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How do you say goodbye? by Maroonz80 How do you say goodbye? by Maroonz80
Heres how I was inspired to draw this.......
The other day my grandma saw when she yawned a tumor the size of a golfball in her mouth.... They took her to the hospital and removed it and she was recovering! Shes such a strong girl. I was happy for her and I was going to see how she was doing.
That night my dad got a call from grandma.... The doctor said she has a rare aggressive cancer.... Shes only got about a month left to live.....

I couldnt believe the news... How could it be? Since I moved here when I was about 4 she had been my best bud... Whenever I was at grandmas I'd sit on the floor and shed lay in my lap and fall asleep, When going for a walk we would be running as fast as I could lol, and when I'd sleep over shed lay in my bed with me, Id give her my leftovers when grandma wasnt looking... Whenever wed swim her and Shadow(hes passed) would snap at our swimsuits when wed jump in thinking we were drowing....

Its just not fair... I love her so much... I couldnt go to school without my eyes trying to hold in the tears.... When I saw her she was like she was in her second childhood. Shes deaf now and becoming blind...

How do you say goodbye?.... How do you tell them they arent gonna live very long and stay sane?... Its like you know but you just cant tell them but make it the best for them...

So on her last day... Ill hold her head in my lap.... Kiss her on the forehead.... and whisper "I love you" and pet her until she goes to a happier place..... Then Ill be alone......
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This is truly a very emotional and lovely peice. I too had a dog who had passed away for an unfair reason, but I digress. The detail in the drawing, even small give off the love that the artisit felt for her canine companinion. The soft colors and shades give of the memery that will now be here after Abby has gone. I sympathize for you, and Abby will feel better once she has gone to the better place, maybe she will even meet my dog and be reunitied with Shadow. Truly a very nice memorial for a good friend.
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marshallee1fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is
 beautiful
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Hawksfan4848 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job on this picture! I'm very sorry about your grandma :(

I had two dogs, they got hit by vehicles, and the drivers didn't even stop to see if they were all right or not. Damn them! :steaming:
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I had someone with a similar story. IF someone hit my dog id be upset but I wouldn't dam them. I miss Abbey very much but I got a new dog shihtzu whos blind as a bat and not the brightest but since he needed me it helps me take my mind of her. But I miss her a lot.

I am sorry for your loss. I wish you well and thank you for sharing your story :)
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:( SO SAD! I recently lost my cat, and my dog (though it pains me) is getting quite old... it's literally making me cry to think about it :') Pets aren't just animals, they're part of you and your family and anyone who says different is insane.

I'm so sorry for your loss by the way :)
Also, this is a really beautiful piece!
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) it means a lot. And I am sorry for your loss. I know they cannot ever be replaced. But lol I have a new dog named pip. Hes blind but he makes up for the loss in a new way :')
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! I hope he, and you, live a long and happy life! Also, my parents were talking about getting a new kitten, although I'm not sure how out other cat will feel about that! :D
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
lol XD new buddy to wrestle and tease. He'll be happy but not admit it
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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LoveSailorMoon1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist
This is a truly amazing drawing.. I am really sorry for what happened.. :( Maybe I'm commenting late, but I hope that you are alright.
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