I've been thinking about my dog today. My friend lost her 15 year old corgi last night, and it reminded me how temporary our pets are; their little lives are too brief.
Kiba is seven years old...still in his prime (perhaps just past it), and my constant companion. A nice thing about being a self-employed artist is that I get to work from home, but that would be unbearably lonely if it weren't for Kiba.
He makes me put down my work and take him for some dogfun almost every day (actually grumbles and tells me off if I don't), so he helps me to keep things in perspective and not get too wrapped up in my work. He's also is a pretty boy, and serves as my living muse whenever I do any canine masks. This is perhaps why I do so many wolf/fox masks! I'm told my canine masks are the best around and I credit Kiba.
Anyway, here he is on a happy day; winter is a Siberian Husky's favorite season. In fact, I think we'll head out on a nice wooded trail right now! There are rabbits to be terrorized and deer to be woofed at. Life is short, and we have to love our furry family members while we can.
Hug your dogs today.