Sunday, August 3, 2008

In All Our Glory

Almost a year ago, Seka and I were asked to be a part of a progressive greyhound project that I simply couldn't say no to. In fact, I didn't even think twice. I didn't ask permission from my husband, my mother or my employer. I didn't consult the world asking everyone's opinions about what they thought about me taking my clothes off for what I considered a good cause. It may be the first time ever that I made a radical decision like this without worrying about what everyone else had to say or what they might think. Pretty much everyone who knows me and knows that I did this, is shocked at first. Then most of them tell me how they wish they had the guts to do something like this.

So this weekend, 1000 people across the world (we sold plenty in Australia - thanks to Katy - and in the UK) are turning their calendars to the month of August, and seeing Seka and myself in all our glory. I'm so proud of what we Greymates accomplished and the money we raised (close to $20K) for SEGA. It is a picture that I will cherish forever of me and my heart dog. It is an experience I will always remember. But more importantly, it was a decision that was really life changing for me in many ways.

PS: Maddie was adopted yesterday by a really great family in Woodstock, GA. She now has a Chocolate Lab sister named Truffles.

9 comments:

gyeong said...

All in the name of helping the greys. I wonder if the 'boys' version would sell as well :)

IHateToast said...

you know what's funny about these calendars, there's more exposed on the beach in a standard 2 piece. it's just because of what people don't see. that you're nude is more shocking than had you been in a 2-piece with nothing in front of you.

we're a funny people.

i think gyeong should get the boys going. they could highlight any tummies (men) and the bums (dogs) and call it Guts for Butts. no, you're right. wouldn't work.

Kim said...

It's a beautiful picture. What a cool thing to do for a superb cause!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I still think its kind of funny that I don't think I have ever really met you in person, but I've seen you naked :-).

Jen

Amy said...

Yep, I was thinking about you on Friday. Definitely gutsy... I love it!

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

Wooo hooo show it all off gurl! It was an interesting day at the farm during the first shoot (not sure if you were there for the 1st or 2nd) and all the nudes gals everywhere :-o
I think it's great though, and congrats for finding Maddie a home so quick!

JDIII said...

WOW! This is awesome, you always did have a big heart! Keep up the great work!

Patti said...

Thanks Heather and our August Greymate, Seka, for doing this at the last minute. I'm really glad things worked out the way they did. Your shot is awesome - you gotta be proud of that! And we did raise lots of money for the Greyhounds. Another proud achievement!

pattysea said...

The entire calendar is so tastefully done; and now I can look at my daughter-in-law and granddog for the entire month of August.