|Tyler (Left) & Franklin (right) wearing mom's handmade sweaters|
Gigi was one of our family dogs who came to us in 1975. She lived until October 1993 (I remember because I was working in Miami at the National Hurricane Center when mom told me she passed). My mother loved that little white poodle with all her heart and never got over losing her in 1993. While Gigi was part of the family, my mom, who made some of her own clothes, made shirts and pants for us (and a Batman costume for me), also handmade sweaters for Gigi!
In the late 1980s I don't remember dog sweaters being around. In fact I don't remember many accessories for dogs like there are today. So, Mom was on the cutting-edge. Mom hand-knit several dog sweaters and even made Gigi a raincoat from one of my childhood raincoats!
|Tyler, Franklin and Dolly dressed for the cold|
So, I post this story as a tribute to my mom's creativeness and talent as a clothing designer and clothing maker (for dogs in this case). Now her grand-dogs are enjoying her handmade gifts.