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Keeping busy before surgery by making “stuff”

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I already posted in the forums, but Barret is having surgery tonight. If I get the call after midnight tonight, Erica’s tripawd kitty Jill and Barret will share the 12th and can celebrate together each month!

To keep my mind off of… everything… I’ve been doing a lot of crafty things and computer art. I don’t think I shared this yet, but I started out in my career as a graphic designer. I quickly moved on to web development, then internet marketing (jack of all trades, master of none), but it is nice to be able to fall back on some of those early skills from time to time.

I saw some canvas art at HomeGoods the other week that had a graphic dog cut out and a cute quote. When I see things like that I immediately say “I can do that!” and usually never get around to it (I have a folder of images on my computer of crafty/art ideas I someday want to get to try).  Anyways, to keep busy over the last few evenings I took some of my favorite pictures of my boys and girl and went to town.

This is a much longer introduction than it needs to be… So what do you think? I was thinking about printing them on canvas and hanging them in my newly finished basement. Does this say “CRAZY DOG LADY LIVE HERE, BEWARE” or is it cute?

hug the dog

Gatsby was my model here.. Can’t seem to find a picture of him where he doesn’t look at least a little sad, like he needs a hug!

all you need is love and a dog

I love this quote. Barret is never happier than when he has his red ball 🙂

life is better with dogs

My baby girl Sara (aka Lil Sissy), the easiest to illustrate. I love her shaggy hair!

As marketing professional in the pet supplies trade for over 6 years and a pawrent of 3 dogs and 2 cats, I’ve gained a plethora of pet-related experience ripe for the picking, though I am new to tripawd pawrenting. My goal is to share my story and the knowledge I’ve gained with the pet pawrents everywhere. You can also find me on That Pet Blog or .

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~ by BarretsMomHeather on June 11, 2013 . Tagged: , , , ,

6 Responses to “Keeping busy before surgery by making “stuff””

  1.   benny55 Says:

    Sara! Gatsy! Barret! Your mom is quite impressive with her creations! I know you are all so proud——and—-you didn’t hce to pose for the camera,! WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER:-) 🙂

    This “artwork” is brilliant!

    Heather, you can be so proud of YOU for staying strong g, doing your research and making a decision that is best for Barret. TRY and get some sleep tonight as the i initial part of the journey will keep you pretty sleep deprived!

    Surrounding you with calm,

    Sally and Happy Hannan

  2.   jessk Says:

    Those are so cute!! I love them. 🙂 Here’s to the surgery going smoothly and you being able to get some rest tonight! It’s soooo stressful waiting for the call to hear how the surgery went, but hopefully you will get the good news very soon! Good luck, Bear!
    ~Jessica & Athena

  3.   fourminipups Says:

    Wow! Those are great and who cares if you’re a crazy dog lady?? Welcome to the club!

    Keep us updated on Barrett.

  4.   daisydog Says:

    First – I love your designs, especially the one of Mr. Barrett. Awesome!!! I think art that’s personal is so much more meaningful. Second, I will be thinking of you and Barrett tomorrow. I look forward to hearing how he’s doing. -Lara and Daisy

  5.   jerry Says:

    Love love love these! If you ever want to share your talents in the Tripawds Gift Store, we would be thrilled and honored to put these in our Cafe Press store. Contact us if you’d like to see these turned into Tripawds note cards, posters, shirts, etc.

    You are very, very talented!

    And what great news it is to hear that Barret is coming home!!!

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