Furry

Today I am playing along with the World Watercolor Group prompt of “furry” and introduce to you Cricket, a 4-lb. teacup poodle that is no longer with us but definitely left paw prints in our hearts.  Cricket would visit us when her family was on vacation, and although she was the tiniest little dog, she had a personality of a Great Dane!  She took herself very seriously and definitely ruled the roost when it came to doggy pecking order.  I like to think that Cricket and my dog, Winji, enjoyed their vacations together, but mostly they just tolerated each other.  Sometimes I could get both on my lap at the same time but not often.  I miss Cricket’s yappy bark and the way she would spin in circles when she wanted to be picked up.

Cricket, the 4-lb. Teacup Poodle

Cricket, the 4-lb. Teacup Poodle

My husband said I should have painted a tiara on Cricket’s head, but instead I gave her a regal purple background to denote her royal demeanor.  I think she would be pleased.

 

Cricket

Cricket's card

Cricket’s card

Today’s card is in honor of a sweet, 4-pound teacup poodle named Cricket who recently went to Doggy Heaven.  We had the pleasure of being her stand-in family from time to time when her own family went on vacations, etc.  Even though she was small, she had the personality of a St. Bernard and ruled the roost over most other dogs, no matter their size.  Our own dog, Winji, definitely allowed Cricket to be the alpha dog, and I will miss their humorous interactions.  It is so difficult to lose a pet, especially one as special as Cricket; if you are a pet owner you realize that pets are very important family members.  I made this card for Judy and Dennis and hopefully it will bring them a little comfort.  I know they miss her very much.

Cricket

Cricket

The poodle image on the card was cut on the Create a Critter cartridge, and the hearts and lettering are from the George cartridge.