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the maus garden

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on April 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

watercolor 8 x 11 4/2020

This is a portrait of my Queensland Heeler ‘Maus.’ She passed from this world on October 13, 2019. She was 16 years old. Her passing came 2 months to the day of my other Queensland ‘Buddha.’ I paint these memorials for my pets who have traveled on and I can no longer hold in my arms. This one might have been the most painful…..the painting that is….so it has taken me a very long time to complete. Too many tears to bear and not able to let go of her form. They both gave me great love and I loved them the same in return. I drew a final sketch the morning before Maus died. I knew she was ill and would not be with me much longer. The vet said she was not in pain and that I would have her another few months. It was good news but I sensed that she would be gone quickly. When I draw I feel the soul alive in my fingers when I touch the body with my eyes so it was important to touch her that way in one last drawing. They were my beloved companions.

Maus being a frisbee addict

Both dogs spent most of their lives running in the mountain woods and swimming in the lake. Maus after a dip in the lake.

Maus and Buddha messing with the sheet changing process

A portrait of Maus

A last drawing of Maus