Just got another phone call from St. Louis, where I had approached the Humane Society of Missouri (a l-o-n-g time ago, now) about donating a portrait to benefit Long Meadow Rescue Ranch. This is the group who was unaware of the letter I wrote them because a careless former (thank heaven it’s a “former”) employee stuffed it in their desk and left it there. Anyhow, they have a fund-raising event coming up in September, and would like the portrait for that event. So I’ll be waiting for emailed photographs to appear, then I can get going on this new, long-awaited adventure.
I’m still looking around for deserving rescue groups to be recipients of donated portraits, but I sure hope my history of failed communications (it’s happened with two different groups) doesn’t repeat itself. I feel like a nag (oh dear, another awful pun) sometimes, sending out follow-up offer letters, but both groups were so happy to finally connect with me that I know I have to put my hesitation aside and keep up the effort.