Jake is my Boxer friend. He comes to visit and stay with me once every few months and I simply love him. It is hard to describe his personality bu few words come to mind: crazy, affectionate, single-track minded, dependent on the ones he trusts. In some ways him and I are the same. Although he turned 10 a few weeks ago he has the heart and the will of a puppy and I love him even more for that. Hills might seem steeper now and the naps more often but the joy in his eyes is the same every time he sees a squirrel, or a bunny rabbit or a kitty. It’s just the thrill of the hunt, he would never hurt anyone.
So, for his birthday i made Jake a kitty cat. The pattern is from here.
I used an old pair of sweat pants for the body and fabric scraps to fill it up. It turned out rather cute although not as cute as the original. Although I am very glad that i used only stuff I already had and recycled things I wouldn’t have used otherwise, the toy turned out rather heavy and a bit lumpy. It won’t stand on its own because as you can see the head is quite big in comparison to the body. Regardless, I think he is going to love it 🙂
Happy belated B-day, Jake! I’ll always love you!