Anipal Appreciation Day

It is Anipal Appreciation Day and I want to shine the spotlight on  Bacon Thompson the pet pig. I started reading his blog at the same time I started designing knitting and crochet patterns and putting them on ravelry.   Bacon inspired me to make an amigurumi pig. The whole thing was a great learning tool and apart from learning a huge amount about “internet technical issues”, I also found “amigurumi  your own Bacon was well received and is still being downloaded at a steady rate of 2 to 3 times per week. No viral but no bad! Fast forward a few years and my patterns are moving quite well. I must admit it was a big thrill to see my koala pattern featured on moogly and have my patterns (occasionally) come up in ravelry on the HOT RIGHT NOW section in their particular category. Thank you Bacon, following you has been such fun AND it led to a spinning wheel and fleeces (but that is another story)

I would like to give a shout out to the following sample of blogs (not in any order) that I love to check in on.

Speedy the cheeky house bunny.  A beautiful fun, Bun.

onespoiledcat.  A  special, very hardworking, ginger, sweetheart

Hands on Bowie.      Rock Star qualities.

Easy Blog  love and laughter (and never a dull moment)

Fozziemum  my friend and neighbor, (who cares about a couple of hours drive?)

The Scottie Chronicles. Lovely, charismatic laddie who has made so many friends.

Then there is Squirrel Picnic although they are not made of yarn they are still anipals right?

Howling Mad Cat. Old friends.

Evil Squirrel’s Nest (okay they are cartoons but the author has two real cats).

I finish with a few of my own anipals. Jack and Tricky playing with their Christmas toys from Bacon!Jack and Tricky play with their toys

and Lily and Poppy play with toys I made them.Lily and Poppy enjoy their toys.

and finally two of my Aunt Joy’s Bengal cats. Aren’t they beautiful?

Aunt Joy's Bengal Beauties.

Happy Anipal Appreciation Day everyone!

Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

32 thoughts on “Anipal Appreciation Day”

  1. SQUEALS AUNTIE SHARON!! You know I loves you from the bottom of my piggy heart to the tips of my hooves. You mean the world to me and everyone else here at the Hotel Thompson. So much love!! XOXO – Bacon


  2. Oh thank you sooo much. You, like me are always making things and putting them out there. We do it because we want to and love to but isn’t it nice to get some kudos? I completely adore your light-catcher as does my son. It just adds a whole new magical dimension to our life. Just think your light-catchers are adding rainbows to peoples lives all around the world. ❤

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  3. They are amazing aren’t they? They are like small tigers. My Aunt and Uncle have taken them to cat shows and won prizes. Mostly though they are VERY loved pets. ❤


  4. Where would we be without our animal companions? I did not know there is an ‘anipal day’ at all Sharon – my stars I must move right along and celebrate my boys immediately ……. oh wait, I think every day is anipal day around here 😀

    That was so nice to read about your friendship with Bacon and how that has influenced your design work. It sounds like you are doing very well and congrats on the Moogly inclusion too – I often peek at her weekly collections to see what I like but I missed seeing you sadly. Maybe next time 🙂


  5. Thank you for pawticipating in Anipal Appreciation Day AND including me in your shout outs! We are in such a wonderful and encouraging blogging community – we just love your wonderful “minis” and other creations – you’re SUCH fun to follow!

    Love, Sammy

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