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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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TheClumsyBookworm 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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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ITs ok and I am doing much better now thank you :) But thanks so much it means a lot
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TheClumsyBookworm Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Aww, no problem. :) Sad Hug Extended 
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A-p-p-l-e-J-a-c-k Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't say "goodbye". You say "see you later". :)
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:') thanks
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PopoChann Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so powerful...it's beautiful... I'm very very sorry for your loss, i hope you're okay
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. And I am :) :hugs:
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NoSignalBlueScreen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I know that feel.
I remember just doing the same thing and hugging him and crying into his fur.
I've had two dogs go like that.
Awesome picture
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( I'm so sorry for you!! I've had a lot of dogs pass, so I know how you feel. Jut think that she'll be running around in doggie heaven watching over you :) btw I may have shed a bit of a tear over this XD
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww im sorry :hugs: And its been easier. I miss her, but im thankful for the time I had with her :)
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GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha it's ok :hug:

That's good :D
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BlancheMoon-Hime Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Im so sorry Maroon ...This made me cry too ,my beautiful she-dog die today ,I understand how you felt ... :))
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :') and im sorry for your loss. It gets easier over time and they will always live in our hearts. :hug:
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BlancheMoon-Hime Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Youre welcome ,and thank you :).She lives in my heart ,its true Huggle! 
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barish-ki-boond Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:') Thank you
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FanFiction-Junkie Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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magicmidnight13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :) I'm sorry I made you cry :hug:
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magicmidnight13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
^-^
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SuiseisekiShadAria17 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry for your lost... but she's in a better place now, where nothing can hurt her.
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Ky-Eevee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This piece truly captures the heartbreak of losing an invaluable and irreplaceable partner with whom you share fond and warm memories. One of the dogs I live with, her name is Riley, she and I have been buddies since we got her from a shelter 6 years ago. I still remember when she was a little puppy with big feet and a very uncoordinated run. She's 7 1/2 now, and starting to show signs of age. She still has a bit ahead of her, but this reminds me just how painful it will be when we finally have to part. However, she has had a good life, and I believe yours had too. That's what really counts. And as long as you keep them in your heart, they're still alive and there with you in essence. Never let go of those happy memories you had with your dog. One day you'll be with her again.
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much... That means alot :) I do love her very much and miss her. I got a copy of her pawprint so i have it on my wall :)
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that. That's so touching.
Your art work is great by the way. Stay strong and keep on. :)
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you... I do miss her... Ill stay strong :) its been a while since so im doing better
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to hear.
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imacrazynut321 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
im gonna cry D'':
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so, so sorry... I know what it's like to say goodbye to a pet that you love very very much... :tighthug: I must say, though, your art is so beautiful!
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) :hug:
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome!
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mrbubblesdrillbit Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is utterly beautiful and I am terribly sorry for what you, your grandmother and your family are going through.
This picture reminds me pf my dog who was poisoned by an angry neighbor. I held her in my lap thinking she was sleeping not knowing she was in a coma and going into organ failure. This picture made me want to cry but its so well done its like I can almost hear sniffling. You are a talent :)
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I loved her very much and I get a pawprint from her that I keep with me. Im so sorry to hear someone poisoned your dog thats just horrible! I would have them reported. But thank you so much alot of emotion was poured into this one. :)
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mrbubblesdrillbit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got a paw print of mine too :D and Karma got him. Swat raided his house a few months later, found nearly sixty fully-automatic guns and tons of drugs in his house. He's never getting out of prison. It was very satisfying.
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow thats.... thats freaking SCARY!!! I GLAD hes put behind bars thats just kinda creepy... not kinda haha im glad Karma got him :)
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mrbubblesdrillbit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it was scary to see andat a young age too. But love swat now lol and karma made the healing easier.
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