My dad’s common law wife H- has been one of the best things that ever happened to him. She helps him be the best person he can be. Not knowing her before they met, I think that he might bring out her best as well. She certainly is patient with all of us and our foibles, and has become a key component in my life as well.

Without divulging or betraying her anonymity too much on the web, H- has had a rough year. First she lost her father, and then she lost her dog. Neither of these things are fun or easy to deal with, but they are especially difficult for a woman that loves as much as H-…almost impossible. But, in her general tough, resilient, and yet gentle character she demonstrates to us all how to deal with life’s sorrows and joys. So it is for H- that I did this painting of her lost dog; a loving reminder.