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by Keto
If I Die young
Last in pool
The story below, was written for this picture by


I never expected you to change me so suddenly.  I found you just before Christmas, broken, alone, and lost.  Now such little time has passed and I can't image a day without you in my life.  I was crawling, lurching, and hoping to find something I had no idea I had lost.  You found me as much as I had found you, and it wasn't me who carried you, it was you who carried me.  

I found someone to carry me.

These short days and the short time we've been together are amazing.  When I walk to find us food and you try to help by sniffing, only to return with a small stick or a muzzle full of snow, I smile. When I see you try to climb the trees like I do with your puppy claws and tail wagging I smile.  When you curl up against me for something so innocent as warmth I smile.  You showed me, in the purist of ways, that being together is a magical thing and something I had no idea I'd been lacking in my life.   I'll always be there watching over you and I know now you'll always be watching over me.  

Your paw is healed and so is mine; the broken paw of being alone on days like today when the sky is bleak and the air is cold.  We were strong alone but now, together, we are unbreakable even though you're still teaching me how to let myself open up and allow someone close.  I will cherish you, my darling puppy, forever as long as I live.  The true gift of every Christmas, and every day with you, is that I will never be alone again.

When you can't walk you crawl, and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.

I'll carry you while you carry me.


This is a sequel to last year's Christmas picture (
May Not Look Like Much by Keto
) with the same characters. In the first picture, the bear had just found the pup with a broken arm and put a splint on it.

It's now a couple days after Christmas, and the bear's showing the pup that his arm is all healed, by going pressing paw to paw.

Thanks to Tibs who wrote the description, the stream and everyone who's been part of it, and everyone who gave feedback or just looked at it. :)

Also, there's two references to a certain show that kinda inspired the direction of this picture, within this picture and description. Awesome-Points for anyone who can guess it. :)

Merry Christmas you fuzzies, have a safe but kickass one, and a happy new years. :)

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Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 9 years, 6 months ago
Rating: General

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9 years, 6 months ago
What a sweet Burr. <3
9 years, 6 months ago
B: This is precious, it is always nice to see a clean art from someone like... well...
G: Someone like us?
B: Well, we do clean stuff...
G: We just don't post it.
B: Can we use it as a wallpaper? It could do a nice Christmas cards too, but is too late.
G: Its just awesome. It looks like a book illustration. We love it. They look like they about cuddle. I want to cuddle now too so hard!
9 years, 6 months ago
Awwrrr!!  *wags*  This is beyond adorable!  =)
9 years, 6 months ago
This is so very adorable. All of it.
9 years, 5 months ago
I feel like I am just repeating what everyone said, but this is a lovely image.
8 years, 6 months ago
*gasp* ^^ adorable,merry christmas <3
7 years, 12 months ago
I'm sorry I'm in no good state to comment more than this, but I love both your picture and their story. I just really needed something like this right now. <3
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