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Bonus Reward! I've decided to add a gift (your choice of an extra book, shirt or art print) to all pledges $150 and up! This applies to existing and new backers!
The Chunky Monkey: Do you love rescue dogs? What about a one-eyed, special needs rescue Bulldog who paints abstract art with a brush, poses for silly photos and is making a difference in the world? You cannot help but fall in love with Piper The Painting Bulldog and her shenanigans! She took 8 years of being an unwanted, mistreated Bulldog and blossomed into an internationally collected artist and voice for rescue and special needs dogs! MSN called Piper one of the 15 most influential dogs of 2012! She is on Yahoo, The Dogington Post, Dogster, Life With Dogs, and Mother Nature Network and featured in American Dog Magazine and LIFE+DOG Magazine for being a dog with a job and cause. Piper has appeared on TV stations worldwide thanks to Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips and KXAN News with Jim Swift.
That warm fuzzy feeling: Piper warms hearts and puts smiles on faces through her artwork and daily Facebook photos and posts. You may never meet another dog with as many faces as Piper the adorably grumpy diva! She looks like a different dog and sometimes species from one photo to the next! That's even when she's naked and not wearing accessories, like pink wigs! It's possible Piper is part English Bulldog, potbelly pig and grumpy gorilla. You'll see what I mean in this lovely 7 x 7 softcover book with fun images and hip colors! I know you'll love Piper and the book!
The Artistic Mind of The One-eyed Painting Bulldog is a full color book with 12 images of Piper's art and over 50 photos of Piper throughout more than 50 pages! It even includes a copy of Piper's paw print! And, we can't forget Piper's lighthearted philosophies and ideas about life. I guess you can call those Piperisms! With each page, you'll be reminded that different is beautiful and rescue and special needs dogs can be remarkable!
Everyone who pledges $25 and more will receive the book to treasure for a lifetime (excluding the $25 T-shirt ONLY pledge)! This fabulous book is ready to be printed, but I need to raise the funds to publish a minimum of 2,000 books through Blurb. This project is to cover the cost of only some of the printing and shipping. I realize it's a heck of a lot of money, but the book and Piper are worth it! We can touch so many lives and raise so much awareness with 2,000 books distributed! I cannot print these books without your help and a successfully funded project. Piper and I are extremely thankful for your support and enthusiasm for this photo book!
Book Production Update: I got the printing quote back from Blurb. Our cost just for the books will be more than $16,000. This does not include the cost of the shirts, art prints, portraits, shipping rewards, or the Kickstarter fees. I'm only sharing this with you to let you know that pre-orders in the last 14 hours would be amazing! I'm so grateful for all of the support and funding thus far and cannot believe the project is almost over!
Shirt and Reproduction Art Print Rewards (faded copyright text will be removed before printing)
Risks and challenges
Once Piper's book project is successfully funded, the main challenge will be fulfilling reward orders because Piper and I are a one dog and one woman team. Even though Piper is remarkable, I doubt she's able to help me fill the orders. If I feel too overwhelmed, I will call on friends for help. Fortunately, my heart and soul are in this book and everything surrounding Piper, so I'm willing to lose sleep and work as hard as possible. After all, isn't that what great Sidekicks do! If there's a delay with printing the book or something out of my control, I will keep the backers informed. I'm so thankful for you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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