Well, round two was very successful! All of the little bullies found homes very quickly--and most of them with you, my friends! I really appreciate your support and know that MABBR will be so pleased to have another dog sponsored. This time your money has been donated to sponsor Natasha, who was one of the little sculptures. Sweet girl.
I'll be shipping all of the bullies out on Friday--I know that's later than I usually do it, but here's my drama for the week. On Friday night, my computer died. As in, no chance of revival, hard drive fried and all files lost. (I've been using my husband's Mac in the meantime.) So I'll need a little time to get the keepsake tags rebuilt, along with a billion other things that are making my head swim at the moment. Wish me luck, and look for your bullies in the mail beginning Monday, June 8.
Oh, and thanks to mabbr.org for featuring my bullies on their home page! I was so surprised and honored to see them front and center!
Here are the pups I'll be listing in my shop at 9 AM (CST) on Sunday--have a look and be ready to grab who you like!
Once again, 100% of the profits will be used to sponsor one of the dogs with the MABBR. You can read all of the stories of the dogs I'm featuring this time by visiting Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue's web site. I'll also be including the "incredi-bull" stories in the listings, and on each sculpture's keepsake tag.
Handmade stuff for pets and pet owners...what could be better? (OK, so I'm a little partial.)
My friend and fellow etsian, Angela, has just launched a new blog where you can read about artists whose passions are pets and pet products. It's a great place to see wonderful new stuff for your furry kids, read about various artists and participate in some fantastic giveaways.
Finished these two up this weekend. Aren't the real life models gorgeous?
Emery has quite the story--she was taken from her initial family due to extreme abuse and ended up at a high kill facility. Then Hurricane Ike hit, and the shelter was left without electricity, and Emery was left without water. She became very sick, but was then rescued by a wonderful person and has made a full recovery. Living the plush life now! (No pun intended.)
Also a quick update on the Animal Control satellite event this weekend! Out of the 9 dogs we had with us, 5 found homes! They went home that day, and it was so great to see them head off with their new families. They looked so happy! I also fell in love with this guy, who's still looking for his forever home. Such a sweetheart.
I asked him to smile nice for all of you--what a look on his face!
Here's sweet Fletch, still hanging in there. He's doing very well, and is becoming more playful each time I see him. I think he's realizing that he has a bright future now. Hopefully someone will come along soon for him.
No, it's not Atlas! Redmond is another pit who recently came in from Animal Control. The shelter director as the HSGKC has been working over-overtime to help rescue these bully breeds from a much less happy fate. As a result, Animal Control has only been putting down dogs that are too aggressive to be adopted, or are too ill to save. It's really amazing.
Here's smiley Lacey, who I found out today has been adopted. Yay!
This Saturday, I'll be working with Kansas City Animal Control at a satellite adoption event--something totally new for them. At a recent event, EIGHT dogs found homes--dogs that a year ago would most likely have been euthanized. It's so important to get these sweet animals out in front of the public, instead of waiting for people to come to them. I'm hoping this weekend will be a great success. I'll let you know how it goes.
As promised, here's a pre-paint sneak peek at some of the sculptures from Project Pit Bull Pt. 2, which will be kicking off in the shop on May 31! A total of 11 sculptures will be listed, with all funds raised going to sponsor another dog in need at the Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue.
I think they're kinda cute all naked, but the missing eyes freak me out a little.
This past weekend, I received an e-mail from Rafferty, one of my dogs who has relocated to England (yes, I'm jealous). You may recall an earlier post about this well-traveled pooch and his adventures in the UK, taking in a show of The Lion King and playing in classic British phone booths.
Now he's sending photos of himself enjoying the countryside near Scotland. He asked me to share them with you...
Getting dressed for the hike.
Those Scottish squirrels are fun to chase! Here, Raff has lodged himself in a tree that we hear was used in the filming of the Kevin Costner "Robin Hood--Prince of Thieves" film. (Hey, at least it wasn't "Waterworld"!)
Daydreaming on Hadrian's Wall, at the English/Scottish border.
*A special thanks to Cassandra for taking these photos for Rafferty, and translating his notes from "sock dog" to English!
Meet the newest member of my ever growing vintage plush collection...
Ain't she sweet? Pretty sure she's a 1950s Steiff, though she is missing her pin and tag...but amazingly she is like new. I found her in an etsy shop called Good Vintage, which is full of other fascinating and fantastic old stuff. Pay a visit when you're in a browsing mood. Also, check out Three-Red-Trees-pal Kristen's new etsy store Caipirinha, which is filled with vintage Steiff!
Swing by the blog tomorrow for a sneak peek at all the naked (i.e. sans paint) paperclay bullies I'm getting ready for the next round of Project Pit Bull. I'll have a photo and a kickoff date for you!