When we were first married, my husband and I often talked about getting a dog when we were “settled.” We’d get a boxer and name him Satchel after Satchel Paige, the baseball player. (Though I have no idea who this is). We’d call him Satch for short because we figured it was good for a dog to have a one syllable name. “Satch! Come!” “Satch! Get out of the garbage!”
Well, in our 13 years of marriage we’ve learned one thing – you’re never really settled, are you? Not really. There’s school, and work, and different jobs. Apartments, more apartments, cross-country moves, babies.
The kind of nomadic, unsettled life that is more suited to cats, really, than to dogs.
The painting below is the first of the Mini Portrait series that I announced last week. Her name’s not Satchel, but she’s a beauty.
Completed: February 17, 2010
Soundtrack: Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole, Facing Future
Beverage: Diet Cherry Coke