Today is Furry Friday. As you know, I am a proud Ambassador for Island Batik fabrics and, this year, they are adding their support to Pet Finders and the Kennel Quilt project. If you haven't heard about this worthwhile organization, you can read all about them at:
http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/program/Virtual/ This link will also tell you about the Virtual Kennel Quilt retreat. If you have never been on a virtual retreat, check it out. They are so much fun.
In addition to promoting Kennel Quilts, Island Batik is also bringing attention to some animals that need forever homes. Here are two of them. If interested, please click on the link.
Catnine - https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/37233587
Catnine lived a hard life before she was saved by Zeus' Rescues in New Orleans: Both her leg and her jaw had been broken. Still, she adores people, and she's ready for a loving home that will help her heal!
June - https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/37572867
This gentle, housetrained 6-year-old gal is comfortable around adults, children and other dogs, and even lived happily with a gecko! She's waiting for a new family at Animal Care Centers of NYC in Manhattan.
These pets are in the United States but there many in shelters here in Canada who are just waiting to give you unconditional love. I know this from experience. When hubby and I married, he knew how much I loved dogs and cats. Unfortunately, he is allergic to both. I accepted that we wouldn't be able to have a pet but every time we went for a walk I stopped to talk to all the ones we passed. Just before Valentine's Day he said we would get a cat and, if necessary, he would take medication. (Have I mentioned how wonderful he is?) The next day, which was Valentine's, we heard a cat meowing. We went outside and there, huddled under the tarp that covered our motorcycles, was a tiny white cat. We brought her in and gave her some food and a blanket to lay on. For the next few days, we tried to locate his owners. When it was obvious, that he had been abandoned we got him neutered and inoculated. We had him for 18 years and he was truly the most wonderful cat I have ever owned. When we decided to move to Ontario, we knew, at his age, he probably wouldn't survive the move and the confinement that the construction period involved. The very difficult decision was made to put him to sleep. I still miss him. His ashes, picture and collar are on my dresser. Another copy of the picture is beside my compute
I already posted the photo of the Kennel Quilts I made but just in case you missed them, here they are again. Because there isn't a shelter in our area, I made these little quilts and donated them to a group that provides veterinary care to animals in need.