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Getting Fido ready for winter

Saturday, October 4, 2008 12:36 Comments Off on Getting Fido ready for winter

It is that time of year when Fido starts letting you know it is a little chilly for him or her to be outside, usually accompanied by supposed uncontrollable shivering when they think you are looking!  So here is an easy way you can make your dog a sweater, without having to buy one of the super expensive ones at the pet store.

All you need is a toddler sweater and you can make it into a sweater your dog will love.  If you don’t have an outgrown toddler sweater you can use, pick one up at the thrift store… honestly, your dog won’t mind if it has a Disney princess on the front or is a hideous orange and green striped sweater.. and the more hideous it is, the cheaper you can buy it!

Here are the full instructions for making a dog sweater from an old toddler sweater.

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Inexpensive dog toys you can make

Friday, October 3, 2008 18:09 Comments Off on Inexpensive dog toys you can make

Does Fido have a habit of going through toys like there is no tomorrow?  If so, here is an easy way to make him a toy simply using your old socks.

First, gather up 5 or 6 holey or mismatched socks.  Select the largest sock (one without holes or with only tiny holes) and set it aside.  Roll up the remaining socks on balls, then insert them one at a time into the larger sock.  Tie a knot  at the end, and you have an instant tug of war toy!

An alternate way to make this, select a long sock (such as a larger wooly work sock or a knee sock, and rolling up the other socks into balls.  Insert one sock into the larger sock and tie a knot as close to the balled sock as possible.  Then insert another sock above the knot and tie a second knot above the second ball sock.  Continue until you use up the rolled socks or you don’t have any more room at the top of the sock for more balled socks.

Need another idea?  Here is a tug & toss ball toy you can make for your dog.

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