advocacy through art to help animals (although mostly dogs) who are in, or have been, in the care of a shelter, rescue or transitional home
some images from my advocacy projects are available as limited edition prints or for licensing, with partial or all proceeds donated to animal rescue. please contact me for details
the victoria humane society
rescued + retired sled dogs
the #100day project
the home away from home series of books
I'm not usually one to be in front of the camera, but I'll do it... for the animals! Here are a couple television interviews I did to promote my first book "Home Away From Home".
Suzy... it all started because of this little dog. The photo taken shortly after I brought her home after meeting her that morning on the set of the morning television show I produced. She was there with a little lab puppy from the local shelter. The lab got all the attention, but there was something about her offering up her tummy to me the instant I knelt down to see if she wanted pets. It was the weekend of hurricane Katrina in September 2005. She and I snuggled on the sofa watching the news and got to know each other, while witnessing through the safety and comfort of the television, the devastation to animals who didn't have what she now had. I vowed that day that I would do whatever I could to help animals who had found themselves in the care of a shelter or rescue. As an adoptee myself, I empathized with Suzy, the best a human could. I knew what that unknown felt like and I wanted to give her the same comfort I had growing up. L'il Suzy became my bestie, my sidekick and a huge part of our family for eight years before passing in December 2013. She welcomed other foster dogs into our home, giving them space, while showing them the ropes. She accompanied me on humane education presentations to school kids. She came to work with me and greeted the humans she considered friends. She was a true ambassador. She was silly and she loved life and even people who didn't consider themselves 'small dog' people found her sweetness endearing. Suzy also was instrumental in us becoming a 'foster fail' family when she welcomed one of our foster dogs, Mister Coco, into our home permanently the year before she passed away. Thank you l'il Suzy... I am eternally grateful for everything you shared with us.