Dogpawfile’s Unconditional Love
The internet amazes me! If you have a question or are looking for an illusive item, the internet brings the answer to your fingertips. Computers are so commonplace in the home we take them for granted; did you ever stop to think about the tremendous power that instrument has? The internet and Dogpawfile in particular have the power to bring people together. Case in point: Marjorie’s (Hamish’s Pack) afghan of many colors.
We all know Alan, aka “Daddyman” (Twinkle and Skye’s Dad) is suffering from cancer and receiving medical care in Houston, far from his Mississippi home. A great distance away in Canada, Marjorie found a unique way to literally wrap Alan in a loving hug.
An expert crafter, Marjorie asked Dogpawfile volunteers to crochet granny squares to be stitched together into a bright, colorful afghan for Alan. Harbor’s mom, Jodie, Val’s mom, Dorothy, and Daisy Grace and Precous’ mom, Arden, stepped up to help Marjorie. Arden’s friends, though not Dogpawfile members, generously volunteered to make squares. Seventy squares were made in total; thirty six by Marjorie herself. In a relatively short time, Marjorie edged all the squares in cream color yarn and stitched them together to create a colorful afghan. Though some of the squares produced by novice crocheters like myself were less than expertly crafted, the donations were absolutely perfect in Marjorie’s eyes.
“I like to think that it is a gift unconditional love,” Marjorie said. “Our dogs brought us together. Our beloved pets have taught us that love is unconditional, and this is something we have learned to share with our fellow dog owners. Each one of these wonderful ladies has put their unconditional love and support into their squares, and now this beautiful blanket can wrap that love around our dear friend.”
Marjorie’s unconditional love extends to other cancer patients at Alan’s hospital in Houston. This week, the afghan and a book of photos and inspirational quotes from the crafters, will be sent to Alan and Lynn in Houston (along with knitted caps Marjorie handmade for other cancer patients in Alan’s hospital). When Alan wraps himself in the afghan to keep warm, he will feel a true hug of love, support, and prayers. Like Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors,” every square in Alan’s afghan of many colors was pieced together with love.
There are so many wonderful Dogpawfile members that have reached out to Lynn and Alan (Marjorie, Darsey, Vicki, Jodene, Jodi, Vicki, Barbara, Paul, and Arden to name just a few), that I must amend my opening statement. It’s not the internet that has the power to bring people closer together; it’s the human heart. And isn’t that what Dogpawfile is all about?