Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How awesome is this?

I received this lovely pup in the mail last Friday. It was made by Marjory Peck, aka PecksPieces, as part of a STUD mini quilt swap.

After browsing through my somewhat extensive Flickr photo stream she decided to make a portrait of Sophie.

We got Sophie nearly 15 years ago. Our aging Cocker Spaniel couldn't take the demands of life with two little boys. When we met Sophie while vacationing on our tenth wedding anniversary we knew she would be just the dog for our toddlers. Terriers are a feisty, down to earth (pardon the pun) group of dogs. They are fun loving and filled with a limitless supply of energy. Sophie was no exception.

Noah and John loved her to bits. They grew up with this little white ball of energy and loved every moment. She quickly became, and stayed Noah's best and closest friend.

Soph eventually ran out of energy. It had to happen someday. That is just how things are. Last November she suddenly developed seizures and her blood sugar tanked. She was gone, just how she lived, like a streak of white light.

Marjory's portrait is perfect. She captured the energy and life that was the little dog we loved.

It now hangs in a special spot next to my Noah's bedroom door.



Toni said...

That IS awesome! You're in a very talented group of swappers! What a special quilt for your family.

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, that story just made my eyes watery. But that quilt is awesome!!!

Lynne said...

What a lovely gift; a fitting memorial to a much-loved friend.