Painting By Lia Lane
On November 30th, 2010 I was sitting at my kitchen table with Cowgirl at my feet. While scratching her ears, I was soothing my soul by conversing with fellow artists in the Etsy Chat Room. On this magical night, I met a most amazing artist by the name of Lia Lane.
Her artwork immediately caught my heart.
I chatted to Lia about Cowgirl's challenges with cancer and her upcoming operation. I let her know how precarious the next couple of days would be. Just as I was signing off, Lia caught me and told me that she wanted to gift me with a painting. I was so amazed at her generosity. I told her that I would so love to trade art for art. She picked out Sweet Medicine and Passing Through. I was thrilled.
On December 2nd, 2010, Cowgirl and I walked into the waiting room at the Mountain Vista Veternarian Clinic. As soon as we opened the door there was a most beautiful black cat named Spirit waiting for us.
My mouth dropped as I immediatley flashbacked on Lia's painting. (By the way for those who do not know me, I have red hair like the girl in the painting.)
Sadly Cowgirl did not survie the operation. Her cancer had taken her over.
But isn't this a most amazing story?
It depicts exactly how I feel right now about the loss of my Cowgirl.
And I think that Spirit the cat was there to help Cowgirl cross over.
Lia thank-you for your giving heart.
I will treasure this painting always.