I have been blessed (as have my animals) in having some outstanding veterinarians who have helped them in their lives. Veterinarians are not always given the accolades (IMHO) that they should be given. They work long hours, are reminded on occasion that they are not MD's yet they have to know the physiology of so many different species, and have to work on patients who can't even communicate to them. In the past, I have had a vet who would commute from her home in Idaho to Southern California (on weekends). Colt had a dentist (oral surgeon) who commuted from Canada to give him a root canal (He would work 2 weekends a month at our local specialty hospital). But the one I made this card for is a vet who has treated my animals (off and on) for the last 17 years. He actually works in a city that is 90 minutes away (by car), but on Saturdays, he comes back to our hospital because he has such a loyal customer base (and quite frankly, I believe people demanded to get him back). When I think of him, I'm reminded of one of my favorite authors and people... James Herriot. (aka James Wight).
He must have heard through the office grapevine of Fred's passing and left a condolence voicemail on my phone. Who does that ? He hasn't even seen Fred in years (except for 1 exam when this problem started 2 weeks ago)!
SO, here is the card....
The image is from Hero Arts (wood block at Michaels). Coloring is with Copics. Liquid Pearls for the drops and Spiced Marmalade ink blending (Distress Ink) a la Britta Swiderski. Martha Stewart butterfly punch was used. Lastly, the sentiment came from Inkadinkdo's clear stamps from Michaels ("Thanks"). I also put Stickles on some of the flowers.
And here is the inside:
|See yesterday's post as the recipe is on there.|