As many of you already know, I have a rather special Painting that was created in 2005 of a Dalmatian laying on an a rather lovely looking area rug. I had not remembered who had given me the photo from which I had taken this painting, having moved since that time, and having lost the contact name and information during that move.
Anyway, the painting, while wildly admired by all who viewed it, had never sold even though 100% of proceeds from such a sale were to be donated to Save The Dalmatian's organization in order to help their on-going efforts. So I contacted our local newspaper, who assigned a staff writer to my problem. She wrote an article about the painting, posting an image as well for dog owner to recognize.
The owner did contact me, came by my studio to see the painting, and did ask to purchase it in the process. It seems his dog, which I then found out had been named "Fiasco", had passed away in 2007, and he had daily thought about this painting, wondering if it had been finished, and wishing he knew how to contact me as well.
What a wonderful spirit of Christmas this story provided for myself, my family, and his, and I cannot thank my Christmas Angel (in the form of a Newspaper staff member) enough for providing the means for contacting this very appreciative dog owner on my behalf.