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You Remind Me of Her by tabby-like-a-cat You Remind Me of Her by tabby-like-a-cat
"You remind me so much of her. Your smile, your face. Your unconditional love."

My dear and beloved dog passed away a little over a year ago with an enlarged heart and fluid in her lungs. She was very old when she passed and lived a long happy life with me. But with her passing a giant chunk of me was gone with her. As much as I wanted a new dog, I knew that I wouldn't find another that could take her place.

But about 5 months ago our neighbor brought over a dog named Matilda, a small Cocker Spaniel/Australian Shepard mix with a little nub for a tail. She was only a year old and was the sweetest to anyone willing to give her attention. Our neighbors have 13 dogs/puppies and during the past 5 months Matilda has came and visited my house. At first I was a bit put off by it... she wasn't my dog previous, she lacked the obedience that my dog had. But then I began to grow attached. She leaned up against me and put her paws around my arms (as if to hug me) and I fell in love. We taught her to fetch and to sit. When I would drive past her house she would beat me home and stand wagging her little nub (along with the entire back end of her) happily as I got out of my car. She is always so happy to see me...and her behavior towards me is along the lines of my dear departed dog. Perhaps she is my dog reincarnated. Perhaps I am just imagining it. Regardless she is a joy.

Now, our neighbors are moving and offered Matilda to us or else she is going to a Shelter with the other animals. The answer is clear. If my family agrees upon it, then this little dog will be bringing so much light into my world... <3

I don't want to say anything to jinx it~

I should have looked up dog anatomy....puh.
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coldfire0007 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
all your art is very cute, but i think this ones my favorite
tabby-like-a-cat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! <3
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I think you did a very good job on the dog. <:3
EmosTookOverTheWorld Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a good picture with a great story behind it. made me tear up

we have a beagle mix, and we've had her for a long time.. and a year/or two ago, we found out she had cancer. i dont remember where, but she had only a few months to a year to live.

she is still happy and alive, we're making her as comfortable as possible, but she does have her bad days. we arent going to radiation therapy or any of that. we just dont think it would be a good thing..

your picture and then the story.. make me tear up because it makes you realize that.. the blink of an eye, alt can happen. and thats why we should cherish every moment we have with people/animals around us..

sorry for long comment..
Loki-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This is a really sweet picture~:heart: Matilda sounds like such a cutie pie; I really like spaniels :love: They have such cute little faces, and their little tails are just so derpy x3 It'd be awesome if you got to keep her; sounds like you two would make a great pair!

But yeah, sad story there too :c I hate losing pets. I lost my rabbits last year, and I still miss them. I think there's just something about having a pet that makes a person feel more whole or something :D I look forward to the day I can pick up another little bun x3 So, I truly hope you can have Matilda, it'd be lovely to have another wee pet in your life.
tabby-like-a-cat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
little tail nubs are so cute~ uuuuuuuuuhhhhh cute!

yeah pets love you unconditionally. they don't care what you wear or how you look. The yare always there.
Abby-kins Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awe! that's awesome! Cocker Spaniels are awesome dogs, very loyal and loving good luck! and the picture is beautiful!
tabby-like-a-cat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
they are sooo cute <3 she is a sweetheart <3 thank you
Abby-kins Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! adorable!>.>
GraveHero Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
That is a beautiful description up there, and a beautiful, loving picture. I actually don't know what I'd do if my own dog had to pass away -in fact, I think I'd be too upset to even think about getting a new dog. But I'm very happy and good luck in keeping her! She sounds like a handful of love and joy! <3
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