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Fishink . Planting, painting and poorly dog

June 6, 2014

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I was glad to see that some of my time spent in the garden this year was finally paying off. The Sweet Peas I’d grown from seed and the Clematis plants were managing to survive the nightly snail-army manoeuvres and had actually produced some flowers … I was very impressed.

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The herbs were doing well too, that’s thyme (above left) with the small white flowers,

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I really enjoyed discovering this ladybird tucking herself into these new leaves as an overnight bed.

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I’ve been playing around with a few loose lurcher drawings and different textures.

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My dog, Boo, had her big op last week and hasn’t been feeling quite herself. Apart from having itchy stitches that she can’t do anything about, she’s had to wear ‘ the cone of shame’ which always seems far too big and makes other dogs stare and bark at her in a slightly wild-eyed and frightened way.

The ray of sunshine is that today is her ‘prison-release’ date, so she can have the stitches removed and the cone too. YAY  ! No more having to carry her up and down stairs every five minutes too, double Yay  : )

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She’s longing to get back to her crazy running games with her canine companions. Hey and it seems I got my space dog after all !

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A few more curvy lurchers that I’m sure will appear somewhere soon. I quite liked the wood effect in the first pic of this post, it matches her colouring too !

What do you think readers ?

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More dog themed artwork and framed prints available over at Fishink here.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Revans permalink
    June 6, 2014 7:53 am

    Liking the Boo-type drawings Craig.

    Our herbs are thriving too. Everywhere looks so lush after the mild wet winter & spring. Now for a long warm summer 😀

    Hope all goes well for the lovely Boo.


    • June 6, 2014 8:22 am

      Thanks Elaine and Hats (or rather Cones) off to you from Boo too : )

  2. June 6, 2014 9:13 am

    Boo, te queremos 🙂

    • June 6, 2014 9:32 am

      Ela é unha gran empresa, pero un pouco obcecado cando se trata de comida. Pero, entón, sei que algunhas persoas así tamén lol

  3. 54paintings permalink
    June 7, 2014 2:58 am

    Rita the cat managed to get out of her cone of shame by pushing it with her paws and backing out within seconds of it being put on after her op. We tried again, but she was out even faster, just had to hope she would leave the stitches alone! She did, which surprised me as she loves to pull at the safety pins I use to baste my quilting, so I assumed she would try similar with stitches. Well done on the lack of snail damage- I have some absolute whoppers in the garden this year, whole plants vanish overnight…

    • June 7, 2014 8:52 am

      Rita is a smart cat and although Boo tried with both paws to wrestle the cone off, we said ‘no’ obviously sternly enough to dissuade her (which amazed me). Boo wouldn’t have left her stitches alone and that horse toy I made for her the other day, lasted about 5 minutes as the tiny tight stitches proved too much of a treat for sharp doggie teeth : ) Those snails will be coming back as big as squirrels soon, the amounts they’re getting through !

  4. Elaine permalink
    June 16, 2014 11:58 pm

    Loving the Lurcher drawings I can see a couple of my own lurky characters in there too! Look forward to seeing more.

    • June 17, 2014 4:24 am

      Hi Elaine. I’m sure there will be be more lurking Lurchers soon, they’re such inspirational characters to draw. Thanks for your comment, hope all is well with you and yours.

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