And that’s all there is to it.
This morning, on my morning walk to the Marina, a seagull with a broken wing crossed my path. I couldn’t ignore the fact that his left wing was dragging on the ground so I followed him. I flagged down an employee in the Marina area and she said she’d report it. Somehow, I didn’t believe her (there was no urgency in her response) so I kept following him and stayed with him until help arrived. Which wasn’t soon - it was surprisingly very challenging to find the correct number for injured birds. I googled, called, emailed several rescue services but they were either too far away, or only rescued marine life. Finally, after 40 minutes, I was able to talk to someone and they dispatched help. They weren’t sure when they would arrive - could be 10 minutes or 3 hours. But I vowed to stay with my little friend, who I’ve now named “Swifty”. Swifty and I became friends and I followed him around as he walked the park, picked at garbage and relaxed on a sunny patch on the grass. He even inched a little closer to me, which made me smile, thinking that he trusted me to help! Finally, I got a call that Officer Romero arrived to help take Swifty away! He caught him quickly and gently and wrapped Swifty in a towel before putting him in the truck for a bird rescue where a vet will check him out. There was even another seagull around with a busted wing (though not as bad as Swifty’s), so I’m glad I was there to help rescue two birds!
This illustration is for Swifty, his friend and all the seagulls out there.
Time to chill out.
Happy National Lobster Day! And I always thought it was on my birthday, when I always order lobster and oysters and chocolate cake and whisky....
"I want to see more art on the walls!", said the goat in red glasses.
Do bears dance in the woods? Of course they do! But only when no one is looking.
I've taken a long enough break from my book, Happy Goodnight, and finally inspired enough to finish it (just 1/3 to go!).
Hugo is so popular, he gets two holiday designs! Here he is as Hugo the brown nose reindeer!
I created a set of holiday cards featuring my friend's dog, Hugo on a sled. Look how much fun he's having! Weeeeeeeeeee!
I just created a couple of new promotional pieces, fun sticks featuring a tiger and a wolf! It was easy peasy thanks to Avery templates.
Happy Friday the 13th!
I've got cougar spirit, how about you?!
Happy birthday to my beautiful, sweet love, Brody Bird! He would've been 11 years old today, but cancer took him away from me last year on July 14, 2016. I love him and miss him every moment of every day.
This is Dave. Dave is a rat terrier. Dave just turned 15. Happy birthday, Big Wave, Dave!
This weekend, I babysat Sid and Jamey, my sister's boyfriends kids while he was at work. We had a great day of gardening, walking around the neighborhood to get ice cream and my favorite, drawing with Jamey!