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
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