Fido Blankets Fur-Ever

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 24, 2009 3:19 AM CDT
Is he fuzzy enough for a dog fur blanket?   (©AndyeMcee)
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(Newser) – Pet lovers can always keep their hounds close with blankets spun from Fido's shed fur, a quirky new product developed by a North Carolina entrepreneur, reports the Los Angeles Times. One golden retriever owner stashed her pet's sheddings for 11 years and now has a nice afghan to show for it, even though her dog passed on to the giant fire hydrant in the sky.  

The afghan was delivered by businesswoman N'aan Harper, who established a Critter Knitter Guild to spin dog, cat and bunny fur to satisfy requests on her Pet Yarn Chic web site. What's it like to cuddle up with a dog fur blanket? "It is a very soft hair, so it develops a halo around it like Angora does, almost an aura," said one of the knitters. "It's a lovely, luscious fiber." But buyer beware. It sheds.