losses and I'm certain he was glad he was in your company all that time as well.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

So so sorry Karen. There is nothing like a fury friend.

Diane Cutter said...

So sorry to hear this, Karin. It always amazes me at how much a part of the family our pets become... and the loss when they die.

Dyanne Parker, Artist said...

Dearest Karin, My heart was saddened by your news. I understand the love of four legged children since I have five little ones. Four I sought and one I rescued. You are such a talented artist and his eyes in your portrait says it all. I will pray for you to get through your loss. I follow your posts every single day, you are family too. I am so sorry. Petey is a doll!

Roxanne Steed said...

So sorry for your loss Karin. It is indeed one of life's toughest times when we lose our dear pets! Wishing you comfort & that Petey will visit in your dreams.

Margo said...

I'm so sorry Karin! Your portrait shows your love for your friend.

Ingrid said...

Karin,
I am truly sorry for your loss of Petey. What a darling little face! My little Belvedere is my 'studio buddy' and I know how much he would be missed. Your memories of Petey will last FOREVER. You BOTH were so very lucky to have know each other. My thoughts are with you now.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sorry Dear.
We love them beyond all reason.
Hugs

lori diane said...

I'm so sorry Karin. What a loved dog he must have been, to have gone to work with you every day. Prayers going out for your strength during this time.

Charlotte McDavid said...

Hi, Karin,
I am so sad to learn about your Petey. No matter how long you have a pet it is never long enough. I can tell by your painting how much he was loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will go give my old dog an extra hug.

jill polsby said...

and isn't this where it all started............a tribute to a dog's passing several years ago that started your blog, started all of us paying attention to you.............

what a gorgeous tribute to Petey, a portrait by Karin.

I have an oil painting of our two wondrous dogs that a friend was kind enough to do. I still tear up when I think about them. There's no more wonderful thing than the love we give and get from our puppies.

My heart goes out to you.

pencilscribbles said...

So sorry about Petey crossing the rainbow bridge! It is very hard... I totally empathize - my cat is getting old, and I dread the day that will come. Hugs to you!

Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

dkvision said...

So sorry to hear of Petey's passing. Hope that he will be warmly welcomed to rainbow bridge. I know he will be sadly missed.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Petey.

Edward Burton said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Karin.
Your beautiful portrait of him conveys everything you said of him. What a handsome boy.

tracywall said...

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

Perhaps Petey might meet up with my Spencer who passed last November.
--breathing a huge sigh for you--
Hold tight to those good memories.
Rest Easy.

Christine said...

Ahhh...I feel the pain....my heart goes out to you...my Wupa is over 17 so I sometimes think about that day...so sad because they are so wonderful

Barbara Pask said...

My heart aches for you. We all know how much it hurts.

Dean H. said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Karin.
I went through the same thing on Feb 24, 2010.
My little painting partner left a huge hole, but a little at a time, it's filling up with heartwarming memories. Memories can last forever.

Your painting of Petey is a fine tribute to your friend.


Blessings

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

There is SO much grief when you lose a pet that you love. You don't realize how much you rely on their companionship and devotion, and just 'being there' with you to keep you company... They don't ask for much, and yet they give so unselfishly of their dedication to those they love... Bye to Petey, a very loved little guy !!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Karin - I'm so sorry to hear about Petey's passing. All artists with a faithful and omnipresent pet will know how big the hole feels right now.

No dog can replace Petey - but equally no dog lover can be without a dog (or dogs!). I'm sure he'll give you a nudge when it comes time to choose.

Catherine said...

I am so sorry to hear about Petey, Karin. It is so hard to lose such a special family member. A big hug.
Cathy

loriann said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The fur members of the family sustain and love us in ways even we do not understand. I am sure Petey had a wonderful life by your side. It is so hard to say goodbye. Take care.