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Blog posts : "CFC's Mission"

Compassion Fatigue

I’ve always regarded animal shelter workers as some of the best people around. It’s one of the many reasons I’m so thrilled to send blankets out to shelters. These individuals love seeing our creations and then “matching” them to the best pet. They truly care for the cats and dogs as if they were th…

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CFC Wants YOUR ideas!

I love to see the creativity of our volunteers, shown in the blankets they make for shelter pets. I am inspired daily by the volunteers’ blankets and want to share their ideas, just as often as I can! If you have a unique idea for making a pet blanket, please consider sharing it with me, so t…

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The Special World of Helping Pets

The population inside animal shelters is not limited to just cats and dogs. Although these pets make up the majority of the residents, many shelters take in other domestic pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and even fancy rats. As we support these shelters, we also support all sorts of “c…

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Making Blankets Makes a Great Group Project

What do prison inmates, middle schoolers, retirement home residents and church groups all have in common?  They’ve all made blankets to help homeless pets. One of the many wonderful things about making Comfort for Critters blankets is that it’s something that can be shared with the people in your li…

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Wabi-Sabi

Every so often people will question my logic in giving beautifully crafted blankets to pets who will likely knead them, chew them a bit and have the occasional “accident” (poop-happens, after all). They warn me that our creations will look worn and ragged in no time. Of course my short reply should…

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Helping Just One Pet?

I’m going to admit something right up front. I’m not proud of it, but I often size people up based on their reaction to Comfort for Critters. When I meet someone new, after they ask the mandatory “do you have kids?”, they usually ask “what do you do?” I’m often tempted to answer “not enough”, but th…

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How it all began...

Comfort for Critters began as a small idea, and that’s being generous. To say I thought all this up is greatly overestimating my abilities. It was simply a quiet tap on my shoulder by God, amongst the meows at my local animal shelter. I was given the idea that, “it might be something I should do.” G…

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Finding Your Passion: What do you do?

What do you do? I don't mean the opening question at a party which is followed up by "accounting,” or “I'm a mom, I raise kids”. What do you really do? For most of my life I would answer that as my occupation, give a vague reference to my college major, or list out my tasks from the previous week. I…

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