An Artist Sketches Scenes from Her Emotional Life with Her Beloved Dog


All artwork by Jen-Jen Rose

This remarkable series of sketches by freelance digital artist Jen-Jen Rose is one of our favorite things, and for good reason. The sketches tell the emotional story of Rose’s relationship with her dog, as they see each other through some tough times. About the series, Rose wrote, ” In honor of my dog who passed away. We experienced a lot of the same things together, so I wrote this to be read in either her or my perspective.” The way each section can be read from both perspectives is ingenious and powerful.

So scroll down through the story below and see how these simple sketches capture so much emotion. You might want to have a tissue handy.

18 thoughts on “An Artist Sketches Scenes from Her Emotional Life with Her Beloved Dog”

  1. I thanked my Rosie over and over before she left me. The one thing I would add to this is memories of all the good times. The walks in the woods with Rosie were the best times of my life.

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  3. Thank you very much for this. I had to euthanize my very best friend and heart dog today…it means the world to me to find this tonight.

  4. I lost my beloved Frost on March 6, 2019. My heart is broken. As I was struggling to keep moving I ran across your sketches. They are truly amazing.
    I am sorry for your loss but thank you for putting into words my feelings.

  5. Thank you for sharing a little piece of you, that’s so dear to your heart. My family and I just got our first family pet, a 3 month old Cavapoo and I can’t even imagine what would be like not having him around. I want to say thank you for sharing that beautiful art and God bless.

  6. I’m still heartbroken over the loss of my pet. She was always there for me. She was my constant companion. She looked after me and I looked after her. She would always be waiting for me to get home from work and once I was home with her, we did everything together. Cooked, cleaned, crafts, resting, watching tv, getting fresh air outside. Everything. My heart aches for her still. I believe it always will. She was my best friend, she was my family.

  7. Thank you for this beautiful heartfelt love story of and for any dog lover . I never could have a dog as a child and that was my greatest gift to me when I got married and had my first of many dogs to come ! When they left me I knew a part of me went with them . I have never, before or after they left me, felt such an unconditional love. It truly has been a gift from God that I could ever experience that genuine love with no strings attached ! I am so glad I had that once in a lifetime experience that only my best friend/my dog could ever give me ! God Bless you for sharing your love of dogs through your beautiful artwork !

  8. How beautiful!❤ my sweet Dodger was 13 and had to be put down a month ago….like you..my best buddy…always by my side…consoled me when I was sad…loved him so much…but my love could not save him from being so sick…it was time he was telling me and I had to do the right thing…I held him tight and when he left….my heart went with him! I miss my sweet puppers!❤

  9. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, heartfelt story . I can relate, as my first , girl pup of 16+ years passed just a week ago ,and yes , she was there for me thru alot surgeries and helped me fight cancer. She too had had siezures since she was 3 years old , And I too hope, and know that she knows I did ALL I could for her- she licked my hand in her final minutes ! Rest in peace sweet girl !

  10. I can relate to each post. I loss my beloved golden July 1st. I miss him SOOOOO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND TRUE POST. MY MOY WAS 13 YEARS OLD

  11. I had to say good-bye to my baby girl on 1/1/2020. It’s amazing how art can express emotions that are often beyond words. Thank you for sharing these with the world. They are truly a gift. My condolences on your loss.

  12. My little dog Jelly passed away suddenly on November 4. I always thought I would have a few more years with him. My heart feels empty and lonely. Your words help me through my grief. Thank you.

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