Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rafiki and me




(Rafiki puppy and a Rafiki cookie jar)
My buddy Cheri's daughter has a puppy named Rafiki who was found on her doorstep skinny and hungry and homeless. He's grown up sweet and healthy and handsome, and she asked me to make a cookie jar for them.

8 comments:

Hilary said...

That's just adorable... the pup and the jar. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

It is soooo perfect.

Courtney will love it. Maybe she'll use it for Rafiki's treats!

Courtney found Rafiki on the Indian reservation in Tucson, where she teaches high school (Social Studies, History, and Government). Apparently there are lots of strays on the reservation, but this one was a brand new puppy, starved and scared.

Rafiki is a survivor and has a beautiful spirit. Courtney told me that Rafiki makes it his personal mission to make every dog and human being like him. I believe that everyone who meets him does. People who see him on Gary Rith pottery will especially love Rafiki.

Thanks Gary!!!

Anndi said...

Awwww... my Toby comes from a reservation. But he was well loved. I think the old man that gave him to us did without sometimes to feed his many dogs. So we honour his memory (God rest his soul) by giving our Dum-Dum a whole lotta love.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

the dog heads on each side of the piece are actually perfectly aligned, but they did photograph crooked for some reason...thanks all!

Farmer*swife said...

Rafiki is adorable and so is his doggie treat jar!

Prohomemaker.Com said...

That is pretty dang cute. And big dogs like him always surprise me when I look at our "cat with a bark" -- all 8 pounds of him.

Thanks, too, through Farmers Wife for the super cute pencil.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Peter said...

I wonder if Rafiki really has those stunning green eyes,
or if the flash somehow shifted their color.

He looks very special indeed ;-)

Patricia Griffin said...

too cool. lucky dog.