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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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barish-ki-boond Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I went through the same... except my lil' one's cancer was all over her and nobody could do a thing... I took care of her for months. Saw the confident, loving creature waste away. When she looked at me with that hollow gaze I didn't know what to do. She'd wag her tail anyway.

Many wishes for Abby. It's heart warming to know that she did have a great time with a companion like you.
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Maroonz80 Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :') it means alot...I have shih tzus with my family and i keep having nightmares that they die and I dont go see them. I miss Abby... I wish you happiness on your lil one to
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barish-ki-boond Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :)
You must visit them and shower them with love, thinking of Abby. It made me feel a little better.
I miss my lil' doge too. Thank you for your wishes~
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Maroonz80 Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:') Thank you
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Fiction-Junkie Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This made me tear up so much. I can't say that I know how you feel since I've never lost a pet before, but I do have a dog. She's about 7 or 8 and is probably the weirdest mutt in the world. 

You grow so attached to your pets that it feels as if they're your baby, and you want to protect them from everything. 

When my family first got out dog, she broke her leg and had to wear a cast for a month. I cried so much, even though I knew she'd be fine.

I'm really sorry about your dog. I bet she's the sweetest thing since candy n.n
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Maroonz80 Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much... It is really hard, but I'm ok I know she's in doggie heaven probably eating toilet paper and drinking toilets haha.. thank you :)
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im not crying... nope not at all... Pikachu Crying Plz ok I'm crying... I'm crying a lot Pikachu crying plz  this was so emotionally amazingly powerful even before i read the description and now I'm just here crying in a corner about how amazing and sad and and idskajdfnlkjasdfn;akjdfbEmoticon - TT.TT 
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Maroonz80 Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :) I'm sorry I made you cry :hug:
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I'm so sorry for your lost... but she's in a better place now, where nothing can hurt her.
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