Monday, September 12, 2011

Remembering A Sweet Moment. . .

Lou and Bosco
Newport, RI 10/7/04

As you all know creativity is a healer. During the most difficult times of my life I have turned to my writing, photography and now painting to help get me through. This time is no different. I am still reeling from the loss of my pug and some days feel as though I won't ever stop crying. On Saturday I went looking through some photos of my Bosco, shed some tears, and then put my focus to creating something beautiful.

I love this photo I shot of Lou and Bosco 7 years ago on a trip to Newport. There is something so amazing about capturing those candid moments that cannot never be posed or planned. I thought this image would be great with texture and I cropped it in such a way to leave room for an inspiring quote I found about dogs.
Lou loved what I did with this photo and I do too. The words really complete it for me. It made me feel a little better taking my pain and translating it into something beautiful.

Thought you might like to see the original image . . .

Thank you all for your ongoing support and kind words as I weave my way through this maze of grief.

I am grateful for all of you . . .


  1. How beautiful Cathy! And I must admit, I'm usually more partial to your original photos...with some exceptions. But this time I love the textured one better! And the words synched it for me...even if they aren't 'my' words. :-) Keep at it Cathy. My thoughts continue with you.

  2. beautiful photo and what you have done with it is fabulous

  3. oh Cathy!!! that is so so sad...I am so sorry to hear about your loss....I am glad that you find some solace in your creative escapes....this piece is beautiful !!!

  4. I've been thinking of you, Cathy. It takes time. I still get teary eyed when I think of my two dogs that passed within 5 weeks of each other. I'm sending you hugs!!! xo

  5. That is such a beautiful photo Cathy! You WILL see Bosco again someday♥

  6. Cathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I love the beautiful image that you have made of your two special "people" (yep, anyone who's known a pug knows they are definitely a people!)

    Sending you gentle hugs,
    Caity (from Supplies Me class)

  7. Oh, I love this. Took my breath away! Just stunning. A beautiful memory you have created.

  8. Your newest follower! (I have typed that in soooo long. Don't add people often anymore.) I have a Shih Tzu named Coco. I have three Shih Tzus, but Coco is special. She is 12 years old and has no doubt been the most amazing dog I have ever owned. I think often about what life would be without her. I tell her several times a week that she is the love of my life. Your story really, really touched me. I am so sorry for your loss. I deeply understand.