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Name THIS Slug, Fundraiser Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth Ruffing, 7 inch, Striped Fleece, Ready-made, Portion to Alley Cats and Angels Rescue

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“Hug Me! Slugs” have love to give. Lots. And they're always happy to give it. Today, they are helping cats and kittens in need.

$5 of this adoption will go to Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina, a wonderful all-volunteer, cat rescue group here that TNR's, Traps/Neuters/Returns, community cats, getting them spayed/neutered/vaccinated, and getting them medical attention when needed. They also adopt out cats and kittens, who are kept in foster homes, where they get love and attention while they wait for their forever homes. Our little Josephine was rescued by and came from Alley Cats and Angels. Please read more about them here in my blog post about my Alley Cat Angel sock doll: http://elizabethruffing.com/2011/04/alley-cat-angel-for-alley-cats-and-angels.html and on their website: http://www.alleycatsandangels.org

Want to name your own slug? This slug is all ready for adoption. All (s)he needs is a name from you. Please include a message (in the notes at checkout, or convo me) with the name you would like on your hang tag (shown in the bottom right photo). You can name your slug, or I can print "For + a recipient's name" on the hang tag, which comes tied to your Hug Me Slug with a ribbon. If you would like to send your slug as a gift, to a separate address, I can include a gift note for you as well. Just let me know what you'd like your note to say. This listing is for one fleece (soft and fuzzy) "Hug Me! Slug" with a soft green, pink, and gold striped body, a gold heart, and a soft green cotton blend fabric on the bottom. Please allow one to two business days between your purchase and shipment for me to make your hang tag.

More of my available art toys with a portion going to Alley Cats and Angels: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elizabethruffing/search?search_query=alley-cats&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5151916&shopname=elizabethruffing

More available Hug Me Slugs: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elizabethruffing/search?search_query=slug&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5151916&shopname=elizabethruffing

“Hug Me! Slugs” are original one-of-a-kind dolls, created from my own original design and pattern. Each is hand signed on his or her bottom. “Hug Me! Slugs” are handmade by me and are meant to be displayed, loved, played with, and most of all, hugged. Hug one, and you can’t help but feel their joy. Their smiles are pretty contagious too.

All the details on my fleece "Hug Me! Slugs" are sewn by hand, with with a needle and embroidery floss. They have hand-embroidered smiles, and their eyes and hearts are hand embroidered on with a blanket stitch.

They have no loose or removable parts and so they are safe for play (their cute personalized hang tags are meant to be untied and put away for safe keeping before giving to small children). They are stuffed with Poly-fil polyester stuffing.

Their bodies are made of 100% poly fleece, which has been pre-washed and air dried. Each has a circle of coordinating quilting fabric, which has also been pre-washed, and securely hand sewn onto the bottom, so they sit nicely. “Hug Me! Slugs” can be gently spot cleaned, rinsed with cool water, and set out to air dry.

This “Hug Me! Slug” is approximately 7 inches tall.

What buyers have said about my dolls:

"Absolutely the BEST! !!!!"

"Thank you so much! Everything Perfect! A+++++++++ Beautiful doll! I love her!"

"He's beautiful..Marvelous craftsmanship and I hugged him immediately! Thanks so much."

"I absolutely love Doris! She came very quickly, packaged with care (personal note included), and ready to be loved. My whole family passed her around and gave her hugs and squeezes.........she was a big hit. Very creative!"

"My Niece LOVES her hug me slug!...Thanks so much for such an adorable creature. Your slug has made a little girl, very very happy. PS. She sang the slug song to me when she showed me her new friend Nacho. Thank you so much! I will definitely do business with you again! These are very well made and you can tell a lot of love goes into making them!"

"This was the third hug-me slug we bought. Clearly, they are a big hit in our home!"

"Very unusual and fun piece of art! I love it! AAA+++!!!"

"Beautiful doll, very sweet and rapid transaction! Awesome! AA++!"

Should you like to make a “Hug Me! Slug” your own, he or she will come to you carefully packaged and delivered by Priority Mail with delivery confirmation, within the United States. Outside of the United States, he or she will be shipped via First Class Mail International. If you would prefer Express Mail, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate shipping, or you'd like to ship to a country that isn't on the "Ship To" list below, please inquire for a shipping quote.

I accept PayPal, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Please contact me within 3 days if you are mailing payment. Payment is expected within 7 days.

To see my latest creations as I make them, please visit my personal blog at http://elizabethruffing.com and please join us on Facebook for updates: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruffings/318155677626

My mom and I also have a collective shop for our original, for-display-only art dolls and fine art prints. Please come visit and add us to your favorites so you can find us later: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruffings

Thanks for stopping by!

Name THIS Slug, Fundraiser Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth Ruffing, 7 inch, Striped Fleece, Ready-made, Portion to Alley Cats and Angels Rescue