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The Purest Soul by Shadow-Wolf The Purest Soul by Shadow-Wolf
Happy 17th birthday to my pup Wolfy, who passed away nearly one year ago at the age of 16. Instead of remember his death and have a somber day, I tried to remember his life, what he did for me as my best friend growing up. So happy 17th birthday little brother. You are missed and celebrated....

Acrylic on 9" X 6" illustration board, approximately three hours of work

Copyright to Katie Hofgard
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FafnirtheDragonLord Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

So pretty! I receknow what it's like to lose someone who means the world to you. Those who say: "It's just a animal,get a new one." Have NEVER known what it's like to love somebody that unconditionally loves you back without any "be this,do that" on you. The love of animals is such a nice one because they can truly LOVE. They don't know hate,they don't judge. :hug:

 

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FafnirtheDragonLord Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know*
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xXDubstep-QueenXx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
N'aw. ;-; I'm so sorry for you loss.
He looks like a beautiful dog, Shadow-Wolf. <3
May his soul rest in peace.

I lost my childhood friend, Buster, (bull mastiff cross ridge back) by him getting hit by a car. We had been looking for a family for him for years, and as soon as he finds a good one he's hit by a car! ;D; I only got a photo of his grave because he was in another state with my dad(Parents split up in different states)
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, why thank you. He was a very wonderful dog, thank you for your kind sentiments. And the same to you, I'm so very sorry for your loss. :heart:
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute :)
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super-sonic-iblish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
aw, he's precious!! I can't believe you made this!!
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MissViciousxo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is my absolute favourite!
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horsefancier Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Im so sorry for your loss... recently I have lost my Samoyed, Carter. He ment the world to me and i will never foget the 13 years he has spent with me I know both of our fluffy balls of fur are playing in the snow some where in heaven.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, it's always hard loosing a beloved pet... <3
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horsefancier Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
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Jordkid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Did u use lineart on this one?
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Sockswolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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SnapexLily Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!

So cuuute! :hug:
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FaxeTheOutsider Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWW ARE YOU CRAZY! Its the most cute beauty art I had seen for the time! :star::star::star::star::star: ! (if I could give the art stars x'D)
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gir-fan10 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Awww. this is sweet. yet.....heartbreaking....lol nice job!
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0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...! Excellent painting...! O__O
I'm...I'm awed at your skill....O___o
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Ketsumae Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sure he is honored and happy =)
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KiyaKoda Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
This means so much to me today for my dog who looks just like the one in the picture, just passed away today
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SkyBlueTattoo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
This is beautifully emotional. I think it's wonderful that you painted this for your lost love. :heart:
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful image and wonderful words to go with it; better to feel the love than to dwell on the heartbreak! Featured [link]
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Darkmagcite Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful piece you made. :-)
All my respects are sent to Wolfy!
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is so cute. What type of dog was Wolfy? Wolfy looks like he was always very playful.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
He was an American Eskimo dog, very energetic and wonderful. =3
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:D you sure captured his personality in this picture.
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malane3 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Aww. Very sweet and sad. I just lost my arctic fox Inari. Your painting really touched me, too. Very beautiful. :heart:
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Nap-The-Firestarter Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Y'know, I have no connection to you or your pup but when I looked at this and read the description I began to cry.

You've done and outstanding job and I am deeply sorry for your loss.
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RuudPhotography Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
They say true artists can embed their emotions in their work, and in some rare occasions these emotions will connect with the audience on a deeper level.

I was looking through your gallery and happened upon this painting, and immediately I realized that I missed your pup.. and I felt very empty and inconsolable.

I have lost pets before, so I can relate to the feeling, but this was a connection far deeper than what I am used to when viewing art.

Thank you.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww, thats so sad, yet sweet.
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StarDragger Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is beautiful :D


((And on a random side note, he was born exactly nine days after I was born, same year :) ))
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Nevar-Forstream Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Aw, this is really cute. ^^
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Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Featured here -> [link]
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writingpoetryforlife Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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sydneydc Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
No way! I have a Miniature American Eskimo dog. Pash is running low on his string of life, I'm sorry for your lost.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hooray, another Eskie owner! Having an eskie lit up my life, I plan on adopting another dog someday. =)
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sydneydc Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
I have two dogs, Buddy is my American Bulldog. I think American Bulldogs are the best. Pashmack's voice-box was removed so he gets PRETTY annoying! XD
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Dogs are indeed the closest thing to angels this world has.
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
So cute and beautiful.
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Wonders-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOW CUTE!
LOVE IT
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow he's pretty. Are pommies nice dogs to have as pets?:teddy:
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! He was an American Eskimo actually, not a pomeranian.
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
whoops okay...but it still is pretty.
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Felidire Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cute pic. what type of pup was he?
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thakns! He was an American Eskimo. =3
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Felidire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, k. Cool x3
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fallenintoshadows Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
SO adorable :3
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szs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
wonderfull :love:
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ShyVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
So cute! It's great that you still celebrate his life.
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Vile-J Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
wuff <3 ...that smile is contagious.
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Dinowsaur Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
This is adorable. It's very neat, and so detailed. I love it!
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