Anatomy Of A Sock Bunny

Sock Bunny Collage2

Socks.  We all have them.  In all shapes, sizes, and colors.  They are mysterious.  Yes, mysterious because it still baffles me to this day how they elude me in the dryer.  They are magicians too, as they magically appear in the next load of laundry.  They reside normally in a dark drawer, or sometimes found in the pet bed chewed.  They come in pairs, kinda like twins.  They always match.  Sometimes they get holes.  They warm our feet or cover up unpainted toes.  Socks are funny.

Socks have lots of responsibilities.  They always have to stay together.  They get balled up, folded, or neatly placed in a drawer.  They always have to be ready when that drawer opens to go to work.  Sometimes they get pulled from duty as they are a little worn and need mended.  Sometimes we have to say goodbye to them when they have warmed our feet for the last time and there is nothing more we can do to save them.  They serve many purposes.

Unattended Sock Bunny

Other than unofficial chew toys for the dogs, socks can be used to create the most incredible people toys.  Yes, that’s right, we need and love things that make us smile, and who knew that a stupid striped sock could bring us so much joy!  I never did, until I got my scissors out and started cutting up my loyal socks that resided in the bottom of my sock drawer for many years.

Sock Bunnies Lineup

So, now comes the hard part.  Do I leave my socks nestled all snug in the sock drawer, leave them to keep their magical powers that be in the dryer, or yank those suckers out of the drawer and make Sock Bunnies?  I think we all know the answer to this one!

Anatomy of a Sock Bunny

CLICK HERE for the full tutorial of HOW TO MAKE A SOCK BUNNY.
(Go ahead, I dare ya!  Or you can pay me to make some for you!)

What are your socks gonna do today?

SOCK BUNNY1A

SOCK BUNNY2A

SOCK BUNNY GROUP PHOTO

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Lucky Dog

Pledge For Pets Green Box

Lucky dog is right, but it is not ALL about the dogs!  It’s about the lucky puppies, cats, kitties, bunnies, birds, and hampsters too that get rescued by the Cleveland APL who need to find their forever homes.  The APL has been servicing our community for 100 years and take in about 17,000 animals a year into their shelter, which is solely funded by our donations.

We are proud to announce that we are assisting the APL in collecting donations for their 8th Annual Pledge For Pets – Doggy Dollars & Kitty Kash Fundraiser, and this is our 3rd year participating in this great event!  Our goal this year is to collect $1,000 in donations.  Pledge For Pets takes place on May 10th – 11th and when we get closer to the event, we will even post a link on our blog so you can watch the event live, or just listen to a live broadcast right at the Cleveland APL’s site. (You might even be able to see us there at the event, because we always make an appearance to say hello and to drop off any last minute donations that we collected)  Last year, they even told Nikita’s adoption story, live on the air!  To make a donation, click HERE.

There are ways that you can help us too:

If you have a blog:  1) We encourage you to add our yellow Pledge For Pets box on your blog.  2) We encourage you to write a quick blog post that Nikitaland is passionate about helping animals in need!  Here is the code so you can “add” a text box widget to your blog (if you need assistance in adding this to your blog, contact us & we’ll be more than happy to assist you – NOTE: This box can be removed from your blog after May 11th)

<a href=”http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nikitaland/2013-doggy-dollars-kitty-kash”><img
src=”https://nikitaland.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/2013-pledge-for-pets-button.jpg&#8221; /></a>

Pass the word around:  1) Share our donation link via email to everyone you know who might be interested in helping out.  2) If you have a social media account, then send out some “tweets” about the Pledge For Pets!  (we don’t have any of these accounts, so we need your help in getting the word out)  3) Tell your friends, family, and even your co-workers that we need help in collecting donations!  Each and every donation matters, no matter what denomination you give, as it all goes towards the wealth and care of the animals who need our help!  Here is the secure donation link to share:  http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nikitaland/2013-doggy-dollars-kitty-kash

All donations are tax deductible, so keep your receipts!

We cannot thank all of you enough for your help in spreading the word, and for your donations!  We would love to reach the goal that we have set and help the animals who need us!

Cleveland Animal Protective League CUTOUT NIKITA SITTING