Thursday, July 23, 2009

China Glaze Retro Diva in Skate Night

Here is the fifth swatch in the Get Down Tonight boxed set from the Retro Diva Collection, and like the others I've shown you today and Tuesday, it's a fantastic color. Skate Night is a bit lighter than Short & Sassy, the other red in this group. It also leans slightly more toward a magenta shade than S & S does, although I would definitely still classify this as a red shade. It has very fine red shimmer and again, finished with a high shine. I have one more for you today and that will complete the set. It's a violet shimmer called Stella. I'm anxious to see it on, because when I first opened these, that was the one I was drawn to the most.
The last picture I took of Max, 4th of July weekend.
On another note, I want to thank you all for the comments and e-mails I received regarding my post on Tuesday, mentioning that I thought the time was near to let Max, our beloved German Shepherd go to a better place. We took him to our vet this morning and although it was a heartbreaking decision, it was the right decision. He lived a long and full life and in his usual manner, he was well behaved and calm, looking at me with those sweet eyes as if to say, "It's alright. I'm ready to go now and I've just been waiting until you were ready to let me go." We will miss him forever and although we still have 2 dogs and 2 cats, nothing will ever replace him. I stayed with him until the end and it was a very peaceful transition for him. My brother lost his dog 2 years ago and what he wrote when he went through the same thing are my feelings exactly..."As our most trusted and loving companion, he gave everything he had. We could go on and on about his grace, his gentle nature and his unfailing loyalty, and we could tell story after story about his dedication to us, his adopted family. However, we will choose to say this instead: There is an emptiness in our home that no one else will ever fill, and we know that all of you lucky enough to have loved a dog and been loved in return know exactly what we mean. We miss our boy terribly, but he will forever remain part of our family. We hope that families everywhere feel the same about their loyal companions. Give your dog an extra pat on the head. Give your dog an extra treat with dinner. Today, like every day, they surely deserve it."


  1. Oh Mary I'm sorry to hear that the time had come. When I was younger we had a german shepard and he was the best dog ever. Eventually his time came too. It was a hard thing to do, but like you said it was also the right think.

  2. So sorry to hear you had to put him to sleep. Hope you are ok, dont be too sad hes more comfotable now.. and you have lots of photos and memories with him to keep him alive in your hearts!

  3. Mary im so sorry to hear,as much as u probly dont want to hear it,im sure his in a much a better place and out of pain etc.I hope you are ok....And this colour looks gorjuz it reminds me of red wine for some reason.Very pretty..Im excited for the violet,i really like violets and purples...

  4. Oh my. I'm so sorry to read about your beloved Max. We lost our Sadie this time last year and I still miss her every day. They are with us for such a short time really, but the love they give is well worth the grief we feel when they have to say goodbye.

  5. Mary I'm so sorry to hear about Max. I had a German Shepard named Dustin. He had more grey and black than Max. I hated when his day came also. I know he wasn't in pain any more. I still miss him and he's been gone a long time. I'm sure he gave you lots of love and happiness.

  6. Kitty~they are a fantastic breed, that's for sure. But what about the nail polish color?!! I didn't mean to turn this into a German Shepherd forum :)

    Tali~thanks you. Yes, we do have his memory and other things to remind us of him, but I'll tell you, my husband and I are just so sad. I know it will pass a bit with time, and knew it would be hard, but not this hard .

    Nailz~you're right, we are so happy that he's free of his pain and struggle. That brings us some comfort, but damn, I miss him. On a happier note, glad you like the polish :)

    Nosaby~yes, they give us so much, that it's the sad price we must pay when we lose them. Some pets touch up more deeply than others.

    Lucy~thank you for your thoughts. Yes, he gave us so very much and we are so sad to have had to let him go.

  7. Mary I am SO sorry to hear about Max. I haven't been able to get on here as you know, otherwise I'd have been in touch sooner. Love to you.

    And I like the polish - like a redder Cowgirl Up.

  8. Mary I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our animals can be such a huge part of our hearts, it's never easy to lose one, especially as great as Max seems. Take care.