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The Doggazine, Issue No. 17, Jan 2009
January 01, 2009
Happy New Year to you all!
Following are some nifty FREE dog toy making ideas from eHow.com:
Cheap Dog Toys
Make Dog Toys
Braided Dog Rope
And here are ideas for decorative covers for a dog collar:
Free Pet Patterns
Did you receive your FREE mystery e-prize? If you entered a valid contribution between October and December 2008 for making something dog related and you did not receive your prize, please Contact Us. We will need a working email address to send you the prize.
Kids Stuff: For Kids of All Ages
Hey kids! Having a dog is not all fun and games (as you may have found out). There are responsibilities too - here are some links you find helpful - they are pdf files so you will need Adobe Acrobat reader to read them:
Bailey Goes Home
Bailey Tip Sheet
On the lighter side, here are some Dog Jokes for Kids
Do you have a question you want answered or some comments you want to pass along? Just Ask Us or Contact Us
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Darlene in the U.S. wrote: I have two beagles who love to burrow down under the covers. Problem is I spend many waking hours getting out of bed to recover them. I have an idea of a bed closed in on three sides but with an opening about 10 inches high they could crawl into and burrow in the deepest end. I'm not much at sewing but have been unable to find what I need (at a price i can afford) that would fit this. Any ideas?
Here's what we answered::
Thanks for writing, Darlene. The only idea we have right now is for you to somehow create some firm sides using cardboard with the size opening you want - perhaps a big old refrigerator box or layers of cardboard taped together. Then insert a washable sleeping bag, quilts or blankets big enough for the two of them. Attach the fabric to the opening of the box with velcro to keep it open for them to crawl in.
Remember, we'd love to hear from the rest of you, anywhere in the wide world - if you have a question, we'll try to find the answer somehow...
Jo, Stan and Comet
Here's a dog site from the U.K. that is fun to visit:
Out and About With Your Dog offers lots of information about traveling with your dog, holidays, places for walks and more.
Interested in bringing your dog to work? Here's a U.S. site that details places where this actually happens!
Dog Friendly Employers
Tips & Tricks
Tips for working with Velcro:
Decide which end of the Velcro you want to have on the bottom and top before you sew or glue it in place. Pin the parts firmly in place to try out the best arrangement.
If you're using glue-on Velcro, add a strong glue that works with your fabric or surface before putting the patches in place since it's unlikely to stay in place otherwise.
If you try to hand sew a glue-on Velcro patch, your needle will get gummed up. Try adding oil or acetone to the needle as you sew. It is not recommended to use a sewing machine for this type of Velcro - use the non sticky kind.
For us humans, a nose dive usually means a plane or a person heading straight for the ground.
For dogs, it's simply what they do when the smell something they just have to sniff, regardless of leash restraints.
A tow away zone is something we associate with illegally parked vehicles.
However, when walking a dog, the tow away zone is often that nose dive place you're trying to get them away from!
Our next issue will be March 1, 2009.
We don't know about you but we're trying to ignore the news and just copy Comet's idea of the perfect life: A place to sleep, enough to eat, a roof overhead, a few people who love him, places to run free and cats to chase!
(Though we do reserve the right to substitute things such as playing music, surfing the Web and exploring on two feet or by bicycle for some of the things he likes to do...)
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