RIP sweet Crowe Bird by Linda Costello Hinchey

R.I.P. sweet Crowe Bird. I’ll see you someday again… You have to believe that she had the kindest soul a dog could have. She was so intelligent it was mind boggling. My husband and I rescued her when she was a tiny pup when we were first married. She passed away in June of 2008 just after the lost Magic. She was a very old girl when she passed at 16 years old. We were blessed to have her as long as we did and to have had her in our lives. I can still feel her fur like she was still here. I miss her terribly.
Photograph taken by Linda Costello Hinchey on a glaring bright wintery day here in the Appalachian Mnts of Virginia. I was just certain none of my shots would turn out because it was so bright. But, as luck would have it… And even better, you can even see tiny little snowflakes mixed with her old grey beard.

This image is used for our poster/print and is exclusively from the fine art studios of CHSTUDIOS.NET from a portrait commission. This is a formally rescued black & white Border Collie and Australian Shepherd mix. R.I.P. sweet Crowe Bird. I’ll see you someday again…
Dear Master
I explained to Saint Peter
I ‘d rather stay here
Outside the pearly gates
I wont be a nusiance,
I won’t even bark,
I’ll be very patient and wait.
I’ll be here,chewing on a celestial bone,
No matter how long you may be
I’d miss you so much
If I went in alone
It wouldn’t be heaven for me.
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  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 5 years ago

  • This is wonderful! It really is a thrill and I am so proud to be a feature in your group! Crowe Bird was an incredible dog. She was incredibly sweet, smart and she would show her teeth like a grin when she smiled! This was a perfect day. Thanks again for allowing me to share it with you all.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • annibels
    annibelsover 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait!

  • Thank you! She was such an easy subject to shoot. She loved the camera and was frisky in the snow!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 5 years ago

    this so touched my heart…..crowe bird looks so much like our maggie mae, our 11 year old rescued friend who we think is australian shepherd/border collie….she is a dear, as i can tell your crowe bird was….thank you for sharing her….
    maggie mae

  • And thank you for sharing with me about Maggie Mae. Yes, my Crowe Bird was a sweet, sweet girl and it still hurts after all this time. I’ve had a lot of fur babies and she was one of the most loving and smartest of all. You kind words help to bring her back to me for a little while. Thank you, again, Jan.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Jan, I’m thrilled you’ve added sweet Crowe Bird to your favorites!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 5 years ago

    An obvious sweetheart…. that saw the end of her days with a happy heart? I like to believe that we see our pets again someday… a comforting thought. Beautiful subject and capture.

  • Yes, she was a very old, happy girl. And she was crazy about us, too. I adored her and she is truly missed. I am so thankful to have gotten this shot of her. I had just gotten a decent camera and took this just before she passed. I agree, I am so sure we will be together one day. And it truly is a comforting thought. Thank you so very much for sharing your kind thoughts with me.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • David Holmes
    David Holmesover 5 years ago

  • This is a thrilling honor! I appreciate this so much! WOW!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sover 5 years ago

  • Oh! That’s great! I’m so happy! Thank you all in All Soft and Cuddlies!!!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful image !!:D ♥

  • Thanks you, Evita. I was lucky to get this one!

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • principiante
    principianteover 5 years ago

    he looks so much like my dog, good capture

  • Thank you so much. Yes, she was a beautiful dog. Such a wonderful breed. She was one of the most soulful and intelligent dogs I’ve ever known.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 5 years ago

    I am so very sorry for your loss, and am very thankful that you have shared this moving tribute with us.

    Please let us know nearer the time of her anniversary, so that we can feature her in our Group.

    Beautiful, beautiful photograph. I can see the love in her eyes.

    The Rainbow Bridge Group

  • What a wonderful thing to do and thank you! This is a great idea for a group because we can celebrate their time with us and it’s a place with your group that we can keep those memories alive. Crow was one of the most traumatic losses in my life. And unfortunately, I didn’t have many photos of her. So this photo is precious to us. Thanks again, Morag.

    – Linda Costello Hinchey

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    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

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