Keep Wagging will be attending Woofstock in Sunrise, Florida on February 2rd. And on February 23rd, we will be in Gulfport, Florida for the "Get Rescued" event. For the Sunrise show, we will be unveiling four new Valentines Day designs for dog and cat lovers. If you have a companion animal, love cats or dogs, or simply like artwork that isn't like all the other stuff out there, stop by our booth and say "Hello."
This will be our second time at Gulfports Get Rescued event. We had an excellent show the first time and met some wonderful, and wonderfully strange people. I mean that as a compliment as well - their unofficial motto is "Keep Gulfport Weird" so you expect some vibrancy. That's our kind of crowd too. Click here to learn more about Gulfport's Get Rescued and Woofstock. We're also keeping our eye on a third February event in Tradition (Port St. Lucie) and we'll keep you informed as we learn more!
We like to keep things very upbeat and optimistic (you know, Keep Wagging and all that), but you can't ignore the dark side, particularly when it points to a much larger issue. You might find it odd that we make donations to the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization focused on helping women and children who have been victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse. Someone who abuses animals will eventually hurt a human, because these monsters don't count the number of legs on their victims. In the past, animal abuse was virtually ignored. These warning signs weren't heeded, and the connection wasn't being made. If someone doesn't respect one life form, they will not respect another. These are the Dexter's in training and penalties for animal abuse need to be ramped up and treated for what it is.
Back to our elusive point - Keep Wagging makes donations to organizations that help those who need help - two legs or four. Because they are different sides of the same coin.
Apologies for dragging you into this darkness, but this is a topic that we are very passionate about. As always, we appreciate your business. If you would like to learn more about The Joyful Heart Foundation, please visit their website http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/