Hey there! Welcome to my blog. I'm a free dog living in Portugal and I write about my life as an artist and street dog. This blog is a way for me to have more of a connection with other dogs (and people), to share ideas, experiences and some of my art. I love to hear what others have to say so feel free to comment on any of the posts or to contact me via e-mail. If it's your first time here, you might want to check out my first post and read on from there. You can also have a look at my profile in the column to the right.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

hip hip hooray!

Regular readers of my blog will know that last month I entered a sketching contest held by Adonit, creator of the Jot stylus for touch screens. The theme of the contest was "favourite movie scenes" and I did a sketch from Bombon el Perro, in which the main character is a dog (of course). Well, thanks to many artist friends and animal supporter friends on Facebook I was able to finish in second place which is worth US$300. Hip hip hooray! Originally I had said I would share any winnings with the dog shelter where many of my friends live, but in order to provide a greater incentive for people to vote I decided to give all the money to three animal shelters here in the Algarve.

Now I've entered Adonit's October sketching contest and the theme is "monsters". My entry is called "Here Kitty Kitty".

Once again I will donate any money I win to the animal shelters. I may need more support from some other shelters in order to secure a win and if I do I will share the winnings with them too. If any of you have a connection to a particular shelter and you can rally the Facebook followers to vote, let me know. First prize is US$500. It seems that Adonit plans to hold this competition every month so it's conceivable that with strong, consistent support, I (we) could earn $500 each month to donate to needy animals!

Here's the link to the voting site. http://a.pgtb.me/8vDc2D

You can vote once every 24 hours so bookmark the link or this blog post to make it easy to go back to each day. You can also hit the "share" button that is at the bottom of my entry on the contest page. It's a simple thing that you can do to make a big difference for many animals. (Sometimes it doesn't accept your vote even if you've waited the 24 hours, but when that happens to me I just wait a while and try again. Just keep an eye on the little box with the number and see if the number changes when you vote. If it doesn't, try again later.)

So if you could work any Internet magic available to you (share this post, bribe your relatives, whatever it takes) we furry friends would be eternally grateful. Obrigado, thank you, gracias, danke, arrrooof, esker, tack, dekuji, dank u, kiitos, paldies, 'a d'anq, tak, salamat, merci, arigatō, and many more.


  1. I'm a big fan of Greek mythology and when I saw this I naturally thought of Cerberus. Love your work! I've cast my vote and have shared the link on Facebook - good luck!
    Some Dark Romantic

  2. Run, kitty, RUN!!! ;)

    I just voted again. Congratulations on getting a place in the previous challenge. I'm sure the shelters were very appreciative of your donations. Good luck with this months contest. :)

    1. Serena, thank YOU for your continuing support on this foray into alternative fundraising. Hip hip!

  3. Hey Mina,
    Thanks for checking out my blog and for voting! We can use every single vote, so if you think of it, try to throw me a few more. Voting is allowed once every 24 hours. And thanks too for sharing it.

    I had a quick peek at your blog and I definitely will go back for a longer, leisurely look when my head stops spinning from various things happening at the moment.


  4. Ruca, awesome drawing, really liked the one you won with. I subscribed to your journal of dog drawings on Clibe, love that journal.!
    off to vote, and good luck.
    Bo - puppypins.com


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