This past weekend I was with my friends in Libertyville, Illinois. Ginger
Cloonan, owner of The Country Framer, is a very good friend and also
a member of the Board of Directors of the P.
Buckley Moss Society.
Pat with Buckley, Amy Campos of Canine Companions for Independence,
and Ginger Cloonan with Amy's companion dog Gibb.
I was delighted to meet my namesake, Buckley, a canine-companion-in-training.
Buckley is being trained by Canine Companions for Independence®
to be a highly skilled assistance dog. Canine Companions is a national,
non-profit organization that breeds, trains, and places these dogs with
people with disabilities other than blindness. In spite of the more
than $10,000 it costs to provide each assistance dog, they are free
of charge to their recipients. I’m so pleased that a portion of
the proceeds from the sale of my new print My
Faithful Companion will go to this organization.
Pat and Buckley get to know each other.
This weekend it’s my October Barn
Show and Museum Open House in Waynesboro, Virginia. Come and enjoy
fall in the Valley with me. The leaves will be showing their vibrant
fall colors, and the air will be crisp and beautiful. It’s one
of the most gorgeous times of the year. Waynesboro’s annual Fall
Foliage Festival will also be going on this weekend, so fun is virtually
Autumn in the Valley will be released at the P. Buckley Moss Museum
and Barn Show, October 13-15. For more information call the Museum at
I’ll be releasing Autumn in the Valley,
which features the Daniel Harrison House. Also known as Fort Harrison,
it is the oldest house in Dayton, Virginia, and one of the oldest in
Rockingham County. The two-story stone house was built about 1749 by
Daniel Harrison, first settler of Dayton.
I look forward to seeing you!