When your pet dog sheds a lot, you may find yourself cleaning up fur constantly—some people might find this irritating.
But Soleil Pond, dog mom to Nimbus, a huge white dog that sheds a lot, saw potential in her dog’s extra soft fur.
“I started to save her fur since I saw it has an incredible amount of crafting potential, from felting to weaving into yarn,” Soleil told The Dodo on Dec. 18, 2020.
“I always wanted to make some keepsakes out of her fur for some family members across the country who haven’t gotten a chance to meet her.”
At first, she didn’t know what to make from all the fur. Then, her friend Charlotte Lake suggested crafting a pair of furry boots from Nimbus’s soft white sheddings.
“I knew she had a proclivity for crafting and camping, so I passed off a bunch of fur to her,” Soleil said.
Sure enough, her crafty friend spent about two days weaving a pair of white boots. Soleil said she wasn’t entirely sure how the end product would look, but Charlotte did not disappoint.
Soleil ended up with two tall white boots with black paw prints on the heels—totally appropriate since the boots were made from a dog’s coat.
“I was absolutely delighted to see them—the paw print details really tie in so nicely, she wanted to pay homage to the animal they came from,” Soleil said. “I think the idea of walking in her footsteps is very sweet.”
Now, the loving dog mom can “match” Nimbus when they go out for walks. She shared pictures of the boots all over the internet, and people were delighted by the fun keepsake idea.
Though some people wondered if the boots would be scratchy, Charlotte says they’re quite comfortable.
“I’m very happy with the final product, they’re very warm, perfect to line a pair of hide boots when out trekking and camping in the winter,” Charlotte said. “They are very comfy too! I’m not sure why so many people seemed to think they would be itchy.”
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