Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dog Gratitude


I won't go into all the details, but my Dad's dog, Phoebe, had to be put down last week.  The dear lady who has been taking care of her for my Dad is so terribly sad and is grieving more than I've ever seen anyone grieve over a pet.  I made this card for her. 

(She had made a promise to my Dad and his deceased girlfriend that she would take the dog if anything happened to them -- she's had Phoebe since my Dad went into the hospital 3 years ago.  My Dad has dementia and is in a care home, not doing very well.) 



I like the detail of the little puppy peeking its head in from the side...  :)


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Phoebe was a sweet, gentle dog of 9 years, with poor health for the last while.



This is my Dad with Phoebe when we took her for a visit to the care home.




Happy creating!  :)




Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Bliss, Sweetheart B&Ts; White Daisy, Black CS
Stamps:  Thank You, Family Ties - Pets
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Red and clear sparkles, Tulip button, Black gingham ribbon (Walmart), Dog-bone brad (other-unknown)
Other:  Micro-tip scissors, Scor-Tape, 3D foam tape, Black journal pen, Nestabilities Labels Three dies (Spellbinders)

5 comments:

judy anderson said...

What a sweet note.

Sharli said...

This is a wonderful card, and I, too, just love the puppy peaking along the side - I saw that right away and it made me smile! Hopefully it will make your friend smile, too.

It's hard to lose our furry friends - they give such unconditional love.

Hugs!

Paige Dolecki said...

What a sweet card and so perfect for the situation. I'm sure she will treasure both the card and the sentiment behind it.

Paige

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

sniff... Losing a doggy is such a sad thing.
Your card will surely be a balm.

EmileeAnn said...

Ahhh...how sweet.
Love the puppy peeking in from the edge!

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