White Eyed Rowdy

Black Lab with Vitiligo | Spreading awareness and embracing the unique beauty of vitiligo.

http://www.whiteeyedrowdy.com/

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We have amazing followers!! .

@hyla_f is one of them. She so graciously made a custom pillow for us when she heard Rowdy passed away. It sits on our couch where I see it all the time. ❀️
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Please, if you want a super cool and beyond unique pillow made with love by a very talented person, check out www.hylaf.com and see her work! #hyla_f #pillow #custompillow #art #keepportlandrowdy #dogswithjobs #pillows #thankyou #unique #talent #❀️ #missinghim #gonebutnotforgotten #blacklab #dogslife #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta

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Hey everyone! Please meet @alec_arditi_747 ! A wonderful, talented and handsome vitiligo friend of ours! ❀️ We've recently met (via Instagram) and I thought he looked so good in his shirt I wanted to share!! .
The pic next to Alec is a "sneak peek" of some special "limited edition" White Eyed Rowdy socks that will be available SOON!! 😊 #dogswithjobs #vitiligo #vrfoundation #dogslife #blacklab #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogsofinsta #gooddog #socks #vitiligoawareness #vitiligoworld #vitiligonation #vitiligosupport

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Rowdy has his very own chapter in this amazing book! Thank you @lauragreavesauthor !!! It will be out on shelves (in Australia) in November!! However, you can pre-order yours now at @booktopiabooks!! Sooooooooo excited! He was such a good boy! And I miss him desperately! #dogswithjobs #lauragreaves #keepportlandrowdy #vitiligo #vrfoundation #dogslife #dogsofpdx #pdxdogs #proudmom #blacklab #booktopia #goodread #book #bookstagram #mustread #buyyourstoday #missyou #❀️

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I don't know about you guys...but I sure miss this face and everything that goes along with it. #😒 #❀️ #missyou #dogs #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #vitiligo #keepportlandrowdy #dogslife #memories #blacklab #doglife #labrador #blacklabrador #specialdog

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Heading up to this beauty, Olallie Lake, for a few days and will be off the grid!! If both kids make it, we'll be spreading some of Rowdy's ashes as we reflect on some of the best memories we have with that ole boy! πŸ’”πŸ˜’ #missyou #throwback #beforespots #goodoledays #dogs #dogsofig #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #olallielake #oregon #cascades #bestdogever #somuchbeauty #pacificnw #adventure #lake #pdxdogs #dogsofpdx #keepportlandrowdy #nature #dogsofinstaworld #doglife

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RUBBA DUB DUB ❀️ Rowdy loved soaking in the tub ❀️ #rubadubdub #keepportlandrowdy #handsomeboy #dogsofig #dogs #dogsofinstaworld #avrf #bubblebath #tongue #vitiligo #happyboy #relax #rip #missyou

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I wanted to share a special story about a special person. In this photo with Rowdy is Lindsay Hile of @portlandpetphotographer Sit! Stay Pet Photography ❀️ WE LOVE HER WITH ALL OF OUR HEART!!! Well 3 (ish) years ago when it dawned on me that Rowdy's eyes were pretty unique, and people liked seeing him or were curious and intrigued, that maybe someone (a professional) would be interested in taking pics of him. I called around and even met a few but it was the day I met Lindsay that changed our lives! Forever! She had just the reaction and passion I was looking for. I said "I have this dog, with this amazing face, are you interested, do you have any ideas, etc etc". We met for coffee before she ever got to meet Rowdy in person and was so enthusiastic, energized and beaming with joy because she had this amazing project in mind and Rowdy was perfect for it!! Talk about a match made in heaven. We did our first photo shoot (of many) soon after and she has become part of our family. A dear friend for life! A person who has given me and my family the gift of Rowdy in photos that are not only truly artistic, but creative and heartwarming too. She has worked so hard!!! I mean hours and hours (days and days) of trying to get Rowdy's "cheese face" or get him to sit or stand or STAY, and then going through all the images and compiling them into her book project @spottedinportland with patience and pride and professionalism!! She is one of Rowdy's biggest supporters in anything and everything we ever did!! She has no idea the love, respect, and appreciation I have for her! She captured every expression Rowdy could possibly muster up and loves him as we do!! We were blessed to be partners in this White Eyed Rowdy journey with such a honest, genuine, giving, talented person and photographer! If you are not following her project featuring Rowdy posing in front of Portland Street Art / Wall Murals PLEASE DO! @spottedinportland But most importantly, if you know a publisher who could help her get him (and her awesomeness) on the shelves asap please let us know!!!! They are both good and pure and deserve only the best!!! Thank you for reading my short story. 😊❀️😘

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Rowdy loved basking in the sun and rooting around in the grass!! Such a big love bug!! β€οΈβ˜€οΈMissing that face!! #dog #vitiligo #dogs #dogslife #missyou #foreverinmyheart #alldogsgotoheaven #gonebutnotforgotten #greatmemories #handsomeboy #avrf #sweetboy #seniordog #dogswithjobs #spottedinportland #keepportlandrowdy

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Since we showed our "first day with Rowdy" video recently, we thought we'd also share our "last day with Rowdy" video too. πŸ˜’πŸ’” He was an unexplainable dog/companion and best friend to our family for 14 adventurous, crazy, unbelievable, love filled, lucky and purposeful years. His absence in our home is unbearable at times ... even knowing he's at peace, but he will always be by our sides. πŸ’• Such a good boy with such a good life and such an ambassador!! Missing you Rowdy! Always! 😘 #goodbyessuck #missyou #foreverinmyheart #dog #keepportlandrowdy #lastswim #peanutbutterbaconburger #doggycone #hugs #kisses #tears #whiteeyedrowdy #😒 #πŸ’”

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One of my last photos with Rowdy and I. πŸ’•So much love in such a simple photo! I miss him so much! πŸ’”πŸ˜’ I could never thank you all enough for your kind words, encouragement and support!! I'm blown away by the outpouring of love!!! He touched so many people and I'm so proud to have been his mom!
I really want a tattoo of or about Rowdy but I'm not sure what?? Or where?? Any artists out there with a vision? I'd love to see what you come up with? The photo of him with the heart inspires me to have it say something like "forever in my heart" ... but I'm open. I'm not creative at all and need help!
And then I need names of good local tattoo artists (I live in Canby Oregon) to do it. I'll travel a distance too if they are ridiculously good?
Please note the awesome bracelet @nairandbjorn made! On the other side it says #whiteeyedrowdy and you can buy one on her site (in her bio). She was a huge supporter of Rowdy but also donates a portion of her proceeds to rescue causes!! #tattoo #tattooart #tattooartist #tattoodesign #nairandbjorn #keepportlandrowdy #portlandpetphotographer #spottedinportland #restinpeace #dog #dogs #dogslife #seniordog #bestfriends #mansbestfriend #beautiful #love #handinhand #truelove #companion #specialboy #unconditionallove

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We wanted to share some snippets of the day we brought Rowdy home as a surprise for the kids. Boy were we clueless what that special pup had in store for us!!! Missing him so bad!! #πŸ’” #😒 But lucky to have these special, PRICELESS memories! A few quotes from the clips: #iyikehim #hesyittle #cantbelieveweactuallygotadog #ilovethisdogdad #isrowdyaboy @joshumbenhower @allyumby @umbien @umbiet @lbeiser10

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Miss you so much already my dearest Rowdy! πŸ’”πŸ˜’We are blown away by the overwhelming support, prayers, well wishes and encouraging words!!! THANK YOU!!!! We are organizing a walk In Memory Of White Eyed Rowdy and if any of you have experience or advice for us, please get ahold of me. I'm lost, in grief and in experience with an event like this! We want to raise funds for the American Vitiligo Research Foundation (AVRF) and for the Spotted In Portland book publication created by our sweet photographer Lindsay Hile of Sit! Stay Pet Photography. Please enjoy this small slide show of some random pictures of Rowdy. Xoxo Thank you all for the outpouring of love! #keepportlandrowdy #portlandpetphotographer #avrf #spottedinportland

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White Eyed Rowdy
May 5, 2003 - June 30, 2017
❀️Forever in our hearts❀️ There are no words!
I can't think straight!
Our hearts are beyond broken! πŸ’”

We wanted to share with all of you who have followed, loved and supported in all sorts of ways that our precious and beloved Rowdy has passed on and joined the ranks in Heaven. I could write a book, share thousands of memories, post videos galore, tell story after story...but right now we are grieving and that will all have to wait. For now, please hold him (and us) in your thoughts!
He had the biggest heart (aka Picture from @portlandpetphotography) and we will continue on his legacy and mission, with a brief intermission, to recover from our painful and incredible loss.
Ugh!! 😰😭😰😭He will be SO missed!!!! What an incredible dog, best friend, companion, entertainer, adventurous, protector and family pet he was! #keepportlandrowdy #portlandpetphotographer #whiteeyedrowdy #rip #foreverinourhearts #dog #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #alldogsgotoheaven #dreadedthispostforever

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Happy World Vitiligo Day!! May each and every one of you with this condition find peace, confidence and comfortability in your beautiful skin!! Embrace Diversity!! #avrf #vitiligo #vitiligoawareness #worldvitiligoday Repost from @spottedinportland using @RepostRegramApp - Have you all seen the AMAZING Zipper building with its lenticular dream chasing murals here in Portland? It's the most unique spot in town! Speaking of unique spots- it's also World Vitiligo Day!! Help us celebrate by visiting whiteeyedrowdy.com and purchasing a Spotted in Portland or White Eyed Rowdy shirt- your purchase will go to help with vitiligo awareness, to the American Vitiligo Research Foundation, and to help turn this project into a book! Have a happy day!

Mural by @yoskayyamamoto
Photo by @portlandpetphotographer
Happy dog is @white_eyed_rowdy

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Vitiligo ~ Skin ~ Beautiful ~ Confidence ~ Love ~ Embrace Diversity ~ Talented Models are Sweet Emma and Rowdy (taken with my cell phone) #vitiligo #skin #beautiful #confidence #love #embracediversity #lightsciencestudios #vitiligoproject #dogswithjobs #smile #vitiligoawareness #photographyproject #❀️

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Vitiligo Awareness Month has me thinking...How can YOU help? How can you join in on the cause? If you purchase one of these amazing #whiteeyedrowdy bracelets, wear it everywhere you go, you are not only helping spread confidence and comfortability in your own skin but you are also donating 20% of every purchase to animal charities and no kill shelter's! @nairandbjorn has teamed up with White Eyed Rowdy and I hope you will check out her page and support many good efforts!!!! Get yours today!! Just in time for June 25th World Vitiligo Day!! #nairandbjorn #keepportlandrowdy #vitiligo #vitiligonation #vitiligoawareness #vitiligoworld #vitiligoisbeautiful #embracediversity #confidence #comfortability #dogsofinstgram #dogs #dogsofig #dogswithjobs #onelove #dogsofinstagram #dogslife #vitiligopride

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Repost from @spottedinportland using @RepostRegramApp - How can you help? You can help this Spotted in Portland project become a book by purchasing one of the awesome new shirts for sale! Visit www.whiteeyedrowdy.com and scroll to the bottom to see the rad new shirt design, based off of one of our favorite murals by the amazing @artofyourself. All the profit from the Spotted in Portland shirts go to the funding of my self published book and the book sales will also go to funding vitiligo research and will fund a grant for an artist to create a mural of Rowdy here in Portland ❀️ The @white_eyed_rowdy shirts also help fund the book and vitiligo research and awareness, so anything you get from that site goes to help us with these awesome things! Thank you so much for your support-- we would just be so delighted to see these photos in a book!

Mural by Gary Hirsch @ghirschbotjoy
Photo by @portlandpetphotographer
Delightful dog is @white_eyed_rowdy

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Repost from @spottedinportland using @RepostRegramApp - Epic black and white floral glory on SE 92nd!
Mural by Liz Harris
Photo by @portlandpetphotographer
Curious dog is @white_eyed_rowdy

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Repost from @spottedinportland using @RepostRegramApp - The squirrel gets me every time! Love this mural on Alberta!

Mural by @pablosmurals
Photo by @portlandpetphotographer
Delightful dog is @white_eyed_rowdy

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My sis and I getting cleaned up so we can spread some vitiligo awareness this month! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ June 25th is World Vitiligo Day ... Be Aware and Share! #vitiligo #vitiligonation #vitiligoproud #vitiligoawareness #awareness #awarenessmonth #worldvitiligo #dogswithjobs #dogslife #dogstagram #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstgram #πŸ’œ

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We were interviewed today by Hallmark's @homeandfamilytv Show!! What an honor!!! It will air tomorrow (Wednesday May 24) at 10:00 am and again Thursday at Noon. It brought tears to my eyes seeing Carter and Stephanie onscreen again!! Thank you Hallmark for the opportunity to help spread more awareness about Vitiligo! πŸ’œ #homeandfamilytv #vitiligo #vitiligonation #avrf #dog #hallmark #hallmarkchannel #family #vitiligoawareness #education #πŸ’œ #doinggood #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #lovefamily

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Do you have vitiligo and live in the Portland Oregon or surrounding areas (or know someone who does)? If so, do you want to be photographed by an amazing artist for a vitiligo project he is working on?
Please let us know asap!! This is my friend Sam Tarrel with @lightsciencestudios and he will be setting up a studio in my home and will be photographing people with vitiligo (with ME and without). You will get a digital copy out of the deal. πŸ‘

We need to hear from interested people ASAP. This would be taking place in the next week or two. Kids and adults! πŸ’œ THANK YOU!!! πŸ’œ

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❀️ PROM 2K17 ❀️ My human sis and her amazing boyfriend off to their first Prom! So much beauty is one photo!! #prom #2k17 #greatkids #beautifulcouple #lovethem #❀️ #handsomeboy #beautifulgirl #dog #family #juniorprom #bestfriends #goodkids

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White Eyed Rowdy & Spotted In Portland gear available now. Limited supply. www.whiteeyedrowdy.com (link is in bio)
Youth, Women's and Adult T-Shirts, Adult Sweatshirts, Coffee Mugs and Stickers! Fundraiser for Rowdy's Health Fund, the AVRF and Spotted In Portland project!! #keepportlandrowdy #spottedinportland #avrf #whiteeyedrowdy #vitiligo #limitedstock #dogs #dogsofig #dogsofpdx #pdxdogs #pdxpets #pdx #pdxpups #dogslife #supportconfidence #πŸ’œ #specialedition #fundraiser #lovethem #wearwithpride #vitiligobeauty #vitiligonation #vitiligogirls #vitiligoawareness #vitiligomodel #vitiligopride #nocuredontcare #spotteddog

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Hoping to meet as many of you as possible at my big 14th birthday "Philanthroparty" bash tomorrow/today - Friday, May 5th (AKA Cinco de Mayo) from 6:00-9:00 pm at The Portland Mercado & Barrio!
Lots of amazing raffle prizes, yummy cake, live entertainment, delicious food options, and a meet and greet with muah! We are launching the first ever Rowdy Gear and can't wait to see what you all think of it!! Lindsay Hile of Sit! Stay Pet Photography will also unveil her 'Spotted In Portland' Project (starring Yours Truly along with many talented local street mural artists 😊)!! B❀️❀️ #embracediversity #keepportlandrowdy #dogswithjobs #pdxdogs #pdx #dogsofportland #dogsofpdx #pdxpets #portlandmercado #portlandpets #portlandpetphotographer #portland #portlandoregon #barrio #vitiligo #connectedthroughspots #birthday #birthdayboy #philanthroparty #birthdaybash #14 #birthdayparty #🎈 #πŸŽ‚ #πŸŽ‰ #🎁 #❀️

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