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Old Best Friend by TamberElla Old Best Friend by TamberElla
Follow-up to:
New Best Friend? by TamberElla

I was inspired to do this because my own little dog is reaching her old age, and I love her so dearly and while I don't know how long she'll be here with us, all I can do is give her as much love and care as possible so she always knows she is loved. 
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vaka9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soo good... so this girl is like your self-portrait?
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Anowey Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Reminds me of the tale "Eye of the Wolf"
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JayBird9600 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww so cute yet sad....imma cry 
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ArabiansMarwari Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i love this.
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ClaraChio Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
cute :)
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Kitta-Furen Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely piece!  The colors are as soft and gentle as the emotions in this piece.  :)
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Etalioco Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful picture ^ ^ So much .. Emotion in this. 
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Tugly1164 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great follow up
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Aww..... <3
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SquigglesMuch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a lotta love here <3
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the texture to this and the dogs eye, and the expression. So lovely. The dog looks so weary. 
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Silme037 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is such a warm, beautiful piece. It's a great tribute to anyone who knows the love of a dog.
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GreenAngel5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How heart warmingly sweet....your comment makes me want to tear up after relooking at your work. I love that it's a follow up and has a lovely aging process to it. Beautiful work :D
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful~ I love the shading. :D
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msmadBUNNY Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow, your style is amazing!! great use of color too! :) (Smile) 
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Alex-Baez-Portalatin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Wyvernette Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
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annafuru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is like me and my dog! :D
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Caleex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww
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xChikushodo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
My dog is 11 and miraculously recovered from a horrible accident (her new Lyme's disease medication caused terrible side effects and we didn't know it would be so deadly, it was traumatizing watching my poor girl suffer but I am so glad she got through it and we get to have more time together) but I honestly don't know how much longer she has. She's my best friend and sometimes my only source of happiness so this picture is a beautiful reminder that our animals are so precious..I think they deserve to live longer than us.
The most painful part of owning a pet is watching them gradually become older and slower, but the memories and experiences we share with them is worth the pain that we'll experience when they depart. I love the mood of this and the expression on their faces :heart: 
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BlazBlood Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Writer
i hope that she is okay!
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fluffydebunny Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this its so sweet! you are one of my favorite artists on da 
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crazzycat5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awe what a beautiful set of photos, Im sure you doggy has one of the best homes out there <3
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insinaaty Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, I remember adoring the first picture when you drew this and this one is just as lovely. I wish all of the luck for you and your dog, it's always sad when a dog passes away but I believe she lived a happy life with you.
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VZdrawART Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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SeeUtheVocaloid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is such a good painting. I remember my old dog (Okay, she was the family Dog,) Gizzie. I grew up with her, and then suddenly she wasn't here anymore.
I hope your furry friend stays with you for as long as she can.
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Great :)
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CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Artist
dawww
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Red--Wings Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like you two have a wonderfull relationship <3
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Sihir-Wazi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely <3
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ricoachuhhar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It captures a person-dog relationship really well, like those movies that make me cry Waaaah! 
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Flipgang Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
;; this brings memories and feelings back to me..
ive lost so many pets.. and so many haven't lived for as long as i want.. because no madder how
helpful or kind or loyal,and even playful.. I'm pretty sure that time is money because you can't buy your best friend back.. ;;
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Otterbane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too many feels! I love the emotion of this piece, you've definitely captured the essence of an old, much loved pet!

My cat is almost 11, and now that she's almost at the expected lifespan of a cat, I have to give her cuddles every single hour ;__;
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Chiryome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Hope that you get many more years with your cat! I have a 17 year old cat and he's starting to look a little worn from age, but still got some spark left so maybe I can get atleast a year or two more with him ^^.  
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Otterbane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you! I guess I've never been bonded this closely with a pet before :3

I hope you also have many years with your cat! Cats are pretty astounding in that they can live for aaaaaaages if they want to! My friend has a 24 year old cat, she's basically blind and deaf and has cat dementia, but he still loves her :p
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tuffgirl66 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Artist
That's so sweet. ;w; I love how it looks like it's painted.
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samiesaurus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful ;u;
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Cute
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woospuss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I have a cat, who while he is only 4, anything could happen to him.  In the past 5 years we have lost 3 cats who were between the ages of 1-3.... So i love ruffy as much as i can every day, so he knows he is loved, taking every day for granted
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banamaru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I also lost three cats around that age too.. :c they ran away because my father was careless.. now I'll only have cats again when I'm on my own so I'm in charge of everything and then hopefully that won't happen again. D: 
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woospuss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
im so sorry for you :(

First one got put down age 1, second ran away age 3, third suddenly got put down age 3, then we had a stray from the vet I work at who got put down ( unsure of age ) but we only had him for a week.

Ruffy is now 4, and Archie is 5 months 
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banamaru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hopefully they both will live long, happy lives. Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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Bulbamonster Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
lovely:)
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Hastda-Kyo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I know this feeling... we have an 18 year old chihuahua that is really starting to show her age. At the same time, I just recently adopted a pup who is 6 months old, so we have both ends of the spectrum.
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WolfBite89 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I love this so much. You just don't even realize.
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Tobi-the-ghost Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The feels from this! <3
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V1KA Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How sweet. ;v; This looks really great! :heart:
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Isavi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist
It's great art! And I hope your dog will have a long and happy life :)
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, that's actually very very sweet of yours Tambs :heart: I am sure your doggie is spending great time with you and your family C: What a wonderful painting too <33
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OriginalDragonLord Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, this is sweet c:
I also have a dog who's getting old.. he's 10 years old this summer
Hopefully he'll live a few more years
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