Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hello Yarn & Southern Cross Fiber giveaway for Keeshond Rescue!!

I would like to tell you a little bit about a very special guy.  His name is Theo and he is a Keeshond.  We all call him "Theodorable" and I think it is pretty obvious why!

Theo is 9 years old has suffered neglect for most of his life which has caused him many long term health issues.  He was surrendered by his owner to Keeshond Rescue Ontario (the same rescue group that my Mr. Jiggs is from) and in terrible shape- about double the body weight he should have been.  He had pain when he walked, ear infections, skin infections and poor coat condition, including a 4" wide bare ring around his neck that was probably due to a collar rubbing it for so long.  His teeth were in terrible condition with lots of built up plaque, bad breath and some loose teeth too.  Even through all of this, he maintained his adorable, quintessential Keeshond personality.  I have had the honor of meeting him and he is a true sweetheart!

How can you resist that smiling face?!  (Theo is in the middle, grinning from ear to ear)
Theo 4

His wonderful foster mom has worked miracles with him and he is beginning to show signs of improvement in just over 2 months!  Through vigorous effort he has lost enough weight that the vet will consider the dental surgery he desperately needs. His total dental bill is estimated at around $2000.


The plight of rescue dogs is very near and dear to my heart.  Both of my Keeshonden are rescues who have been spared the terrible conditions that they were in before they were rescued.  Our lives are so much better having them to share it with!!

So, this is where you come in! To help encourage some donations for this important cause, I am conducting a drawing for anyone who donates on Theo's behalf.  The prize will be TWO, 4-oz. bumps of luscious fiber.  ONE vintage Hello Yarn Fiber club (Five Plum Pie on Falklands) and ONE Southern Cross Fibre club (Hunter on Southdown) both are pictured below.  One winner gets both fibers!!  If you are a non-spinner I will happily spin up these fibers into yarn for you.  I'm sure you are dying to know how you can get entered for this awesome prize, right?!?
  1. Click on this link 
  2. Click on the “Donate Now” button.
  3. Enter the amount you would like to donate.
  4. THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT:  Please enter your Ravelry name into the “Optional Message for Keeshond Rescue".  This is how I will know who you are to contact you if you win the prize!  note:  Please DON'T donate anonymously unless you don't want to be entered for the prize.
  5. Click through the next steps to enter in your email address and credit card information, and that’s it! 
I will hold the drawing on November 30th.  I will contact the winner through Ravelry PM to get your address.

Thank you so much in advance for your support!

Hello Yarn - "Five Plum Pie"

Southern Cross Fibre - "Hunter"

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