This post is coming to you thanks to my hubby. My daughter's first grade class had a "family assignment" to transform a recyclable container (we used a plastic milk jug) into a "Valentine Beastie" of our choice. My daughter's first choice was a puppy. She's the same one who had the puppy party in August (pictures can be found by clicking on August, 2008). My husband took the lead on this project and came up with this cutie Saturday afternoon. His legs were made by hot-gluing dowel scraps to the milk jug before covering the entire thing with felt. There is a large square cut out of the top of the puppy's back to hold all of the Valentine treats the class will exchange. Good job!! And the best part is we didn't have to buy a single thing!