‘My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.’ Edith Wharton.

03 May

Stories from my Sketchbook . . .

Mabel doesn’t sit at my feet (unless we are out of the house of course, and my feet are the only thing to hide behind).

But inside the house—I don’t think so.  Being a teeny-tiny dog, Mabel learned very early on that it was in her own best interests to avoid anyone else’s feet but her own.  (It should be written in the doggie handbook—two-legged giants stomping around on big clumsy feet rarely bother to look down.)

Besides, why on earth would she sit on a cold, hard floor when she could be sleeping between the pillows on mum’s bed, or snuggled between her two sisters in a blanket on the couch, or, better still, on mum’s lap.  I mean, really . . .

Mabel-May 2016


Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized


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8 responses to “‘My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.’ Edith Wharton.

  1. Delisa Sebben

    February 11, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Your style is so unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.


  2. Pam Talbot

    May 5, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    This is such a fantastic sketch of Mabel! She looks like she’s about to leap of that page & start jumping up & down wagging that tail of hers. I want to see more of these sketches – easy for me who can’t even draw a convincing stick figure!


  3. Steve T

    May 4, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Nice sketch Sal – did you snap a photo to work from????


    • sallyinthehaven

      May 5, 2016 at 7:39 am

      I started with a photo (‘cos she wouldn’t sit still) but used the ‘real thing’ for the details. 🙂


  4. Judy

    May 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Yay a sketch of one of the furry children…pure adoration in those eyes for her mum …..gorgeous Sal!


    • sallyinthehaven

      May 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

      This one was just for you Judy. 🙂


  5. Jon

    May 3, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Great sketch- looks just like Mabel; good on you for posting it.


    • sallyinthehaven

      May 3, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Well – it looks a little bit like her anyway. (I have not shown it to her in case she takes offence . . .)



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