Friday, July 23, 2010

Illustration Friday-- Double (as in Trouble!)

When the man-of my -dreams and I got married, we decided to wait a while to have children, but we immediately adopted two Samoyeds (seemingly moments after the wedding).  It wasn't long before we realized what we were in for.  According to breed characteristics, Samoyeds are prone to run (they are sled dogs, after all) bark a lot, have separation anxiety and are-- get this-- destructive.   

Cody and Malachi proved themselves to be true Samoyeds in every way, especially the destructive part.  They got into the kitchen cabinets, so we put baby locks on them.  They broke the baby locks and chewed up cans.  Malachi finally got crated after we sold our house and he tore up the dishwasher.

Cody and Mal have both gone on to romp in the daisies, but not until after 16 years of good times.  We miss them dreadfully.

13 comments:

  1. awwwww, I'll bet they were beautiful, I imagine that my daughters Labs could have given them a run for their money, they are unbelievably destructive and loud

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  2. Hey Krista!! Delightful story and Great illo! Sounds like they needed more attention, love and discipline than a couple of kids... you guys jumped right in! :o) Have a blessed weekend!

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  3. I like this painting, Krista, not to mention a story that made me laugh! Hahaa! Pets can be just as troublesome as kids, those two must have given you a good exercise! :D :D

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  4. You captured the Samoyed smile perfectly. Nice illo and remembrance.

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  5. Sounds like they were "double" trouble, but what a lovely life they must have had! The drawing is precious!

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  6. Great illustration! They "look" like they were a couple of nice dogs.

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  7. Wow, sounds like they were quite a handful.. a dishwasher?! Cute painting, they look very huggable .. from a distance :)

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  8. Gee it makes it seem better to have children :) Maybe I should save up for some. Wonderful light in the dogs' faces and eyes, very alive

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  9. Good picture, good story. Makes me think my dalmatians were tame. I had one who would empty the refrigerator if I was away from home too long -- baby locks and duct tape didn't stop him :)

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  10. They ARE beautiful dogs, though. And this is a beautiful picture!

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