Friday, March 09, 2007

Real Daleks Unite!

My brother, bless him, dug through an old hard drive in disrepair and sent me this:



That's Nikki, taken in 2004. His favourite pose - flattening out like a little roast suckling pig, because the concrete was cooler than the weather. He used to get so dirty if the ground was damp, it drove my aunt (his rightful owners were my aunt and uncle next door) crazy.

I miss him. I think I will for a while. 13 years of having him to come home to won't go away that easily.

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Today at the Japanese restaurant, I'm quite sure I discovered the real life inspiration for Daleks - this large clamshell:



It really -did- make me go, "EX-TER-MI-NATE!" when I first saw it! So of course, I had to draw it, though that's becoming such a familiar refrain these days most people I know can complete it before I even have it halfway out of my mouth...

11 comments:

Teri C said...

What a perfect pose, bless your brother! Nikki looks so relaxed without a care in the world.

Yes, these kind of hurts do not go away easily. But time does help.

DaMyst said...

Actually I didn't dig thru the drive since I don't have enough space to do a full recovery, however I had my ex email me the pic since she had a copy I sent her a while ago. :P

Bonny said...

What a great photo! No wonder you miss Nikki.. just look at that face! And especially all the love in her eyes. How lucky your brother found this photo to send you.

Laura said...

Nikki is so cute! I'm glad your brother found the photo.

I see an ewok in that shell... Heh. (I don't have a clue what a dalek looks like, tho', so....)

Mauricio said...
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Mauricio said...

Great pict of Nikki!!!

Cute dog, now he is the most wonderfull star in the heaven...


See you, take care :o)

Alina Chau said...

What a precious photo!!

constance said...

I agree with teri c....as hard as it seemed, time will help ease the pain...but never forget the happy times with him, ok....

hey! that's a wonderful illustration :)

Marcos Mateu said...

Well, he was lucky you guys took care of him!

cdeboda said...

Nice photo of Nikki. I'm sure he was very happy to have been a part of your family for all those years. :)

Almeda said...

My beagle Ajax, when weather permits me to leave the back door hanging open, loves alternating between:

- basking slabsided on the porch in the sun until he is BAKED and his fur is hot to the touch, and then
- dragging bonelessly inside to drop on the coolest part of the floor (near the gap where you can look into the basement through the crack) like a dog-marionette with his strings cut.

He does it on his side, though, not his tumtum like Nikki.