Since it's the last edition of Texture Tuesday until 2013, I could not resist posting
a little send-off photo of someone who has no trouble
being 'free & easy.'
You remember her, don't you, that furry one on the left ...
the one who doesn't like the camera in her face?
Pssst. She can't see me very well when she's upside down.
Those curled paws are just the sweetest darn thing and lying head-to-head like that
with her beloved hedgie.
Two black olive noses pointing ceiling-ward ...
just a typical moment in an ordinary day.
Dang, do I love this dawg.
This kind of devotion is no stranger to history ...
I am in delightful company.
Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon
~ by Anders Zorn, 1897
Ethel Smyth and Marco, 1891
~ from her book, 'Impressions that Remained: Memoirs'
by Ethel Smyth
I look at these pictures and if I may be so bold to say,
I know what these women were feeling.
Portrait of Elizabeth Jackson, Mrs. Morton Pleydell
~ by Thomas Gainsborough, ca. 1760
Miss Constance Collier
~ courtesy of New York Public Library Digital Library
Miss Carter Mullikin, Holton-Arms School, & her Red Cross dog
~ Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, ca. 1917
Portraits of a profound connection to another sentient being, not easy to describe with words.
So I won't try.
~ oil painting, by Jeanie Tomanek
But I know what that feels like.
I know it in my bones.
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Textures used in the top photo were Kim Klassen's shades of November
and autumn burst. Linking up with Texture Tuesday over HERE.