Thursday, September 28, 2006

Serendipity Strikes Again!

(Note: As I posted this update early Friday a.m., Blogger experienced technical difficulties that effected the image links. I have now repaired the image links. Thank you for viewing.)

Serendipity strikes again!

On the same day that I called True Blue Animal Rescue to ask about Pudding (who had been adopted), Brooke's owner called to ask for help in finding the border collie a new home. I offered to be a foster home for Brooke until her forever after home showed up. She met me at the door ready and willing to jump into the back of my Jeep, and we were destined to become pals.

However, all was not well. Unrecognized by her previous owners, Brooke was suffering from sarcoptic mange, flea allergies, hook worms and heart worms. As I journal the days of Brooke's life ahead, I remind you that PREVENTION of these nasty health issues is much easier and less expensive than TREATMENT of the conditions after the fact. See more photos and read more about Brooke's journey to health. Please remember, if you can't afford to take care of your pet, then you don't need a pet!

I have relisted Postcard Painting #3 to raise funds for Brooke's heart worm treatment as my fellow Art Helping Animals artists have listed artwork for Brooke's benefit or donated directly to True Blue Animal Rescue (TBAR).

Additionally, I am listing a few greeting cards that will benefit TBAR and other animal charities and will be adding more greeting card designs in the forthcoming days and weeks. Two new postcard paintings are on my easel to be finished soon. These two will make good Christmas gifts, so watch for them to appear here soon. Clicking on any of the images below will give you a price and an option to purchase.

Jack RussellPostcard Painting #3
Jack Russell: A Face to Love
oil painting on 5"x7" canvas panel
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2006
20% of sale benefits True Blue Animal Rescue (TBAR)
Available at eBay, the listing will expire on Oct 1.



Jack RussellHoliday Cards
set of (10) 5"x7" cards professional quality on 100# card stock
Front: Jack Russell painting
Inside: "Happy Holidays!"
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2006
20% of sale beneifits TBAR.
Available at eBay until Oct 4.



Christmas Cards
set of (10) 5"x7" cards professional quality on 100# card stock
Front: Purple Cow painting
Inside: 2nd verse of Away in a Manger and "Merry Christmas!"
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2006
20% of sale beneifits TBAR.
Available at eBay until Oct 5.

Purple Cow is one of my personal favorites.



Halloween Card
sold individually (10 available) 4"x5" cards
professional quality on 100# card stock
Front: Bloodhound in a Dark Cornfield
Inside: "Happy Halloween!"
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2006
20% of sale beneifits Old Dog Haven in Washington.
Available at eBay until Oct 5.



Note Cards
set of (10) 4"x5" cards
professional quality on 100# card stock
Front: Zebra in a surreal floral jungle
Inside: [blank] for writing personal notes
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2006
20% of sale benefits Sarvey Wildlife Center in Washington.
Available at eBay until Oct 5.


How does this all add up to serendipity? Meeting Brooke was like meeting an old friend. She is a sweet girl, well-behaved with a friendly disposition and extremely smart. Some dogs, like some people, are meant to be in our lives. I was put in this dog's path to make her life easier. Will it be short term or long term? God only knows. Please contribute to Brooke's quality of life by donating to True Blue Animal Rescue directly or through the purchase of artwork by one of the Art Helping Animals artists.