Sally is a sweet black lab from Vermont with a yen for adventure and a very wet nose.
She’s the protagonist of an award-winning series of children’s books created by artist and author Stephen Huneck. Sadly, Huneck passed away recently, leaving behind Sally and her literary legacy.
In a tribute to Huneck and his vision, his family — and Sally’s — are creating a new series of e-books to continue the plucky pup’s educational adventures. The next installment will find Sally journeying to New York City, and the project’s creators are looking to Kickstarter backers for collaboration and inspiration.
Help design Sally’s itinerary and give her a pet — Sally Discovers New York is our Project of the Day.
Back in the 1890s, the United States Postal Service adopted a mailbag-loving pooch from upstate New York, named him Owney, and let him assume the role of unofficial company mascot.
The lucky puppy traveled the entire country by rail, delivering bags of mail, and collecting commemorative dog tags while providing some handy PR opportunities. Eventually, the beloved Owney also traveled internationally, visiting Japan, Singapore, North Africa — and Montreal, where he was temporarily detained as an illegal traveler.
It’s a project full of adventure, history, and heart. It’s also ending very soon — so claim your copy now.
Only one day left to back the children’s book Arfabet, an alphabet book for dog lovers and foodies that gives “a handmade insight to the 26 letters we all know and love.” Each page is devoted to a letter of the alphabet as exemplified by a dog who loves to eat, and artist Hilary Pfiefer designs, hand carves, and photographs those puppies all herself! We love it.
We all know what it’s like to feel abandoned, whether it’s the irrational fear we experience as children when our Mom’s go into the grocery store and leave us on our best behavior in a locked car or the slightly more mature spectrum of emotion that accompanies a bad break-up. Perhaps that’s what makes Martin Usborne’s photographs, a series of stark portraits of dogs left behind in cards, so effective. His project will collect the images into a single book. We’re already prepping the space on our coffee table. Check out his project here.