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I am sorry everybody, but I am going to be taking a break from DA for a while. I am not on enough, I have been a crappy person about getting back to friends and answering messages and whatnot. I just have too much going on. I would love to be able to resume any correspondences at a later date, but right now I do not know when that will be. Again, my apologies.

Yesterday on August 26th, 2014, my dog Sam passed away. His vet found a white blood cell count more than ten times the normal range in his blood test, as well as abnormal cells... We didn't know until yesterday that Sam had been suffering from cancer for a very long time because he hid his fight so well, so my family had to make that hard decision to let him go.
The last week that I was home, up until last Sunday, Sam had stopped eating his dog food and was still limping on the leg that he had hurt less than two weeks before, even though the vet found no signs of any breaks or dislocations. As he started eating less, I decided to try cooking up some meals for him in an effort to get him to eat again. He did, but only for a couple days. He enjoyed his "Sammy Soup" of chicken, broccoli, rice, carrots, and peas in chicken broth, but even after a couple of days he no longer had the appetite for that. He just kept getting sicker and sicker, losing more and more weight.
When they gave him his last x-rays, they found a large tumor in his chest between his lungs. They also found that the lump on his hip was also a cancerous tumor. He could have had others in his body. He was in a lot of pain.

I just feel utterly broken. I couldn't see him in person on his last day. I was at college, taking my classes, hoping that he would be alright. Then I got the news yesterday after my last class. But... I feel more at peace knowing that Sammy knew I loved him, since I had spoiled him as much as I could while I was home watching him while my parents were away.


I do not know when I will be back on DA. I have a lot of adjusting to do for my new schedule. While I am taking a drawing class here, I don't expect to be uploading anything, if at all, for a long time. Please give me time to grieve, to try and start over.


RIP Sam, 3/9/2004 - 8/26/2014
  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: Breaking Benjamin
  • Drinking: Breakfast Shake

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Alicia Guenthner
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
College student, gamer, animal lover, reader, and above all: nerdy and proud!

I am an animal science major and pre-veterinary student with an especially big interest in horses and everything about them. While I didn't start getting good horse experience until about 5 years ago, I am always ready and willing to learn anything and everything about them.
You'll find most of my art is either horse-themed or concept creature-themed. Well, in my head exists an alternate world to ours called Thrae, where animals out of only our imaginations exist. Some in more dire situations than others (a war between the Pegasi and the Unicorns). Most of my concept creatures right now are only in one part of Thrae. I have yet to expand further.


~Some of my favorite things and interests~

Books- Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit, Redwall, Warriors, Chronicles of Narnia, Inheritance Cycle, The Da Vinci Code

TV Shows- The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint, Cold Case, Law and Order: SVU

Movies- Avatar, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit movies, Marley and Me, anything Marvel!

Animes- Angel Beats <3

Games-
*PS2* Burnout 2: Point of Impact, Cabela's Outdoor Adventures 2005, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005, the ATV Offroad Fury series
*Wii* The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart
*Gameboy thru 3DS*
Pokemon: Crystal, R/S/E + FR/LG, D/Pt + SS, Black 2, Y;
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Mario Kart 7

Music-
*Country* Kenny Chesney, Toby Kieth, Zac Brown Band, Montgomery Gentry, Big n Rich, Lonestar Kenny Rodgers, George Strait
*Rock and Alternative* Evanescence, 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Nickelback, Daughtry, Creed, Heart
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crescent-rolls Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Hello, it's Rainstar44 from US Howrse. i forgot the password to winterbright so I made this account
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animallover0629 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Sorry for the late response... I have been on an awful long hiatus. How's it been? :)
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crescent-rolls Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
it's okay, i read what you wrote on your presentation on howrse. i've been good, I got kittens ^^
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animallover0629 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww :3 Kittens are fun! They can be psycho at times, but they sure are entertaining to play with. My sister got one last summer. She will play with anything and everything given the chance. She is 10 months old now.
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isyiee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thanks for the fav :happybounce: 
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animallover0629 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Navarose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the fav! :la:
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animallover0629 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Navarose Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
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Yoxiee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding my art 'Valkyrie Leona' to your favourites : )
Every support means a lot of to me! :meow:
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