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Piper Stone the handicapped rescue dog will entertain you with her art, big personality, humorous photos, and ideas about life!

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)

Lime shirt
Lime shirt
Kiwi shirt
Kiwi shirt
Both shirt colors (Lime is on the left and Kiwi is on the right)
Both shirt colors (Lime is on the left and Kiwi is on the right)
Art print created from Piper's painting "Iris Inspired" (available as 6x6 or 8x8)
Art print created from Piper's painting "Iris Inspired" (available as 6x6 or 8x8)
8x8 Collage Print of Piper being daring (designed from a book page)
8x8 Collage Print of Piper being daring (designed from a book page)
Bulldog Kisses Postcard
Bulldog Kisses Postcard

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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!

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    SET OF POSTCARDS: 5 postcards of Piper sending Bulldog kisses and love, glossy finish on front, white backside with black text mentioning San Antonio Bulldog Rescue and who Piper is.

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    5" X 7" PHOTO OF PIPER: Fabulous portrait of Piper from the cover of the book where she's modeling her pink wig. Photo by published Photographer Jessica Stone (Piper's Sidekick and Mom)

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    8" X 8" COLLAGE OF PIPER: A collage of four adorable photos of Piper (playing with daisies and licking bubbles, a rubber duck and cake) on one print designed from her Be Daring book page. Photos by published Photographer Jessica Stone (Piper's Sidekick and Mom)

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    ART PRINT: 6" x 6" Reproduction Art Print of Piper's new painting "Iris Inspired"

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    ART PRINT: 8" x 8" Reproduction Art Print of Piper's new painting "Iris Inspired"

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    T-SHIRT ONLY: Piper's new T-shirt design from Piper's future children's book (Unisex Gildan cotton short sleeve shirt with screen print graphic designed by Jessica Stone).

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    BOOK: 7" x 7" Softcover book. Full color with premium paper. 12 images of Piper's artwork and over 50 photos of Piper and her many faces included in the book

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    TWO BOOKS: Get the 7" x 7" softcover book for yourself and a loved one. It makes for a fabulous gift!

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    T-SHIRT AND BOOK: 7" x 7" Softcover book and Piper's new T-shirt design from Piper's future children's book (Unisex Gildan cotton short sleeve shirt with screen print graphic designed by Jessica Stone).

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    REPRODUCTION ART PRINT AND BOOK: 7" x 7" Softcover book described above and 8" x 8" print of Piper's new painting "Iris Inspired"

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    REPRODUCTION ART PRINT, T-SHIRT AND BOOK: 7" x 7" Softcover book, 8" x 8" print of Piper's new painting "Iris Inspired" and Piper's new T-shirt design from her future children's book

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    TWO BOOKS AND TWO T-SHIRTS: Two 7" X 7" Softcover books and two of Piper's new T-shirts inspired by her future children's book

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    YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK AND THE BOOK: Your name will appear at the beginning of the book in the thank you portion! You'll be a fabulous star and known supporter of Piper and her cause!

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    SIGNED BOOK BY PIPER AND JESSICA, YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK, AND ART PRINT: Piper's true signature is brushstrokes. She will sign (paint on) the inside of the back cover of your book. Please note, the book has to be opened and the cover bent back some for Piper to sign it. Your name will be included in the thank you portion. You'll also receive an 8" x 8" art print of Piper's new painting "Iris Inspired"

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    ORIGINAL PIPER PAINTING, YOUR NAME, T-SHIRT, AND BOOK: Piper will create 12" x 12" paper paintings for this project. These paintings will be painted when we reach our goal and the colors will be chosen by Piper and Jessica. Your name will appear in the thank you portion of the book!

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    ORIGINAL PIPER PAINTING, ORIGINAL JESSICA STONE PAINTING, YOUR NAME, T-SHIRT, AND BOOK: Piper's paintings will be 12" x 12" paper paintings with colors chosen by Piper and Jessica. However, Jessica's paintings will be 18" x 24" custom paper paintings where you may choose the colors and style. Your name will appear in the thank you portion of the book!

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