I was told that I shouldn’t start talking up my next project until later in April or May but it turns out that the secret of my latest project is out. Yesterday while I was looking to see if FindelKatzen has been released (yes it has by the way), I learned that my current project is already available for pre-orders even though I’m still doing some last minute work on the book. So, since Amazon.com let the cat out of the bag early, I don’t see why I have to continue to wait. So here it is: Shelter Puppies!
Shelter Puppies won’t be quite as long as Shelter Cats but it will have a new feature. I suppose I could tell you all about it but perhaps it’s good to have a surprise or two left.
So there it is – the secret’s out. Shelter Puppies will be out just in time to make a great holiday gift.
I’ve decided that I’m going to have to post about Yogi at least once a month until he finally is adopted. You might recall that I posted an update about Yogi back in February. He was ready for a home then. Every time I work with Yogi, he seems a bit more calm. A bit more mellow. A bit more adoptable. But when he’s in the small dog room, he gets a little over excited sometimes and I think people just don’t realize what a sweet boy he can be.
I was talking to animal care supervisor Michelle Lang today about Yogi. She said he’d be perfect in a home where he’d be the only dog. He is a small 2+ year old dog and he loves to snuggle. Surely someone in the Tri-Cities is looking for a small dachshund mix to snuggle?!? He’s mellowed a lot since he arrived at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society last June. And that’s saying a lot. He’s ready to go home. Need more info? Please visit his Petfinder.com profile. Yogi will be featured tomorrow morning on KVEW’s Good Morning Northwest show tomorrow with operation’s manager Ed Dawson. They usually post the pet of the week clip on their Facebook page so if you miss his segment, check their page later tomorrow afternoon.
Last week I promised that I’d post some photos of the super cute puppies available for adoption at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society. Then book deadline stuff got in the way so here it is, a new week and still no puppy pictures. Well, that’s about to change. This boy and girl were my only new subjects last week. They didn’t have official names but at least one of the humane society staff members were unofficially calling them Angel and Devil. Can you guess which is which?
As far as I could tell, they were both little angels and will make their new families very happy. For more information, please check out their Petfinder.com bio or visit bfhs.com.
As for the book? High resolution TIFFs and text were sent off. I’ve got a few minor things to finish up but my work is mostly done. Time to get a little R&R.
The opening reception for my Shelter Cats – Larger than Life exhibition was last night and I had a great time talking to everyone about the animals on display. The evening provided a very nice opportunity to talk a bit about the importance of the work that I do with the adoptable animals. It was also allowed me the chance to catch up with some people that I rarely see or typically only have the time to say hello to in passing. For those of you that couldn’t make it but would still like to see the exhibition, it is open Monday through Thursday from noon to six through the rest of the month (including during Spring Break week). The Art Exhibition Center is located in room 102 of the CIC building at 2270 Crimson Way in Richland, WA.
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank exhibition curator Douglas Gast and everyone at Washington State University that made the evening and the exhibition possible. I am grateful for the opportunity.
It was a short session today at the humane society with just two new cute little puppies to photograph (photos to follow tomorrow) which is a good thing because it gave me a bit of time to work on the book this afternoon. I can’t believe how much work there still is to do before Tuesday’s deadline!!! But enough about that.
I wanted to remind all of the area animal lovers that my exhibition’s opening reception is tonight from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. I hear there will be light snacks available. (Mmm, snacks)
Interested in more information? Check out what Melissa O’Neil Perdue had to say about the exhibition in today’s WSU-Today newsletter.