The title refers to the subject on 3 levels. Firstly, Bonnie (left) and Shona (right) have been friends for most of their lives, and will be for the rest of it. Bonnie was a "single child" until Shona was adopted into the family as an adult. It took Bonnie a while to get used to having Shona around, but now they are an indispensable part of each other's lives, and they are both better for it. Shona has taught Bonnie the pleasures of a good scratch, and Bonnie has encouraged Shona to come out of her shell, to be unafraid of using her voice, especially when treats are involved. Secondly, I can not think of a better phrase to describe the role of dogs in our lives today. They are both a source and a vessel for unlimited, unconditional love and affection. There can hardly be a more perfect life companion. Thirdly, Bonnie and Shona are well in their golden years. It is unfortunate that we don�t have longer with our beloved pets, but they do live on in our memories and in all the ways they have changed our lives. Their whole life, they have friends with us. This painting honours that friendship.
Friends for Life - Judy Li
- 30 x 40 cm