Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blankies: a research study

My anipals know that I LOVE cookies. But less well-known is my love of blankies. Three years ago I decided to begin a longitudinal study of blankies.

Blankie 1.1: can blankies be worn as hats? Answer: yes.
Blankie 2.1: can blankies bring extra cuddles from mama? Answer: yes

Blankie 3.1: can blankies cover two dogs at once? Answer: yes

Blankie 4.1: are blankies better in pairs? Answer: yes

Blankie 5.1a: can blankies keep my nose warm? Answer: more data needed

Blankie 5.1b: can blankies keep my nose warm? Answer: yes

Blankie 6.1: can blankies be rearranged to make a pillow? Answer: yes

After many hours of careful research, I have determined that blankies are comfortable.



  1. Oh that's adorable!!! I love to wrap my dogs in blankies too

  2. Nice! I'm running through all the 'footage' of all the blankie photos of my dogs I have in my head! I love this.

  3. Sylvie, if you choose to pursue this line of research further, perhaps you could evaluate the merits of different types of blankies based on size, weight, weave, material, etc. In the end, you might find the Perfect Blankie.

  4. June 1, 2009

    Dear Sylvie Dog and Friends,

    Orphans of the Storm has received the $1,003.44 you helped raised for the animals at Orphans.

    This donation is very thoughtful and on behalf of the animals here and the staff and volunteers, I thank you.

    Orphans of the Storm has a long history of adopting lost, neglected and unwanted dogs and cats. Started in 1928 by silent film star and animal lover Irene Castle, the shelter has been the last refuge for countless animals waiting to be adopted into loving homes.

    Orphans of the Storm has the largest selection of dogs and cats available for adoption anywhere in Illinois. This emphasis has the benefit of allowing prospective adopters to have a large selection when they visit our facility. This approach is very costly, however, as Orphans has annual expenses of $1.4 million which is primarily funded by private donations. Orphans of the Storm receives no grants from any government agencies.

    We appreciate your support of our humane work. If you would like to be part of our mailing list please contact us at

    Barbara Gucwa

  5. Now what would you do, Sylvie, if you had to chose between a cookie and a blankie?? *puzzled look* ...I guess grab the cookie and hide under a blankie? heheh.. probably.

  6. Wow you got lots of blankies Sylvie! Cookies and blankie... sounds like heaven. Too perfect! :o)