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Dogs never die by Antarija Dogs never die by Antarija
" They don’t know how to. However, dogs get very very sleepy.
(...) When you think your dog has died, it has just fallen asleep in your heart. And by the way, it is wagging it’s tail madly, you see, and that’s why your chest hurts so much and you cry all the time. Who would not cry with a happy dog wagging its tail in their chest. Ouch! Wap wap wap wap wap, that hurts. But they only wag when they wake up. That’s when they say: “Thanks Boss! Thanks for a warm place to sleep and always next to your heart, the best place.”
(...) When they first fall asleep, they wake up all the time, and that’s why, of course, you cry all the time. (...) After a few dog years, they sleep for longer naps, and you would too. They were a GOOD DOG all their life, and you both know it."
 -   Ernest Montague


If that's true then mine wakes up every 5 minutes and wags his tail like a madman. For almost 4 years already...
Sometimes it's just that you think that your heart died a long time ago.
But if it really was dead, it wouldn't hurt so much.


I've tried to finish this piece for few months. Can't say I'm happy with it, but let's be honest, I'll probably never be.

Sorry for the mood, I rarely ever do any personal arts.
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Yokufo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful <3 Truly inspiring in a way I can not put into words. I guess it's the feeling that is being transferred here that.. I can relate to all too well, dear..
Beautiful piece <3
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
 I think we all lose those dear to us at some point and it always hurts. But sometimes it's just really hard to get over it...
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Yokufo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting over is the longest part indeed. My beloved bunny died in 2013, and although last summer after telling myself for a long time that I will never get another one, I still bought a baby <3 And yet although 3 years passed, the hole in my heart can't be filled with anything. No way. It's just not possible. Not right now. Such pain lasts dear..
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good you were able to get another one. I think it helps a lot.
Though it won't work for me. I just can't have another dog. Not now. I want a dog. I miss having a dog so friggin' much, yet I know that if it's not him I'll try to hate him/her for trying to take his place. And then I'd hate myself for doing that.
And I know I'd do that. I wanted to hate the little kitten my Sis saved, told her I won't let it die and I'll take care of it (it had a week or so) but it won't stay.  In the end somehow she stayed... Didn't want to let her ago, and I think she saved me in a way.
Well, there is a progress. Now I can look at dogs without turning into a fountain of tears, haha.
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ShadeOfObscurity Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
It going to be okay. We're here for you should you need it, unfortunately the best i do is stupid youtube videos and writing pretty words.
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, that's more than enough, really. Thank you so much.
It's been 4 years already so I think I'm more or less fine now. It still hurts like hell when he's not around but you know... I think I kinda got used to it by now...
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Halolux Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondragonhugplz: awe sorry to hear
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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Halolux Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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AyaHatsuharu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so sorry about your sweetie, hun.. Nico Sad Icon 
This pic is really gorgeous, and makes so much to me.. Icon #45 Nakajima Atsushi 
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's ok. He was the best, but he's gone for a long time now.
Thank you so much, I'm glad to hear that
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Grazyfish Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awwww, this gorgeous picture really brings tears to my eyes
 I'm here for you if you need a shoulder to lean on :,)
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss. This picture is beautiful.
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry. It's been 4 years already.
Thank you so much.
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Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sorry about your poor poochie. The pic is absolutely lovely, btw.
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, my dog died last year. I still have dreams of her and sometimes I hear dog feet on the wooden floors. I think that she left a little dog shaped hole in my heart when she left, and I miss her every day. So I understand, you're not alone, and I think our dogs would be very happy to know we still love them.
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Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here.  I have dreams about him quite often even though he passed away 4 years ago...
Thank you.
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