Our friend and neighbor rescues critters who have had a tough time in life. They've been living out of dumpsters or wandering the streets or otherwise neglected. He takes them in, gives them Dr's appointments, nurses them back to health and cares for them like family.
On Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 16th, this dog was found down by Latitude 18. Latitude 18 is a local watering hole for us East Enders on St Thomas. Latitude is a fabulous place but not for a stray dog. This poor pup had been abandoned there. Restaurants and bars have lots of scraps by the dumpsters but not it's always the best kibble.
He is such a sweet dog. He just wants to be loved. Luckily, now he is. Because he was found on MLK Day we decided to call him Marty.
I was fortunate enough to take him for long walks and hang out with him. He's a bit of a dawdler but I think he loves the walks just the same. I even taught him how to sit. (I think).
He was lucky to have a friend like Bob take him in and I was lucky Bob let Marty hang out with me. I like Marty and he seems to like me too.
I said to myself, "Self, Marty really needs to be immortalized in art." So here we are. An iPad Painting of Marty.
You can buy your very own copy of Marty at RedBubble.com