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RIP Korky by merimask RIP Korky by merimask
I love dogs, always have. They are little heartbreakers, though. I'm sad tonight because my friend has lost her corgi buddy, Korky, to age and illness. He was a cute little fellow. I even made a mask of him once, as a gift to her.

He was adorable.

We give our hearts to them, so they can break them, but what can we do? They become family to us, even though their little lives are too brief. We mark the eras of our lives with their presence. Casey was the dog of my youth. Tucker and Ruby saw me through my first marriage and my rebuilding. Kiba will be the dog of my daughter's childhood.

Korky was the dog of my friend's twenties. He passed on the very eve of motherhood for her. How profoundly sad that she has to say goodbye to her furry friend on the day before she welcomes her new baby. She'll begin a new era, now.

I've lost some dogs over the years. Ruby, Tucker, Casey...time does heal the pain, but my heart breaks whenever a beloved old dog passes. Is it wrong to be crying for an old dog I never actually met in person? I feel like I knew him, anyway. Korky deserves a tear or two...he was a Good Dog. He'll be missed.

So long, space cowboy.

P.S. I know money can be tight during the holidays, but please consider making a donation to the ASPCA. [link] Korky was a rescue dog, and I know he would'nt have had his happy second chance if it weren't for organizations like this.
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WimpleToad Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Random-Star Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My sympathies to the owner. It's a special kind of pain, to lose a dog. :(
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree. :-(
CaptainSeras Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
My sympathies go out to his owner, and I know this pain all too well. Time and friends will help heal, but there will always be a soft spot in your heart. Rescues always have a way to really steal your heart too. The ASPCA is a wonderful program that I donate to regularly. This post of yours is absolutely beautiful. :hug:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
She really loved the little fellow. I couldn't believe such a sweet dog had been abandoned. It's so sad when you think how many awesome dogs go unwanted every day, somewhere.
CaptainSeras Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
That's why I always rescue. It's just a way to help a dog in need. It breaks my heart to think of how many dogs get abandoned. My boxer was found tied to a telephone pole outside of Atlanta. He's so sweet and just wants to love you. It's sad.
Agorphia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear about Korky. The mask looks just like him; it's adorable.
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
He was a joy while he was here and he's going to be missed.
ShadowofRavens Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist
This was very touching for me to find. I almost lost my little corgi to cancer, so this one hit home for me. How very sweet of you to make this for your friend and for all of us. I cried a little, but it was with the hope that this little boy will find peace, and for your friend also.

The mask is adorable, btw. You totally pulled off the corgi face.
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope your little buddy is doing well now. They're just the cutest little dogs...little but not in a "toy dog" kind of way. They have big attitudes. :-)
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