The Fish and Bone, an urban pet boutique located one block away from the site of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, felt driven to be part of the healing process in the midst of the chaos. While many businesses and residents were asked to stay in their homes, store owner Kathy Palmer knew opening the store was the right thing to do.
Palmer wanted to create a gathering place for members of the community—with the added benefit of being around dogs. People were raw, but they relaxed as they hung out for a while, sharing their stories and petting the dogs.
After spending the day with so many local residents, Palmer was in awe of the courage and compassion played out in the aftermath of the bombings. “It makes me choke up every time I think of how Boston came together, without a second’s hesitation,” she says.
Wanting to do more, Palmer gathered a team to create a t-shirt for humans and dogs to raise funds. The words on t-shirt—brave, loyal, fearless, strong—conjure up images of not only of the people of Boston, but also of the dignity and courage of the rescue dogs.
All profits are going directly to The One Fund Boston (OneFundBoston.org), 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.
T-shirts for dogs, men, women and kids are available online here.