Joey's prints for sale | Community Spirit
One of the brightest moments of my professional life at Today's THV was when Joey The Garden Cat found his way into the Weather Garden. It didn't take long to recognize he was a show stealer with his adorable antics, photogenic features and commanding attitude.
The introduction of Facebook helped launch his popularity…not only in Arkansas but all over the world. And then when Animal Planet featured him in a segment of "Must Love Cats" -- well, Joey's appeal became electric and his fans demanded more.
So, as his primary caretaker I took on the role of Momma/Agent and what a treat it is to hear from and interact with his fans. I absolutely love posting photos and videos of Joey, sharing heart-warming animal stories, and helping local animal shelters raise awareness and money.
Now I have the pleasure of introducing something special to all his fans. In 2011 I was invited to view the work of local artist, Robert Walker, who specializes in beautiful portraits of animals. It didn't take long before Joey became the topic of conversation and Robert expressed an interest in painting him. Obviously, I was ecstatic, the finished product was gorgeous and, without a doubt, a big hit with viewers and Facebook fans.
So, the decision was made to produce a limited number of prints for the public to purchase (video) with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Pulaski County and the Thea Foundation's Art Closet, which donates art materials to schools.
To purchase this treasured piece of art, click here.