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The Doggazine, Issue No. 10 -- Mar 2008
March 01, 2008
2008 seems to be marching along at a good clip.

Comet's holding his own in the march, despite being around 72 in human years according to a chart in the vet's office. Many people we meet think of older dogs as being overweight and moving slowly and they just can't believe he's over 9 in dog years. "Keep 'em lean and keen" is our motto!

What's New and In The Works?

Amazing what can be done when there's no interruptions - the following pages were added in the last month!

General Stuff:
Ideas for Winter Craft Projects
The Dogge Forum

Dog Collar Decorations:
Dog Collar Decorations Out Of Woven Yarn
St. Patrick’s Day Dog Collar Decoration
Homemade Pom Poms

Dog House Plans:
Free Dog House Plans For Smaller Dogs
Free Dog House Plans For Medium Size Dogs
Free Dog House Plans For Large Dogs
General Information About Dog House Plans
Large Dog House Plans

Dog Kennels and Runs:
Build A Dog Run
Build A Dog Kennel: Specific Information

Homemade Dog Remedies:
Dangerous Foods For Dogs
Dog Hair Remover

Homemade Dog Treats:
Frozen Dog Treats
Vegetable Smoothies
Dairy Smoothies
Dipped Crackers



It's Free

We'll announce the winner of our free drawing for the folding dog ramp plans held on February 29 in next month's issue.

Want a quick check on what kind of commercial dog food is healthiest for your dog? Check out Choosing A Dog Food and
Comparison of the Ingredients in Different Dog Foods. For detailed information on individual ingredients just click on the little arrows.

On the lighter side, sign up to play a free Virtual Dog game - (There was a note saying yahoo email accounts weren't working so you may have to get a hotmail account instead.)



Kids Stuff: For Kids of All Ages

Make a woven St. Patrick's Day Shamrock for your dog's collar. If you're really ambitious, you can put the shamrock on another section of weaving and add homemade pompoms.

  1. Go to How To Make Dog Collar Decorations and follow the instructions for 4-Strand weaving
  2. Then go to Make St. Patrick's Day Decorations for instructions on making the shamrock
  3. If all you're doing is the shamrock, sew a ponytail holder or a 6-inch piece of yarn onto the underneath side
  4. Take the collar of your dog, loop the ponytail holder or yarn around it until it's fairly tight, then slide the shamrock to where you want it
  5. Sew the yarn back through the bottom of the shamrock a couple of times through itself to form a knot and cut it off
  6. Remember to put the collar back on your dog right away!


Reader's Write

Do you have a question you want answered? Just Ask Us

We usually respond within two days so if you don't receive an answer, it may mean we either did not get a valid e-mail address to respond to (this has happened several times), or your spam blocker blocked the email.

Laina from New Jersey wrote: I was looking at your website and think its really clever, there are many pet lovers who would love to do these crafts.
Thanks, Laina!
(Laina contributed the idea about the Sock Tennis Ball on our new Dogge Forum.)

Nanci from Indiana said she was fine with our moving her contribution about the Raised Doggie Seat from the Showtime page, which has been discontinued, to the Dogge Forum.
This is her comment in response to our thanks: Anything that saves money and can help others is great with me!!

Remember, we'd love to hear from the rest of you - our ears are always perked up! Jo, Stan and Comet



Reviews

If you love Jack Russell terriers or want to know more about them, check out this neat site full of photos and information:
Jack Russell Terriers Pics and Tics

Did you just acquire a dog and aren't sure what to name him or her? Perhaps Dog Names And More can help. There are hundreds of names to choose from by breed or 'coolness' along with tips for naming your new friend.



Tips & Tricks



Tip 1: Use drywall screws instead of wood screws for your lumber and plywood projects.


Tip 2: Drill a hole a little bit narrower than the diameter of your drywall screw into woods that split or crack easily before you put the screw in.


Tip 3: If the wood pieces you are screwing together will be carrying a load or be subjected to force, make sure the screw end penetrates at least 1/2 inch (12 mm) into the second piece.




Word Play

What do dogs call legals papers?
Doguments, of course!

What do you call a Lassie show on TV?
A dogudrama, naturally!





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