runs exclusively on the steam of our volunteers' time and
energy and expertise. We are blessed with wonderfully talented
[read about our other featured volunteers]
This month, meet Leslie Oakey, MetroPets Artistic Director
are surprised when I tell them that I never had pets while growing
up. I actually never had much interest until, as an adult, friends
introduced me to the joys of catering to cats. I've been enamored
of them ever since (though please -- no more cat tchotchkes!).
I currently live with 4 bosses: Demetrius, Catty Spice, Miss
Bea, and Spike, but as I tell everyone, "There's always
the threat of more!"
Catty Spice, and Demetrius
first heard about MetroPets when Anne posted a plea for volunteers
on the DC Web Women list (I am a web designer in my 9 to 5
life.) My first efforts went into helping organize the Pets
in Pearls Fashion Show in October 2001, and I ended up sticking
around. Now I provide MetroPets with various print graphics
-- seminar flyers, sales table signs, posters, etc.
Bea and Spike
I often feel guilty that I'm not doing more hands-on work
to help companion animals, I know that what I do does help,
in some little way, to accomplish the MetroPets mission.
from MetroPets: Leslie
has done a phenomenal amount of art and design work for MetroPets
- from designing the posters, tickets, postcards, and program
for Pets in Pearls, to creating handouts and flyers for all
of our educational events, to completely redesigning the MetroPets
information table. She's essentially created a "MetroPets
look" that is fun, attractive, and professional - and
she never runs out of ideas!
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