Vagabonds, when we think of a vagabond, mostly we think of people, but there are vagabond dogs too.
vag•a•bond (văgˈə-bŏnd) - n. A person or in this case a dog without a permanent home who moves from place to place. syn. vagrant, tramp, wanderer, rover.
Some cities and towns have more or less than others. Like people, in some places people love and care for them, in some places, they are abused and some people do unspeakable things to them. That is why people who recognize dog's greatest gifts to us of unconditional love and companionship, when we have the resources and time, ought to do what we can for them.
Not everyone has the financial resources, space or even a lot of time to dedicate to a dog. So if we can or can't adopt a dog, then depending on our circumstances we can do other things like:
stop and pet them
bring them food and water
arrange for their sterilization and other care
foster them temporarily
work with local organizations to find them a new home
donate food or other supplies to local rescue organizations
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace. - Milan Kundera
If you have more ideas of how we as a collective or individually can all make a difference in a dog's life, please share your thoughts in the comments.
"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." - Roger Caras
Here are 5 of the paintings from the series, 4 are paintings on canvas and 1 on paper.
Portrait of a Vagabond
Dog (on paper)
The paintings shared here are from a larger series entitled Vagabonzi painted in 2006/7 depicting street dogs. The series was intended to bring awareness to their plight. That was one of the ways for me to help the local furry vagabonds.
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