Sunday, December 29, 2019

We lost Ruse today

Today, my grandchildren and I had to say goodbye to our precious Ruse. 

He had been failing for a while, but this morning I knew he couldn't wait another day to be released from his little body.

Ruse loved to be wherever I was, even if I was on the computer and paying bills!

He also loved to be under chairs — any chairs — especially chairs where I was nearby! So lovey and playful.

I will miss this precious boy forever.

Monday, July 22, 2019

National Crafts For Your Shelters Day

National Crafts For Your Shelters Day is celebrated on July 21 ~ but here, in our amazing pet blogging community it's been decided to celebrate this wonderful and important event for a full week! Thanks to Bionic Basil for the terrific idea!

For the people who crochet, here's an easy and very useful item for shelters everywhere -- KITTY AFGHANS!

These are simply single Granny Squares, but made with 16-18 rows, not just 4 or 5. I used Lion Brand Yarn's "Tweed Stripes" which creates the variegated look, but you can use any worsted-weight, non-wool yarn in any color, make your own stripes, or make them in solid colors. 

And finally, you can make these any size you want so they can be used for kittens, adult cats, puppies, adult dogs ...