Goodbye Dear Lola
As many of you know, we have a very special class called “Paint Your Pet” that we hold every other week. In this class, we are lucky enough to help folks capture their beloved pets on canvas. Occasionally we get people who are painting pets who have passed, and it can be quite emotional.
As I write this post, it’s my turn to be emotional. My beloved dog, Lola, who is the little daschund whose portrait you see in our studio and on our website passed unexpectedly this past New Years Eve Day. She had just turned 10 years old the day before. She had a heart murmur and her heart just gave out.
Lola lived her life in Brooklyn, New York. She loved long walks in Prospect Park, cheese, playing fetch and being with people. Lola loved people…and people loved her. She was 14 pounds of pure joy. I didn’t get to live with her for the last 5 years of her life, but would see her several times a year when I visited my daughter in New York.
This past summer, she came to Pittsburgh and visited our studio when we took this picture. She will be remembered as a good little puppy dog who was spoiled rotten and brought happiness to those who met her. She’s going to be missed more than words can even express.