Karen B. Donnelly Draak is an artist and illustrator. She lives in Virginia with her husband, John and their furchildren, Mickey, a wee Scottish Terrier boy and Alice, a Wheaten Terrier mix. She creates whimsical colorful dog art through AroooStudios.
I picked out a star the evening O’Henry crossed on December 7, 2011. Each night I step out on the porch to say goodnight to him. I still can’t do it without tears. Of course, sometimes the stars are not visible but I know “he is always there” just as I never had to turn around when he was alive, I just knew he was right behind me. I miss you sweet boy.