Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Welcome to Wally Wednesday! Here's Wally earlier this week thinking he hears Stryder outside:


And here he is realizing Stryder is not out there:

Speaking of Wally, he's been shedding like crazy ever since the weather began to turn warmer. I've often wondered if there's something productive I could do with all that dog hair and now I have the answer. This article shows how this British couple have knitted sweaters out of the discarded hair from their two dogs. Says 71-year-old Mrs. Willis, "It's actually not a hair, it's a wool, which is why it works so well for clothes." She knitted the first sweater in 1990 from the collected fur of her white Samoyed. Although the Samoyed died 12 years ago, the sweater made from her fur is still going strong. When the Newcastle couple's next dog, a Swedish Lapphund, died 6 years ago, Mrs. Willis was already at work on the 2nd sweater. The couple actually got the idea from their dog breeders. Apparently, this is "quite popular" with owners of long haired breeds. Mr. Willis says of his sweater, "It's very warm and virtually waterproof." Can you imagine what a sweater made of dog fur would smell like after coming inside from the rain? Eew.

6 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

Can Stryder come out and play?

4:19 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Diane - Don't think we haven't made that phone call before.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

No one does sad face like Wally

4:50 PM  
Blogger Auburn Kat said...

I'm not sure I would wear a sweater made out of dog hair...yuck!

4:54 PM  
Blogger LA said...

That's A-1 5-star sad face.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

Eeew, indeed!

9:34 AM  

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