Honoring the Memory of GG

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Hello everyone, it’s been a month since my pig bro GG left us. The house seems very empty without him & I have had to comfort huMom a lot because she gets sad when she thinks of him.

We wanted to do something to honor GG’s memory. So we are sponsoring a pig called Pumba, who lives at the Ruby Ranch pig & Farm Animal Sanctuary. It’s run by huMom’s friends Sherry & Bob.

It’s not good that Sanctuaries for pigs are necessary but I’m glad there are humans like Sherry & Bob. People get fooled into thinking micro or teacup pigs are real. They aren’t. Pot Bellied pigs like GG can be smaller than pigs like Esther, but still, GG was about 150 lbs. On top of that, pigs are not like dogs or cats. They are more like small humans, not fully able to reason with but well able to demand. Far too often humans get a pig not understanding that they will get big, are very intelligent & will be a 15 – 20 year commitment.

With our monthly donation we will help cover the cost of Pumba’s food & shelter throughout his life. There are many pigs at Ruby Ranch so any help is always welcome. Shelters for pigs have become like shelters for dogs & cats in that they are often stretched to the limit. Too many pigs are being surrendered by humans who didn’t do their due diligence.

Perhaps you would like to sponsor a pig. I bet there is a pig rescue near you that could use help. GG would be pleased.

CEO Olivia

Multimedia Artist Debbie Lawson

Canine Culture

 

Welcome to Friday everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Just when I thought I’d sniffed out every type of art, I dug up something new. Sculptures made from carpets.

Artist Debbie Lawson is a Scottish-born multimedia artist.  Her work is one of color &  an exploration of the imagination that takes the viewer on a journey through the cultural traditions surrounding objects in our everyday lives. Her artwork takes the familiar & transforms it into something unexpected. Debbie Lawson states her aim is to rouse emotion in the viewer; take them to their inner spaces while merging a two-dimensional world with a three-dimensional one.

Lawson does so by using traditional Persian carpets & Oriental rugs. She transforms them into pawtastic three-dimensional sculptures that are wooftastic. Using chicken wire & masking tape & layers of luscious carpets, Lawson creates life-size renditions of animals that pawsitively jump out of the fabric at you. Her sculptures fuse the human-made world with the world of plants & animals in a wagnificently imaginative way.

Let’s have a look.

You can sniff out more of Debbie Lawson’s carpeted creatures on her websiteInstagram.

Have a pawsome weekend. We are under “stay at home” orders. Stay safe.

CEO Olivia