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    I have thought about all of this with the dog. You see if my dog had a desire to lay on a quilt and I seen it, the very first thing I would do is remove it and give him another. Then the very next time I seen a quilt I liked at a second hand store I would buy it and give it to the dog. And put the other one up for me to use on the couch while watching tv or reading or anything else. Just my opinion. The thing is it does harden a person up, to want to give anyone anything.

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    I gave my DMIL a quilt because she loved it when she saw it. Once when I visited her, her dog was curled up on it. She told me that Daisy took it over as soon as she brought it home and that it was her favorite place to curl up. My DMIL loves that dog so much and I could tell how happy she was that Daisy was so happy. I could not have given a gift to please her anymore than a quilt that Daisy loves so much. They are both happy - Daisy is comfy and DMIL takes great pleasure in watching her make her nest in the middle of the quilt that I gave them.
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    to the dogs..

    Many find this funny but I made the dogs and I a Ricky Timms Kaleidoscope quilt this year and its PERFECT..in our house they are the kids and we want them to be comfy and happy..as a matter of fact we have quilts on the backs of the lazyboys and the dogs make nests in them over night!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting4five View Post
    One of the very first quilts I made I gave to my collie I used it to practice free motion quilting and loved seeing her be cozy with it (she is one of those types of dogs that will walk through the house until she finds some fabric on the floor - a small dishtowel or one of the kids' sweatshirts - and then snuggle on that -- she really loves fabric!). Maybe your friend's dog was equally drawn to the love and comfort of your quilt...
    Your dog and ours were cut from the same cloth, to coin a phrase. Bess will lay on a dirty t-shirt if it is on the floor. I made her a quilt big enough to lay on, big enough to cover her up with on a cold winter night. She ate it!!!!!!! Chewed holes all over it.......to the point that it wouldn't keep her warm anymore. She loved that quilt. Now she is older (10) and I can put anything over her to keep her snuggled (which she loves) (especially a down quilt - queen sized - and literally crawls under it,can't even see her. She is happy, warm, content. At least I know she appreciated the quilt I made her. I think our fur babies appreciate their warmth from a quilt more than we will ever know. It has our smell on it!!!!!!! Edie
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    You have a great attitude. I made a quilt for my nephew and found it stuffed in the back of his closet. I would rather the dogs had been able to use it.

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    But how do you know that by giving the quilt to his fur baby wasn't a sign of how much he loves the quilt. Maybe his dog is like a special family member to him. For some people they aren't animals they are their children so it might really be an honor for it to go to the dog. JMHO I wouldn't give it to my dog but I know some people that would.

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    Well in my house / world that's the most highest honor!
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    Dogs, like cats, looooove quilts. Mine just can't keep away from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa View Post
    Yeah, they got knocked off the list. But the dog is getting put on. So HA!


    I love it, My German shepherd loves getting a quilt from me. She usually gets the one I just can't get right. I also have to say that she hasn't gotten one lately, I must be doing something right.
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    i have found that often quilts live many lives...i've made quilts that have been used to cover wood piles, furniture in the back of trucks, dog crates, kids in the backseat,spread out at the beach for a picnic and even eventually put on a bed...all the same quilt! i guess i would rather it be used for something than stuffed in a box under the bed never to be seen or used....and i don't scratch recipients off my list for using my quilts in what ever way they find it useful at the moment- i take note & make them as durable/washable/functional as i possibly can in the future- but i also do repairs if one is brought back to me because the dog chewed it, or the child caught it in a door, or it was torn on a nail...i do put alot of money into my quilts- but that is my choice & i know that when they are given they are loved...and used...and they know- if they wear it out i will make them a new one---if it's hidden in a box never used good chance they will never get a new one!
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    Our 3 Goldens lay all over my quilts, and they love it. I don't mind if they get dirty, it's off to the washer then. I would rather have a dog using a quilt than some people. LOL.

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    The point is, you put your blood, sweat and sometimes tears and always expectations of the recipient knowing how much you cared to go to all this work just for them. If they are too dense to realize this, then further offerings are of no use to either party.
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    Grin and Bear it. The dog is part of the their family. You gave the quilt to them, and they shared it with the member of the family that needed it. The other side of the coin, just give them quilts or whatever that are made from scraps. Then you will not have a lot of money and time in the quilt. Besides they may just love this one and keep it on the bed.

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    Just watched an Eleanor Burns program yesterday and guess what she did.....made two quilts for her granddogs! She even featured the two lucky furkids at the end of the program and their tails were a-waggin' My first utility quilt is now used by Emma, our Scottie, to protect a chair that she has claimed. It's still being used by a loved one, so I'm happy.

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    Since I know how much people love their dog, I could probably learn to accept that. However..........I made a beautiful baby quilt for someone and they NEVER so much as thanked me for it or even acknowledged it being recieved. I know they got it from a mutual friend. Clearly THEY are off the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    The point is, you put your blood, sweat and sometimes tears and always expectations of the recipient knowing how much you cared to go to all this work just for them. If they are too dense to realize this, then further offerings are of no use to either party.
    . Exactly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa View Post
    Yeah, they got knocked off the list. But the dog is getting put on. So HA!
    Yep the dog would be put on right away with me. And I would actually make a quilt for the dog. Oh I have actually.
    My seven month old puppy loves to be snuggle in bed. At night I actually tuck in him snug as a bug. He loves to be covered with a couple blankets. I made him his own fleece one too. LOL so I tuck him in and hug and kiss him oh don't forget I continue to rub behind his ears and off to lullaby he goes and snores. LOL yes I know he is quite spoiled. But I love him and he loves it.
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    I make everyone of our dogs a quilt of their very own......I started this when I got my first small dog and have continued the tradition, after all, they are part of the family!

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    When you give a quilt to someone and they give it to their dog, remember to some people, a dog is an animal not a substitute for a family member. They probably wouldn't let that dog have their very best expensive coat to lie on and ruin but they gave it your quilt! It doesn't sound like a compliment to me. I know some people treat their dogs like people, but some people treat their dogs like dogs and just any old thing - but usually a dog bed brought for that purpose- is for the dog. Know who your people and dogs are before you decide it is a compliment that your quilt has gone to the dogs.

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    I would be upset if I gave a quilt to someone and they gave it to their pet. If they want a quilt for their pet ask and I could make one. I don't give many quilts away for that reason. I have donated to the veterans and nursing home. They are used for the people!!

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    I wonder how they would feel if you did something similar with an expensive gift they gave you.

    "Did you like that diamond tennis bracelet I gave you, Mom?"

    "yeah, I gave it to the neighbor's 2 year old to play with."

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    I made my English Springer Spaniel, Lucy, a quilt and wrote all around the border with quilting "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds". She sleeps on her bed beside mine and is covered with it on cold nights. She loves it - doesn't move all night long. In the morning I can hear her get up dragging the quilt along with her until it falls off. She knows it's bedtime when she sees me hold up her quilt. She jumps on her bed, lays down and waits for me to tuck her quilt around her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancyfarm View Post
    Since I know how much people love their dog, I could probably learn to accept that. However..........I made a beautiful baby quilt for someone and they NEVER so much as thanked me for it or even acknowledged it being recieved. I know they got it from a mutual friend. Clearly THEY are off the list!
    I guess I'm a slow learner. The same thing happened with my niece with a baby quilt I had to ship to CA. Finally called her mom months later to ask if she got it. Next baby, I sent it so that she had to sign for the package and I could track whether it was received. She got it. No response from her. The third time, I mentioned to my mother (her GM) that she never acknowledged the quilts. That time I got a thank-you note so I know she got an earful from grandma. Later I heard from my mom that neice was really upset because she showed up at the kids' daycare one day to find that it was closed by the gov't for tax fraud and no one was allowed in. She was upset because the two youngest kids' quilts were there and she thought she'd never get them back. I had labeled them with their names and mine so she was able to claim them. Guess she liked them after all - or at least the kids did!

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    Maybe the dog always gravates to the quilt when looking for a place to sleep and it is on the couch or a bed and not in the dog's bed. And the family jokingly calls it the dog's quilt. When looking for the dog they usually find him on the quilt where ever it might be. You never know what a kid might say out of context. Just a thought that crossed my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I wonder how they would feel if you did something similar with an expensive gift they gave you.

    "Did you like that diamond tennis bracelet I gave you, Mom?"

    "yeah, I gave it to the neighbor's 2 year old to play with."
    A big thumbs up!

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