I had the honor and the pleasure to be asked by Bruce Velick , owner of Winnow gallery in Santa Fe, NM to help raise funds for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. The event was held just a couple blocks from the main plaza in old town Santa Fe at Winnow on July 6&7. The SFAS held an on-site mobile adoption on Friday July 6 during which two dogs were adopted.

             

  

Calico Jack, seen above, was one of the dogs up for adoption. As seen in the photo above, CJ and his female mate had a run in with a porcupine which got to close to their litter of puppies. CJ and the female receive about 100 quills between them which were removed by the doctors at the SFAS hospital. The puppies were not hurt. The family who owned these dogs, an Australian herding breed known as Blue Heelers, were not very engaged with raising the dogs and after the porcupine run in gave them up for adoption. Three weeks after they were brought to the shelter I got meet Jack who was  by then healed and his socializing was coming along very nicely. I spent about 25 minutes alone with Calico Jack in a “cuddle room” at the shelter where I played with him and drew him. He is seen in the sketch below but trust me, he didn’t hold that pose for long. I got my face licked, gave him some treats and did my best to add to the drawing all the while. Sweet and smart and eager to please, CJ was adopted Friday at Winnow gallery by Sam. The puppies were almost immediately adopted after arriving at the shelter ath the mother of the liter will go up for adoption soon.

 

Above, Calico Jack prepares to head off with his new pal Sam as Alex of SFAS completes the paperwork. A good day indeed.

Drawings were executed with Pitt Artist Pens and various fountain pens filled with Platinum Carbon ink.

 

Going To The Dogs

  • July 16th, 2018
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