Posted: August 30th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Dog Health | Tags: art, dog, dogs, los angeles dog rescue, video | 1 Comment »
It’s been way too long, I know, since I’ve last blogged, but wow it’s been a busy month here in NYC working on the upcoming New York Video Voter Guide. I have been a little better about keeping up with my Facebook status and posting dogs in need. And I thank all of you who have helped with my latest posted pooches.
In doing some poking around online today, I found a very cool project that I think deserves some support, it’s called Animal Care for Artists and its mission is to assist low income individuals, employed in the arts, in covering the cost of medical care for their animal companions.
Animal Care for Artists
In our “new” economy (read crappy economy) anything we can do to stop more sick animals ending up in shelters the better. Helping people who otherwise might not be able to afford proper care for their animals ultimately helps alleviate pressure on the already-overburdened shelter system. Click here to read more about how Animal Care for Artists operates.
What’s also interesting is how this group is going about fund-raising. I found them on a site called Kickstarter which is a supercool portal built for funding creative projects of all sorts. According to the Kickstarter site:”We love artists, writers, designers (of all kinds!), filmmakers, musicians, journalists, athletes, adventurers, inventors, bloggers, illustrators, explorers, curators, promoters, performers, and others.”
So check out Animal Care for Artist and Kickstarter.com and consider making a donation to this group get up and running!
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Posted: August 5th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »
Video Voter Guide NYC
I am in New York working on The Video Voter Guide- it’s a comprehensive voter information program that allows all candidates for city election to tape a candidate statement. I’m overseeing the project and it’s being taped at 30 Rock/WNBC which is pretty cool.
What is not cool, however, is how much I miss Ranger! I’ve only had him a few short months but I can’t stop thinking about him!
My Son Ranger
To deal with my own separation anxiety I have developed the following coping mechanisms:
1. I have about 10 different photos of Ranger on my phone and I shuffle through them at least a couple of times a day.
2. Change my home screen so that I get a new shot of Ranger every day.
3. Check in on Ranger at his home away from home (my friend Amy’s house)
4. Hang out with my dog-owning friends and family in NYC.
5. Stop random people with dogs on the street and get my dog fix.
Last night I did a combo of 4 & 5 when I had a fabulous dinner with my friends Shelly and Julie at Tiramisu (a yummy Italian place on the corner of 80th & 3rd) with their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Sadie and Sasha. I felt like a true New Yorker, sitting outside and enjoying a great Italian meal with friends (canine and human alike.)
Then as I was heading home, I saw the most adorable Chocolate Lab just sitting like a perfect angel as her parents enjoyed their sushi dinner. I couldn’t resist asking if I could say hi. Jordan (the lab) and her parents obliged my need for a dog fix and Jordan and I engaged in some mad love complete with slobbery lab kisses- a personal favorite.
Chocolate Lab in Pearls
I come to find out Jordan’s parents are actually transplanted LA people, they went to the same vet that I do and Jordan is a rescue; definitely my kind of people. Oh, and Jordan has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show- a celebrity dog!
It’s doesn’t all up to actually being able to be with Ranger, but I’m coping!
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