These blankets I had made specifically for donating. I had a whole bunch of chunky yarn that I knew I wasn't going to use so I decided to do some good with it. I also donated this baby blanket that I made years ago and didn't have a baby to give it to.
|It's actually a lot bigger than the picture lets on. In the photo it's folded in quarters.|
I couldn't possibly go to the SPCA without looking at the cats. Mum really liked this guy, Davenport, who was seized from a hoarding situation.
|It's not the best picture but he just wouldn't stay still.|
I liked Whiskers the best. I would have taken him home in a heartbeat, but we have three cats already. He was a sweet, ten year old cat who absolutely loves hugs. His old owner died. :(
All of my cats were shelter cats. In my opinion, that's the best place to get pets. I don't fully understand why some people would pay a pet store or breeder big bucks for a pet (who's parents aren't always* kept in the best of care or treated well) when you could adopt a sweet, homeless cat or dog. And many of them seem very appreciative to have a new "forever home."
*Emphasis on the "aren't always." I have friends who breed ragdoll kittens and the mother is more than well looked after. Even so, I would still adopt a shelter cat before I would purchase from a breeder.