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Tribute to my best friend. You were always there for me, through sunshine and rain. When my dysfunctional family was crumbling down, when I was bullied in school, when the entire world seemed so bleak, you wagged your tail and smiled at me. And suddenly everything was going to be okay. 

We dug giant holes in the backyard, filled it with water, jumped in and covered ourselves in mud. The best days were when we got to go to your favorite lake. You really loved to roll in duck poop and dead fish. I held you in my lap even when you smelled like rotten fish. I had to shampoo you twice and it was all so much fun. 

With each divorce and remarriage, we had to move and give you away when the new place didn't allow dogs. But somehow you always made it back to me. When emotional trauma gave me amnesia for one year, I couldn't remember the people in my life but I remember you. If my mom had gone through with the suicide, I would have been okay because I had you. 

I grew up and you grew old. Now I'm old enough to be okay on my own, and it was thanks to you. I'll always miss you. Thank you for the 17 years of unconditional love. 

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rivalsecret Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019
Nera789 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019   Digital Artist
Even with just the title and the image, this actually choked me up a little
IzzyDing Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, please stop making my cry!
Chrizzz14 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Thank you so much art really touches my heart and i'm really grateful for it all of your art is real life things and you have captured them beautifully and your art always  touches my heart. thank you for that.
daydream00 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
I came back to this picture from time to time because it's just so beautiful. It reminds me of all my pets I've had and even my two parakeets I have now because I know one day they will pass on and only be a memory. This picture and the description always make me tear up because it shows that pets are not just pets, they're family.
daydream00 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
sadman18shakib Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
woah there stop.. the artwork brought me to tears (most your's do really for me, love your work.. so darn heartwarming.. heck you'll prolly never even see this comment lul, but yaknow self satisfaction), but this one. THIS. ONE. went too far gawd damn :')
studio-adhd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are such a beautiful soul, seriously. Your art focus' on such emotion that it can be felt by us all, that is what art means to me, may your best friend rest in peace <3 
Sadekah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Beautiful you, inspirational art!

To all of you who say that you don't know what you will do when you lose your special companion I would say this. Most do not contain as much love inside them as you do - so you, yourself are special too.

You must (must) be open to loving another special one. Do not deprive this next one of the gift you can offer them. When the first one was alive, they represented the whole of your love (and they knew it!) so it is not disrespectful to them if you love again. Don't make the mistake of interpreting this as some sort of selfish desire on your part for a 'replacement love'. In fact it would be a sin to withhold your love from those who need it.

When you are ready. And you will know when the next love is knocking on the door of your heart. This is how the universe works.
GhoulaPox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The description alone made me cry,beautiful
rabbit-bell-kun-OP Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
XerxesGWX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Cool reflection!
CelestialSecrets Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Making me cry. Beautiful.
Lady-Stesonora Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
Bloody hell, you made me cry.....damn it why!?

That beautiful illustration made it all the more real and visible.
Cocolilcc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018   Digital Artist
My heart is breaking
xinachi-miso Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
drewsb Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
I know the feeling......
Ulfway Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i hope there's a place for your dear friend and that he's there in a better place smiling down on you, this is a beautiful piece <3
Feather-Art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feather-Art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
questicuddleXD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wha? What do you mean lol?? This is a sad life story. Would you like for someone to laugh at your trauma?
Feather-Art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So.. sad but so lovely. :O
DireWolfStorm Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang your art is beautiful i'm amazed at how much talent you have <3
edulagangelynp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this so sad yet so touching. your friend was the greatest
IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.  17 years.  Your friend lived a long life.  I once had a cat that was one of my few sources of comfort during a several year time of having no friends and living in a small town of under 500 and nothing to do.  He died a few years back, but I'll never forget him.  Anyways, what a lovely tribute to your friend.  Your pup was lucky to have such a gracious person to take care of him, and the same goes the other way around, too!
SentientLine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iris-shi Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel sad now but i'm content
EndyTheMCNerd Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaahhh... this picture is soooo saaaaaaddd that i luv it ;-;
AgraelLPS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang,and I thought I'm gonna be so original writing that I literally cried...Looks like half of all the commenters did too x'D

I don't even care if you're gonna ever see this...I just want to THANK YOU.Thanks for this beautiful thing you created :heart:
Judging by description,you really had to go through hard times...I can't even imagine something like this happening to me.Multiple divorces?Suicidal mom?!Trauma so bad it literally gave you amnesia?!Congratulations you made this through,not everyone has that strenght <3

My cat is actually my best friend too...She's turning eleven this month,and whenever I try to imagine my world without her I feel like crying,cuz I just can't ;w; She's been with me for such a long time,she still remembers when I was just a kid,but she doesn't know that the day I first saw her,my biggest dream came true <3 I don't have to ask for more,only for this: I want her to stay with me as long as she when the day finally comes,I won't need her so much anymore ;w;

It's true that pets are the best teachers - no one can help us cope with some things like them.Only people who never grew up with animals can say otherwise...Poor people...;u;

Ok,enough,I'm almost crying again x'D I just want thank you again...and your friend,too - without his "little" help you could not be here anymore,be glad you HAD him :happycry: Keep it up :tighthug: Amazing piece <3
UmbraSheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooooooh this is beautiful.............
GersifGalsana Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Writer
igasoris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one so much!!!
Great work!!! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
sasuraicat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. Miss my kitty too.
superoctopie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
ZaquiaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This made me cry. I'm kind of already crying from something else, but this... I just love this so, so much. I wish I could know you better, you seem like such a wonderful person. I've been following you for a while, it just takes me a while to see your art sometimes because I forget all about dA for long periods of time if I don't leave it open in a tab... :lol:

Your art is beautiful, Wenqing. I hope the art I create touches people the way yours does, someday.
MissGnomophobe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's not going to reply.
She never does.

She gives no fucks about her viewers, dude.

I'm telling you to check out :iconnaimane: if you want someone who cares.

I'm serious--you really give a damn. This girl is not the artist for you to poor your heart out to. XD I'm dead serious.

Listen to my words... find an artist who cares. You are a super amazing person. You are so fucking cool. Can we be friends?
fred1009 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
I don't make comments with the expectation of a reply. If I get a response fine, but I don't get my panties in a knot if it doesn't happen.  
GreenTeaMelody Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
She replies on her facebook page where it's easier to reply to people...I imagine with the insane amount of comments she gets here it wouldn't be fair to only reply to some people and not to others :D I've seen her post people's fanart of her characters too and acknowledging them so I wouldn't say she doesn't care. 
FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are insanely rude and insensitive.
Just because a person can't respond to her hundreds of thousands of comments doesn't mean they're stuck up or don't care.
The description alone should tell you this girl has a lot of day to day struggles and real life problems, just like any of us.
She's super popular.
She has a life outside of dA, but still chooses to grace the world with her art.
Be grateful she does that much.
I myself have been getting more popular and find it harder and harder to reply to the comments that flood my inbox.
We have lives outside of the internet.
We have real problems.
We have scars to deal with and we work to prevent new ones from happening.
We're people.
We aren't her, we don't know how much she has or what she sees.
Most people who don't reply do at least read their comments, i know this because i watch a lot of super popular artists that have admitted they read but don't have time to reply to SO MANY comments and so much love.
Nobody appreciates people who don't even know them, being a raging asshat on their behalf.
Try actually thinking before saying something so shitty to/about someone you don't even know.
She also has tons of other accounts and ways of keeping her watchers updated.
If she didn't care, she wouldn't clue anyone in.
Maybe it's time to exercise some empathy.
MissGnomophobe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's interesting.
Empathy is nice. Uhhhh, I guess it would be that I am no empathetic?
I am! You have my word! :heart:
ZaquiaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's a real bitch who doesn't give a fuck about her audience yet postures as if to give a shit.
eriume Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe you guys are attacking her for not replying to comments. This post alone has 600 comments, I imagine that her inbox is probably filled with 1,000s of notifications both from Notes people send her plus notifications of comments, journals etc.. It takes a really long time to individually respond to each of these comments. There would be absolutely no point in copying and pasting a "Thank You." into every reply box. Honestly at that point it's better just to leave it. She can't write individualized responses either.
You do know she's going to therapy right? She has a lot of things outside of deviantart that she has to spend time on. Artists are not under any obligation to respond to comments. Also, deviantart is a huge platform so it's difficult to respond to all the comments she gets. She does communicate with her fans when she can - ex Facebook, Tumblr.
ZaquiaStorm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I wouldn't attack her for not responding to comments. Of course she gets quite a lot of comments and she would not be able to respond to every single one. To expect her to take time to respond to every single message would be ridiculous because then she would have no time to do the work that we all enjoy. I love her work and I've commented on many of her images and even sent her Notes.

I had no idea she's going to therapy because I've taken multiple extended breaks from dA and I don't see all of her status updates. I do know, also, that she works with multiple different platforms, not JUST deviantART, to include Tumblr and Facebook, both of which I'm sure end up flooded with notifications.

I wonder how many people she responds to? Does she respond to any at all, at this point? I've been following her since before she got huge, eriume, and she has NEVER responded to me. Ever.
eriume Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know some artists don't respond to any comments because they think it might be unfair to the rest of the people who commented. 
Anyways one thing you ultimately need to understand is the fact that she posts so many tutorials, opened a youtube account and tries to post speedpaints. If she was the type of person, to really ignore and not appreciate supporters, she wouldn't take the time to do those things for us. 
We can just appreciate the fact that she still posts her artwork and sometimes gives us tutorials right? She doesn't have to respond to any comments because I know she's reading them when she can. :) 
MissGnomophobe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, yeah. I know. It's really bothersome!!!! God, I just wish she would stop being a phony, ZaquiaStorm! :nods:

She totally postures, too. :P She does.

Uhmmm... hey there--who are you? :?
ZaquiaStorm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Sigh... I did watch the artist you recommended! I watched another new artist, too. Maybe one who might reply to my comments every once in a while, who knows? xD

So, hi... You could call me Ally... Who are you? :B
MissGnomophobe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can call me Birdose. :) Me? I'm a normal girl who loves to do normal things. UwU
Why do you ask?
MadFir3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Things Runescape taught me: It's probably a guy. 
MissGnomophobe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean?
ZaquiaStorm Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Why? Because you asked, of course. d:

Define "normal". :la:
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