I’m going to make a little digression here from the things I usually blog about for a bit of good natured fun.
In the past, I’ve poked fun here at people who call their pets “furpeople”, because as much as I love my dogs, they are dogs, not people, and they are distinctly “other”.
This past weekend, something kind of weird happened to me, and I paid attention. I was just waking up, and my little rat terrier/chi mix, Maria, greeted me. That morning, it was as if I could clearly hear her voice saying “good morning mom.” It’s not the first time I’ve “heard” one of my dog’s voices. If Dillon could have spoken, I know exactly what his voice would have sounded like. But this weekend, when I “heard” Maria, it made me wonder what she would look like if she were a kid. That naturally led me to wonder about the other four dogs, too…and I found that it wasn’t that hard for me to picture each of them as human children.
A little creepy.
Maybe I’ve finally stepped over that line to Crazy Dog Lady.
So, anyway, just for fun – and because I’d been going through a bunch of comic book art that I have drawn or that I own, I decided to do a “family portrait” of my dogs — if they were kids.
Here is my drawing, for your enjoyment. I hope you will find it amusing, or charming.
Your comments are welcome…even the ones to tell me that I’m a kook, or to take me to task for anthropomorphizing my dogs to such a degree.
If you’ve read my book, Circling the Waggins, you may be able to figure out who’s who.
Maybe it’s the start of a whole new avenue of pet portraiture.