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08 March 2011

Marco Polo Lilies Floral Flower Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Walking in Faith

18 x 24 inches  Acrylic on Canvas
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© Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 2011


Many things pop up unexpectedly in life. This morning we are taking our Annie Dog to the vet for surgery. She was diagnosed with cancer of the bone in her paw. We know they will amputate part of her paw but until they go in they do not know how much or how bad the situation is.

Annie was born in 1999, the same year we bought Terry's truck. She did not arrive in our family until 2001.  We say we rescued her because the home that was GIVING her away was not the best home. Sure it was in the expensive million dollar homes in Dallas, but inside that home was a very unhealthy environment of anger between the family members. The mother sobbed uncontrollably as we took Annie away to come to our house.  The boys and father sort of snickered at us when we pulled out of the driveway.  She was a beautiful 2 year old Kerrie Blue Terrier and she came with her papers.

Yeah it was not immediately a happily ever after.  She was terrified of Terry. If he came in the room she immediately cowered and peed all over the floor by his feet. Total sign of submission.  I want you to know it took three years for her to work through her issues and love and trust him.  He patiently fed her every day. She bonded with me immediately and became my shadow and constant companion. If you know me at all you know I do NOT like to drive. If Annie was with me, I did drive. She was my co-pilot in the front seat.

Annie is the most perfect dog in the entire world except she gets very upset and nervous in thunderstorms, and she loves to run run run and that would be bolting from the house to her freedom...only to return about two hours later filthy in horse poop or grass burs.

There are so many things rolling through my head right now and we have to leave for the veterinarians office in about 30 minutes. I could not paint yesterday so I posted one of my older pieces.  I am breathing in His strength and walking in faith that she will not be in pain any longer.

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” - Psalm 139:23-24


1 comment:

Nancy Medina said...

Laurie I hope your Annie is home and feeling better. Thank you for rescuing have such a good heart.

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