Sunday, July 26, 2009


Nigella said to me the other day "I know how lucky I am to have owners who love and take care of me" .... "how can I give back to other ones like me who don't have the love of an owner like the two of you.........and in others I mean even dogs!!!! not just cats"

I thought well I do know a way we could help. I read about it on Tracie's blog from Tracie's My Petite Maison. It linked me to Kelee @ The Katillac Shack. There I found a way to help donate money to a program that would help dogs that were abandoned by their owners. There has been a record number of pets that have had to be given up because owners have lost their jobs and their homes.

All we have to do is decorate easy is that??? A sponsor will donate $2000 if we decorate 150 scarves and send the pictures in.

We decided .....well I decided we could decorate 3 scarves and Nigella would model them.
She loves to be in front of the camera.

We enlisted some help from George to tie them on. Not so easy.This was the one that was made smaller to fit you remember but I think it would have been easier to tie if I had left them the way they were....opps!"It makes a fetching shawl when I want to keep the suns rays off my shoulders. You know pink pompoms are my girly me!"

"They make a nice bib for when I'm eating lobster or some other seafood or my favorite....... tuna juice."

"This last one is my favorite. It was worth staying up til 2 in the morning to finish them. Too bad you got the deadline wrong. I know you do your best work under pressure but you really need to get some rest."

Hope you enjoyed our fashion show. The deadline has been extented to Aug. 20th. Pictures of 115 out of 150 scarves have been submitted so they've asking if anyone else would like to participate. Please consider it. It's such a worthy cause for the many pets that need our help. Please watch this video which will explain what "Design Gives Back" is all about. It's easy, it's fun and your pet will love it too.

Thanks so much,



Anonymous said...

Beautiful job with the scarves! Renoir (my Cairn terrier) and I participated too thanks to Tracie ;)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Carole,
That Nigella is quite a model, showing off all those scarves... Go Nigella, go! Her scarves turned out so much better than Zeke's and fit so much better too... I mean shawls ;) I just decided to decorate three for my cats too. That should be a piece of cake compared to the photos. I am so happy to hear you're participating in this (but not surprised) animal people are fantastic! Have a great week. Is Nigella named after Nigella Lawson (one of my heroes)?

Les Cotrions said...

Your cat is a beauty and it's very funny with the scarf!!! Very good initiative!!!
Happy new week!

Mitt hvite hus said...


I`m back from my holiday...
So sweet cat...and the scarf was lovely... Lucky cat=)


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Carole...Nigella looks purrrrfection ( sorry, had to do it!!!! ) She reminds me of my three cats..all gone now. They would have made great models....what a wonderful thing you are doing. I have great admiration for you all.Hope you make it to 150.( scarves, that is !!!) XXXX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Now I have to get in next time before Jackie! I am SURE Nigella is really 'fluffy' from my childhood. Although Fluffy ended up with only 3 legs, a fight with a fence.So after that my brothers called her tricycle. Back to the post... you are so creative. Love all your clever handiwork and the 1st image is a stunner. x Julie

Diana Cohen said...

Nigella is so lovely!

QueenBe said...

What a gorgeous cat..... and a great model! My hats off to you both for contributing to such a good cause.

Maya said...

Owners just giving up their pets..., kind of sad. The scarves are so great though!