Inktober themes seem to be heading in the direction of feelings, rather than things or adjectives. Today, I experimented a bit with an attempt to convey empathy, rather than to show the “sad”ness directly.
Pets are wonderful companions, providing warmth and love and as much a part of a family as any other. And yet, they must have an oddly skewed perspective on the world: for many, the door of the family home represents the gateway between them and the great playpens of the outdoors. They venture out with their owners, taking in new experiences, seeing new sights, breathing in new scents. What melancholy they must feel when we leave without them!