“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.
Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.”

~ Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull ~

Monday, January 3, 2011

Snuggles Project

I've been thinking for some time that I'd like to volunteer in some way. All kinds of things popped in my head, but I couldn't wrap my heart around them. And then on Saturday, as I was wondering around the web, I came across the 'Snuggles Project'. I got warm fuzzies just thinking about it.

The 'Snuggles Project' is a group of volunteers who donate their time by making blankets for homeless cats and dogs that are in shelters. The blankets are either crocheted, knitted, quilted or sewn and the site even provides patterns, so you're sure never to get bored with the same old thing. The sizes vary, but I'm looking at making some 24 X 24 inches for small dogs and 36 X 36 inches for larger dogs. Want to make some for cats? They have suggested sizes for them too!

I'm choosing to crochet - it's fast, easy and dare I say it? Fun! The blankets I make this month will be donated to the Houston Poodle Rescue. That's where Bailey came into our lives from, so it has a special place in our hearts. He's pretty happy about giving something back too. Now if I could just stop him from eating all the yarn . . .



Anonymous said...

You are AWESOME for doing this. I was in the trenches of dog rescue for 2 years and I am personally touched by this post. Thank you!!!!!

Terri said...

What a lovely thing to do. Imagine all that loving energy going into the blanket you make and then being felt by the little one who gets to snuggle in it! The animals in the photo are so precious!

Plumrose Lane said...

This is SO fabulous Tereza and how incredibly rewarding! Donating my time to non-profits is certainly the most rewarding work I do.