Friday, January 23, 2009

Winnifred Wigglepants

Winnifred Wigglepants
Oil on Canvas

My little pug Winnie Wiggles went to the rainbow bridge one year ago this morning after a 3-month battle with GME encephalitis. I finished her portrait last night. She was my little velcro girl, always by my side, and never tiring in her job as queen of all she surveyed.

My puggy bad boy, Howard, went into a deep depression when his sister Winnie died. He is doing much better now, with little Annie keeping him busy and teaching him again how to play.

I miss my little jiggley girl so much, and pray we will meet again someday in heaven.

Daddy gives Winnie smoochies

Heavenly Missive

Whippy creme and scrambled eggs are
Way up here in Heaven
In case you too
See only blue and wonder what you're gettin

They're other things like angel wings
With fur that's never sheddin'.
There's no disease or achin knees
and wrinkles smooth and silken

I fall asleep and dream of you
and times when we were given
to sprint and run and tug on toys
and dash to mom for lovin.

Tonight no tears oh Howie dear
because I have been taken
I’ll kiss your cheek and whiskers sweet
And heal the ache within you.

The pain it fades and goes away
And even loss feels lighter
When time moves on then pushes back
All that separates us.

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