I dreamed I was a seagull hanging out in a well furnished tiny seagull house. It was weird.
The FURTASTIC FOUR, a band of really terrible feline superheroes. Some weird things come out of my brain.
Arbo has meningoencephalitis. :(
Basically, for reasons unknown, he has bouts where his brain swells up and all his muscles become so fatigued he can’t do anything but shake.
He had his first big attack December 2010, that’s when we found out what was wrong. He was prescribed prednisolone to decrease the inflammation, which up until very recently, has worked well, and he was back to his old self again.
Well, this past time a few months ago, he had a bad attack, he wasn’t responding to prednisolone anymore. The only thing we can really do for him is give him a kind of chemotherapy whose side effect is anti-inflammatory. He seems to be recovering slowly through this chemotherapy, but the downside is that each treatment costs $600.
Because I consider Arbo to be like a brother to me, I want to do all I can to help the family pay for the high medical bills, so I’m doing fundraising.
You can buy cute dachshund stickers and shirts here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/growly/works/8309882-dachshund-in-hot-dog-costume
And I have buttons, pictured here for $5 each, with $2 flat shipping anywhere. You can email me at email@example.com to purchase a button.
I actually don’t get a lot of money from the RedBubble sales at all, but I have to try my best. If you can’t afford to spare the money, please consider spreading the word. <3 It is much appreciated.Poor baby. This breaks my heart. Prayers for the sweet lil puppy.
Oops! Sorry I never posted a followup to this!!!
Arbo has been lovingly referred to as a “miracle baby” because of how far he’s come. I can’t remember what treatment they have him on now but he’s feeling excellent these days. :) Taking several mile long walks every week, running around and jumping off furniture (he’s not supposed to be jumping given his medical history, but sometimes he’s too fast to catch!) He’s living a proper happy dog life now, and I couldn’t be happier.
Seizures are still a big risk and I’ve noticed some neurological problems that may or may not be caused by the brain damage (obsessive compulsion), and he’ll have to be on strictly controlled medication his whole life, but it’s all totally manageable. When Arbo gets overheated or over-exhausted, he seems to be most at risk for having another seizure. Because the family knows his triggers and is used to dealing with him, any seizures that happen now are very slight and pass quickly. I don’t live with the inlaws, but when I go over there to visit, Arbo always looks bright-eyed and is wagging his tail and climbing all over us to give kisses and lay in our laps. :)
During my fundraiser, I was able to raise about $210 for the family, which really did help during their time of financial need. They have a handle on it now and Arbo hasn’t needed chemo in a long time, so I haven’t been trying to raise money for them anymore (indeed I need to just be worried about my own bills at the moment u_u). So any RedBubble sales will be going to my pocket instead, just so you know! Thanks for your compassion guys! <3
Hey, whatever floats your boat, Shelly.
I was so surprised when she crawled in there!
WIP I started a couple nights ago. Contest piece for my friend Jay!
Long time watcher, first time participator. :)
This challenge was a great excuse to make a simple ref sheet of my tapir girl, Liana. She’s one of the stars of a big project in-progress. You can see more of Liana and her friends on my art blog, http://laurenwallaceart.tumblr.com
I kept drawing Liana inconsistently, oops- hopefully this will solve that issue!
She always wears clothes, but the outfits can change, so I just went with super simple for this ref sheet. At some point I may draw a ref for the outfit she wears for the majority of her and Sundae’s adventure. Also I’m starting up a tag for this project- Sunrise and Windfall :)
~15th Anniversary Digimon Collab~
Here are the final collages for the Digimon Collab and just in time for the Odaiba Memorial Day!
Started back in March, over 120 artists came together to draw characters from six different seasons and three movies of the Digimon series. The list of all participants is here: [LINK]
High Res Links:
I want to thank everyone that contributed. Digimon was my favorite show when I was younger and I love that so many people felt the same way.
LOOK at this cool thing I helped collab on! :D These are all so pro and mindblowingly cool fffffff
Happy Digimon Day, everyone!
June 15th, 1994- The Lion King premiered in theaters. Happy 20th, TLK!
This movie became an obsession for me when I was a kid… I dreamed of being a Disney animator so I could help create works of art like The Lion King. My life goals are different now, but I still attribute this film to giving me that first big push into art. I could gush all day long about what makes this movie so beautiful, but I’ll just say thank you, Disney team, for creating The Lion King!
My little derp queen, Shelly! This is one of my favorite pictures of her, I think it captures her personality well. WHRRRR!
My little girl’s famous again! ^_^