It’s hard to paint with cuteness running around.
But that’s what people tried to do at B Creative Painting Studio at the Grove at Wesley Chapel on March 23, when they came to paint dog bowls, but were easily distracted by the throng of cute puppies running around and playing at their ankles during Painting with Puppies.
The Mercy Full Project, a nonprofit dog rescue out of Tampa, brought puppies to run around while participants painted dog bowls and strongly considered taking one of these puppies home. It was the first time the studio hosted the cuteness-overload event, and it doesn’t sound like it will be the last.
“I mean, they are so cute,” B Creative owner Bernadette Blauvelt said. “Of course we want to do it again — how could you not want to take them all home with you?
“We might need to adopt one for a studio dog!”
The Mercy Full Project was founded in October 2019 as a nonprofit that takes in helpless animals from all different situations, such dogs facing euthanasia at shelters, behavioral cases that need longer and special training sessions, owner surrenders, emergency cases of injured or abused animals, and strays from all over the state.
“We get a lot of people from Pasco (County) and this area about adoption,” Mercy Full Project Founder Heydi Acuña said. “We come out to the KRATE (at the Grove) a lot and work with Pasco Animal Services a lot, too. It’s all to help the animals.”
Mercy Full Project always has animals to adopt, both young and old, and is always looking for volunteer help.
To learn more about the Mercy Full Project or inquire about adoption or volunteering, visit MercyFullProjects.org.
Published March 29, 2023