In the late 1960s, actress Tippi Hedren - perhaps best known for her starring role in Hitchcock's The Birds - brought home a lion to live with her family. Which means this young woman lying in bed with a full-grown adult male lion is also a familiar face: Hedren's daughter, actress
So, apparently, there's a sustainable/local/handmade/ (read: hippie) movement to use dog hair as a legitimate source of yarn, textiles, etc. The Wall Street Journals reports, "For nearly two decades, dog owners craving a memento of a canine buddy...have been able to send hair brushed from their pet to any number of artisans who advertise online that they will spin the piles of fluff into a soft yarn. Some dog-hair spinners have months-long backlogs of orders. The thriving cottage industry was spurred by the publication of a how-to guide titled "Knitting With Dog Hair: Better a Sweater From a Dog You Know and Love Than From a Sheep You'll Never Meet." "
Fascinating, right?! Wanna get more meta? How about dog items made from dog hair on actual dogs!? Like the hat above, or this adorable little guy in a sweater: