Sunday, January 8, 2012

Phoebe



She always looked me or anyone else straight in the eye. She took each person's measure, but kindly. Phoebe saw everyone in their best possible light.

35 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Aww, say it ain't so.... losing a fur baby breaks my heart...((HUGS))

Birdman said...

Sounds like a fine testament to me. Bow wow!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

a sad morning?

alex said...

best wishes. what a fine and kind companion.

Bellis said...

What a lovely thing to say about her, Karin. I'd like to be more like her.

Katie said...

Such a sweet photo of dear Phoebe. I'm sending you hugs too.

BaysideLife said...

Yes Phoebe had really expressive and wise eyes. Sorry.

Paula said...

I think it was Maya Angelou who said that only equals can be friends. Clearly, Phoebe was your best gal pal through and through.

Tony Van Helsing said...

My condolences, I know how much this hurts.

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't think you'll stop missing her.

altadenahiker said...

I think this is the Phoebe face I know best of all. I must have seen it 10,000 times.

Petrea Burchard said...

Sometimes I worry quite a bit about how I'll handle this.

RedPat said...

Lovely! ;-(

Carolynn said...

Now there's an old soul. What a lovely lady. xoxo

Ms M said...

An intelligent, inquisitive look -- such a sweet girl. Sending hugs to you, too.

Banjo52 said...

What else can you ask? Great face, by the way.

Margaret said...

It's hard. I know.

camissonia said...

Oh no - that's gotta be tough. Phoebe looks so, so sweet in that picture. Take care!

Trish said...

Most dogs like Phoebe are ones I trust to tell me the truth. Whether it is their opinion about someone, or how they are really feeling, I can see it in their eyes. If a dog won't look at me, either they don't trust anyone, or they've done something really, really wrong (ahem, like a Viszla we are taking care of that chomped a watch band (but left the watch), a box of truvia and some sort of candy I have no idea where she got them from).

Love the shot of Phoebe and it is obvious she loved you as much as you loved her!

wv: washot...instead of complimenting with real words, now when a blogger posts a great shot---"washot!" instead of gratuitous wordy-word stuff like "what a lovely shot!".

Shell Sherree said...

I'm glad you have this photo, KB. What a profoundly beautiful little lady. Big hugs.

bandit said...

Dottie, Bella, and Cha Ki are with you on this. I wish I had their integrity.

Kaori said...

The best kind of friend to have.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Now that is unconditional love staring at us.

Marjie said...

I know your bittersweet feelings when you look at those precious pictures.

Anonymos2 said...

The word is EYELINER.

WV: pickner

Canyon Cottage said...

She is always with you in spirit. They never leave us really....

altadenahiker said...

I've always seen layers between a photograph and the moment. I'm so grateful for this one -- no layers at all. I'm in the office, working at the computer. And when I look up, she looks up. Like this. Just like this.

Pierre said...

I have a dog that greets me every morning with tail wags and leg rubs. I will probably out live her. It'll be tough when I do.

Sorry about your close friend.

Petrea Burchard said...

I know you're kidding, Trish, but for those who don't know: some dogs won't look at you because of where they see themselves in the pack. Boz, for example, is not good at eye contact. He looks away not because he's guilty but because he doesn't want to challenge. He's low dog on the totem pole, the omega dog.

Eye contact among dogs can be considered a challenge and many dogs won't do it for that reason. Phoebe was royalty and had no reason not to look anybody right in the eye.

TheChieftess said...

We still miss Daisy...it's so hard missing a beloved fur family member...

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

That's a royal bitch.

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a sweet eyes. Dearest and lovely Phoebe... I agree with Canyon Cottage, "She is always with you in spirit. They never leave us really...."
I feel the same about my dear Flora... (sigh)
I am sending you many hugs.

altadenahiker said...

These comments -- how lovely.

Susan Campisi said...

Beautiful Phoebe. She had such soulful eyes. You snapped the picture at the perfect moment.

Jean Spitzer said...

I am so sorry. She was very special.