Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Doodle 106 - Titania's lady in waiting

Today was rough, some days are better than others, today it wasn't one of the better ones.

You see, we were trying to adopt a rescue shiba inu, unfortunately for us the apartment managers decided that, even though we used to have 3 cats at one point, we weren't allowed to have more than 2 pets at a time anymore, no matter if we have been loyal and pretty much model tenants for over 6 years.

I understand rules are rules, and I am a rule follower, still, it made me very sad to have to write a letter to the rescue group and tell them I will not be able to bring a pup home for the holidays to give it a forever family. I actually felt like crying at work when Andrei let me know the apartment folks were budging, but that's life.

I guess we just need to move to a house so that we can have all the pets we want, yes?

Still, like always, I am lucky, Andrei tried his best to make me smile, and of all the people in the world, he'd be the one to manage to make feel better without a doubt.

Also, I had fun with my team at work (they rock), so all in all things balance themselves.

And if any of you live in Florida and would like to adopt a pup in need, please consider the Shina Inu Rescue of Florida, my dealings with them were wonderful, and they have great dogs available for adoption.

In better news, I was recently featured in a series of posts over at a site that celebrates women that are childless either by choice or by chance.

My interview can be read here. It was flattering to be asked for one, and I was as sincere as I could. It is sort of nice to know there are many of us and that we shouldn't feel like we are an anomaly of sorts.

Also, I am still amazed by the ripple effect my re-booting post caused, if you had told me that something I wrote would cause such a stir within so many I probably would have thought you were pulling both my legs.

Finally, here is today's doodle:

Titania's Lady in Waiting - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.
She came out of nowhere, but I sort of like her, I drew her as a fairy/gazelle of sorts and thought she would fit in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".


Marebabe said...

She's lovely (the lady in waiting). I'll read your interview tomorrow between calls at work.

Rhissanna said...

She's lovely. She'd make a pretty idea for a doll (which is where I go first when I see an image I like) I'm sorry about the puppy. That must be pretty miserable.

Marebabe said...

I enjoyed the interview over at After I read yours, I browsed around and read some more articles on the blog. I like it, and I've added the site to my list of favorites.

Lauren said...

very well written interview. I have a few friends who are childless by chance or choice, myself included, and it's nice to know that we aren't a minority of sorts. People never take time to consider the outside reasons why you don't have children. My inlaws actually have told us if we have kids right now that it would be foolish. Its harsh - but I'd agree with our finances and the state of things right now. So many hugs to you and thanks as always for your posts. They brighten my day:)

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry you aren't able to rescue a pup at this time :( (((((you))))))

You continue to be an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story, and your drawings, even on rough days.

I quite love Titania's lady in waiting, I think she would be right at home in a Midsummer's night dream

I am childless by choice, and have often had people telling me all sorts of things - that I'm being selfish, that I'll regret it. Sometimes it really bothers me, sometimes, I can just ignore them, but it can make you feel like you are a minority. Thank you again for sharing your story.

And one more big squishy hug (((Saudade))))