As I am getting ready to leave for my trip to New Jersey, I couldn't help but do this post..
Enough sad talk..
So this is what I am giving away!!!
3 individual collage sheet packs, each containing themed: 1 cat collage sheet and 2 dog collage sheets.
Perfect for Artist Trading cards or for creating small or mini collages!!
Labels: Give Aways
take good care of yourself. Labors of love are often hard on the soul.
If you want, you can read about the little guy I am fostering at www.littlekirbytheyorkie.blogspot.com
Bernie I check your page every day. As you know i rescue weims so it can get very busy here so i always get energized when i see all of the things you do in a day. You make me keep going. :) I know that i am not the only one rescueing when i see your posts and it makes me feel better. Keep up the good work and know we all do the best we can! Terra Lovelace
I am so humbled, and inspired by reading/looking at your blog...what a bunch of gorgeous beauties you have accumulated, and found space for in other's hearts. The little critters do stand at more risk during hard times. They need us! Thank you for all you do, and, I'll be there in a heart beat if you tell me you are in dire straights for help...you know how close I am...right here in New Orleans.For real! Where I have my computer, and a pillow, I can keep up with my work, and help the critters too!!
Giant Heart and Hugs to you!
Also I really enjoy looking at your pictures of cute dogs.
Yes. I am crazy. But I love animals and since I have the space now I have to give at least one more a new home! Besides....ChiChi Mama needs a playmate :)
almost every night hubby and i watch the animal planet's shows about spca saves. no matter where u are in the country, animals need help... i dont know why we watch it all the time. i guess we're animal lovers and want to see something good happen on tv for a change. saving animals is the tops.
i can't wait to see the pics of your new building when it starts going up.
i am also curious about that neighbor you had mentioned when you first were moving down there, who saves horses. are they legitimate? do they have a website?
can't wait to hear where and when you'll be here...
My best to you! And, your work.
The prizes are beautious!
Just a quick note to say hello! Josey is doing wonderfully! Thank you for all that you did to get to our family.
She is the sweetest dog. If you ask Lucy (our other dog) she would say that she is the biggest (Lucy can literally fit right under Josey) and brattyest little sister you could ever have! ;-)
Ha! They are sleeping together under my studio desk as we speak.
I just love looking at those dogs' "after" pictures. You can really see their fresh smiles.
Proud "mom" of a brittney and two rescued kitties ( and two human boys).
Thanks for sharing so much of you with us.
And so thank you. Thank you for doing so much good for so many animals. And thank you also for being a wonderful light on my path.
Love to you, Jeff and all the fur babies,
Diane, Grace & Scooter
Greta to hear the new building will be getting started soon
Carol in Mass.
((hugs again!!)) :)
I am so glad you are here to help the animals. I just love that doggie you just posted. sigh.... I wish I could have more, but I help whenever I can.
You are an incredibly large-hearted person, with an amazing dedication and drive. I'm so glad I got to know you at B&B, and look forward to seeing you around the crafty world. I admire all that you do, art-wise and animal-wise!
I love your dog painting, it has so much soul
I always read your blog, even if I have a hard time hearing about some of the animals. I know what an awesome job you are doing and along with the sad times are the happy ones. I love my cat Spaz who is an adopted from our shelter. My husband questioned why I wanted a cat that had an injured eye that needed to be removed. I said that Spaz especially needed out love and he has turned out to be a loving cat that took the place of my 18 year friend, Barf (cat)
blackbeltmama_99 at yahoo.com
I am amazed at how big your heart is Bernie...you are truly a special person. I only wish that I had enough money to help you with your precious cause. You are in my thoughts and prayers...Carol from SC
Admire your compassion and devotion to our four legged kind.
Looking forward to you coming to Australia!
It was fab to meet you at Ranger U seems weird reading your blog and then actually seeing you. You are so talented and soooo sweet, will look out for your book in the UK and really hope we keep in touch big hugs
Heather in KY
I read your blog all the time - best way to keep up with what's happening with you! We miss you lots here in Massachusetts. Hope you can make it out again soon. As for your rescue work, it doesn't surprise me that you spend your life this way - having had the good fortune to meet you, I know it's just one example of the love you bring to this world in so many ways. You are a true earth angel.
Keep smiling, girlfriend! Big hugs!
We have 2 unofficial rescue dogs- one was a bulldog that was being kept outside 24/7 during the summer - was blind - terrified and 9 years old. Its owner moved and left the dog with her 75 year old mother who couldnt handle her. We followed this old lady home from Publix and picked Alex up that day. The other was a 9 year old pug who couldnt breed anymore and the breeder was looking to get rid of her- also a dog living outside, in the heat etc. They now have their own recliners and love to sleep in my bed. At 13 years old- I know they are getting close to the end but at least the last 4 years have been good ones for them.
Plus a year old Rottie-so my place is fun!
Anyway- also live in Nashville- and would love to help out some. Money is tight but am trying to think of other ways I can help. Please contact me- firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up the work and God bless you!
I'm a paper crafter and just found your site through Tim's. Your work for the animals is admirable. As a mom to 4 rescued fur-children, I realize how important it is to have wonderful people in the world such as yourself to give a voice to those who have none.
Keep up the great work! You're bookmarked now. :o)
Long-winded.. sorry. I enjoy your blog.
All my very best.
As many have said - you are a true inspiration and thank you for all that you do. I love, love, love looking at all the smiling faces and only wish I could give them all a home. I'm looking forward to the building project.
Linda (in Maryland)
I hestitate to bring up this subject but it has been of concern for me. I know rescuers are well meaning in their placements but some are (in most cases rightfully so) very strict in placing animals.
A few years ago I applied eagerly to adopt a rescued dog. To my dismay I was deemed an unfit dog owner as my dog was not current on Heartworm prevention and denied a dog.
Maybe rescue groups could have been that picky then, but now I hope some standards such as this would be worked around for eager would be dog owners.
I volunteer with a Border Collie rescue here in Colorado and am also an artist. I hope one day to meet you! I can understand the heartbreak and triumph that you feel when you help the ones that you can, and have to pass on the ones you can't. Have faith that you do make a difference in the world. I have 6 of my own dogs (5 BCs and Aussie) a BC foster dog and three cats and a very understanding hubby. As one of our volunteers says "Saving one dog won't change the world, but for that one dog the world will change forever."
Keep on truckin'!
I love my two rescued retired greyhounds--Money and Lindsey. I try to do my little part to help the rest of them find their forever homes. Wish that I could do more.
You are such an inspiration and touch everyone that comes in contact with you! Have wonderful travels!
Melissa and Emmitt
By the way, your artwork is beautiful and inspiring as well. Thanks for sharing part of yourself.
I found you by a lucky accident....I am also involved in dog rescue here in Maine with a group that solely brings dogs due to be euthanized in AK shelters up to be fostered or adoted....but I found out about you through my love & career with papercrafting.
thanks for giving volunteers and pups the coverage they all desperately need!
I love your blog and your pictures. You are an amazing person doing what you do. I might contact you someday if my fiance ever lets me have a Boston Bull Terrier or a Black Lab. :)
I'm too late for the drawing, but that's okay - I just wanted to take a minute and say 'THANK YOU FOR ALl YOU DO!!!!!"
You rock, girlfriend!
I have your book and love it, so if you end up drawing me, please pass the book on to another commenter. :-)
All we can do is Live every day
Hope every Hope
and Dream every Dream
I love this phrase and Bernie you are living the dream........
I just want you to know that my Mom says I am being a real good boy. I play nice with Ziggy & Valentine. I am much happier now since my sinus infection has cleared up. I even have decided to sleep in my chair next to Valentine & Ziggy at night. This has made Mom & Dad very happy! Thank you for rescuing me. It has taken me over 4 months to trust my new owners and adjust to my new home. I have gone from a 19 pound skinny scared boy to a healthy 24 pound happy boy. I really tested my new owners patience at first.
Thank You,for all you do for your recued furbabies.[Denise,Canine Emergency Foster Carer.ProDogs Direct,R.S.P.C.A.][BIG Hug to you and to those that you Love.]
I just wanted to chime in and say hello :) what a nice post.
ps- all books were purchase through your link, to help your shelter! -luanne
This is a repeat comment but meant with my whole heart... thank you for your kind heart towards animals and all that you do to keep them safe and into the right family. We have a rescue puppy and couldn't imagine life without her. I keep telling my husband a dog is the only living being that thinks more of you than him/her self. We do contribute to your cause when we are able and have never hesitated as we know the good that you do.
Keep up what you do! It is appreciated!
We did not know we were dog people until my brother adopted Kona, our chocolate lab niece. She is the light of my life.
Thank you for the work you are doing.
Admit as a newbie "artist" (just faking it at this point) partly leaving a comment to get my chance at the drawing (don't know if you're doing sep. drawings or how you're doing it - but although I love the cute little dog, I'd prefer to be in the running for the books (esp.) or the collage sheets.
I hope you recover from the Big Mill Bust and if I should be looking elsewhere for your art site online, please let me know. Thanks.
I'm a one-pet cats only household, but believe totally in what you are doing. My newest furry sweetheart came from a no-kill shelter. Thank you for what you do, and others like you!