Around two weeks ago, my dog GiGi died. GiGi was an all black Bouvier des Flandres. For those not familiar with the breed, basically a large and furry sheepdog. I never had a dog as a kid, I became very attached to GiGi, I often referred to her as “my girl”. She was my family’s watchdog, protector, friend, and companion. She will be greatly missed by our family, especially me.
We adopted GiGi through a rescue fondation, when she came to live with us the foundation speculated she was around 3 years old. This week I was going through files of old artwork and came across this sketch:
It is my conception of what GiGi may have looked like as a puppy, as I never got to see her as a puppy. I did this sketch around 6 or 7 years ago as the dog and I were sitting on our back deck. The media is black colored pencil on general sketch paper.
I may do a full piece in tribute to GiGi as I am still feeling the loss and would like to do something special in remembrance of her. But, for right now, it was nice to run across this old sketch.
2000? to 6-6-2013
(the “featured image” for this post is GiGi around 2008, after a bath)
- Large Dogs That Don’t Shed (petcarerx.com)