Today in my blog I spoke of my dog Damon, I know I have shown you a sketch of him before, so today I show you Betsie. One of my friend’s wife was very ill in hospital. I went with him one day to visit her. She was very ill indeed and was finding it difficult. During the conversation she spoke more than once about her dog and how she was missing her.
How I would have loved to have broken all the rules of the hospital and sneaked her in to visit. It was just not possible. So after the visit I went to his home and did this very quick pastel drawing of Betsie. My friend took it up to the hospital later and blue tacked it to the wall where she could see it. It hung there till sadly she died.
I hope it brought her comfort. There does seem to be something between people and animals that can speak and say the words that we want to say but can never quite find.
I know that my friend took the drawing home and that he still has it in his possession, so maybe it is a small part of the cherished memories he has of her.
This blog is linked to my other blog:- The Wondrous Moment