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Tribute to my best friend. You were always there for me, through sunshine and rain. When my dysfunctional family was crumbling down, when I was bullied in school, when the entire world seemed so bleak, you wagged your tail and smiled at me. And suddenly everything was going to be okay. 

We dug giant holes in the backyard, filled it with water, jumped in and covered ourselves in mud. The best days were when we got to go to your favorite lake. You really loved to roll in duck poop and dead fish. I held you in my lap even when you smelled like rotten fish. I had to shampoo you twice and it was all so much fun. 

With each divorce and remarriage, we had to move and give you away when the new place didn't allow dogs. But somehow you always made it back to me. When emotional trauma gave me amnesia for one year, I couldn't remember the people in my life but I remember you. If my mom had gone through with the suicide, I would have been okay because I had you. 

I grew up and you grew old. Now I'm old enough to be okay on my own, and it was thanks to you. I'll always miss you. Thank you for the 17 years of unconditional love. 



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joyeshaa Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Fuck I'm crying
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:iconcastilight:
Castilight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. Just yes.
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Illitoreth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thank you for a beautiful painting and for sharing the memories. 
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Kuramas96 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Made me cry. It's beautiful
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Kwanilla Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS MADE ME CRY SM BECAUSE I FEEL YOU S< <Y PETS WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME IN TIMES OF ROUGH AND ONE OF THEM RECENTLY DIED I FEEL SO BROKEN IDK WHAT TO DO
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WaterSpirit73 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
JJ
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ladybakura92 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like your dog lived so long (17 years!! Amazing for a dog) because he knew you needed him to be by your side, so he overcame his own species limits and lived the more he could to be with you. It seems you had a really really hard time in your life but let me tell you this, your dog was definetely a shield and a bless that life gave you to make it through. Even in the hardest time, you have been blessed somehow and this is something nothing will be able to deny. Take care of you, that friend of yours is still smiling at you.  
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FrancesArcher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love 
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HazySunray Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh I actually started crying after reading your words I'm so sorry you had to lose such a good friend. Your pup was lucky to have you just as you were lucky to have him/her. 
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SkylarMinx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Instant tears for me. Goodness. 
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legomaestro Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's truly tragic Yuumei. I'm sorry to hear that. He sounds like a great buddy, at least you had him for sure.

Beautiful picture.
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Doomsday264 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
cRYIN G
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Aranda15 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I understand how you feel. I lost few dogs who are very dear to me.
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heartWinds Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Only those who been through the same pain will truly understand how heartbroken this is. I loss mine 8 months... still hurting.. T x T
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Midnight-Auralipse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that's sad ;-;
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SGPotter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Poor Peridot 
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NekoYuiAoi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So sorry for your loss! :(
Miuna Crying Icon 
What a beautiful way to remember!
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lillybugjenkins Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried legit this is so
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Yokufo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made me cry. Thank you. Speaks right out of my soul. Thanks, Yumi.
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Zalouris Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS Cry forever NOOOO sobbing - crying Very beautiful and emotional picture, great art.
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greenzound Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
So sad but, so sweet....
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Neko-Asaya Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that was so powerful..... *cries*
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LittleCuteWorld Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
your art is beautyful i really loved, i already have seen before but just now i can understand is really prety , i miss my best friend too
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TaciturNemo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Very nice work. 
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ResidentialPsycho Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me cry.  What a nice tribute to your dearest friend.  Since the image took awhile to load, I read the description first.  It took me a moment to realize it was about a dog.  This really makes me think of the dearest pets who have supported me over the years, too.  I really miss them.

What an excellent and inspirational idea.
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SirIronD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow keep it up
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Comuterale Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Both your art and your words are beautiful! 
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akida-kuriyama Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man....this was instant tears :<
Amazing job on this  <3
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BelladonnaVonChrist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
more feels...

Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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dshrader Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! It made me think of my fur-baby Clyde...he passed away last year in December, a couple months shy of 14. They really are family. :)
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boopmaster112 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm crying oh my god:crying: rvmp . This is so beautiful and I love the colors as well as how everything was shown. :TheClap: :TheClap: 
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xglide Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Student Writer
sometimes pets are more human than humans are and it always hurts to lose a close friend. I'm sorry for your loss =(
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ThatBritishGuy122 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
I find it amazing how you're drawings can evoke emotion within me without any words passing, just what the picture gives
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very emotional and beautiful tribute. All your love encapsulated
in this artwork…I know your friend is happy to have spent the 17 long years
with you too...
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knights-on-mares Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
+fav Clap 
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Ned-Doodle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Lovely colors and a beautiful atmosphere!
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cryokitsune Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice contrast and coloring between the land and its warm colors and the water and its cool colors. Nice tribute to the memory of your dog too.
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rcurcuru Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Legit went over and kissed my dog after reading this
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Gunjo141 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
I know that kind of loss myself.  "Dino" was there for me for 17 years also.  It really stings, and you think about them at least once a day.  A piece of me died with him, and ever since then I just don't cry at funerals any more.

It's been almost 7 years and I still miss him.  I want to honor/tribute him in someway but I have no good ideas. 

You should paint a tribute for your friend....and maybe my friend too, sitting side-by-side.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
yuumei, you are someone beyond words. thank you for everything
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cried when i read this ;w;
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Kadaj-LeoPard Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost cried! -__-
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BlueYoukai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not the only one ;w;
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cr-yaling Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student Writer
Beautiful
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tassilofredegunde Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn that hit me deep Happy cry (Tears of joy) beautiful
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AngelFreddy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Feels man, those feels shot me in the heart.
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Acelyan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh god...
I wasn't prepared for this it hit me really hard.
Beautiful work Yuumei.
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greta-warder Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
you are so unbelievably talented! <3
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TikeoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww... *hugs*
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TheWanderingCactus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
"The only bad thing about animals is that they don't like as long as we do" as a friend of mine once told me. :(

I hope your friend is rolling in dead fish and chewing on sticks and other doggy chew toys in a heaven as lovely as the one you've drawn here. :petting:
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