The Rescue

Each week when I take Max to Georgia Veterinary Specialist for his chemo treatment, I pass by a wonderful sculpture just outside their front entrance.  I’ve been meaning to take my camera to capture some pics for you but unfortunately, I keep forgetting it.  While there today I took a few pictures with my cellphone. They aren’t the greatest but I hope you’ll enjoy them.

The sculpture is called, The Rescue and it was created by Glenna Goodacre.

The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre

It really doesn’t need any explanation so I’ll just let you enjoy. πŸ™‚


The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre

The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre

The Rescue

The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre


The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre


The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre


The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre

The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre

Hope your paws are all firmly planted on the ground today.  πŸ™‚  Happy Weekend!

The Rescue by Glenna Goodacre

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I was one of the kids who would go out of my way to help a kitten. I hope that you and Max are well and have a nice weekend.

  2. LOVE the sculpture – how appropriate to have it there! How is Mr. Max doing? I pray for you two every day…..every time Callie gets her “treats” I think of Max wolfing down HIS treats too! Have a great weekend!

    • Faith, I was thinking the same thing, because the folks who pass through their doors are truly “up a tree” and big time in search of a rescue. It really is so fitting for what they do each day.

  3. Claudia A. says

    How cute is that?!!!
    Sending good thoughts your way…enjoy your weekend!

  4. Sandi Lee says

    What a wonderful sculpture! Reminds me of all the times I’ve done it for my children’s cats and that my Mother did it for my cats when I was small. The fire department used to come and get the cat’s down when I was little but they don’t any more.

  5. So cute! Love the expressions on the children’s faces.

  6. Beautiful sculpture! I’m not a cat person but I would certainly want them rescued. Hope Max is doing well and that you are feeling better.


  7. This is SO darling! You did a great job of capturing the whole sculpture, Susan. I love the expressions of the kids. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  8. What a wonderful sculpture! Such charming detail and composition… truly delightful!

  9. Beautiful! and so appropriate for the location…Thank you for sharing it with us!

  10. How precious! We love our kitties!!!! May you and Max have a blessed weekend.

  11. I can’t imagine seeing this sculpture in person….. It’s magnificent! The details on the faces of each child truly capture the myriad of emotions they would experience. I especially like the little girl at the bottom of the tree who has her hand over her mouth. You can feel the suspense & tension as she watches. Thank you for sharing so many photos so we could truly grasp your fondness for this piece. Sending best wishes for your Max

  12. That sculpture is a masterpiece!

  13. That is just marvelous.!!! what a wonderful thing to see going there for the first time…hope you & Max have a FabuLous weekend…

    • Wende, I think I missed it all together that first visit…I had tunnel vision. But with each visit, I’ve noticed it a bit more and found it truly wonderful…comforting even.

      • Yeah I guess in hind sight it’s understandable that you would have never noticed it…bet when you did you were surprised…it’s pretty amazing…I forwarded your blog to some friends on yahoo…especially 2 cat lovers…my one friends email is…wiskrlickin pretty much says it all about her …happy caturday from me & my 3 ^..^

  14. Susan, I don’t know where you get the time and energy to do all that do on your blog and keep up with the wonderful things you do with your home. I am in awe of all you do and taking the pictures of this wonderful sculpture to share with us is a really thoughtful thing to do. Thank you for sharing your wonderful zest and enthusiasm for all things beautiful. Enjoy the weekend with your dear friend Mr. Max

  15. Linda S. in NE says

    Wow! Gorgeous!… and I agree, such a fitting location for such a sculpture. At first my eye caught the bench and how it appears to match what else is going on in this scene. I did not even see the child on the ground until taking a second look. Your photography is always stunning, and if it ever just happens, I would love to have you catch some other details of this piece using your camera. Hugs to Max.

  16. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA says

    Ditto what Carolyn said. Stunning. Thank you, Susan, for sharing it with us!

  17. pam ~ Crumpety Cottage says

    Awww, that is so sweet. I’ve never seen anything like it. What a beautiful sentiment and beautiful statue. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about it. Pam

  18. pam ~ Crumpety Cottage says

    On another note, you have no iiiidddeeeaa how much I need a girl’s night. Sabrina on the big screen, a glass or two of wine (or my yummy strawberry daiquiris,) and then out on the porch for a night of visiting and star gazing. Who’s with me? Haha.

  19. Susan, that’s a wonderful piece. Glad you shared it with us.

    I hope Max and you are both feeling better each day.



  20. Hi Susan, thanks for sharing that gorgeous sculpture. That is magnificent.

    I’m praying for Max every day and glad to see he’s still hanging in there.

    Take care.


  21. What a beautiful sculpture! Those little kids are just precious. Kudos to Glenna Goodacre, and thanks to you for sharing it with those of us who otherwise would never have seen it! Martha from Michigan

  22. What an awesome sculpture and the detail is magnificent! I kept wanting to turn the photos and see more but then the next photo showed what I wanted to see. Your ordeal in the hospital was brought home, when we took my Mother to the hospital a few days before you entered. She was diagnosed with an inflammed colon and was in serious pain. She stayed about 10 days and is now in a skilled nursing center near us. She is beginning to recover! I hope you are doing well! Your cat, Max, is a precious friend and I hope both of you can enjoy the lovely spring weather! Bless both of you and thanks for sharing the photos!

  23. What a great sculpture ! The kids look so real. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope that you and Max are doing well. Take care of your self Susan.

  24. claudette flanigan says

    how beautiful! And perfect spot for it!

  25. Outstanding! It touches my heart

  26. I – LOVE – THAT!!!!!!!

  27. Susan, did you know that Glenna is a Lubbock native? She now lives in Santa Fe, NM. I LOVED seeing this amazing sculpture. Thank you for sharing this. keeping Max and you in my prayers! Xo Marlis

    • Marlis, I didn’t realize that! Very cool! She is one amazing artist…absolutely love her work. I’m going to take my camera next time and get some better pics…more detailed pics.

  28. What an incredible piece of sculpture and kuddos to the artist who so wonderfully captured the excitement and concern of the children. I’m sure the sculpture is very comforting to the clients of GVS!

  29. Susan, we have a similar sculpture in a medical center close to my bank. I wonder if it was designed by the same artist? I posted a picture on my blog.

  30. Oh! I love this! I am a cat person and I have rescued three cats that live very comfortably in my home. The sculpture is perfect – they are going to “rescue” Max and this will remind you every time you walk in the door. I hope he is doing well.

  31. Margo Kuhn says

    How adorable. The sculpture looks like children from the 40’s or 50’s by the clothes and style. I bet the kitty is the little girls kitty too. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Sharon McMurray says

    Beautiful Sculpture, I love it! Still praying for you and Max! πŸ™‚

  33. Aw, geesh, gave me chills and made my heart swell!!! You silly!!! Great pics with your phone too!! What a beautiful sculpture, perfect in every detail, catching all the emotion and care…….thanks…….

  34. What an INCREDIBLE piece of art that truly is!!! Thank you for sharing it! It reminds us that there is hope in all we do! Some of us feel like the kids and some of us feel like the kitty! God bless you and Mr. Max (as I call him) during this journey…cancer is a mean ole thing and the best way to fight it is prayer and action…you’re doing both! We’re praying with you. HUUUGz! Selva

  35. What a wonderful statue, but especially meaningful in front of an animal hospital. I love the detail of the children’s faces; so precious! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of art! On a side note, I do hope that you are feeling much better and that Mister Max is also improving each and every day. Continued prayers to both of you!

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas

  36. Just beautiful….Thanks for sharing….say hi to Max and i hope he’s feeling better….You both have a great weekend….<3

  37. Wow! That’s impressive! franki

  38. This brought back a one of the most profound experiences of my life with my dear departed kitty, Mouchie. She was a good 30 feet up in a tall Cape Cod scrub pine, mewing for hours. I talked her down! Really, I did, just standing there, and patiently calling to her, encouraging her branch by branch until she made her way to my arms. She was shaking terribly, and I felt such an extraordinary connection to her that bonded us forever.

    After the horrific Marathon events of the last few weeks here in Massachusetts, I thought we could use a bit of a lift. I posted this sweeter,dearer rescue on Facebook for my friends and family. Thanks so much for sharing this, Susan.

  39. Many thanks for sharing this great sculpture with us! Sending warm hugs to you and Max. I think of you often.

  40. Jeannie Harden says

    Susan! I just shared your photos (and blog) with the Sheehan Veterinary Clinic in Camden, NJ. Camden is the second poorest city in the United States. Doc Sheehan and his wife Clare lovingly care for all the critters brought into their clinic, and I just knew that they would love to see this awesome sculpture. I am new to your blog (just starting last week). You and Max are in my prayers! My love to you all…Jeannie

  41. We had to call the fire department one time with one of our cats.
    It just kept going up and up.

  42. I was so broken hearted when you posted about Max’s illness. Hope he’s doing much better.
    This past Wednesday, our pomeranian Bruni just got operated for skin sarcoma in her anus and it was discovered by accident. It’s so hard to have a pet that is ill.

  43. Continued prayers for you and Max!
    I felt sorry for myself recently due to developing “serious, horrible, you gotta go to a doctor” allergies to pollen.
    The amount of pollen was so large, that I felt I needed to shovel pollen for the first time in my life!
    Anyway, I reminded myself that there are worse problems to have and to be thankful that pollen allergies was the worse thing on my plate at the moment.
    I am so glad you are still doing well from your recent illness and that Max has someone like you to love and care for him during his time of need.
    Take care.

  44. Awww how sweet! Look at the wonderfl detailing on the childrens’ faces! Great talent! Hugs, Leena

  45. Thank you for sharing. True art inspires and invokes and this is a wonderful piece. Again, thank you πŸ™‚

  46. I hope both you and Max are will on your way to feeling better and on the mend. Blessings to you both.

  47. Wow Susan, such a beautiful statue…those faces, so real! Hope Max is getting better and better!

  48. pam ~ Crumpety Cottage says

    Susan, I was just taking a second look at the sculpture … am I crazy or (wait, don’t answer that) .. or is that a real tree and the children are fitted into it? I had as first thought the whole thing was the sculpture, but looking again my tired eyes thought maybe the tree was real? You’ve seen it up close, so I’m sure you know. Thanks! Either way it’s amazing, but if she used an existing tree and fit the children into / onto / around it, that would be incredible too!

    • Pam, I know it looks real, but it’s not. It’s all part of the sculpture. I’m going to get some better pics with my camera soon and I’ll post those. It really is amazing!

      • pam ~ Crumpety Cottage says

        Okay, thanks, lol. What made me think it could be real was the base, where it starts to spread out into roots. What an amazing job she did. It looks like it was cast. Quite a lovely piece.

  49. Susan, you are so right. No words are necessary. What a beautiful work of art. The faces of the children are so expressive. Surely this talented artist has witnessed such a sight. We had a “rescuer” in town recently. Georgia Power came to the rescue with their bucket truck.
    Have a blessed Sunday, Ginger

    • I was thinking the same thing because she really knows children. I would be the little girl at the foot of the tree worried half to death. πŸ™‚ GA Power did that! Wow, how nice. I didn’t know they still did that type thing.

  50. Susan, The little kitty had been in the tree a couple of days and it made the news. I am guessing GP was glad to get the good advertisement.

  51. Sue Lewis says

    Susan, you’re probably aware of this but Glenna Goodacre is a wonderfully accomplished and renowned sculptress from New Mexico. She is also the mother of Harry Connick Jr’s wife Jill. I’ve never seen this work of hers, and it is truly beautiful. Love to you and Max!

  52. Just lovely, Susan… so sweet! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi

  53. Beautiful, Susan — it reminds me of when our furry feline child, Cody, climbed a neighbor’s tree (and climbed and climbed) when he was a kitten. Hubby and an extension ladder to the rescue! I’m sorry to hear Max is having chemo, and hope he’s doing well with it. Our boy is on insulin and allergy serum, shots two and sometimes three times a day. We love them, no matter how expensive they get… Stay well; your site is a joy!!

  54. Hi Susan, This sculpture is fantastic, the tree looks so real and the expressions on the children’s faces, even the way the one child’s foot is crooked in the tree, it reminds me of my childhood climbing trees, it is realistic, thank you so much for sharing. I can’t believe these are cell phone pictures, you must have a great phone, or maybe it’s just the operator/photographer. I had thought I had subscribed to your site a couple weeks ago but apparently I hadn’t because I missed a lot, I have now subscribed so I will stay in the loop. Blessings to you and Max and the wonderful people helping to take care of him.

  55. -Brenda- (aka mrsben) says

    What an amazing sculpture! The expressions on the children’s faces are priceless. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful piece of art.

    Sorry to hear that you had a setback but am happy to learn you are fully recovered. Five years ago, experienced symptoms caused by listerosis bacteria and comparing the pain to that I experienced in delivering my children; the latter was ‘a liesurely walk in the park.’

    Re Mr. Max, have just made a donation in behalf of his treatment. With wishes that he too has a full recovery.
    Warmest hugs -Brenda-

  56. Polly Piasecki says

    Glenna is the most amazing sculptor! One of my favorites of her’s is called Puddlejumpers. She is also responsible for the sculpture honoring the Viet Nam nurses that is at the Wall in Washington, DC. She also designed and sculpted the Sacajawea gold dollar coin. Yeah, I’m a fan. Bit of trivia – she is also Harry Connick, Jr’s mother-in-law.

  57. Aww, how sweet! πŸ˜€
    Beth P

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