November 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm #504284
We had to put my twelve year old daugther’s cat down last night and she’s heartbroken. This was her best friend and she loved Phoenix dearly. The cat was definatley her cat and would follow her around where ever she went and slept with only Ashley at night. I’ve never seen a relationship like this with a cat.
Ashley is introverted and this cat was everything to her and now she’s gone. The treatment for the cat was over and beyond what I could afford and I had to actually tell Ash that I couldn’t fix her cat. I feel like the worst mother ever.
I was ready to sell everything I had but because it was emergency the vet wouldn’t give me time to think. Now I can’t take it back. The cat is gone.
So… I’m asking for any and all artists and even non-artists to create a rememberance for Ashley. It can be digital, pen, pencil, sculpture. Anything really. Nothing is too small.
You can pm me with your prices and I will see what I can do. Hoping for a quick turn around though.
I would love as many commissioners as will decide to do it. It doens’t even have to be professional. It’s really the thought that counts and I’d love to be able to shower Ash with memorials.
Phoenix was a calico manx with bright yellow eyes. She had no tail. Her eyes were always looking at you like she could see right through you. We rescued her when she was three weeks old and Ash bottle fed her and cleaned her up after feedings. Because her tail was so short, she was always a mess at her back end, but Ash did’t ever mind cleaning her.
Anyhow, this is Phoenix:
November 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm #863089dragonmedleyParticipant
If we had a PYO kitty, I would paint one in her image.
Now, you are NOT a bad mother for not being able to save the cat. Death is part of life, and even if you had dished out the money, it doesn’t mean she would have lived that much longer. It’s all part of having a pet – sometimes, life makes the decision for you, sometimes you have to make it.
Give your daughter time. If this cat was so good for her, then do get her another one, just a very different looking one, unless she insists on another calico.
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http://www.sarahjestin.com/mybooks.htmNovember 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm #863093RiversgraceParticipant
I don’t have a kitty to paint, but I am great with pastels (which are like colored charcoals)…I do NOT want any money, but I will do this today and get it in the mail to you. Can you PM me your address?
And no you are not a bad mother dear. The circle of life is something everyone must accept no matter what age. Sometimes we have the best friends in our pets, and we give our whole hearts to them. But that day will always come when they must go, for without any leaving there would be no room for new love in our hearts. Time will heal your daughter’s heart, and so will her Momma’s love.November 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm #863110
Sent my addy. Thank you so much!
I am totally willing to pay for these comissions, so don’t hesitate to contact me. This is really important to me as I hope to make up for the fact I couldn’t save her cat.
Any media is OK and appreciated.November 19, 2011 at 5:55 pm #863113siberakh1Participant
I’ll see what I can come up with once I have my plate of pyos cleared up (by Turkey Day). Do you have side photos of Phoenix? No money necessary.November 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm #863117
Thanks so much! I’ll look around for other pictures. I’ll have to get on her computer and see what I can find.
I thought she had a video somewhere on Youtube. She trained the cat to walk up a ladder and fetch. The cat would do anything for Ash. Acted more like a dog.November 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm #863119Grayfire_artzParticipant
sent a pmNovember 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm #863123MistyParticipant
Sent ya a PM >.<November 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm #863088November 20, 2011 at 3:37 am #863166RiversgraceParticipant
I did this…is there anything I should add anyone? PM me before tomorrow as I will be spraying finish on it. Not sure if i should put the kitty’s name on it or anything????November 20, 2011 at 4:03 am #863169Grayfire_artzParticipant
I did this…is there anything I should add anyone? PM me before tomorrow as I will be spraying finish on it. Not sure if i should put the kitty’s name on it or anything????
that is really sweet!November 20, 2011 at 4:55 am #863178HeatherParticipantNovember 20, 2011 at 5:01 am #863179fairyheartedParticipant
Hi I have a plaster sleeping cat I made in plastics class that is spray painted white and ready to be painted over. I fear I’m not a good enough artist but would be happy to send it to someone who’s good at making it resemble her cat. Anyone up to the job please pm meNovember 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm #863194
You guyes are so nice! Thank you so much! The drawing is perfect! I know she’ll love it!
Anyone who needs my address, let me know PM.
Thanks again!November 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm #863196lamortefilleParticipant
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