"Little One," 4" x 5", portrait of a mixed breed puppy, $184. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to my local shelter, the Oakland Pet Adoption Center. Inquiries may come to me.
This painting was inspired by the story of Biscuit, a homeless puppy who quite unexpectedly changed the lives of her family. Already active in rescue, transporting foster dogs from point A to point B, this family found themselves temporarily housing little Biscuit and 9 other dogs while waiting for the second leg of a transport to get finalized. Biscuit wasn't even supposed to be part of the original group - she was a last minute addition, having been found in a ditch alongside the highway. She made herself right at home, sleeping on feet, frolicking in the yard, and filling the big empty pawprints left by another who had crossed the bridge. Long story short, this family fell in love with Biscuit, and she never made it to the second half of her journey.
I want to hear your rescue stories. They inspired my 11-year old son to volunteer at a rescue all weekend - who else are they touching? Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or add them as comments to the blog postings.
Thanks, as always, for sharing my paintings.
See you tomorrow,
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