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    The month of August spread, featured in the 2012 (Pierce's Pogs) Critter Calendar. Photo: Julie Pierce | Design: Lindsey Ruane
    The month of August spread, featured in the 2012 (Pierce's Pogs) Critter Calendar. Photo: Julie Pierce | Design: Lindsey Ruane

    I love rats! Since adopting a pair of rats I am a happier person. Any pet can bring joy and companionship to a human being. As Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

    Pierce's Pogs is a top breeder of quality African Pygmy hedgehogs in Massachusetts. She also breeds adorable Dumbo Dwarf rats. This month I worked with Julie Pierce to create a 2012 Critter Calendar. Combining her lovely photos and my design talents, we produced a sweet calendar filled with inspirational quotes to raise money for a local animal charity. You can check out her Facebook page, “Pierce's Pogs.”

    Ed. note: Read more Design for Good stories here.

    About the Author: Lindsey is a graphic designer working in Cambridge, MA. At Draper Laboratory she designs annual publications, promotional materials, exposition props and large-scale displays, technical and promotional posters and marketing collateral. Her freelance and volunteer projects entail logos/branding, whimsical illustration, packaging, t-shirt design, greeting cards and designs for web (not coding). As an avid crafter Lindsey loves sewing projects, silk screenprinting, and, most of all, sculpting miniature dessert jewelry from polymer clay. These pieces are sold online at her Etsy Store. (link coming soon). When she is not working or "baking" mini cupcakes, she tends to her 3 sweet rats, Penelope, Fiona and Emma.

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