Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dog Halloween Costume

Who doesn't love a dog dressed up like a shark?

find this shark costume HERE

find this shark costume HERE

How about an elephant costume? Ha, seriously!

find this elephant costume HERE

See more funny costumes HERE

Or if Charlie wants to sing YMCA he could be a sailor.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dog Halloween Pumpkins

Last year I posted about these great dog pumpkins for Halloween and I wanted to make sure everyone saw them again this year. What kind of dog do you have and how would you make his/her face on the pumpkin? 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dog Leads Police to Family Home Which Is on Fire

Have you heard about this????  This is one smart dog.

Buddy the German Shepherd proved to be a real-life Lassie as he led police straight to his family home which was on fire.
The frantic pet dog can be seen on police dashcam footage looking back repeatedly to make sure the car was still following as he took them round narrow, unlit bends to the inferno.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stainless Steel Dog Bowls---Did you Know?

While at the vet a couple of weeks ago, the vet looked at Jack's chin and said that he had an infection on it and asked "what kind of bowls does he eat and drink out of?" I told her we use porcelain bowls and she told me that we needed to switch to stainless steel. I guess bacteria can grow on the dog bowls and so when they are drinking water they make scrape the side with their chin and can get an infection, or if they already had an infection it will keep getting bacteria inside and wont heal.

So all you dog lovers out there, switch your dog water dish to stainless steel and if you want it to match maybe switch the food dish over too.

Stainless steel surface will not absorb smells, does not stain, and is easy to clean and disinfect. Most dogs won't pick up or try to chew on stainless steel so the bowls stay shiny, clean, and new. They're also heavier so they're less likely to tip over and they are dishwasher safe.

Stainless Steel Dish -...

I want this one...too bad Jack and Charlie are boys. Maybe I can find one with red polka dots.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wool Cardigan Dog Coat

    From the infamous Martha Stewart site shared by Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir, authors of "Pet Projects: Animal Knits Bible," for sharing this lovely craft. Check out more of their designs in the adorable dog fashion 
    Click HERE for a tutorial video 
    Transform a wool cardigan into a charming dog coat 
    -- your furry friend will enjoy the extra warmth.
    Tools and MaterialsFelted cardigan (For instructions on felting a sweater, take a look at this felted hat craft.)
    Tailor's chalk
    Sewing pins
    Sewing machine
    Blunt-ended tapestry needle
    Black wool yarn
    Optional: pearl or crystal beads

    Wool Cardigan Dog Coat How-To1. Before making the coat, measure your dog to make sure the felted cardigan is big enough to be cut down to fit. Turn cardigan inside out.

    2. Mark sweater with tailor's chalk in two places: 1) In a straight line from the underarm, and perpendicular to the sleeve seam, so that the sleeve forms a cap. 2) Right above the ribs of the cuff (save cuffs). Cut where marked.
    3. Put cardigan on dog, inside out.

    4. Pin a dart from the neck down the shoulder and onto the cap sleeve. (This reduces the width of the armhole.) You may need to remove 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches of knitted fabric. Pin along dog's chest and stomach, taking up most of the excess knitted fabric.
    5. Carefully remove cardigan from the dog. On a sewing machine, stitch down where pinned (along shoulder and back of cardigan), and then trim the excess.

    6. Slip the cuff inside the end of the sleeve and sew the cuff on, using a tapestry needle with a blunt end, black wool yarn, and decorative running stitches.

    7. For added decorative detail, sew pearls or crystals to the neck along the base of the neck ribbing, starting at the button band. For decorative effect, make one running stitch in between each pearl.