Day 30 brings us to the dog who began it all for me. The little black puppy who captured hearts around the world. The dog whose tiny, frail hunched-up body turned the stomachs of animal lovers everywhere. The starving, abandoned baby who, while forced to eat rocks to survive, introduced tens of thousands to the Tunica Humane Society and their mission. His story captivated the internet and he quickly became the poster child for "the little shelter that could."
Joey brings me full circle. It was his story that convinced me THS was my shelter. I became emotionally invested in the residents of THS. Even though I had yet to meet them, I found myself caring deeply about Tommy Boy, Becker, Noel, Biscuit, Grace (just to name a few.) Of course I wanted to help these animals but I also had become attached to the women and volunteers working tirelessly to save these animals who had been ignored, abused and discarded by society. This was my shelter.
And if you are reading this, this is your shelter too.
Although is my last official painting of the 30 in 30 challenge, I will finish the "back up" painting I began during my Jonah meltdown this weekend and post a final summary from the month sometime this weekend. Please share with anyone you think might be interested and thanks, as always, for following along.
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