My heart is so full with love as I get to share a recent collaboration I did with Big Love Ball and 13 amazing, strong-minded women and 1 rocking dude. Along with these beauties, we bundled up in-between shots while we had our pictures taken to launch this new project founded by uber talented, artist Wendy Williams Watt. When Wendy called and asked me to be a part of this great cause, I screamed with excitement. I have so much admiration for everything Wendy, her team and Big Love Ball are creating.
‘Fur Crying Out Loud’ is an expression of exasperation towards the ongoing senseless mistreatment and neglect of animals. Big Love Ball has created a T-shirt to deliver a straightforward message – be as good to our non-human friends as they have been to us.
Our animals are our family. Asking nothing in return, they shove their wet noses into the palms of our hands when we don’t even know we want them to. They intuit how we are managing emotionally and watch over our loved ones as life sprints along. They put up with our bad driving, silly holiday traditions, histrionic pet voices and foolish attire (sometimes involving chin straps).
On a recent cold November afternoon, Big Love Ball invited 15 ambitious animal lovers to sit for a photo in an abandoned brick depot to launch Fur Crying Out Loud. Wearing T-shirts and holding furbabies in lieu of handbags, these local leaders took the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with one united voice. This group consists of confident influencers who all support rescue, adoption and ethical treatment of animals. They chatter about what matters. If one small phrase paws its way into our psyche, this is a start.
Make your fashion statement a passion statement and show your support for animal rescue and adoption. Buy your own Fur Crying Out Loud T-shirt with a portion of all proceeds going to support the rescue and adoption organization, Paws for Hope.
I can’t thank everyone involved enough for making this day one to remember, nothing but love.
A great big THANK YOU to Wendy Williams Watt, William Byma, Photographers Bob Garlick & Eyoalha Baker, Lorena Ponis, Stephanie Langston, Erin Ireland, Charlie Kerr, Mariel Armstrong, Lauren Armstrong, Sunny Lenarduzzi, Megan Williams, Cora Chok, Michelle Hutchinson, Kate Horsman, Natalie Langston, Caolaidhe Lundy and all the fur babies in attendance.
And finally, thank you to Wendy’s daughter Rachael (which the t-shirt is dedicated to) for, at eleven, told her Mom of this idea to raise money during recess at her school for the S.P.C.A. It was because of Rachael’s vision that all of us had the honour and blessing to be a part of this joyful day. This beautiful girl knew the only way to make a change, was to be the change. Rachael is twenty now and volunteers for the SPCA and Vokra. I admire all those that give their time, energy and heart to great causes that make the world a better place.
Oh and did I mention, these T’s are super comfortable. I seem to be living in mine these days.
Photo Gallery by Bob Garlick and Eyoälha Baker (minus BB411 Furbaby photo)
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Much Love, Beauty Buzz 411