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Society of Animal Artists
Her High Four has been accepted into the Society of Animal Artists 56th Annual Exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science September 23 - January 1. If you're in Houston stop by the museum and give her a high five.
Mill Dog Rescue
Mill Dog Rescue (Lily) was accepted into the prestigious National Sculpture Society 83rd Annual Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, SC. The exhibition runs from August 6 - October 30. It's a huge honor, and I hope that this will help raise awareness of the plight of puppy mill dogs and the need to adopt, not purchase puppies in stores or online.
Her High Four Wins Prize
I'm back to riding this summer after surgery. We taught Prince to lay down so I could get on him and then he gets up. My back is better now, but this is a lot of fun to do, especially if there isn't a tree stump around for a leg up.
My trainer, Stefanie Skidmore, taught my mustang Prince to drive a buggy. I wasn't able to ride a horse for six months after my surgery so I was thrilled that Prince took to driving so well. He has a lot more enthusiasm for this than having me ride him.
After years of suffering from back pain and being unable to hike, walk far, or sit for long, I got surgery with Dr Michael Rauzzino, and nine months later I feel 20 years younger. Here I am at the peak of 11,649 foot Black Mountain. Thank you Dr Rauzzino!
My artist proof of High Four is on permanent loan to the Animal Clinic of Woodland Park. That's where we adopted Brutus, and they are providing him with wonderful FREE care for the rest of his life. Placing this sculpture (which everyone is already calling Brutus, because it just seems like him, somehow) is my way of thanking Dr. Volz, Terri Collins, Donna Zinko, and the rest of the staff for showing incredible generosity and compassion to Brutus and his previous owner, Larry. Larry passed away in 2013 and we are the lucky people who get to enjoy this very special Great Dane.
In November 2010 the Manitou Springs Art Theatre presented a play called Art Dog based on the censoring and subsequent banishment of a life size anatomically correct Great Dane sculpture of mine, Dog Days. I don't remembering ever laughing so hard for so long. A story about it was featured on the front page of the Colorado Springs Gazette. To protect the innocent, the Great Dane in the play was replaced by a Poodle.