Thursday, August 23, 2007

Friends for life

This post is for my friends and family that knew Lokahi ... and for my new blog friends that understand how a dog can be a best friend. I found this drawing of Lokahi crashed on the floor that I did in 1992 (I was a closet sketcher fer real!). Lokahi has been gone a couple years now but I still miss her.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings

Hey, wouldn't it be great if everyone posted drawings of their
sleeping pet? If you have a pet, I am pretty sure you have one like this. I got the idea to post this drawing when I saw Kate's drawing of Sunshine ...

11 comments:

Serena said...

I identify with your feelings here, Joan, having lost a couple of much loved pet-friends over the years myself. Such a restful drawing ~

Teri C said...

Gosh Joan, I have an almost exact sketch of my dog who is also now gone. I totally understand how they can steal your heart and leave a lasting bit of sadness.

juj said...

What a beautiful tender sketch Joan - I'm so sorry for your loss. It never goes away, does it?

Tracy said...

what a lovely drawing. Isn't it interesting we all turn to our pets to draw? they are the best and most non-judgemental friends ever. And of course we miss them - always. Thanks for sharing your drawing of her here.

Joan Y said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I think we should all post drawings of our pets! I posted the drawing because it reminded me so much of Kathleen Rietz' drawing of Sunshine on her blog.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Joan!!!! Hey, I did not even know you mentioned me again on your blog until a very nice blogger wandered over to my blog to see my drawing of Sunshine! Thanx!!

Your drawing made me LOL. This does look a lot like my sweetie. Your drawing is more refined, though, and I love the way you patured the paws. Don't you just LOVE their paws?! Last night I was lying on my sofa with Sunshine and her hot little paws were draped over my foot, and it struck me as being such a sweet little moment with my dog. Truly pets are our best friends. I can tell you love your pets, too.

Thanks for sharing your drawing. It is wonderful and brought a smile to my face.

kate : )

suzanne said...

So, so sweet...I think I can be in your sleepy dog club.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Kate! I had to post the drawing of Lokahi ... she looked a lot like Sunshine. And yes, so so cute paws.
Thanks Suzanne! I think sleeping dogs make the best models! Will you be posting your drawings?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Aaaw, this is beautiful.

mrana said...

I can't imagine life without my pups ... uh oh, I can feel a sleeping dog drawing coming up ...

phthaloblu said...

Great sketch! I have one of our cat sleeping in the sunshine coming through the blinds on the deck doors. Yes, animals have a way of becoming more than just a pet. I still miss our cat of 17 years that died more than 3 years ago.