Making Dog Leg Warmers?

Blogged under Charity Crafting,crochet and knitting by Tammy on Friday 12 August 2011 at 8:50 am

This is what happens when I spend too much time on Facebook: I volunteer to do crazy things like make leg warmers for a dog 😉

Leggings for Life is a Facebook page started by Lisa Krolasik, who has a mission to help special needs cats and dogs, like her cat Willow whose back legs are deformed. Since Willow can’t use her back legs, she has to drag them around, and Lisa got the idea to make little leg warmers for her to help protect her legs. There’s actually a more detailed story about it over at The Creative Cat weblog.

Of course, when I read about this I had to contact Lisa. I mean…I need something else to do, right? Seriously, I’m such an animal lover I felt compelled, and crocheting up some little leg warmers didn’t sound that hard.

Lisa attempts to match up crocheters with a specific animal, preferably one that is close by in case you need to go see the animal. I was matched up with Dakota, a resident of Safe Harbor in Jupiter, Florida, which is about 45 minutes south of where I live. Lisa got Dakota’s caretakers to measure her legs for me, and now I have a crochet leg warmer assignment!


  1. Comment by Bernadette — August 12, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Tammy, I’m so glad you found my article and another animal has someone to crochet leggings for life! I don’t think people have any idea how many animals can use these, but I think the idea of matching the makers with the animals directly is ideal. I hope others see your post as well, and sometime we’ll all have to share photos of the legging we made!! Bernadette (author of The Creative Cat).

  2. Comment by Tammy — August 12, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Hi Bernadette! I had no idea this was an issue until I saw someone link to your post via Facebook. It looks like Lisa is getting a lot of interest over there, which is very good to see!

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