Several of my blog friends said that their humans may be interested in having something knitted out of their fur. The lady in the Husky rescue who spins yarn and knits things out of pet hair referred my mom to VIP Fibers in Morgan Hill, California. They have an excellent web site with a lot of information, from the best way to collect and store your pet's hair, a guide for how much hair you will need to collect for various items (scarves, cardigans, etc.), and their fees (which my mom thinks are very reasonable). On their main page, they also have a list of breeds whose fur they can spin into yarn - neat!
Yes, my fur is soft and silky. And VIP Fibers does make yarn and knit things out of Collie fur!