|Queenie - Sketch 39 of 75|
Recently I read of a horrible story of abuse and neglect which happened somewhere in New York. Queenie, a cane corso (a breed I'd never heard of until this story) had been discovered almost starved to death, locked in a room in a house. It appears to have been done by a man as a way of getting back at his ex-wife.
Fortunately, the ex-wife called to the house to collect some belongings and discovered Queenie, just skin and bone, almost at death's door. She was immediately rescued and taken to Grady Animal Hospital.
There's a Facebook page called Justice for Queenie which I followed so I could see if she made it. Well, I'm delighted to report that after some proper love and attention (and plenty of food) she made a great recovery and has now been adopted to live out the rest of her days with a family who will appreciate a dog's love and loyalty.
I saw a photo of Queenie on her Facebook page the other day and it became my inspiration for one of my daily sketches for the 75 day sketch challenge. I hope they won't mind me reproducing it here:
|Credit: Grady Animal Hospital and Justice for Queenie|
In other happy news, I decided to create a new website, somewhere separate from my blog but linked to it, where hopefully folk can browse my work and perhaps commission a pet portrait or other art. I've put a link in the sidebar of my blog or you can click on www.nicsearth.co.uk if you'd like to have a look - I'd appreciate any feedback or handy hints from fellow artists who have websites too.