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The Loss of a Friend

by: Isabel D., Noah F., Lily I., Niley M. & Izik R., 5th Grade, Braden River Elementary School, Bradenton, Florida
Teacher: Kathy Kushmer

Caring is something everyone is capable of.

quote by: Puja P., 8th Grade, Louise R. Johnson Middle School, Bradenton, Florida
Teacher: Adriana Fitzgerald

Artist Statement

Our picture represents compassion and kindness. Some people make fun of people who mourn the loss of a pet. This piece was inspired when a friend shared that she was made fun of because she was grieving the loss of her dog. We selected a dog for the pet in this picture because over half of the world’s population owns or has owned a dog. We chose a retriever because it is one of the most popular breeds of dogs.