Furball and Art Auction Painting

My artist friend Beth Parker made the sweetest painting titled Barbados Beach Shack. I love that painting and I have a card of it in my art studio. It inspired me to create my own little beach shack. Mine is titled “Little Blue Beach Shack” and it is a donation painting I’ve created for the Todos Santos Furball and Art Auction that will be held in February 2011.

Little Blue Beach Shack by L. Gruger

The Furball is a fundraiser that has been held over the years and is organized by our friend Angelique in Todos Santos.

A quote from the Baja Western Onion says, “These funds are used for the on-going effort to spay and neuter the dogs and cats of Todos Santos and Pescadero. Local vets perform these operations weekly, both in Todos Santos and at El Refugio in Pescadero. In addition, there is an annual clinic when U.S. vets come to our community and perform surgeries on two hundred or more dogs and cats.”

Angelique’s passion is the animals and especially the kitties!


Angelique runs “Kitty Heaven” which is a refuge for homeless cats in the Todos Santos and surrounding area.


The cats run freely in a sheltered area that she had built. They are well cared for, spayed or neutered and their shots updated. All are up for adoption.


But Angelique needs help with maintaining Kitty Heaven. She can’t do it alone.


There are about 25-30 cats at any one time at Kitty Heaven being cared for.


Angelique knows them all by name. She knows each of their stories. Where they came from and for how long they’ve been at Kitty Heaven.



kitty6If you can make a donation to help Angelique with Kitty Heaven, it would be greatly appreciated! See the link below. Thanks!


3 thoughts on “Furball and Art Auction Painting

  • July 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Imagine my delight at opening your post this morning! Thank you, Lindy! I love the painting and I can see the influence of your aspen paintings. It’s a wonderful thing you are doing, to help support such a wonderful cause. I am currently working with my local shelter with a donated painting. It’s a great way to help.

    Thanks again for the mention and link.

  • June 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Lindy! Your painting is so colorful and happy… I love it (as usual).

    What an important calling this lady has that cares for all those cats. Her heart sounds as big as the moon and how great of you to donate one of your beautiful paintings. Spaying and neutering our animals is so important.

  • June 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    It’s so lovely to see the cats so clean and obviously well cared for and safe. I had four cats growing up. Now I’m so allergic, I can’t really even touch them. Go figure. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep my relationship with dogs and horses as long as I don’t go away to college again, and somehow let my systems forget . . .

    As usual, I find the painting delightful and energizing. And I wish I could do something like it to put up there.


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