Emma and Cathy

$3,395 of $1,800 goal

Raised by 44 people in 11 months
Emma is a rescue dog.  We've been together 4 years.  She likely was a puppy mill dog and when her people were through breeding left Emma in the L.A. rail yards where she was found very sick.  This is what she looked like when we first met:

Emma and I pretty much rescue one another every day.   We are inseparable.  I learned what love is by being with her.



I am doing this fundraiser on Emma's behalf as she needed emergency surgery to remove some possible cancerous tumors as well as the extraction of 8 teeth (only 1 left in her little mouth). The surgery was highly complicated due to her age (12) .  I needed to borrow money from friends to allow this to happen.  I live on disability and am in a wheelchair with MS.  Paying this money back is not an option for me without some help.

The total vet bill includes the actual removal of tumors, dental extractions, medication, complicated anesthesia, ultra-sound, x-ray, biopsy and follow up.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering helping me support this extraordinary little being.

Donations up to $25 get you an original drawing done with my one remaining hand!

Donations of $26. + I will sculpt a small dog from clay!  (please allow up to 4 - 6 weeks, ok?)

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Dear ones,
This campaign has saved Emma (who now plays like a puppy and throws her head to and fro in some sort of ecstatic dance she never did before) and gave me a huge "leg up" at a time when I was sort of sinking.

I have been thinking about circles a lot lately as they are related to "relating"; like when we give a compliment to someone and the person deflects it so the compliment never really gets to complete its' self and how frustrating that feels (the circle does not become whole).

This particular crowdfunding site does not make your addresses available to me which seems insane. The completion of "the circle" I speak about here depends on my being able to send you my offerings (which I am having SO much fun doing BTW)


Now.... if you are thinking : "Cathy probably has enough on her plate and doesn't need the extra pressure of making me something"
You would be sorely mistaken. I NEED to connect with you in this way or the circle is not. Making something for you helps me remember myself as an artist.

Will you take a moment and email me your mailing address so I can begin sending you a little piece of me with more thanks than could ever fit in a package?


no message necessary..just your address, ok?


Emma and Cathy

ps...last update
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As Emma continues to recover from her VERY successful surgery her eyes brighten up big time! She has a big scar on her belly and one remaining tooth in her mouth! Her personality has segued from generally weary and nonchalant into a tiny whirling dervish. Tail wagging has increased multi-fold; previously reserved for treats and outings, now her little white flag tells everyone enduring discomfort is no longer on her plate. NO!

She has her eye on me constantly and feeling still frail as she recovers, dives deep into my lap with her head under my arm, soothed by the proximity of my heartbeat.

Your support in relieving her suffering is having a marked affect on my own. Feeling Emma re-enter existence without the obstacles reducing her life-force let me have some space to relax and feel safe in the knowledge she will be with me awhile longer.

I am stronger, eating better, more creative and easier in my nervous system. An edge of "bitchiness" and tendency toward being remote is gone.

Thank you all for giving Emma and me the gift of time.

I look SO forward to creating on your behalf in the weeks to come!

So much love...


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Oh my gosh you guys!!!!!!!!!! I am in tears over here in utter gratitude for all of you showing up in my life this way. Disability can bring a surprising amount of isolation even for connective people like me. This generous energy of yours coming toward Emma and me makes me feel invincible. Amazing the power of love. Best medicine ever. Thank you for letting me know I matter.

I know many of you were unable to view the video. Have been working on this with "the people".
Will try again here:
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Raised by 44 people in 11 months
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