Friday, July 24, 2009

Illustration Friday: idle


It has been a bleak week as my pal Louie passed away. He is my mom and sister's dog. Louie and I spent 6 day's together just me and him in June. I'm so glad I did and we had 3 glorious walks a day, slept a lot, ate good food and watched movies together. He was never idle except for dog naps because he is a border collie and lived for the walks. He was sensitive and sweet and I am so glad that my Mom took him to Lakemont for his last walk because he really loved that place. Louie was a herder and therefore never idle. We will miss you forever sweet Louie.
My submission for Illustration Friday's "idle" theme is a birthday card I made for my sister Dee Dee and it features Louie. It is paper and ink.
Valerie Walsh 2009

25 comments:

shawn said...

awww... i'm so sorry to hear of louie. But such a full, sweet and love-filled life he lived. hug to you and to your mom and sister.... and to all the other's lives he's touched.

Pepi said...

Que guapo tu perrito......y la tarjeta es preciosa.Saludos.

studio lolo said...

Aw, Val. I'm glad you had recent moments to cherish with him. It sounds like he lived a love-filled life.
Condolences to you and your family.

Run free Louie! XX

nyclizzie said...

I'll miss Louie too. He was gorgeous!

Janet said...

So sorry to hear that, Val. I'm glad you had that week with Louie.

Lois said...

That is so very sad, the unconditional love, happiness and joy of a good dog like Louie is heartbreaking. I'm glad you captured him in this sparky illo.

Bobo said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! I could never hold my tears whenever I heard of someone's pet passed away, that reminds me of how pain it was when I saw my pets left me to the rainbow bridge! I think the only thing that console us is there's no regret when they live with us!

Love and hugs,
Julia

ddskier said...

Valgal,

This is so cute!! Thanks for posting. Mom & I are heartbroken about Louie but we appreciate all that you've done to make it better. I'm so glad you got to spend time with him this past June and that we didn't have to board him!

xoxox

--dd

asperezas said...

The loss of a tender dog is terrible.

Big hug, Val.

princesstomato said...

val this is precious...border collies are really great dogs, of course you know that...sorry for your loss. :(

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teri

NANCY LEFKO said...

So sorry to hear of your loss....I know Louie was a sweetheart; we have a border collie in our extended family and she is a love....

isay said...

nice memories to live by....i like your drawing a lot.. louie was so alive in it, it's like it was floating.

the music started just after i finished reading the text and looking at the pictures. great!

roberta baird said...

What a good friend Louie must have been.

I've just adopted a border collie/sheltie mix and there is never and idle moment!

Ginger*:) said...

I am sorry about Louie. He must have been such a joy to his family and to you as well. The card you made was such a loving thing to do for your sister.

The picture of him in the field looks so much like the meadow at my mom's farm house in VT... even the hillside is similar. He must have been a very happy and very loved doggie.

Jack Foster said...

So sorry Val, You really did a great job on the b-day card. What a wonderful tribute to Louie.

Kayleen West said...

What a lovely sediment to Louie.

roberta baird said...

Thank you so much for visiting again Val.... since my blogger blog went haywire I've had trouble switching all my data over.... some of it I've just had to start completely over with.... side bar info mostly, links, widgets etc....

You are on my blogroll now girl friend!!!

:)

Roberta

Eric Barclay said...

Really beautiful tribute.

yoon see said...

Yeah, a great tribute. This make me remember my love dog!

Peter Breese said...

So sorry for your loss. Reminds me of my childhood dog Mossy.. he was the best!

Your illo is a wonderful tribute.

Debbie Egizio said...

Awe, Louie was a beautiful dog. I'm so sorry to hear about this loss. Family pets are so dear to us. I love each of my family members dogs like their my own. To me, dogs are like angels on earth. Hugs to you my friend.

Oh, I just love your Louie card. It's so fabulous!!

Laura said...

What a sweet sentiment to give your sister Val...sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Thanks for popping by, it was so nice to hear from you my friend!

Laura
xo

Anwar said...

Sorry to hear about Louie. It sounds like he was a great dog who was very appreciated and loved. Your card depicts Louie beautifully. What a cute guy!

kj said...

my dear friend, i am sorry for the loss of louie. i know how deeply you love.

i am thinking of you.

xo

Cheryl Lynn said...

It's never easy to lose a pet, especially if they're a close friend. I'm so sorry for your loss but its wonderful to hear of the bond and the friendship you shared.

This is a love interpretation on the theme of idle, spending quality time with a loved one.