I'm a middle aged grandmother not a teenager trying to impress, so on chilly mornings like this I'm more about comfort than style. Admittedly, on ANY given day of the year the What Not to Wear people would have conniptions if they looked my closet ... it being long on men's jeans and short on the high heels and support bras they are so smitten with.
Winters pleasures tend to be like that. From cozy fires to comfort food, the comfy less elegant things soften the chill and help drive the cold winter away.
A volunteer working with PET Projects has embraced this idea by joining in The Snuggles Project. What a lovely idea! The project asks for people who love to crochet, knit, quilt or sew to make a "Snuggle", which is a security blanket for shelter animals that provides comfort to the animals awaiting new homes. When they are adopted the Snuggle blanket goes with them."
If you sew, quilt, knit or crochet and are interested in joining the fun, please contact PET Projects .. they did mention a face book group but I couldn't seem to find it, but I expect if you emailed them they would happily forward it on to Amy.
One of the neatest things that PET Projects has been doing for the last couple of years is their work on behalf of chained and penned dogs....from offering to help train and / or rehome chained dogs to their Roof over Rover program.
Now they have made an awesome flyer to try to help get the word out ( ps ... as with any jpg on this blog, you can save it, share it, or even just click on it for a larger version that's easier to see/ read )
What time is it? It is time to stop dodging the subject ... chaining and penning dogs 24 / 7 is animal cruelty. Straight sweet and simple.
PS ... if you want to get a real sense of the situation, go out and sit in an unheated garage or baby barn all by yourself for an hour. With a glass of frozen water. And a nice dish of cold food. And then imagine what your life would be like if you could never, ever come back in the house again.