If you’re just like me, you need this to start by explaining that the ending of the story is a good one. This isn’t the beginning of ‘John Wick‘ nor the ending of ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’: luckily, Glitter, the starring pup of this story, will survive thanks to his art. Interestingly, unlike ninety percent of artists. Let me tell you how and why in this story full of ups and downs, poor organization, operations in Japan, and a canine with heart issues.
Before we begin, let’s get to know Glitter. Glitter is a Pomeranian who until a month ago had a perfectly normal life: eating, sleeping, sniffing other dogs’ rear ends, and of course, having his own TikTok and Instagram accounts because, are we monsters after all? @glitterthepom posted his first video on October 1, 2022, taking advantage of the release of ‘Hocus Pocus 2’, but it seems like he was under some kind of curse.
You see, just before his first video, they had detected that something was wrong with his little heart, and he needed mitral valve repair at the Jasmin Clinic with Dr. Masami Uechi in Japan. Yes, I also initially thought it was a scam and an excuse for a family to fund their trip to Yokohama with their dog, but the truth is, the story checks out. The problem was that they needed $40,000 to save Glitter’s life.
Look, we live in a time where grabbing attention isn’t easy. There are too many stimuli all at once. That’s why, when this family thought their dog could make art by licking the canvas and sell it for $15, they didn’t imagine they would cause such a stir… Or that it wouldn’t be worth it since the production of the painting and the shipping already exceeded ten dollars. That’s called desperation.
But it worked: even though Glitter eventually stopped painting and Mr. Beast never took notice, no matter how hard they tried, thanks to their GoFundMe page, they reached $40,000, paid the hospital bill, and even raised an additional 5,000. Might as well, right? Currently, they’re at a little over 41,000 dollars, the dog has stopped painting (even though the artworks weren’t as bad as one might imagine), and with luck, he will live to see ‘Hocus Pocus 3’. See? I told you the story would end well.
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