Hi everyone—something terrible happened to a shelter in Macon, GA and they need all the help they can get. Please please please pass this on and help out All About Animals if you can:

We are deeply saddened by the cruel, criminal and inhumane treatment our beloved dogs endured last night. As most of you already know, sometime between the hours of 8p.m. Wednesday and 7a.m. Thursday, a person or (most likely) persons broke into our shelter in Downtown Macon and committed an unthinkable and deplorable crime. To the best of our knowledge, these criminals broke through our gates, removed security chains from the kennels and released at least 20-30 dogs from their pens. We can only assume their intent was to fight the dogs. There were many breeds of dogs involved, not just bulldog mixes. We are left grieving the death of three sweet, innocent lives: Butler, Jack and Flapjack. Additionally, we have eight dogs in bad shape at three different vets: Lionel, Belle, Mic, Iggy, Asher, Orson, Ansley and Theo. And at least six more with significant injuries that were treated and remain at our shelter: Biscuit, Duchess, Mayhem, Oscar, Porter and Petey. Belle, our sweet, gentle, adult female bulldog mix who was severely injured in the fighting also has wounds that were not created by another dog, but rather are consistent with being intentionally cut. 

Since so many dogs were injured, there are going to be a lot of vet bills for all of these babies. Like most shelters, they don’t have the money for this. There are several ways to donate:

1) Paypal

2) Network for Good

3) Mail donations to: P.O. Box 4331 Macon, GA 31208

4) Stop by the shelter at 101 Riverside Drive in Downtown Macon next to the entrance of Central City Park

Even if you can only donate a few dollars, please consider helping these people. A company has even offered to install a security system but they will need sponsors to pay the monthly monitoring fee. Anything will help! They’re very nice and their dogs are wonderful. I can’t even believe that someone would do something like this. Please please please signal boost this.

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he literally ruins my life

See You Soon (Shawn Mendes)

Shawn’s POV:

"Hey," I said walking into the room the love of my life was in. Except it wasn’t a bedroom, it was a hospital room. "How are you feeling?" I asked sitting down next to her, she takes my hand and sighs, her eyes barely open.

"Sing me the song…" Her once happy and outgoing voice, now raspy and barely above a whisper. As my voice started, her eyes got a little wider, making me smile.

'I should ink my skin, with your name'
She put her hand in mine, her eyes never taking another look but mine, and mine never taking another look but hers.

During the song, we admired each other, her hand wandered through my face, as I played with her hair. She kissed my hand, and I kissed her, adoring these last few seconds I knew we had together. I felt it, this morning and I felt it last night.

She was fighting so hard for me, and I wanted her to, but it was so selfish of me, to beg her to stay alive when she was in pain, and I knew I had to let her go today. Today, it was the day, I tell her it’s okay to let go.

And by the time I was at the last verse,
‘And maybe I fell in love,’
Her eyes started closing, her hand tightened the grip on me. As if she was trying to hold on, but instead of singing the last line,

I laid down next to her, my lips on her temple as a tear raced down my cheek.

"It’s okay, darling, you can let go." I whispered to her, and suddenly there was a long beeping noise, letting me know, she was now watching over me. "I’ll see you soon," I said one last time, pecking her lips.

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Hey everyone,

I’m one of the Featured Guests (along with Mark Bagley, Tony Harris, Ben McCool, Kevin Maguire, Wilfredo Torres, Joe Pruett, and tons of other creators - see flyer above) at the MIDDLE GEORGIA COMIC CONVENTION in Macon this weekend.
I will have a few artprints and sketchbooks with me, and definitely pads and drawing material for sketches (see sample above from the STAPLE show from a couple of weeks ago).
Will take sketch commissions on-site, tomorrow morning and Sunday morning, and I will be happy to sign any books (I worked on) you might have with you.

Please stop by and say hi. if you are in the area. :)
Cheers,
FF

From the All About Animals Rescue Facebook Page:

We are deeply saddened by the cruel, criminal and inhumane treatment our beloved dogs endured last night. As most of you already know, sometime between the hours of 8p.m. Wednesday and 7a.m. Thursday, a person or (most likely) persons broke into our shelter in Downtown Macon and committed an unthinkable and deplorable crime. To the best of our knowledge, these criminals broke through our gates, removed security chains from the kennels and released at least 20-30 dogs from their pens. We can only assume their intent was to fight the dogs. There were many breeds of dogs involved, not just bulldog mixes. We are left grieving the death of three sweet, innocent lives: Butler, Jack and Flapjack. Additionally, we have eight dogs in bad shape at three different vets: Lionel, Belle, Mic, Iggy, Asher, Orson, Ansley and Theo. And at least six more with significant injuries that were treated and remain at our shelter: Biscuit, Duchess, Mayhem, Oscar, Porter and Petey. Belle, our sweet, gentle, adult female bulldog mix who was severely injured in the fighting also has wounds that were not created by another dog, but rather are consistent with being intentionally cut. When we arrived this morning, four dogs were missing. Thankfully, all four missing dogs are now safe and accounted for.

Even the dogs who were not involved in this crime are traumatized. Our hearts broke all over again as we found them shaking, cowering in their kennels when we are usually greeted with wiggling bodies and flapping tails.

Please consider donating here to help with vet bills and supplies for the injured. They’re also looking for sponsors to help with a monthly security system monitoring fee. And, of course, loving fosters are always needed.

RIP Butler, Jack and Flapjack  :’(

Afrofuturism Exhibit at The Harriet Tubman Museum

May 17 – July 27, 2013

 

This very special exhibition opens at the Tubman museum on May 17, 2013. The unabbreviated title of the exhibition is Riffing on the Real II: Back to the Afro-Future. This title references a very popular exhibition on the same subject that the Museum mounted in 2011.

 

The subject of both exhibitions is the concept of Afro-futurism. This term refers to the exploration of a range of ideas and themes available in traditional and contemporary black cultures, melded with concepts and motifs commonly found in the various forms of fantastic fiction, including science fiction, horror, alternative history, utopian/dystopian fiction and magic realism. 

 

Afro-futurism in the visual arts opens cultures of the past and present up for re-consideration, and re-imagines cultures of the future. R.O.T. R. II features works that mine popular culture for imagery that embodies these concepts. The exhibit includes a variety of art and artifacts, ranging from contemporary studio art, African American and Afro-Caribbean visionary art, sequential art and various examples of conceptual/futuristic design. The exhibition combines objects from the Museum’s collection with works loaned from individual artists and institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

 

The exhibit will be on view at the Tubman Museum through July 27, 2013. 

 

There will be a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit at the Museum on Friday, May 24th, from 6 to 8 P.M. Many of the artist s will be in attendance. Special musical guests for the event are Dean Brown and Dubshak. Admission to the reception is free for Museum Members and $5.00 for the General Public. 

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