Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Jani (pronounced Yani) and I am a self taught crocheter. I started this blog to share crochet tutorials in hopes of helping others begin and/or continue their crocheting journey!
While the main focus of this blog is crocheting, I am a dog, photography, and book enthusiast, thus I may post about these topics, albeit at a lesser frequency.
My Dogs & Snood Models
The main focus of our social media presence is my dogs, Sookie, 11, and Ivy, 9. They (well, just Sookie at first) are the reason I started my social media pages and subsequently, the reason I have started this blog. Read below for their rescue stories.
Sookie’s Adoption Story: On October 18th, 2011, I skipped my 3:30pm stats class and went to the animal shelter on a whim and walked out with my heart dog, Sookie! She was an 8 month old owner surrender and spent one day at the SPCA (luckily the one day I decided to go in). She was previously named “China” but she looked more like a Sookie to me. I was 20 and stupid and made a lot of mistakes, but she was right there with me helping me grow! Because of her, I am who I am today. I didn’t rescue her, she rescued me, and I don’t know what I would do without her.
Ivy’s Adoption Story: I met and adopted Ivy on September 3rd, 2013, three days after seeing her photo on Orange County Animal Services website. She was an unnamed 6-10 month old 14 pound stray found near the Orlando airport. She had an embedded collar, an upper respiratory infection, and a skin infection. She smelled SO bad. She was in isolation due to illness and I almost left thinking she had been adopted (thank goodness I asked for help locating her—you had to be escorted to that area). The second I met her, I knew she was meant to be mine! I had to wait 3 days to bring her home (she needed to be spayed) but visited her daily. She gained 3lbs a week for a month and quickly transformed into the happy and healthy girl you see today. Sookie & Ivy didn’t meet for 3 weeks due to sickness but they got along from the get go!
I don’t know much about her life before me, just that animal control received several calls about a dog trying to get into houses. She had to have belonged to someone at some point given she had a collar. She was likely tied up or left in a crate 24/7 based on poor paw muscle development.
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