Van Gogh The One-Eared Pibble Goes Round The World In Photo Series To Help Him Get Adopted

Van Gogh the Pit Bull shares some qualities with van Gogh the artist, the single ear being the most obvious. "And Van Gogh is a bit of a gentle soul," says Brunie Drummond, a volunteer with Austin Animal Center. [bp_related_article] He and a second dog -- gorgeous and identical, except for this one having two ears -- arrived at the city-run no-kill shelter as strays in early February. Brunie and another art-loving volunteer gave the pair their names almost immediately: Van Gogh and Gauguin. Brunie explains:
"They were very cute and slightly rowdy together, like old drinking buddies. We decided to name them after artists and old friends Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh."
12717859_10205908706824407_4832389876311187296_n Brunie walks shelter dogs on her days off. She recently spent some time with Van Gogh and noticed that he seemed a bit down. Thinking that what he needs is a home -- and to get a home he needs attention -- she decided to insert the dog into some of Van Gogh the artist's paintings. 12799180_10154095643282323_3739934106759126198_n For various copyright-related reasons, that plan was scrapped -- and Brunie decided to send Van Gogh on an appealing around-the-world fantasy vacation instead. Says Brunie:
"He is a complete sweetheart and just melted my heart. I wanted to make something goofy with him in order to give him more exposure."
12705643_10154095643347323_4577713742865133338_n And of course, Gauguin couldn't be left out of the fun, so Brunie sent him on an exciting virtual-style trip as well. 12806098_10154100177222323_4260036768597932537_n Frankly. we're getting a bit of wanderlust looking at these pics -- not to mention a hankering to go adopt some dogs. 12802980_10154100177252323_8972921749374936161_n We could draw some grim parallels here to the artists who weren't fully appreciated during their lifetimes. But we are feeling confident that these gorgeous lovebugs will be appropriately adored before too long. 12512456_10154100177392323_3302410939427345680_n Guys, you could be in this picture, for real: The dogs can be adopted together or separately; they can go to local homes or far flung exotic locales. Here are Van Gogh's and Gauguin's adoption listings. 10394517_10154095144802323_1847561270064701296_n

Featured image via Brunie Drummond

Arin Greenwood

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