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The Doggazine, Issue No. 11 -- Apr 2008
April 01, 2008
Congratulations to Linda of California! Linda won the free set of our Dogge Bridge™ plans from the drawing held at the end of February.
What's New and In The Works?
Draw A Dog Step-by-Step
Provides a simple set of steps for learning to draw a dog’s head in profile.
Kids Stuff: For Kids of All Ages
Webindia123 tells you how to make a shaggy looking dog out of yarn and a bottle. You may need a parent to help you with this project.
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. Set your emails to receive from */make-and-build-dog-stuff.com.
Debbie from Massachusetts wrote:
I am looking for a place to buy dog bed fleece (shearling) so I can make my own beds & toys. I've typed it in on the Internet, and gone to local fabric shops. All I come up with is already made dog products. Any suggestions?
(We found out "shearling" is lambskin with a layer of wool still on it. We sent an email back with some links to places that might sell the real thing. However, Debbie emailed us back that she was actually looking for "faux shearling" meaning the fake version that is machine washable. She wanted it for her dog, Pete, a rescued border collie mix about 12 years old.
Here's our reply:
Sorry about the misunderstanding, Debbie. Here's a company in the U.S. that may be able to help you: I'm Stuffed Fur
Debbie thanked us and told us she'd let us know how things went.
Remember, we'd love to hear from the rest of you - if you have a question, we'll try to find the answer somewhere, somehow...
Jo, Stan and Comet
Last month we featured a website with Jack Russell Terrier photos. This month, we found Webshots.com. This website has millions of photos in all kinds of categories including many good photos of real people's dogs.
You can do a free signup (see IT'S FREE above) to create your own albums, request permission to use others’ photos, and so much more. People using this site leave positive commentary and take great pictures. Camera and resolution details provided many photos.
Tips & Tricks
Before you put in a screw or bolt that you do not plan to remove, add a little glue or Loctite to the threads
Use a toothpick or popsicle stick to apply the glue and keep it off your fingers
Wipe excess glue from around the top of the tube before you put the cap back on to prevent the cap from becoming impossible to open again
Some tasks cannot be deferred
One of them is brushing a shedding dog that needs to be de-furred
What do you call a dog that designs houses?
The word barkitect comes to mind
Well, that's all for April, folks. Look out for all that flying fur!
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