Bow Wow Fundraiser

The Whisker Ball, my town’s annual fundraiser for the animal shelter, is truly fun. This year’s attendance was at 400, not counting the dogs. We had preferred seating in the canine section, which meant we had chairs at a table while the pets flopped on the floor. We sat with our friends John and Terrie and their pups Cody and George. A dressy affair for both guests and doggies, black proved to be a magnet for dog hair. Despite George’s seemingly lack of excitement to be my lap dog, he was actually very happy to be off the floor and at table level where he could lick plates. The brooch I’m wearing is doggie jewelry, and holds a picture of our departed pet, Truffles.

I love my children, yet I don’t wear their pictures on my clothing! What is it about pets that we do such wacky things?
Tie One On…an apron, of course!


  1. How true!!!! we get pretty silly with our pets, maybe because we don’t have to worry about paying for college tuition for our pets that allows us to be so silly.
    And you know how I am with my furbabies…lol!
    Hope the fundraiser did fantastic.

  2. I have six very beloved children – I have never had their portrait painted yet I have painted pictures of both my dearly departed kitties hanging in my home. Go figure.

    We now have (only) three kitties. They each have their own “voices” when we talk “for” them. CRAZY.

  3. Please visit my friend Ellen Silverberg’s website Her commentary on painting portraits of beloved pets is fascinating. Ellen is also one of the 46 storytellers in my exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections. We’ve been in touch for 5+ years now, and have yet to meet!

    Tie One On…an apron, of course!

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