Kelly, your Bio brought tears to my eyes, and a smile to my heart as I know the Cavalier Love and how powerful it is. I absolutely love that cartoon you did of Geogia. I had no idea you were such an incredible artist! My goodness, you have so many hidden talents young lady. That is a perfect cartoon of Georgia, right down to the tufts of hair on the top of her head, as well as her lovely ears.
You know I'm sending you both all of my love. ♥
Ray, I am SO delighted to hear from you. I was getting ready to gather up the Posse and come looking for you! It's been entirely too long sweet friend. I hope you are well, and Charlie too. It is amazing how much our wee Cavaliers bring to our lives. Who knew that one little dog could bring so much love, and so much joy. I feel mightily blessed to have two, as they are totally unique, but share the same endearing qualities that make Cavaliers oh so special.
Oliver has been extremely silly lately, which lightens my heart tremendously. He's even been play bowing, which I've haven't seen him do, on a regular basis, in years! He is talking a lot, and being ever so playful, even wanting me to chase him. I laughed so hard at him the other night. Oliver would not stop clawing the cupboard that holds the biscuits. Although he could not see me, he could certainly hear me telling him to "Stop It Oliver". (He does know what that means.)
When he did it for the last time, I jumped up and came flying around the corner. The look on his sweet face was like that of a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
I could not stop laughing as he was wide eyed, trying to look completely innocent, and it just wasn't working. He actually stopped after that.
Oliver has also been initiating more hugs lately, not because he's hurting, but because he's feeling well enough to be loving and silly. I had a particularly difficult day recently, and was feeling rather sorry for myself at bedtime. My old Oliver was back...he climbed into my lap, and with his gentle licks and leans, and cuddles and groans, he loved me right out of my mood and made me grateful for all the blessings I do have.
Kelly, I must ask if you are willing to be commissioned to do cartoons of some of our dogs, obviously for a fee that can either go to the charity, or to yourself, or to both, as Georgia's medication and treatments are not inexpensive? You are not soliciting anything...I am soliciting you! If not, I understand, but my goodness, that is just such a lovely cartoon of Georgia. You've captured her spirit perfectly!
Autoimmune diseases are debilitating. I had an Aunt who suffered from Rheumatoid Athritis, as well as knew a little girl (her Mother was my son's Grade 2 teacher) who succumbed to the disease before her 3rd birthday. I believe Lupus is another autoimmune disease that, while different, is also quite debilitating. I would be interested in helping. Perhaps you can PM some information to me, please.