Saturday, March 12, 2005

Babe- From Darkness to Light

5" x 7"
oil on linen

I was recently asked if I would take on the challenge of painting
Babe- a longhaired Dachshund who was rescued by
Dachshund Rescue of North America.

It seems she was a breeding dog- and
spent her entire life in a cage in a basement
of a home producing litter after litter of puppies
for her owner to sell.

When her health declined and she no longer could
produce puppies she no longer held value to her owner
and DRNA took her in.

For the first time in her life Babe was able to live in daylight and fresh air.
It took time for her to adjust- and then revel in her newfound life.

Babe has now found a forever home with the foster mother who
taught her to love and trust. Many others are not so lucky.
I painted her to benefit the Dachshund Rescue of North
America Medical fund which desperately needs help
after an influx of dogs in need.

Stella Violano

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