I only take drawing jobs that I know I will truly enjoy and early Jan. I was approached by someone who is putting out a training product. If you now me you know I'm already a Cesar fan and we have a pup so I thought great (even though I already know quite a bit -or so I thought). I have LOVED this job. The product NOT on shelves yet - so I can not disclose too much, I can tell you that it takes what I have learned with Cesar to a whole new level, many times I would think - Yeah, but Cesar knows that - his life is dog, the average pet owner (unexperienced) does not know what to look for. I not only learned so much as a dog owner but as a cartoonist! Stuff that once I drew, read and understood my mind simply clicked "That is SOO TRUE!" Storm and I have been talking about it quite a bit, I have drawn over 140+ pups for this project and he also notices the stuff to look for to train a happy healthy pup. People are commenting all the time on how well Daisy behaves. SHE is only 5 months and still has work to do and her puppy energy - is just that! Puppy energy! Embrace it ;-) It is fantastic! Very cool to own a well behaved dog ;-))
A bonus of the job was also getting to meet and friend the woman behind it all. I was convinced to draw for her for a few reasons, mostly her passion. She is in the field and is aware of the problems with people giving their dogs to shelters because of bad behavior. She sees all the dogs who need homes and are put to sleep because of people who do not take the time to train a pup properly. When people get pups - do they not THINK - this PUP *IF they are lucky - will be with them for possibly 15 years or more! Take the time to train early for a life time with a great companion.
When this program hits the shelves I will be promoting it - NOT because I drew it - (that's a bonus) BUT because I know it works and believe in it. I believe this program can save many canine lives and a few sofas! So stay tooned.. I am honored to be a part of such a good thing.
I have to say Scruffy is right on with the program! LOL - She wants to compete with Daisy.
Tequila is old and grumpy and still calls the shots - mostly from her basket! LOL