Earlier this week, the Huffington Post ran a feature on a variety of ways that us crafters can use our talents to help the thousands of animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
Thank you to HP for featuring the cat bed Imade for Lola out of an old cashmere sweater, as well as for pulling together a comprehensive list of ways we can help, including a link to Petfinder with a specific list of shelters that have been affected by the flooding -- places that have an immediate need for food, blankets, bowls, and so forth. Check them out.
I realize not everyone is going to send a box of cat litter to New Jersey. But if you have 10 minutes this weekend, an old sweater and some cotton batting, or maybe some yarn or a sewing machine, you have the tools to help keep an animal stay warm this winter. That might not sound like much at this very moment but you know what they say about small gestures…they add up to big changes.
And let’s be honest – you could make one to keep. Your cat (or dog, or ferret, or opossum) deserves something nice. Even after a year of naps and washing, Lola is still very fond of her red cashmere.
What can I say? The girl has taste!