Monday, December 16, 2013

A "Mini-Me" of Tara

As devastating as losing Tara was for me, it's been even more difficult for my mother. She's elderly and handicapped, and just thought the world of my Tara. (It was even her idea to name her Tara because of Gone with the Wind, the movie she's seen over 50 times!)

When my friend Caren at Dakota's Den blogged about a Mini-Me (a crocheted replica of a cat or dog) she had made of Dakota by Dip-Dip and the Bridge, I immediately thought what a one of a kind Christmas gift it would be for my Mom to have one made of Tara.

Before Thanksgiving I emailed Lynne (DD&B's Mom) and attached some photos of Tara. She told me up front that tortoiseshell cats are the hardest for her to make, and she couldn't get Tara's every marking precisely, but she assured me it would look like her. Just days later I received pictures of the finished product from all angles (with no pressure to buy it if I wasn't satisfied)...and the results brought tears to my eyes.

It looks just like her, even down to her left front leg that was all black except for her white paw, which I always referred to as her "open-toed shoe".

Truffles wanted to have her picture taken with Mini-Me Tara:

If you're interested in having a Mini-Me made of your special pet, email Lynne at Ordering information can also be found here. Her prices are extremely reasonable, and I was shocked by how quickly I was holding my Mini-Me in my hands given that Lynne is in England!

And in case you were wondering, yes, this is still going to be a Christmas gift for my Mom, but we'll be sharing custody! Our Mini-Me of Tara is something we will treasure forever.


Daniel Efosa Uyi said...
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The Island Cats said...

That is adorable...and a good way to remember sweet Tara.

Katreader said...

What a wonderful idea!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Ohhh I am soooooooooo happy that that brought such joy to all of you! How cool that you read Dakota's blog too! THANK YOU! I am sure Lynne will be thrilled with this post, she does such an amazing job. I am sooo happy for you! ((((hugs))) thank you for mentioning us as well xoxo

CatInTheFridge said...

oh how sweet! what a lovely idea. I love Gone with the Wind, too. Maybe your mom can watch it with mini Tara. That would be nice. - Crepes.

Sketching with Dogs said...

I am so happy that you love mini Tara. It means the world to me when people appreciate all the care that goes into them.
I had to smile about sharing joint custody of her :)
Thank you so much again for your order.

Cathy Keisha said...

Tara looks a bit like our Angel Autumn. The same coloring. I was gonna ax how your Mom liked it. We’re still debating getting a Mini Me cos I have enough trouble with Plush CK aka HHGutt.

Mariodacatsmom said...

What a wonderful idea and that mini me is sooooo cute. I had found a plush stuffie that looks like Mario, only it's not quite mini size. Well, it is if you compare it to his body, but not really a mini. i'm sure you mom will love that. It's so hard to lose the pets we so dearly love.

katsrus said...

So pretty. Your mom is going to love mini me.
Sue B

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! It does look exactly like her! I so want one. Or two, or three! Your mom is going to love it. Oh and thank you for sharing it on the Pet Parade!