It’s no giant surprise that I love my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pups, Stella & Milo.
And most recently, we committed to fostering Dennis through the Treasured Paws Small Spaniel Rescue, making our home one containing THREE spaniels running around. That little Dennis is effortlessly working his way into all our hearts and other than walking three dogs being “crazy time”, you hardly notice that you added another dog to the brood.
Treasured Paws Small Spaniel Rescue was founded because there was a growing need for spaniel “mixes” that the larger, breed specific rescues weren’t able to take.
It’s actually ran by the same ladies who run Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue so while a new organization, they are far from inexperienced.
Originally thought to be a mix, both the vet and my groomer think he’s pure bred.
Regardless, he’s the most loveliest of dogs and I’m still trying to figure out if he’s so darn sweet because he’s overly grateful to be here with us, or perhaps, he just fell into an unfortunate situation and he was sweet all along.
The group is having an online auction on their Facebook page and when asked if I would contribute to the auction, of course I said yes.
And of course, I made a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel apron.
I tracked down custom printed CKCS fabric from Hot Diggity Dog Fabrics and got to work.
It’s not the easiest thing in the world to work with dog printed fabric, keeping it looking nice and classy yet undoglady-ish.
I love my dogs something fierce but I’m not trying to wander into crazy dog lady land.
Although, Stella & Milo’s birthday party landing a national feature for Angie’s List might’ve sealed the deal for me.
More on that later…..
The apron is completely lined with linen fabric. While the printed fabric is super cute, it is extremely thin so I knew immediately it had to be lined.
It measures from bodice to hemline about 29 inches.
Across the centermost hip area is about 33 inches.
Waist ties are extremely generous allowing for just about anyone to wear this thing. They measure 46 inches and allow for either a large bow in the back, or the ability to wrap around and tie in the front.
Two pockets in the front allow for treat storage.
The auction is THIS WEEKEND ONLY.
Head over to their Facebook page and simply search the album titled August 22-24 Auction and comment on the item you’d like to bid on.
Highest bid wins and all proceeds go toward the many, many, MANY expenses that go into fostering and saving these dogs.
Just for reference, Dennis came to us fully vetted right on down to his teeth being cleaned.
It’s expensive to get these guys in tip top shape for their new homes and they cannot do it without donations.
Have a fantastic weekend & let me know if you happen to bid on the apron!