Fire Drawn Gifts

6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 19 Comments

Sadly, Louis died a few weeks ago. He was boy #3, Carter's Christmas present a few years ago. I can't say I was Louis favorite person. All I'd have to do was say hi to him and he'd hiss and ball up, spines out. But he loved Carter. For Carter, he was all snuggles and sweetness. 

It's hard to lose a pet and I felt so bad for Carter. I offered him everything from a kitten to a chinchilla, but he didn't want anything. 
Then I remembered Carrie Butler makes these gorgeous pyro-drawings of pets, so I ordered one for Carter. When the package arrived, I got this text from a very happy young man. 

Here's a closer picture of the drawing. Impressive, right?

Fire Drawn Gifts

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  1. Carrie did an excellent job! Great way to keep the memory of Louis.

    1. It was. The picture doesn't do it justice. There is so much detail in this picture; it's simply amazing.

  2. What a special way to remember Louis! Hope your son is doing as okay as can be expected with everything.....

    1. He's doing all right. Fortunately, we have a house full of pets to love while he decides whether or not he wants another hedgehog. I suggested a chinchilla since they live longer. These tiny pets with the short life spans are heart breakers. Or maybe he should get a turtle...

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    1. You have some lovely dogs that would look awesome in a wood carving.

  4. Carter might change his mind about wanting another critter.


  5. She did an excellent job indeed. Never easy losing a pet.

    1. No, it's not. They are special creatures. It's impossible not to miss them.

  6. Poor Louis! But he look so adorable and cuddly (even if he wasn't.) Carrie did an excellent job.

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    1. He was cuddly with Carter. Not with me. With me, he was all spines.

      My pleasure sharing your book. Best of luck with it!

  7. Awww, sorry for your son's loss, but that is an amazing gift to memorialize the furry, prickly friend.

  8. I like Fey's tips, good advice for any author:)

  9. Your posts always make me feel like I am sitting on the floor next to you listening as you tell your story. Thank you. I am sorry for the loss. What a lovely memory. And congratulations to Chrys :)


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