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Design Gives Back - Pet Parade Blog Party

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Welcome, I am so glad that you stopped by. Please join me and Bentley for a very special Pet Parade Blog party celebrating everyone who supported and/or participated in the project to raise a $2,000. donation to the Foreclosure Pets Fund project. The goal was to have 150 scarves decorated and to send in a photo of each pet wearing their decorated scarf.




Bentley wearing his scarf.



The project was a big success and now Kelee and Oliver of the Katillac Shack are celebrating with a video celebrating the event. The world premier video will show the presentation to the shelter organization and will feature the pets who participated.


All of God's Creatures - Great and Small will be featured in the video at the Pet Parade Party.

Bentley is waiting to take you to the party!



Bentley, my studio assistant, participated and would love for you to attend the Blog Party to see all of his blog pet friends and to celebrate. His good friend, Miss Maggie, of Dear Daisy Cottage participated http://deardaisycottage.typepad.com/. Bentley supported his blog friend Oliver (who has a crush on Maggie) by painting daises on his scarf in hopes of impressing the fair Miss Maggie with his support of his friend.





Maggie of Dear Daisy Cottage

Lots of pet owners and bloggers participated in this worthwhile project. I made you a cup of tea and baked pumpkin bread to celebrate the party. Pour yourself a cup of tea , have a piece of pumpkin bread, relax and let's take a look at just a few of these dear and precious pets - many were adopted and/or rescued (including Bentley) who will be featured in the video.






Looks like someone discovered the pumpkin bread !





HMM . . . . "After all, the party is a Pet Parade and it seems only fitting that I get to have a piece of pumpkin bread!" Yummy . . .Well - let's see some of the other pets are up to.

"Sugars" was adopted by my niece , Jill. She is a Miniature Doxon and has no tear ducts in one eye. . She needs to have drops every day and was given a loving home 11 years ago. Her beautiful scarf was decorated by Jill's daughter, 6 year old Hannah Love (who is the real artist in our family).

Sugars loves to eat the cat food as well as her dog food (which has not been too good for her waist line).



Hershey is a shy adopted neighbor of Sugars and his lovely scarf was also decorated by Hannah Love.

Maggie's handsome brother!






Lovely in lace!




Bridesmaid !




Glamor Girl!




Cutie pie!


A small sample of the adorable pets you will see at the Pet Parade Party.


Don't go away - the party/movie starts
September 30, 2009

DIY & THRIFTY TIP : Oliver Wendell's sweater can be adapted from a man's thrift store sweater. I have made several this way: Simply cut the bound edges of the sleeves and reposition them for the armholes and use bound seams for "butt-straps"(which he finds humiliating) that hold it in place. He is a little man in a dog-suit anyway! What does your pet wear for style? Show us at the party!

Thank you for visiting. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate that you have taken time to leave me a comment or follow my blog. If you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.


Have a lovely week and enjoy the party. Blessings, Erin

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