I pledge to support the senior adoption programs at shelters by making a donation of $25.00 from the sale of every full-size and half-size gicleé print to the shelter of the purchaser’s choice.
Peaches came to my home at age 15, and despite my efforts to place her in a new home, she ended up staying with me. Most prospective adopters were concerned that Peaches was older and might not live long, but my point was that Peaches needed a home no matter what age she was. At the time this painting was done, she’d been with me three years, her petite prettiness, pleasant personality and simple friendliness providing much joy for me, and she’s a big favorite of most visitors to my home. And then, she’s also the subject of not only this painting, but several other paintings and sketches as well as photographs, so in three years she’s provided a good bit of inspiration, not to mention wake-up duties and not-so-gentle reminders about it being dinnertime.
Peaches came to be homeless because her owner died; she was nearly euthanized because no one could figure out what to do with her, not wanting to take her to a shelter. Often, older pets come from situations like this, or where the owner has to enter the hospital or a care home, and no one can take the animal left behind. They are euthanized by the family or end up in shelters and are most often passed by, even though a “seasoned” pet usually makes the best companion.
Three years or three decades or three weeks, every adoptable animal like Peaches deserves a good and loving home.
The giclée prints are printed on heavyweight acid-free archival paper, each signed by me, the artist.