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Making Sweaters From Loved Ones And Dogs

by | 19th, March 2008

dog-hair-jumpers.jpgWHEN Kara and Penny died, they left behind a little of themselves on the carpet of Beth and Brian Willis’s home.

Whooa! This is no tale of murder most foul. It is a tale of two dogs, albeit with human names. We are a nation of dog enthusiasts but not all dog deaths are investigated by the police. The world of vets has to produce a Harold Shipman. Not yet.

What Kate and Penny left behind was hair. And Beth and Brian set about combing it from their carpet. They spun it. And they turned the yarn into jumpers.

Says Brian: “They are extremely warm and pretty much waterproof. Unless it is banging it down it is fine. I’ve always got a sweat on by the time I get from the bus to the shops.”

Indeed, it cannot be easy keeping up with your jumper at 73-years-of-age, should the garment have retained elements of the creature’s personality. And then there is the tail chasing, sniffing and urinating.

A picture of Beth and Brian in the Sun shows her to be a woman with workable grey hair and Brian to possess a goatee beard.

There is every reason to believe that should one of them perish – be run over by car, say – the other can kept he love alive in the form of a hat or lined vest…

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