Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Say I Love You Fur-Ever

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – In the past, people were forced to express their love and adoration for their pets verbally.

That was before the creation of VIP Fibers, a California-based company that specializes in turning Fluffy or Fido’s hair into custom-made tchotchkes and wearables.

Send in a bag of loose fur and payment and a couple weeks later you can have a petable wall clock or a fur stole and matching scrunchie in your possession.

On the website – VIPfibers.com – there’s a bikini made of Samoyed fur, but the owner of VIP Fibers, Victoria Pettigrew, says it’s not for sale. She explains, “We just did it for shock value.”

Pettigrew says it’s important to keep in mind that finer pet hair means softer pet yarn.

She says one man really wanted a shawl for his wife made from the fur of his “appropriately named” wire-haired terrier, and even though she “talked to him until he was blue in the face,” she couldn’t dissuade him from having the scratchy item made. She jokes, “I figured he didn’t like his wife.”

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