Saturday, May 17, 2008

If Moses Had Known About This, I Suspect It Would Have Been Forbidden in Leviticus

I have been introduced to the possibility that a dog might wear a sweater woven of its own fur.

Last week, I was looking over Steph's shoulder as she casually perused a short online article, How to Card Angora Fiber. As she got to the bottom of the article, both of us immediately saw a Related WikiHow link that loomed large on the screen, demanding to be clicked:

How to Make Dog Yarn

Yes, gentle reader. It can be done. It is called Chiengora and according to the scholarly work, Evaluation of Non-Traditional Animal Fibers for Use in Textile Products (.pdf link), the following breeds are more-or-less house sheep walking among us: American Eskimo, Poodle, Old English Sheep Dog (pause to let irony sink in), Shih Tzu, Schnauzer, Labrador Retriever, Pekingese, West Highland White Terrier, Bichon Frise, Cockapoo, Lhasa Apso, Pomeranian, and Australian Shepherd.

Yes, gentle reader, it can be done. But should it be done?

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