Art and Life

This weekend I witnessed two of life's greatest mysteries.

I met our little granddaughter, Chloe Maxine Conovitz, when she was only 30 minutes old and was totally enthralled with this little new life. As she stretched and gazed quietly around the room, we were all filled with the greatest hopes and dreams for her. These were the sweetest, sweetest moments.

During this time, our little doxie, Lola, was struggling from a serious disease. She was not going to get better. We had to make the painful decision to put her to sleep to keep her from suffering too much. We had to say good-bye to our little companion, a sweet, loving, gentle soul who had made her way into our hearts.

The glorious beginning, the heartbreaking end. In life, we are witness to both. We have wonderful memories of Lola and are so thankful that she came into our life. We learned from Lola the qualities of unconditional love, that each new day has such promise, and to be thankful for the small things (like a spoonful of cottage cheese to start the day!).

We turn our energies to Chloe Maxine and the great life she has ahead of her.


  1. Julia, I am so so sorry about little Lola...

    I have also experience this kind of simultaneous high and low and it is nothing short of exasperating.

    Please revel in the birth of your new baby, and my thoughts are with you on those sweet moments that you remember that Lola found the best life possible with you

  2. Hi Julia, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Yet, so happy to hear about your new grandchild.

  3. Thanks for your comments. Now Lola has become immortalized in my new logo for my communications company-Studio Dog Communications. I offer online sales of my greeting/note cards at

    Maybe there will be another company someday with Chloe in the logo, who knows.


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