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Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my wonderful childhood friend, Nova. (German shepherd, border collie mix.)
We grew up together, my mom brought her home when I was only 4,5 years old (now I'm 16) and losing her felt like losing a sister, or a part of myself.
I'm still in chock, it all feels so unreal that you're not with us anymore.
Noone was sitting by the table today, asking for food.
Noone was there to give the spare food to.
I always saved the best parts of the meat for you.
(The best parts for a dog, anyway.)
I even made that black-white scarf for you.

I still remember when we were young, playing around in the snow. Every friday night we spent together, our whole family. You, me, my brother and my mom and dad.
Just a big, happy family.

I've never seen my mother cry so much.
I never even thought my dad could cry.
My mother probably think I'm heartless, even if we both cried our eyes out yesterday, but I'm actually trying to be strong for her. She's a wreck since you left us... You really were like her shadow, following her whereever she went. You and I never really bonded that way, but I still loved you with all my heart. And I know you at least cared for me, when you put your paw in my hand when you used your last breath.

There was no other way. The vet could not save you. But I'm just glad that you didn't have to suffer to death, but fell asleep, peacefully, surrounded by your family of four.
The ones that really loved you.

Losing someone you've been living with for 11,5 years is never easy, especially when you grew up together, we were both pups when we met, heh.
But I'll try to not be sad that you're gone, but to be happy that a dog like you lived. For all the great times we had together.

I don't know when I will recover, if I ever will but...
I don't think I'll be drawing much... And if I do, it will probably be Nova.

I'm actually quite proud of the picture, and the speedpaint, I really did my best to let everyone know how loved you were, and still are.
There will never be another dog like you, I'll never get the chance to grow up with another dog, I realise that now, but to be honest, I couldn't have wished for a better childhood friend.

I can still hear your claws scratch against the floor at night. I know you're still here with us~:heart:

I wish you're in a better place now, not suffering from any pain. Just free. Let your wings carry you whereever you want to go, Nova.

Farewell.

R.I.P. Nova
20/01/2001 - 18/10/2012 - 16:15



(If you want to make art of her or something, I wouldn't mind. I'd be more happy than sad. :heart:
Her ref: [link])

Nova&Art&Speedpaint(c) :iconvampirewolfgirl:
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:iconscribblepuppyartist:
ScribblePuppyArtist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Artist
I'm going to draw fanart for her! I cried reading the description, and Sobbed through the speed paint.... I know how it is to lose a friend.... 
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ShureFeline Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is truly beautiful I even cried a bit when I read the description of this beautiful piece of art I never had a dog but I have had a cat that died so I know how you feel and im sure she will be dearly missed 
  Heart - Free
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks <3
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ShureFeline Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Anytime Heart 
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jilllllly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
and  Nova R.I.P :iconbigheartplz:
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jilllllly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014

This is so beautiful and I'm terribly sorry for your loss love :tighthug: I lost my Rottweiler/German shepherd he was by first friend so sorry for your loss <3 

  

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Leeshwheeler Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the decription right after I watched the speedpaint and I was thinking, I feel so bad for you, i had to give my dog away a cople years ago to a person who didnt have a lot of money, and i bet he has already passed away because the people who i had to give him to live in a very poor country. Im so sorry for your loss.
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bumbleshot Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm very sorry for your loss, i hope you and your family are doing okay and you'll be in my thoughts :) I saw the video and she looked  like beautiful princess  ^^ 
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ghostwolf96 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is ...so BEAUTIFUL... *crys after reading description* sorry about that, her eyes are so sparkly in the picture ^3^ love it so faving it
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks~
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Skykitten123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh... I'm so sorry!!!!!!!!! This is.... this is so touching! I'm sure she was an amazing dog and you were so fortunate to have her... I hope she can always be remembered... and good luck. That dog of yours, if anyone does, deserves to be in the best part of heaven. As they say, all dogs go to heaven.
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot :heart:
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Skykitten123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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Ryncious Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just beautiful! I love this alot and the wings are so light and brightly colored in!<3 I love this so much!:D

I'm sorry for your lost:heart: I lost my german shepie half my life ago, he was the most courageous and loyal dog. I swear I've never seen such a proud dog
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot~

Nova was kind of a wuss :XD: Although she was really loyal and sweet. And even if she was somewhat of a wuss, and scared of some things, she'd protect the members of my family with her life. She growled and barked and strangers with a voice I've never heard her use before .-.
She was a lovely dog :heart:
Sorry about your loss :heart:
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Ryncious Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your so very welcome<3

Aww not all dogs are die-hard! Haha my dog thought he was a god I swear he didn't let anyone take him down, not even when going to the vet to get his shots :giggle: man...he was the greatest. Aww thats special!!
I bet she was!!:heart:have you posted any real pictures of her?
btw its okay:heart: it really wasn't a lost, i thought it was really a gain in my life, he helped me come to treasure animals even more:heart: especially dogs! i really wish he had puppies..i would have had something that was apart of him
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are pictures of her in the speedpaint^^
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Ryncious Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay! I have to see again!:D
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Arronpidgey Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My Gosh I'm So Sorry :(
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MEL3803 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i just watched the video, had to fight back tears.......after reading this i couldnt help but shed some tears :( made me remember losing my dog Sandy.....got him when i was bout 4.... best dog i ever had, but he got real sick and we had to put him down when he was bout 7..... been gone for about 7,8 years now.....
im soo sorry for your loss dear, i know how hard it is to loose a pet, especially if you were really close... but just remember she will always be with you :3 may she rest in peace. :heart: and again, so sorry :(
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot, It really sucks to lose someone that close, sorry about your loss.
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MEL3803 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your very much welcome dear :meow: it really does, it just takes time to heal from it. thank you :3 im fine now, but its still upsetting when i think about it :P
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Nivei Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The words you wrote in the description and the music in the speedpaint made me cry. :heart: My dog was right next to me and I hugged her after seeing this.
R.I.P. Nova <3
This is a wonderful piece~
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:iconsillythewolf:
SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot <3
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PsychoLoves Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is simply amazing♥
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:iconsillythewolf:
SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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JayMutt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
beautiful <3
i know how it feels to love a pet as your friend like that, i hope you've stayed strong <3

(considering how late i am to returning to deviantart its been some time already..)
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:iconsillythewolf:
SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm ok now, although I still miss her alot :/
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JayMutt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
its always good to keep memories of someone you love, just don't let it get to you too much <3
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JennyWhitlock Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Vad tråkigt att höra att Nova har gått bort :c(
Vilken fantastiskt fin bild du har gjort till hennes minne.
Vila i frid Nova
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:iconsillythewolf:
SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Njemän, det är ju du~
Jo, fast det är lite bättre nu när man har en Alice.
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JennyWhitlock Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Ja, det är jag ;c)
Ja en ny liten goding brukar kunna hjälpa :c)
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E-CanisCorax Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wuaw you are a really good artist! :iconmerpplz: I really like this, the expression, wings, eyes, and everything!
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot <3
Thanks for the watch too~<3
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Sammy-Harlan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss. :hug: But this is a lovely tribute to her. :heart:
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :huggle: :heart:
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Jagdwolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I am sorry for your family's loss. But what a wonderful tribute.
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... <3
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BubblyTheFox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She won't ever feel sad or hurt again, she's safe now. I'm sorry babygirl.
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... <3
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Deexalis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P Nova.
This is a beautiful pic, in any case.
I'm sure she would have appreciated this tribute that you realized for her :)
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot... <3
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Deexalis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Np, I know this kind of situation :hug:
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Lilagrunbulle Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
R.I.P.
<3
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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SillyUnited Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:tighthug: Gorgeous painting. I really do mean it :heart: R.I.P
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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SillyUnited Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:tighthug:
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Cooliwolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im sooo sry for ur lost.
May Nova R.I.P :heart: :tighthug:
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SillyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you....<3
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