Sophie Gamand

Shelter 🐢🐢🐢 πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦to MacLovin 🐡 🏠 to #PitBullFlowerPower 🌸 Crowning pit bulls since 2014 (BEFORE Snapchat πŸ’…) Images are Β© πŸ™… Spread ❀️ and πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‘‡

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NEW YORK: Dingus from @animalhaven is a 1.5 year-old cutie who was brought to New York from a shelter in Miami-Dade that was evacuated before Hurricane Irma. He may look big and tough, but his goofy expression sums up his personality. And he is slightly cross-eyed!! This big mush is aptly named... He is super lovable and loves a good belly scratch! During our shoot, he kept flopping on his back (I seem to remember he had to be dragged away... hahahaha). Check out the last video πŸ˜­πŸ˜… For more info and to apply for this doggie, please visit www.AnimalHavenShelter.org!
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#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #dingus #tongueout

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#TongueOutTuesday. Or proof that even when they make ugly faces, puppies are still cute AF. #notFair.
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This is Matey from @luvabledogrescue, one of the Pirate puppies! They are being adopted like hot cakes so get your apps in asap! Www.luvabledogrescue.org.
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#puppy #cute #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #dingus

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EUGENE, OR: here is #pitbullflowerpower Wren! She and Raven are a dynamic duo at @luvabledogrescue, looking for a home together preferably (but could also be split). They were rescued from a high kill shelter in CA. Visit www.LuvableDogRescue.org for more info or to apply for these girls! You need to live within a reasonable driving distance from Eugene.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #photographysaveslives #flowercrown #dogrescue #adoptdontshop #sophiegamand #smile #smilingdog #eugene

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EUGENE, OR: here is Raven's #pitbullflowerpower portrait! She is from @luvabledogrescue and was rescued with Wren from a high kill CA shelter. She is a short, hippo, snorter, adorable little thing. Check that video 😱 She can be adopted alone but the rescue would love to keep her with her bestie Wren (I'll post her portrait soon!). Visit www.LuvableDogRescue.org for more info or to apply for these girls! .
#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #dogrescue #flowercrown
#adoptdontshop #bondedpair #adoptthecropped #photographysaveslives #eugene

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Who will be on my next calendar cover? If you want to be the first to find out, head to my website (www.sophiegamand.com - link is in bio) and sign up for my newsletter! .
2018 will be my 4th year doing the #pitbullflowerpower calendar. The first year was a last minute thought and I used my terrible design skills to bring a calendar to life (barely!). Since then, I've been incredibly lucky to get the design help from my talented friend @saraanngrace πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ’ƒπŸ». We've been working on the 2018 #pitbullflowerpower calendar (and a puppy edition too!!). It will be ready very soon, so stay tuned (and get the news first from my newsletter 😁😁). .
Although I always donate a big % to rescues, the calendar primarily helps me continue the #pitbullflowerpower mission: getting the crown supplies, travel expenses to shelters, etc... .
Complete your collection! You can still purchase previous editions on my store at a discounted price (sophiegamand.com/store). .
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EUGENE, OR: Raven and Wren from @luvabledogrescue lucked out when the staff drove down to CA on a trip to pull some Pit Bulls from high kill shelters. They were only supposed to come back with 5 but saw Wren and Raven in their cell. Raven had her head rested on Wren's back for comfort as they waited their fate at a shelter with a 99% euthanasia rate for Pit Bulls. They could not leave them behind. Wren and Raven could not be more different from one another in personality and exercise needs but they have a really beautiful bond. Luvable would like to give them individual time as well but would love to find them a home together if possible! Visit www.LuvableDogRescue.org for more info or to apply for these girls! .
#adoptdontshop #bondedpair #adoptthecropped #photographysaveslives #eugene

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NEW YORK: Gouda is from @AnimalHaven! She is a 7 year old Dobe mix who loves interacting with everyone she meets. She is looking for a home with no other animals because she is happiest with her human friends! She is a huge cuddler who loves cheese and her orange ball! She knows how to sit, stay, kiss, give high five and come. If you are sitting, she will make her way over to rest her head in your lap. For more info and to apply for this doggie, please visit www.AnimalHavenShelter.org! .
#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives

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NEW YORK: we started fostering Gus from @mrbonesandco! This adorable doggie came from North Carolina where he was rescued from a bad situation. He is a low-rider, velvet fur, salsa dancing, cartoonish boy who is about 2-3 years old. He slept in his crate with no issues, and has started an intense bromance with #pawfessorMacLovin. Well. Mac started the bromance and Gus decided it was better to give in. Gus is a bit smaller than Mac (which doesn't show in this pic 😬), at about 14-15lbs. So far, he's been really respectful of boundaries yet affectionate. I can see how he will bond with his people and be an adorable companion! He is great with dogs. Mac says "Adopt my buddy now. NOW". Sometimes I feel he is trying to hypnotize us.
Apply for Gus at www.mrbonesandco.org. .
#adoptdontshop #lowrider #adoptGusMBC

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EUGENE, OR: meet another #pitbullflowerpower cutie from the Pirate litter at @luvabledogrescue, Matey! Apply for Matey (or his wonderful, gorgeous mom Captain Kidd) at www.luvabledogrescue.org. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. The puppies are 9 weeks old.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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EUGENE, OR: Jalapeño and Pepper are an adorable bonded pair waiting for a home at @luvabledogrescue! They acted all shy during our shoot, but I could see they were cheeky! 😜 Apply (in Eugene or near) on www.luvabledogrescue.org. .
#adoptdontshop #bondedpair #chihuahuamix #photographysaveslives

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Okay? Bye.
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NEW YORK: Corpus Christi was rescued from Texas just before Harvey hit! He is now in NY with @animalhaven, his mom Houston and his siblings. Apply at www.AnimalHavenShelter.org..
#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #cutepuppy #pitbullflowerpower #puppybreath #neckrolls

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It's Friday! πŸŽ‰ And it's my birthday!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I'll be eating cake for the next week or so. Don't mind me 😬
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EUGENE, OR: meet Klondike! He came to @luvabledogrescue at 6 weeks old with his brothers Grizzly and Kodiak. Unfortunately when he was adopted, a large family of kids was too much chaos for Klondike as he does not like lots of people in his space bubble. So he came back to Luvable so that they could find a better match. The DNA results revealed Klondike is a Am Staff, Akita, Chow and Cocker Spaniel mix!! Also, a high energy mix with quirky traits! Luvable is looking for a family that has breed experience to give Klondike the type of home he is comfortable with. He loves to swim, chase his ball and explore with his friend Wolfe πŸ’šπŸ€—
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#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #tgif #eugene

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I realize I haven't shared momma Captain Kidd's #pitbullflowerpower portrait yet! I gave her a very special #Halloween inspired crown because I wanted her to be my 2018 Calendar October queen πŸ™Œ Working on finishing up the calendar now!! Stay tuned or sign up for my newsletter (visit my website) So you don't miss the release!

If you would like to apply for sweet Captain Kidd, please visit @luvabledogrescue www.luvabledogrescue.org to request an application. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR.
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#adoptdontshop #adoptthemoms #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR @rescuelifebleu @gypsy_tree_ @k9s_and_cannabis we did it! πŸ™ŒπŸ•·πŸŒšπŸ¦‡ #gothic #crow #gothicdog

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EUGENE, OR: meet another #pitbullflowerpower cutie from the Pirate litter at @luvabledogrescue, Doublon! I believe Doublon us already spoken for but apply for the litter (or their wonderful, gorgeous mom Captain Kidd) at www.luvabledogrescue.org. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. The puppies are 9 weeks old.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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EUGENE, OR: I have photographed more #puppies in 2 weeks than in an entire year!! This is momma Pringles and the chips puppies (Frito, Cheetos, SunChip, Doritos and Ruffles) from @luvabledogrescue. Poor momma Pringles was found wondering in a KFC parking lot and was brought to a Shelter in southern California. She was discovered to be very pregnant! Her incredibly sweet and gentle nature won the hearts of the shelter staff, and they desperately scrambled to find a rescue placement for her. Pringles appeared to be very close to giving birth as of Friday afternoon, but no one would be at the shelter providing thorough care to her for the entire weekend. The staff was anxious to find Pringles a safe place knowing she would be all alone until Monday morning. The danger in this is that dogs left to give birth without assistance can often encounter complications that can be life threatening.
Luvable dog rescue was soon contacted and asked to take Pringles. Luvable reached out to a volunteer near the shelter who agreed to pick Pringles up and take her to a dog groomer for the weekend which was the only safe option on such short notice. Very early the next morning, the volunteer received a call from the groomer that Pringles had two fat and healthy puppies! And by that afternoon there were five fat and healthy puppies! Pringles and her babies eventually made it to Luvable Dog Rescue in Eugene, Oregon on 07/29/2017. This sweet momma instantly melted hearts with her gentle and loving personality. While at her foster home in California, Pringles got along great with all of the other dogs (big and small) and cats. She is approximately 2-3 years old and is ready for her forever home.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit www.luvabledogrescue.org to request an application. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR.
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#adoptdontshop #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #pitbullpuppies #cute #puppiesaredicks @rescuelifebleu @gypsy_tree_ @k9s_and_cannabis

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We've all been there! But it's not that messed up buddy! .
NEW YORK: David II actually just arrived with his siblings at @animalhaven. They were part of a transport of 25 dogs who were pulled out of Miami before the hurricane was scheduled to hit. It's been amazing seeing all the rescues helping each other with both TX and FL being in so much need. πŸ™Œ The pups are fluffy cutesies. Contact Animal Haven for availability (www.AnimalHavenShelter.org). .
#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #omg #cutepuppy #fluffy #puppy

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EUGENE, OR: another cutie from the Pirate litter at @luvabledogrescue, Meet Black Beard! Apply for him (or his wonderful, gorgeous mom Captain Kidd) at www.luvabledogrescue.org. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. The puppies are almost 9 weeks old.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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Is it Friday yet???!!! πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
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EUGENE, OR: Wolfe (formerly Buckwheat) was born in @luvabledogrescue care a few months back. His mom is Darla (my blind #pitbullflowerpower Halloween queen). He had an incredible entrance into the world that was very memorable for the shelter staff and was raised and adopted out. Sadly the family chosen for him could not meet his energy and training needs and returned him at 6 months old. Now he is looking for his forever home while getting lots of exercise, training and fun at Luvable rescue! His best friend is Klondike (stay tuned for pics) and his favorite activity is swimming in the pond! πŸ€—πŸ‘™ Visit www.luvabledogrescue.org for more info and to apply!
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#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives

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This puppy from @animalhaven is literally saying High 5. Li-te-ra-lly. Photographed more adoptable puppies yesterday and some pretty darn cute adults and senior 😱 stay tuned! And head to my story for BTS!
#pitbullflowerpower #adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives

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EUGENE, OR: Wicket from @luvabledogrescue was born special needs with no eyes. He was part of an accidental litter and the family waited until he was done being weaned from mom and then surrendered him He came up to Luvable and became a staff members' foster puppy (@lovecommalumen) at 11wks old. Wicket is a sweet, playful little boy who is looking to make more friends! Visit www.luvabledogrescue.org for more info and to apply!
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#adoptdontshop #specialneedspuppy #photographysaveslives @gypsy_tree_ @k9s_and_cannabis #eugene

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EUGENE, OR: another cutie from the Pirate litter at @luvabledogrescue, Meet Davy Jones! Apply for him (or her wonderful, gorgeous mom Captain Kidd) at www.luvabledogrescue.org. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. The puppies are almost 9 weeks old.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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EUGENE, OR: another cutie from the Pirate litter at @luvabledogrescue, Meet Black Pearl! Apply for her (or her wonderful, gorgeous mom Captain Kidd) at www.luvabledogrescue.org. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. The puppies are almost 9 weeks old.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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Adoption pupdate! I photographed Lucille back in November at @AnimalHaven. She was the sweetest and most patient mamma with her 10 pups!! What’s amazing about her story, is that Lucille went home BEFORE all of her puppies!!! That’s almost unheard of, as moms tend to wait months, sometimes years for a home, long after their pups. Lucille clearly hit the jackpot and I think when she left the shelter, she was like "don’t let the door hit me on my way out! See you suckers!!!" (literally). I recently received a sweet pupdate from her adopter, Jane. Seems Lucille knows how to make herself comfy, and her new motto, after all that hard work with the pups, is "treat yo self!": "Lucille is just wonderful and we love her to death. She is sooo in charge. I am sending some shots of her being Lucille! She has adapted well to NYC life. She is such a happy, funny and loving creature!". Those pics made me LOL. You go Lucille!! πŸ’ƒπŸ»
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#adoptdontshop #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #treatyoself

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EUGENE, OR: I'm starting to celebrate #Halloween early this year πŸ˜…! Darla from @luvabledogrescue wore this tarantula-covered headpiece like a trooper! πŸ•·πŸ•· Her unique eyes (she is blind) were a perfect match for my greeneries πŸ™ŒπŸ˜ Darla is a petite pittie who is an absolute sweetheart, and has been waiting for a home in or near Eugene since beginning of 2017. Visit www.LuvableDogRescue.org to apply for her (driving distance only) or ask about her! Read my previous post for her story. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #pocketpit #blinddog #eugene #adoptdontshop @rescuelifebleu @k9s_and_cannabis @gypsy_tree_

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EUGENE, OR: Our #TGIF is brought to you by sweet Darla from @luvabledogrescue (and stay tuned for her special Halloween-edition #PitBullFlowerPower portrait!!)! Darla is blind (hence her shiny eyes). She arrived in Eugene last December, super pregnant. Her full term puppies were about to be aborted when Luvable saw the pleas to rescues and jumped in. Shortly after, Darla had one of the most harrowing births the rescue has ever experienced. She almost died in labor and had to have an emergency C-section to save her and the remaining puppies’ lives. Darla is quite petite, and her puppies were all 1lb at birth, and there were 10 of them, all getting stuck in the birth canal… Luvable drove for 1h30 in the fog and ice, after a historic snowstorm, trying two emergency vet clinics to find a clinic able to help. 8 of the puppies survived and turned out to be 50/50 Staffie and Husky mixes! (one of them, Wolfe, is now all grow-up and still waiting, I’ll post him soon!). Darla is very sweet and on the petite side. Her blindness doesn’t stop her from enjoying all things life! If you would like to apply for her, please visit www.luvabledogrescue.org to request an application. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR.
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#adoptdontshop #dogrescue #blinddog #eugene #photographysaveslives

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MONTREAL PIT BULL BAN UPDATE: As you know, a pit bull ban passed in the City of Montreal last summer. Since then, it’s been pushed to become a Province-wide ban through Bill 128. The local SPCA has been battling this horrific project (the consequences of this project are already devastating: families threatened, dogs abandoned in shelters for fear they will be seized, etc). Everything you need to know to inform yourself and take action (petition, submitting comments on the proposed Bill) can be found here: www.saferkindercommunities.com (link in bio). Please take a moment to sign the petition (that provides a recorded number of supporters, which is a great asset in a public opinion battle such as this one), and consider sending a comment to the Bill (the link is on that website). The more noise we can make, the more chances the government will have to listen. Well, chances are they won’t give a crap. But we won’t know until we give it all! There is an English and a French version. ALSO, if you live in Montreal, think about the upcoming November 5th elections!! Vote Coderre out! He is the one who launched this witch-hunt and also has proven he has no interest in animal rights, when he organized a rodeo for the city’s anniversary this year (a city that has zero rodeo history! Gross). #MyDogMyFamily #JamaisSansMonChien #EndBSL
#MTLIncludeAllDogs #BanCoderre #mtlmoments #endBSLMTL

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EUGENE, OR: another cutie from the Pirate litter at @luvabledogrescue, Rum! This sweetie steals everyone's heart (and it's probably because she has a heart-shaped spot on her side 😱😍). Apply for her (or her wonderful, gorgeous mom Captain Kidd) at www.luvabledogrescue.org. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. The puppies are almost 9 weeks old.
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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EUGENE, OR: Meet Ahoy from @luvabledogrescue! She is part of the Pirate family, which I posted yesterday. Ahoy was gracious enough to wear a mini #PitBullFlowerPower crown for me! She is a sweet pup and was a cooperative model! She sat very nicely. If you would like to apply for Ahoy (or her mom, which would be more amazing!!), please visit www.luvabledogrescue.org to request an application. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. These are 100% Staffordshire terriers... I guess some random backyard breeder in CA had a change of heart and decided to drop everyone at a shelter πŸ˜£πŸ˜’
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerOR #screwthepuppiesadoptmommy #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #stopbreeding

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EUGENE, OR: It’s raining puppies at @luvabledogrescue ! As you know I spent a weekend there (some of you might have been lucky enough to see me getting savaged live by 12 pit bull puppies!! 🦈🦈🦈). I think I have PTSD. And withdrawal. Puppies!!! Mama Captain Kidd has been an incredible mom to her 12 pups. The family was abandoned at a southern Californian shelter. They caught the heart of the shelter staff who was determined to save their lives. The first threat to the babies were the various diseases they would have been exposed to, in that high intake shelter (parvo, distemper…). It was a race against time for the sweet family. Luvable was asked if they could take them in and of course they said yes! The whole family arrived in July in OR, and were set up in a safe, quarantined, nursery yard especially built for them. The pirate litter is doing great and the puppies are up for adoption and ready to go home on Sept. 9th! Of course I hope mom gets a home first, or soon, because she truly is an amazing, loving, caring, patient doggie. And gorgeous. Stay tuned for some #PitBullFlowerPower cuteness overload! If you would like to apply to a Luvable dog, please visit www.luvabledogrescue.org to request an application. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR.
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Mom: Captain Kidd.
Puppies (in order top to bottom, left to right (if I got this right!!): Matey, Parley, PegLeg, Rum, Salty, Treasure, Ahoy, Black Beard, Black Pearl, Davy Jones, Doublon, and Jolly Ranger!
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#screwThePuppiesAdoptMommy #puppiesaredicks (but oh so #cute!!) #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #dogrescue #pitbullpuppies #omg #pirate

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(Detail). This is me doing a bit of a painting coming out... Something different πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
Been working on some paintings, as a mean to exorcise some of the things I've seen. Revisiting some pretty heartbreaking memories (this is a scene from the shelter where MacLovin comes from). I might exhibit some of those at my upcoming #pitbullflowerpower exhibit in Brooklyn (Oct. 28-29 at @theinvisibledog GlassHouse --> Save the date!!).

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