William, 2015

Ken Shih

Acrylic on canvas

I really enjoy walking my dog Chloe. She's a Chihuahua mixed with Jack Russell. She’s spoiled rotten. She had it easy - I would make sure she ate before I ate. When I was in the shelter, I had a friend hold on to her until I got out. Then I went and got her, just like you go and get your kids out the system. I love her to death. I got my own place now. My life consists of my dog, and my grandpa baby - that’s my granddaughter. And coming to the Bowery Mission - I like hearing them preach here. The sermon keeps me strong.

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