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The Doggazine, Issue No. 7 (Corrected) -- Dec 2007
December 01, 2007
OOPS! Apologies to those of you who opened the Doggazine emailed on November 27, 2007. It was a hybrid of December and November's issues because I hit the "Send" instead of "Save" button when editing...probably won't make THAT mistake again - Jo

What's New and In The Works?

We have:

  • Combined "In The Works" and "What's New" in this ezine
  • Continued to make progress on the folding dog ramp
  • Put instructions for the dog sweater on hold a little longer - the Christmas tree delivery job is too demanding at present
  • Added our line of DoggeKits™ to The Dogge Shop - these make great holiday or birthday gifts that ought to keep kids of all ages occupied for hours



It's Free

Dog Cookies In A Jar contains free instructions to put together ingredients for dog cookies. They provide a label you can print which shows the ingredients and some recipes. A great and inexpensive gift idea for any dog lover!!

If you're looking for another kind of dog treat to put in gift jars, here's a free recipe for Banana Peanut Butter Dog Biscottis

P.S. Apparently dogs aren't the only ones who like these!



Kids Stuff: For Kids of All Ages

Are you making a gingerbread house for the holidays?
Why not add a doghouse your dog can eat?

Some ideas for making the doghouse:
  • Use large RyVita or rye wheat crackers or even flat dog biscuits for the roof and walls
  • Decide which piece will be the front and carefully cut out a door
  • Cut out the triangular pieces for the front and back pieces between the walls and roof
  • Use peanut butter (as long as your dog is not allergic to it) to cement the sections together
  • If you have a cold place to store the house in that is out of your pet's reach, add cream cheese for snow
  • Use pieces of colorful vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, green and red peppers as decoration
  • Ask the person responsible for feeding the dog when, and if, you can feed the dog pieces of the house


Reader's Write

Paul from the U.K. writes:
Great website!

I just took a quick look at your make-and-build-dog-stuff.com website - thats a great idea - how original! We are always looking for new ways of exercising for both myself and Wolfy - so far we dog-hike, use a Springer on a bike (I like your Bloopee...), cani-X train (dog jogging), and we have started bikejoring. I recently started a blog all about our adventures. I've bookmarked your website, thanks.


Our Answer:
Thanks, Paul! We love getting such lovely feedback on our site!

Subscribers, if you want to see some great photos of his beautiful dog, Wolfy, and read about their adventures, go to

Paul's Bikejor Blog



Reviews

Looking for patterns to knit or crochet a dog sweater? Karpstyles has a great selection at reasonable prices from various sources.

Want some dog costume ideas for a holiday party? Check out Bulldog Costumes



Tips & Tricks

Tip 1:
Make sure your puppy is past the chewing stage before putting ornaments on a tree within his or her reach.

Tip 2:
Putting edible things such as candy canes or sugar cookies on a tree may be attractive to some dogs. Hang them high!

Tip 3:
Some dogs love wagging their tails! Try to keep those tails away from areas loaded with breakable ornaments.



Word Play

What do you call a dog wearing a red and white hat
that goes, “Wo, Wo, Wo?”
Santa Claws, of course!

When Comet stops to sniff, his nose goes a mile a minute and he never covers the same spot twice. We reckon he's quite snifficient!



That's all till 2008, folks. Best wishes for the new calendar year to all our friends around the globe!

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