Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kramer gave me the love of the forests....

During the month of January, I sat down and painted some landscapes. I couldn't understand why I was drawn to creating landscapes since they never interested me before. At the same time little Kramer continually became more lethargic, sleeping more and eating less. I think subconsciously I was trying to connect with the universe. Kramer, Lucy and I would go to the forest each day, but we weren't able to now during January....Kramer just wasn't up to it.

So....these are what my paint brush completed.....

The universe was indeed giving back to me and at the time I didn't know it. One Saturday night, Kramer went to bed late. He was still sleeping Monday afternoon. I laid with him for the last twenty-four hours of his life. On January 25, 2011 Kramer passed away in my arms with his large brown eyes looking into mine. Bittersweet moments, bittersweet memories.

I miss my little Kramer......I miss his snoring, I miss him nipping at my heels, I miss his kisses.....I just plain miss him. Kramer was unlike any dog I ever had.

Kramer Mills

Please God....Help me to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
I'll try hard Kramer.
Thank you.
I love you.


  1. Awww... I am so sorry you lost your little guy Maer. He sounds like he was a sweet puppy. I like that you were able to paint the pictures during that time. Snow scenes even. Very calming. I hope you are holding together ok?

  2. What a bitter-sweet post, it brought tears to my eyes! I like your landscape paintings a lot! Are they acrylics - or oil?

  3. Dear Maer, this is my first visit to your blog - such heartbreak for you, I am sure, to lose this little guy. Just in case no one has sent this to you, here's a piece I hope will help. It's been a comfort to me.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

  4. Sorry for duplicating. I see the note under his photo on your left sidebar.