My entry for the show is of a quilt that I made for my husband for Christmas 2003! It is of his beloved Benitta who was bought from a breeder in the southern part of NC in December 1982! She was originally bought for his brother but Benitta took up with Butch immediately and she fast became known as "HIS" dog.
She slept on the bed with my husband every single night! He said she would lie on her back with all 4 legs stretched out at times and these nights he did not get much sleep. But he did not mind. Her usual style of sleeping was on her side but even with that, she took up a lot of the full size bed but hubby made the best of it.... He is just tenderhearted like that! He would never be mean to an animal... especially his Benitta!
During the day if she wasn't outside with my hubby, she liked to lay on her back in the hall just outside his room. The floor was always cool and she loved it!
And if he stopped at the store for a chocolate bar, well... she had to have hers too or he didn't get to eat very much of his! And the Frosty Maid was her favorite place to go! She was always ready for her ice cream cone! He spoiled her rotten and she loved it!
By July 1995, Benitta had arthritis really bad in her hips and back and it was all she could do to walk. My hubby would help her walk a lot of times but it got to the point that he knew what he had to do. Although it broke his heart in to a million pieces, he had her put down. She now lies in his mother's front yard with beautiful azaleas surrounding her grave. He still cries for Benitta... there will never be another one like her!
If you would love to feature your beloved pet, all you need to do is write up a story about them and head over to Darlene's and link up to the Pets On Quilt Show!
And any quilt show is not complete without prizes! Some of the fabulous sponsors are: Fat Quarter Shop! - The Raspberry Rabbits! - Jane's Fabrics! - The Quilted Kitty! - Fabric.com! - InchWorm Fabrics! and many more fabulous sponsors!! Head on over to Darlene's and check out all of the sponsors!
Darlene is also collecting photos for a calendar that will benefit the Humane Society! If you have a photo that you would like to see in the calendar contact Darlene!
So what are you doing sitting in front of the pc! Scoot on to your sewing rooms or grab those cameras and get something ready so you can join in on the fun!
You can link up through Aug 19th!