We cannot forget to keep our animals warm and cosy too this Christmas. Jan Brown, a 52-year-old mother in Seaburn, U.K., has been knitting adorably cute sweaters for greyhounds and whippets ever since 2008. From that time, Jan Brown has knitted over 300 sweaters for greyhounds.
In an interview with Metro, she said: “I can’t think of anything I would rather do than knit woolly clothing for dogs. I have spent over 4,000 hours knitting but it’s all worthwhile when I see them sporting their new jumpers and hats.”
Brown began knitting sweaters for abandoned greyhounds at the Greyhound Rescue Northeast shelter in Tyne & Wear. Later on, she quitted her job to focus on knitting the sweaters for the greyhounds, and the profits from her business (Knitted With Love), is used to help support shelters across the UK. For this holiday season, she created some cute Christmas versions of her sweaters.
“It’s really sweet seeing them in their festive Christmas jumpers and it’s giving much needed help to the rescue centres,” she said. “Greyhounds have very thin fur so they really feel the cold during the winter so my gifts help keep them warm during walks. There are so many dogs that won’t be rehomed this Christmas so for many of them it’s the only gift they will get.”