Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The late, great Oscar....

Oscar Sauls
8" x 8" oil on canvas
©2011 DottieLeatherwood

This is Oscar. Oscie. The Boo-Boo Head. Spaghetti-eating, crazy-barking leader of the shih tzu rodeo. And most of all a beloved member of my friend's family.  Our pets are so intertwined in our lives.  When they leave us, there are so many moments we many holes in our day.  Oscar was such a dog.  He had more than his fair share of personality and was such a sweetie.  The baby of the family. King of lap-sitting.  Oscar lived a long and wonderful 16 years and will be missed terribly. 


Anonymous said...

Dottie, if only I could paint the soul of a dog like you do. Thank you for sharing -- even if it did make me cry!

june in ireland said...

Such a beautiful painting, and beautiful sentiments for such a beautiful and loving family friend. He is playing happily, though, over at the Rainbow Bridge, where my Mollie girl and all my other furry friends (of the feline and canine variety) are playing. They're missed, but they're always with us, in our hearts. Thanks for sharing this.