For this week’s watercolor experiment, I decided to try to paint one of my favorite creatures on the planet – my furry son, Mikey.
I used this photo from Mikey’s recent guest post as my inspiration.
Gosh I love this little guy so much!
How did I ever become one of “those” people that oogle and google over their dog?!
I guess when I realized how much joy a pet can bring to your life.
If I leave the house for five minutes or five days, I get the same excited greeting – like I am the best thing that ever happened to him and he is so happy to see me.
Sadly, Mikey has cancer, and we are not sure how much longer he will be with us. He is slowing down every single day. And every day, I tell him how much I love him and what a good boy he is at least 10 more times than the day before.
Maybe he will surprise us and rally, but for now, we are enjoying every single day we are given to enjoy this precious creature that loves like none other. And not only us – but every person that comes to our home – from the UPS man who bring him cookies to the mailman who is not allowed to give cookies, but always gives him at least two minutes of ear scratches and chin rubs, to every visitor that sits on our living room couch who is almost certain to have Mikey jump in their lap for at least a few minutes (to make them feel welcome of course!).
We “rescued” Mikey from the humane society about seven and a half years ago, where he was living after being saved from a “kill” shelter in another state. He is a “mutt” in terms of dog definition – guesses are part beagle and part Jack Russell. But I think what really happened is Mikey rescued us – not the other way around. He has shown us pure unconditional love and joy and gratitude and gratefulness and goodness.
I wish I could have done his beautiful spirit better justice, but I don’t think I have it in me to redo. I don’t have the ability to capture his beautiful spirit just yet. But it is in my heart, and that is a gift I will cherish forever.
So here’s to Mikey – the best ever!
Cheers & Hugs,