Photo engraving can be dangerous


#1

Yeah, photo engraving an image of your beloved pet who has crossed the rainbow bridge may result in everything looking blurry for the rest of the evening.

I was fine during the photo prep, during the set-up, but once I saw it being formed and was able to physically touch something that looked like my dog again, I was done for.

But, hey, new skills and it’s something I really wanted to offer for my friends/customers.

(His name was “Bassy” - Sebastian, named for the kid from Neverending Story, and he was with me from the time I was 21 through 34 - marriage, two kids, housing crises, and 15 moves).

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#2

Good looking engrave.

It’s amazing how they will do that too ya. I’m working on an urn for my guy. I have to go in small work time cause I get the same vision problem. One of the pictures I’m using on the urn, I also have as a tattoo (done with his ashes), so you would think I’d be good with it by now. Not.


#3

This has to be one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time - the image and the story! LOVE it!!


#4

Both lovely stories. I hope the respective engravings help you to find closure.


#5

Awwwwwww. Sniff.


#6

Got one myself. You will be seeing pictures of it before long.
From about 25 years ago. Best picture I ever got of the kids.
Was Rusty and my youngest, blowing bubbles with the dog leaping to burst them.

So many things we could have taken a picture of but missed the chance.
Glad you also have a picture around to remind you.


#7

And so many things we didn’t get a picture of because we were building memories rather than observing through a lens :slight_smile:


#8

OK so I’m a cat person, really, but thanks for sharing.
:upside_down_face:


#9

That tattoo!!! HAHA! Love it!


#10

I was pet-inclusive with my language!


#11

Never over it. Our precious pups are God’s gift to humanity.


#12

Likewise… my two Boxers are my babies, I know I’ll go to pieces when they pass. We had to put down a Mastiff at 2yrs, over a decade ago, and I still can’t talk about it without tearing up…


#13

Great engrave, and the source photo is wonderful too. I love your description of how much time - how much life - you two shared.

One of these days I’ll take a shot at this one. She’s been gone a long time now (for a frame of reference, the baby in this photo is in grad school now)but she was my best dog ever; pretty sure there’ll be some blurred vision when I sit down to work on this project.


#14


Just managed to engrave one of my old man Darby who passed a few weeks ago, miss him a lot.


#15

Beautiful boy and lovely photo. I’m sorry for your loss. I understand it as I unexpectedly lost a young dog a few weeks ago as well and it still doesn’t feel real :cry:


#16

I’m sorry you both lost your pals…makes it kinda tough to cope for a while. :confused:


#17

Thank you. Sorry to hear that. Probably more difficult with a young dog. We had 14 great years with Darby and knew it was coming, it was still hard though. They really do become part of the family.