Public. Service. Announcement.
For those of who don't know me personally, and that probably means most of you reading this, I have two very ordinary things as abiding passions outside of all things, "Art".
Dogs and radio.
This is about the former. Dogs. Ok, maybe a plug for Soma Internet radio. Donate.
Now, back to Dogs.........
They take a lot of shit from us and still you'll never find a truer companion. They'll die for you, starve with you and guard your body when you pass away. But to many people, (and I use the term lightly.) they are only stupid status symbols, profit making objects, or worse, amusing things to torture and kill.
I've used my gifts for many years quietly raising funds to save abused and "puppy milled" bull terriers. We all have to choose when giving aid, it all goes towards the greater good, so, being an owner and lover of the breed, I give to help bull terriers. It could have been beagles, or borzoi's....whatever. The salient fact here is the giving. My personal choice for this effort is a group of two: The Willy Fund, ie: Bill Keisle and Norma Shepherd. No website.They run a simple bank account that gathers donations and uses the funds to free puppy milled bull terriers from utterly appalling conditions.
It's not tax exempt, you get no break for kindness, just the kindness itself. Straight up. And, they've been doing this for years.
Right now, they're very low on funds and I'm jumping into the breach with four new works to be used as anything from greeting card to tee shirts. Where I find the time God alone knows but find it I surely will. I'll also be selling things to support the Fund on eBay as soon as they're available. All I ask is that when you see them, please be a human being, the kind we are supposed to be, and buy, bid and help.
I'll notify everyone here when the time comes, just, please, for the sakes of creatures who have no voice, but are truly a reflection of the best and worst of us....do your best.
love to you all,