Two Slices of Summer
Oil on canvas, 5x5, $40 plus shipping
We took Smokey to the vet the other day, and watched as this dog fought to Stay Out of the Back! She was going to be boarded for a week, and she wanted no part of it. But once her human left, sand she was pretty sure she wasn't going to be poked or prodded, she was wagging and apparently happy to be there.
For better or worse, Smokey apparently doesn't have an injury. In a way, I wish he did. Since he doesn't, this weakness is the start of the final decline, and that makes me very sad. But he did have a big weekend last weekend, and so the vet said some quiet time might help. In a few days, we can start him on a program of short walks to build up his muscles. But mostly, it will be a time of rugs and pain medication and as much love as we can give. I know he will give it back. He always does.
A Final Thought
"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
- Robert Hughes