Friday, June 11, 2010

A Giving Heart, Sunflowers and Delphiniums

A Giving Heart, Sunflowers by Nancy Medina


Oil on Canvas
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

It was a beautiful day in Dallas today, and not just because the sun was shining. I painted A Giving Heart in tribute to a group of people who gave time and donations to make a difference in the life of a 7 year old disabled pug named Puddin Pop. Today was a beautiful day because Puddin Pop got her wheels.

When I'm not in the studio, one of my passions is volunteering for Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue. It's a sad distinction, but we are now the largest pug rescue in the nation. Puddin came to us 4 weeks ago from a Dallas shelter where she had been dumped by her former owners. She has severe osteoarthritis and degenerative disease in her spine. She needed a full body cart because her injuries had been untreated for so long, she will be disabled for life.

Puddin has struck a chord in the hearts of our rescue group. She tries so hard to keep up with the other pugs in her foster home, dragging herself along and hobbling until she falls. Now she will have wheels so she can join all the activities much more easily. Puddin is starting a new chapter in her life, and will never be neglected or forgotten again, thanks to the giving hearts of a group of donors and volunteers.

Puddin Pop with her new wheels today


Becky Brocato said...

Love the painting, Nancy! And what a great new life for little Puddin Pop!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh nancy!
this brought happy tears to my eyes!
yayayayay for puddin pop!

your blog looks gorgeous!
m & ep

Unknown said...

Thank you Becky, isn't Puddin a doll?

Thanks Melissy, now Puddin can get to the refrigerator much more quickly, too! : ) xoxo

Autumn Leaves said...

Your painting is so beautiful, Nancy. I am shamed to admit that I have to hide my head in the sand when I see stories like this. They just break my heart so much. I am so thankful for your rescue organization and that Puddin'Pop has a renewed outlook on life. I hope that she truly can enjoy running and playing now...

Marie Theron said...

How nice that you are so involved with these kind creatures, Nancy. It is a lovely painting, it seems extra vibrant because of the beautiful day and the good cause!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Aunt Nancy
I am kind of behing and just made it to this site and I am happy that I did- even a little late.
The beautious flowers are some of my favorite- and they are spendorious.
I wanted to tell you that my moms had a puggy before me- that had a cart like that because even though surgery happened, she could not be fixed. So moms bought wheels almost like the ones that Puddin Pop has. It made a big difference in her life so she could go look for crumbs on the floor. Moms took such good care of her and it broke their heart when little Doodles went to the Bridge.
This little Puddin Pop is precious and she deserves some love and I can see that is happening now,