In our area (Southern Spain) there are loads of stray animals. And last week on Tuesday night I suddenly heard this heartbreaking dog crying. When I went over to take a look I saw a puppy of at the most 7 or 8 weeks old, sitting in a kind of concrete drainage channel. The rim of the channel was higher than the doggy itself, so there was no way he could get out by himself.
Well, I’m quite an animal lover (had rabbits for 27 years (read well, I didn’t say 27 rabbits 😉), always had cats and dogs, birds, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, fish…) so I couldn’t bear to turn around and leave him there. I could do nothing else than pick the puppy up and take him inside the house. There I’ve fed him with what we had available.
And then all of a sudden you’ve got a puppy
My intention was to bring him to a dog shelter the next day. We’ve already got two small dogs and a cat, so as far as we were concerned the house was full. But that turned out slightly different. All shelters around here are full to the brim. Only after three days we found a shelter for stray dogs, prepared to take him in. So I came along with a lady from the shelter to the closest veterinarian where the puppy would be given a deworming and flea treatment. After that I went back home. Without the puppy.
After three days of nurturing (day and night, every 2 to 2,5 hours feeding, taking him outside to pee and poop, giving attention and play with him, and after 2 hours the whole ritual started all over again) I was quite knackered! So I was glad that we could return to our normal life, since I hadn’t had a chance to do any art journaling, coloring or drawing at all.
I just didn’t count on me getting attached to that little monster in such a short time. Although I had given him a name already: Scruffy. And back home I started to feel terrible knowing that he was locked up in a small cage, while with us he had all the space to play and run. So it didn’t even take an hour for my husband and I to decide that we had to get him back.
So that’s what we did. And now another week has already passed, Scruffy has been dewormed, defleaed, vaccinated and chipped and he’s doing great. And this morning I finally had some time again to play a bit with my art supplies!
Playing with the Memory Dex
The materials that I’ve used are:
- Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons (for the background)
- water brush
- Studio Light stamp STAMPMB17 by Miranda vd. Bosch
- Versafine Clair ink – Nocturne and Fallen Leaves
- White water based Sharpie
- Uni-Ball Eye fineliner UB-157
- Dylusions Paint – Lemon Zest
- Posca marker – Pink
- Studio Light pictures from a Die Cut block by Art by Marlene
Choices, choices, choices
In the meantime my arsenal of work surfaces is expanding nicely. I’ve got stacks of coloring books, and I’ve got several canvasses, several art journals, a bullet journal, different sizes tags, and now the Memory Dex cards added to that. Would be nice if I could also have some more time to enjoy making nice things, hahaha 😀
What’s your favorite work surface (as in: coloring book, loose sheet of paper, sketchbook, watercolor block, tags, art journal, canvas etc)?
Let me know in the comments below!