Jack Pooch Private Eye Dog Detective – 1 Sept 1996 to 1 May 2011

I painted this picture of our dog Jack for my stepson on the occasion of his 21st birthday. Jack was 14 and a half at the time, which made him a hundred and two in dog years – quite an innings, as they say.

I painted Jack as a rainbow because he was slowly leaving the world. Now that he’s gone, the image retains its potency for me.

Jack taught me that the world is a beautiful and transient place. Looking at his bowl and his brush and the place where his bed used to be, I know that this a profound and indisputable fact.

I’m going to miss the absolute bejesus out of him.

2 May 2011

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