Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Illustration Friday: Rescue, second encore

Quite sometime ago Portnoy and Biff met at a no-kill animal shelter in the middle of America.
It seems Portnoy was a renegade that escaped a truck headed for the slaughterhouse. Afraid to go back to the farm, Portnoy walked for days until he met a kindly old gentleman who told him all about this shelter. Unable to properly take care of a pig, the old man gave Portnoy a ride to the door and waved a tearful goodbye. The volunteers at the shelter welcomed Portnoy with open arms and hearts. They brought him to his new quarters but on the way there he noticed by Biff, an old-timer stray dog with a twist in his tail just like his!
The shelter worker saw the connection between Portnoy and Biff right away and asked if they'd like to be roommates. Biff's spirits soared by having Portnoy around. They shared stories of life before being rescued and celebrated every day for the strange twist of fate that brought them together.

Two peas in a pod, those two. Old souls embracing a new lease on life.

(This was used for "IF" in 2007 for the word "twist" and in 2010 for "rescue."
  I thought it was time for another encore!)


  1. Life and love as it should be! Bring on the twists!

    Perfect adoring smiles, these two


  2. Tanks for the comment:) Love the illo and the story:)

  3. So lovely and so close to home... we recently adopted a dog from the south. He is the most playful, sweetest, adorable rescue and we are loving having him.
    Wonderful art is support of a great cause - there are so many animals out there in need of a home.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great tale! Sweetness! Did you guys ever start doing ATC's??? I've been so busy lately haven't checked.
    xoxo- Julie

  5. Oh Lo it makes my heart sing, I LOVE this one, will you sell it in cards?

  6. sweet... so.....Lo! I hope you will make a card from this...complete with the narrative!


    ♥ R ♥

  7. those two are so cute. great story. that curl in the tail that connects us.