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Meet Joey, My Adorable Studio Dog


studio dog, art studio mascot, studio mascot, family pet

What can I say...

she is adorable, funny, energetic, athletic, patient and always up for a treat...

though she is no longer with me in my studio!


Meet JoJo, Joey Cerro, Joey Jo, Whipples, Whippity Snips, Snippy...the list goes on and on. A presence and energy you think will always be there...until it's not. Sadly Joey transitioned abruptly and very unexpectedly at the beginning of this week bringing everything in the studio, in our home, in our lives to a screeching halt. She was a little 3 year old rescue back in August of 2011 and for the next 12.5 years she was an endless source of joy...fortunately her last day was the only bad day she had in all those years...we are very thankful for that!

Turns out Joey had a heart issue that came up very suddenly and we were given no option but to let her go peacefully...so we did with very heavy hearts and buckets of tears.


Joey Jo / beach walk with Mom 2012

studio dog, art studio mascot, family pet, Jim and joey
Jim & Joey / walking buddies / 2017

I believe there is meaning in most events in life with lessons to be learned...when you pay attention. In last weeks post I was talking about slowing down and taking some time over the holidays to create new art and not being so caught up in EVERYTHING! As a matter of fact that has been a common theme in many of my conversations lately...slow down, you move too fast...you gotta make the morning last!


This hit home when I took that first morning dog walk without my little buddy. Why did I rush her on those morning walks, what was so important to get back to, why not enjoy the morning and be in the moment? This was a hard way to receive (and finally listen) to the message and the lesson...again...slow down, don't move so fast...you are gonna miss the person, place, thing or pet when they're gone! I will be taking pause (paws) and recalibrating my studio practice...it just can't be all art all the time.


We're very grateful to have had this little dog find us when she did and let us be her pack...pack of three. As this week comes to a close we are missing her like crazy...along with remembering some of her funniest character traits and the antics in her everyday...our everyday. It's still hurts...but feels so much better to take the time to remember her and smile...she would really love that.



In the New Year that's coming right up, maybe think of the things you can let go and stop doing rather than add to the list of things to do. Slow down, be still, be quiet, enjoy making your art for the sake of art (fill in whatever your passion is)...and take a long walk with your pet and let them smell and sniff all that they want.




 

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13 comentarios


Invitado
11 dic 2023

Loved what you wrote (above) Denise....and so sorry about Joey. She was a wonderful dog...I miss her so much already. Bless you & Jim. <3 :)

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
13 dic 2023
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Thank you so much for remembering her…she was a little wonder dog! It’s starting to feel a little lighter around the house…I have a feeling she’s still around close by keeping an eye on us! Hope so anyway.🧡🧡🧡🐾🐾🐾

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Invitado
10 dic 2023

Thinking about you Denise💕💕💕

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
13 dic 2023
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Thank you for the thoughts…it gets a little easier and lighter everyday! It helps that I feel her here with us…always following me around the house…she was my shadow!🧡🧡🧡🐾🐾🐾

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Invitado
10 dic 2023

There is no pain comparable to this pain. Our rescue pup passed peacefully on my lap with hubby next to us watching a movie. Started breathing strange one second and gone before we could say what’s up. Cardiac arrest. It shattered us both. It makes you stop and think - about a lot of things. I will send hugs for your broken heart and peace within your soul special friend. Charlene in Phoenix

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
10 dic 2023
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Thank you so very much for your kind words and sharing your sad experience Charlene. I think because their love is so pure and 100% unconditional (no one else will ever look at us that way) it makes it all the harder when they are gone. She, they are all so special and we are so lucky they found their way into our hearts. I'm sorry for you pups startling departure too...just glad that they both seemed to make quick exists without a lot of pain.

Thanks you for reaching out...so appreciated Charlene!💛🐾


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Invitado
10 dic 2023

So very sorry for the loss of your special pup 😢♥️

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
10 dic 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind thoughts...never easy when they make their exit...though we are grateful it wasn't painful or dragged out. 💛🐾

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Invitado
10 dic 2023

I feel your pain. We had a very similar thing happen with our 13 (?) year old Boxer mix rescue in October. One day she was her usual self, and the next day her body just failed. Thank you for a beautiful post.

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
10 dic 2023
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I'm so sorry to hear about your boxer....just in October, and I'm sure still very fresh. Never, ever easy...though grateful it wasn't lingering for either of our pups. It's pretty quiet here in the studio today...but I'm pretty sure she's with me and through the sadness is feeling lucky that she found her way into our lives. 💛🐾

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