Tony was so excited about his photography book I got instant goose bumps, because I know just how exciting it is to get published. And now I am going to tell you how all of this came about.
On April 4th, the same day that Bee Spears got adopted to a fabulous family, Adina, from Fort Worth, had called me and she had left a pretty exciting message that involved she and her husband, Butch's Win A New Pickup sweepstakes business and their NASCAR race car drivers friend's charities. So after Bee left our rescue ranch I returned her call and then things started rolling from there.
And before the wheels started turning too fast, I got our dear friends, Kris & Jim, involved, because they are die-hard NASCAR fans and Tony and I needed for them to give us a crash course on NASCAR. And also because they had already volunteered to drive me me up to the Texas Speedway, in Fort Worth, to represent our rescue ranch at a fundraising event during NASCAR's race weekend, on November 5th. "Thank you, Kris & The Mineral Man. Y'all did a great job of teaching us."
On June 9th, Adina drove down from, my home town, to see our rescue ranch, to introduce herself to us and to meet Kinky, Tony and me. And it was a very fun visit that included several business meetings and some really cool NASCAR t-shirts, posters and other Nascar merchandise.
Then on July 4th, she and Butch drove down to see us and spend the night. We had a blast with them. And so did Kris & Jim, Sunday morning, because we had invited them to eat breakfast with us, at Koyote. And during our breakfast Adina, Butch, Kris & Jim, talked non-stop about NASCAR and the drivers. And Tony and I actually understood what they were talking about.
And while Adina and Butch were down here, she told Tony that she had already put together a book of his awesome photographs with his name on it, that he owned the rights to and that they were going to sell his coffee table books, Online and during Fort Worth's NASCAR weekend, in November. And all of the proceeds from the sale of his book will go directly to our rescue ranch.
Then she gave Tony a prototype of his photography book, because she had just one printed proof made, so she could check out the color and quality. And here is a picture of Tony's Utopia: A perfect place for refuge that she gave to him two weeks ago.