Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Helpful Kitty, Yet Another Challenge, and This Week's DT Card

Isn't Weezee helpful? She's very good at helping me select the right paper. Of course, she shreds it and/or drools on it shortly afterward, but she does have very good taste.

Here's what Weezee and I put together for the CES Challenge Blog's All Creatures Great and Small Challenge and the Stamp Something Digital Stamp Challenge. I know I generally go for the "small" when it comes to creatures, but this time I went for the "great" in size. I chose an adorable Rottweiler from Bugaboo Stamps. Isn't he just adorable?
Rotties are one of those breeds who have been demonized by the media and some very irresponsible and abusive people who take a sweet, gentle giant and use cruelty to turn them into a fearful, reactive dog. In general, when I think of a rotweiler the first words that come to mind are "big lug". :) I love the way they lean into you to ask for petting and their cute, lumbering walk. It's unfortunate that they've become the victim of breed descrimination, with some places refusing to rent to people with this breed, insurance companies charging unfairly high penalties for having one, etc. We need to crack down, not on the innocent dogs, but on the jerks who go out and buy a large dog from a store or breeder who doesn't screen buyers carefully, and then bully the dog into behaving aggressively. These people don't want a dog to love and raise responsibly. They want a large, aggressive dog to selfishly satisfy their ego. They like to think that they look tough because they can mistreat a large animal any way they want. It's they who need to be stopped, through the passage and enforcement of humane laws and by careful screening, including vet references and followup, of anyone who is to be trusted with a dog. These adorable, loving dogs deserve this.
Okay, no more ranting. Onto a cute card with one of my favorite digis ever! Look at that sweet waggy tail. :)

And...here's my design team contribution for this week's challenge over at For Fun Challenges. This week's challenge is to use the colors black, olive, and purple in the same card. Come give it a try!

Happy Wednesday!

4 comments:

Ellie said...

These are both so super cute!! Love the colors you used and all the buttons on the first card and fun shape on the second!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at stamp something!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww your kitty is a cute...I've got a very helpful Greyhound lol
Gorgeous card, love the image those buttons are fab!

Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandy #1781 said...

These are both adorable cards Veronica! I think Weezee is showing great talent! LOL!

Sheena said...

Wonderful cards and a very talented dog! Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx