If you’ve picked up a copy and flipped through it, you’ll notice that I dedicated Drowned History to Rufus, and I’m sure some people are wondering who the heck he is.
Rufus Bartlett was my 15 year old cat who passed away in December. He was named that because after I fed him he resembled a Bartlett pear, something that my textbooks informed me was ideal. He was two days old when I snatched him out of the jaws of Animal Control, who would have put him to sleep because they don’t have the resources to bottle raise kittens and puppies. He was found in an abandoned rabbit nest with a baby bunny, his umbilical cord still attached. The bunny went to a wildlife rescue and Rufus came home with me.
Continue reading “Goodbye, My Cranky Boy”
I’m still working on my current filet crochet project so this week I’m going to show you something else I recently finished!
A cat I know was getting a shavedown because he was so matted (he’s 19 and not grooming as well as he used to) and it’s strangely cold in Texas right now that I decided to make him a little sweater! He doesn’t like his feet touched and I couldn’t find a pattern for what I was looking for so I chose to wing it!This is my cat Strider modeling the finished sweater. My shaved buddy is significantly bigger so it’s kind of long. Strider was very patient with me as usual.
I wanted to make a more “sweatery” sweater for our paraplegic clinic cat’s birthday so I used this pattern from Ravelry and Min Pin Sweaters and some greens that would compliment her eyes.
Strider once again helped me out when my other cats fled because he’s such a handsome and helpful boy. This is before I attached the sleeves. Please excuse the mess, we’re cleaning.
The finished sweater! Strider looks so handsome in this sweater I was a little sad I had to give it away. I settled for making it my phone’s wallpaper instead. And now for the birthday girl!
She looked so cute! Unfortunately that was the same day I had to go home with the second half of my flu so I missed the party but I’d like to believe she appreciates it.
Next week I’ll have my new filet project to show off! And…today is MY birthday! Woo!