Ziggy in snow
Acrylic on mounted birch panel
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014Some sad news today, the wonderful dog who was sister
to my dog Zoey died today, about a month shy of her
14th birthday. Back when the dogs were puppies we
spent so many hours together in the park watching them
romp. They loved one another, and this summer I am
glad we had the chance to take care of Ziggy while
my friend was on holiday, and that the sisters had some
time together before first our dog, Zoey, and now her sister
took their last walks.
Ziggy (foreground) and Zoey
sleeping in our hallway last
There is something so wonderful about a great dog --
the way they love you, the way they join in on
your family events, the way they get you out
into nature, and teach you so much. Ziggy was a
very smart dog. She learned how to toboggan on her
back one year, and from then on tried the same stunt
even on grass in the summer. Zoey our dog used to
watch in amazement, but she was more cautious
than Ziggy, and I think she thought that looked scary.
We are lucky that a dog-loving friend told us that
we were good dog owners and would make another
dog as happy as Zoey. We were so lonely for a
dog after Zoey died, that I feel blessed that we got
Sally, our latest addition to the family.
Have a toasting-all-the-great-dogs day.