Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover!
The cover for last year's Retired from Racing, not from Life Art Book is truly inspiring.
The art is by the wonderfully talented, Suzie Collins of Skinny Hound Designs. Please read about "Hope", her muse for the sketch.
"The 2013 cover is an illustration created to honor and remember a very special little greyhound that was born the runt of her litter. She was so tiny that the Veterinarian didn't think she'd make it and recommended that she be euthanized. But her human momma knew better; she had hope, and so Hope was named. With a lot of extra special care and love, Hope was able to grow up and live a mostly normal life. Her body may have been tiny and fragile (barely bigger than a Whippet and maybe a little hunched), but her personality was bigger than the largest of her siblings and she ruled the roost! She may have had some struggles during her short time on earth, but she taught us what it meant to not give up, to keep fighting no matter the odds because there is always hope! Those of us lucky enough to have been touched by this amazing little girl carry her memory with us and know “There is always Hope...!”."
-Suzie Collins, Artist