Sunday, June 3, 2012

Max and Bodie

I have not posted for awhile since I have not been up to painting. The last month was a rough one for me as I lost my beloved boxer, Max. It was totally unexpected and sudden. He was nine, but was in great condition and seemed in excellent health. He was my loyal companion and the best dog I ever had. I've had several dogs as pets during my life, but he was truly special. His loss hit me hard and with it my desire to paint.

Max and I in Susquehanna State Park last year.

A few weeks ago, I decided to adopt another boxer from rescue. His name is Bodie, he's 19 months old and he has the rare reverse brindle coloration, making him appear black. Bodie and his brother were given up for adoption by his owners because he played too rough with the family's 4 year old son and the couple was expecting another child. They condemned the 2 dogs outside resulting in the dogs hardly getting any attention. Their loss is my gain...he's a sweetheart! Bodie is very well behaved and intelligent. He's doing great with my husband and I and we just love him! I think this guy is going to be a special one too. He's brought the smile back to my face and I'm happy to report I'm finally back to painting today! I will post some painting updates soon...

Bodie!


3 comments:

Karen Mesko said...

There is always room in your heart for the next one. You just have to find the right time. I'm happy you found yourso.

Caroline B said...

It's always tough to lose a dog, especially before their time. Glad you found another one who needed your love - he looks gorgeous too.

Jim Bortz said...

Otis and I feel your pain Kelly. I hope you get back in your painting groove soon. Otis says "Woof!" (translation: Give Bodie lots of treats! That should make you feel better!) Hope you have a great day.