Sunday, August 8, 2010

Oliver, 10 x 10 colored pencil on museum board

I want to add a bit more to the border but here is my portrait of my boy.
Thanks again for all your wonderful emails and messages.
Kelley MacDonald reminded me of how he peed on the Rockland studio floor-  with total nonchalance and panache, and I also recall a terrible incident when he ran over to a lady sitting and reading at Humarock beach and peed on the back of her chair!
Luckily she never knew- whew! 
There were several times when he ingested forbidden foods- Maddie's ENTIRE valentine Whitman sampler, we had to "hydrogen peroxide" them up . Once he ate a huge bag of Mike and Ike's. And another time an complete dozen beautifully decorated Ukrainian easter eggs. RAW EGGS!
Oh yes- and the half of a  chocolate sheet cake for my stepdads 90th birthday.
Arriving home one evening we knew he'd been rifling around in one of the girls purses because he was walking around with the purse strap wrapped around his neck! 
He loved to ride in the  front basket of my bike on Block Island, people pointed and waved at us when they saw that.
He was a food obsessed guy for sure, but he was my best buddy and I miss him just awful. .I could go on and on.
I am thankful for my other little bratty 4 year corgi Winnie- she is a huge help. One must have a furry being to cuddle and love, in my book. 


3 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Those are funny stories. You'll always remember the joy he brought you. Actually, I started calling Wendell my 'boyfriend' after that time you called 'Ollie' your boyfriend ;)
Hugs to you.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Ok, Sal, YOU"RE the one who started it? Harry is my "Baby Boyfriend" and Paco is my "Boyfriend". Isabelle is my "Good Little Girlfriend"!

Paz said...

What a beautiful dog. I enjoyed reading your wonderful memories of him. Made me smile. I'm glad to read that you have Winnie. Her presence will certainly soften the blow.


A lovely blog you have here. Mary Sheehan Winn directed me to your blog.

Best,
Paz