Sunday, April 28, 2013

Goodbye Cody

A couple months ago I got an email from a woman on facebook telling me she is my cousins daughter.  I lost track of these cousins about 40 years ago.  Her father died last summer and she had been in touch with her uncle and found my name on facebook.  We have been communicating ever since and catching up on family stuff.  She had 4 big dogs and one of them was Cody.

She had him for 13 years and he was her best friend.  He got very sick and died about 3 weeks ago.  She asked me if I could make her a blue bracelet because he always wore a blue collar and she wanted something to remember him by.
The bracelet is Kumihimo and the heart is polymer clay.  I stamped Cody in the clay and then antiqued it.  I finished it buy putting Future on it and rebaking it.  Good thing she has 3 little kids to keep her busy.
Yesterday I was going to wash Buster's lamb that makes noise but every time I went to get it, this is what he did.
How cute is that?  He's had that since he was 3 months old and if I talk on the cell phone he throws Lambie on the floor.  I am well trained.


Melobeau said...

What a lovely tribute you made for Cody. I'm sure that it will be treasured. How nice that you were able to reconnect with with your extended family! Buster sure has you trained. I laughed when I read about how he has you wrapped around his paw!

Linda K. said...

What a nice gesture to make that lovely bracelet for Cody's owner. I'm sure it will be her favorite bracelet.

You've also given me a big idea! I've been saving Daffney and Oakley's dog-license tags from the past few years and was going to make them into a charm bracelet. They're that colored aluminum that gets worn off around the edges, which I thought I'd fix with alcohol inks or Swellegant. Looking at your charm, it hit me that I can sink them into a piece of polymer clay. Oh, my brain is whirling now!

That photo of Buster with the lamb is absolutely my favorite. It's just SO sweet!