Daily Deviation
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So Long Old Friend

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Everyone in the world should have met Indie. In a way, the world did finally meet him through this tribute. I am greatly humbled and proud of my boy.

Indie died because he had Addison's disease. He was only five years old. He was like a son and he was my best friend.

Indie was very, very special.

Edit: I was astounded to find that I was given a Daily Deviation for this piece. I'm very much an underdog of the art world, I don't receive much attention, which is something I've always accepted. I don't feel like I deserve this, but Indie does. He, is of course, mainly responsible for this achievement. He was and continues to be a great source of inspiration to me and all those who ever really knew him. He would have been six years old tomorrow. Happy birthday, sweetheart.

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littlecreator333Student General Artist
I'm sorry for you loss. You deserved that Daily Deviation.
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because this i don't want dog anymore
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What a beautiful picece :)
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Midori-berryStudent Digital Artist
this is such a beautiful piece of art
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RainbowPegasisHobbyist Digital Artist
"Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end. But in my heart's the memory, and there, you'll always be" [link]

Was listening to this when I stumbled across this piece of beautiful artwork. This clip just fits so well with this piece, I LOVE it. Well done for the daily deviation, Indie looks like such a wonderful friend-I wish I could have met him :heart:
KatVanGent's avatar
I wish you could have too.
humer123's avatar
this is a great drawing
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this reminds me of my this so sad but really beautiful
humer123's avatar
your well come
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[link]

I been listening to this song for the past few weeks and when I saw your post on 9gag I was on the verge of crying. I had my labrador for fifteen years and in the summer of 08 the time came where we had to put him down. Thank you for reminding me how much I truly loved him. <3
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BettyFontaineHobbyist General Artist
It's really beautiful and touching... To years ago I lost my friend too, so I know what you feel... But remember! "Goodbyes aren't forever". :)
KatVanGent's avatar
Ah, a quote from Charlie B Barkin? ;)
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BettyFontaineHobbyist General Artist
yes :)
KatVanGent's avatar
Aww, I loved that movie too :)
It was one of the first things I wanted to watch to remember Indie when he died. That and Brother Bear. That movie is where Indie got the nickname "Smallish Bear".
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BettyFontaineHobbyist General Artist
It's my favourite movie ever (part one and sequel). It gave me some hope. :) And I believe our little friends are waiting for us somewhere and we all will meet someday. :)
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I like to think so too :)
Zhath's avatar
This makes me want to go get a dog!
Awesome job :D
telehiver's avatar
I couldn't hold my tears after I saw your work (esp. at the 3rd frame) and read the comments, as it recalled the good times I had with my cute chow.
I lost him when he was 6½ years and got run over by a lorry, and it hurts my mind even till now.
I've used the 4 frames you've beautifully drawn for the wallpaper on my phone, so I can remember him every time I use it.

Although where we lived there never was a wide green lawn like one in your drawing, there WAS one in our minds where we enjoyed visiting from time to time.
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I'm really sorry to hear about your chow and I'm sorry I made you cry :( But at least I reminded you of the good times too! :tighthug:
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Just made an account here to say that you touched my soul.
I'm at work right now, and I can't stop crying.
You perfectly drew what true love is.
True love lasts a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing this...
Wish you all the best.
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Ah, I hate making people cry while they're at work!
You know, I've had all sorts of relationships with all sorts of people... and this is the only one that I know for sure that will last forever, beyond the illusion of death. It really was the truest, most pure and deep love. The kind that Disney and Pixar make movies about.

Hey, maybe you'll stick around on DeviantArt. Thanks for coming over to share your kind words.
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