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Money Well Spent.

Gayle & Friskie
Remember how conflicted I felt over receiving money via Gayle's death? I think I found a way to put it to good use.

My friend Matjames Metson is a starving artist who love love loves his dogs. One of his dogs, Boris, ate a Kong toy. Over the past few weeks there have been a series of vet trips -- some frantic. While there has been progress, there has not been a cure. Today Boris went under the knife for $2,500 worth of surgery to finally get these toy bits OUT of him. Matjames doesn't have $2,500 to spare, so he's been selling his artwork online at reduced prices.

I spent some of Gayle's money to buy one of his pieces. I get to support an independent artist AND help save a beloved pet, two things that I'm certain Gayle would approve of.

Incidentally, should anyone else be in the market for puppy surgery-supporting art: https://www.facebook.com/matjames/media_set?set=a.10151721047680281.1073741831.666605280&type=3

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sabotabby
Dec. 2nd, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant.
furious_mold
Dec. 3rd, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
What a great thing! I'm glad you did this and I'm sure it's helping you not feel bad about getting money from her.


Speaking of Kong Toys, I have one for the cats and it's one of those treat dispensing things. I tripped on it the other day and almost bashed my head on my mantle in the living room. It was really scary, you know, because I'm here alone. I put the toy on my bookshelf. I think those toys are evil now.
badrahessa
Dec. 4th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
very cool!
ratphooey
Dec. 6th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
That could not be more perfect.
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