The Fish and Bone, an urban pet boutique located one block from the site of the Boston Marathon bombings, has created a t-shirt to help celebrate the spirit of Boston.
One-hundred percent of the profits from the t-shirts will be donated to One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred on April 15.
The store which is located one block from the site of the Boston Marathon bombings, opened the following day to offer the community a place to gather and share. Dog treats, hugs, disbelief, shock and stories filled the store that first day.
Fish and Bone owner Kathy Palmer was in awe of the courage and compassion played out in the aftermath of the bombings. “Our best qualities as humans, what those of us with pets see in our animals, was really beautiful.” she says. “It makes me choke up every time I think of how Boston came together, without a second’s hesitation.”
Palmer had the words — brave, loyal, fearless, strong — in her head all week. They made her think not only of the people of Boston, but also of the dignity and courage of the rescue dogs. She wanted the design to convey that this spirit is part of Boston’s history and that it will always be what Boston is. She wanted to include a tribute to animals, hence the paw in the heart.
Palmer then assembled a team of people willing to help get the shirts made and available for sale. Her graphics person offered to get the design print-ready, her printer waived his fee so the shirts could be printed made at cost, and her web designer put together a web page on her blog so they could be sold online.
The shirts can be purchased online and will also be available in the store in about 10 days. Click here to purchase a t-shirt or for more information.