Happy Spring even thought I know for most of your there is still snow everywhere. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Believe me it's not that I didn't want to. Time just seems to go by to fast and I have been very busy with different things in my life, but all good. :) Can you believe April is almost here and Easter too? Can't wait.
I want to spotlight two very special and dear friends of mine. Jude and Norm Sunden Lassow. They are an amazing couple. They are the owners of Muffin's Pet Connection in Brooklyn, New York. www.muffins.org
Norm and Jude have been involved with animals since childhood. Six year old Jude bottle fed a three week old puppy. Her Aunt's fifteen year old Spitz Spaniel mix, was too old to be a nurturing mom to her five puppies. Jude's family took care of "Pandy", using a dolls bottle to feed the pup. Jude's maternal instinct soared and she totally bonded with this little puppy. Pandy was her loyal, devoted, trusted friend! He was her protector!
When Pandy was six years old, he developed a cancerous tumor near his lung. He wasn't neutered because in 1950's, spay/neutering wasn't the issue it is today. This made a huge impact on Jude's life. Muffin's Pet Connection was established to enlighten about the importance of spaying/neutering.
Norm and Jude learned to respect, care for love God's creatures and try to Reach, Teach and Educate their personal pet philosophy through Muffin's. They've been rescuing and saving animals for over 45 years.
Jude is truly an inspiration. She recently published a book called "Tinky's Magic Glasses".
|Here is a sample of one of my illustrations. It is Tinky and Tim~|
|Please note that these are Halloween catnip dolls, but we do have them in plain different colors. I will be posting a photo asap. But this is here so you have an idea of what they look like. :)|
So I thought I would spotlight her as well as the catnip dolls. I am not kidding when I say that cats everywhere go absolutely nuts for these dolls. The best part of all is that it's for a great cause.
The PeggySue catnip cuddle doll is the Ambassador for Spaying and Neutering cats and dogs. Please go to www.muffins.org and learn about Muffin's low cost spay/neuter program. Muffin’s adopted PeggySue, a semi-feral, three-legged cat. ‘God Kissed Her Little Paw’; see the capabilities, NOT disabilities. Norm rescued PeggySue from the basement in our apartment building. 25% of the proceeds from this doll benefit the PEGGYSUE 'HELP-A-PET" fund. The $8.25 includes shipping and handling per doll. Muffin's is a 501 (c) tax exempt Animal Service Organization.
The PeggySue catnip doll is handmade by me in the USA. Awareness© Each doll is 5" or 6” tall. Each doll is uniquely different; It is 100% cotton fabric, stuffed with 100% Polyester Non-Allergenic America's best selling polyester fiberfill, and contains hand grown ORGANIC CATNIP from Canada. The PeggySue catnip cuddle doll is the Ambassador for Spaying and Neutering cats and dogs. Please go to www.muffins.org and learn about Muffin's low cost spay/neuter program. Muffin’s adopted PeggySue, a semi-feral, three-legged cat. ‘God Kissed Her Little Paw’; see the capabilities, NOT disabilities.
Please take a minute or two to visit her Jude's site and maybe purchase a doll to help the PeggySue Help-A-Pet fund.
These catnip dolls are available online, but they are also available at a few stores in Brooklyn and one in
Here are the names and locations of the stores:
Fins, Feathers & Fur (718) 238-7904
9302-4th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11209
Pet Dog Delight (718) 339-7800
300 Kings Highway (between 6th & 7th St) 11223
Puppy Paradise (718) 252-7877 0r 718-258-2342
2082 Flatbush Avenue 11234
NYC.COM (718) 768-3954
385-7th Ave. 11215
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time~