Instructables: exploring - living - pets - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:32:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-1/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:28:58 PDT
Twine Cat Toys http://www.instructables.com/id/Twine-Cat-Toys/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:34:13 PDT
Upgrade a Cheap Dog Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-a-Cheap-Dog-Collar/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:52:01 PDT
Peanut Butter Honey Carrot Cake for Dogs http://www.instructables.com/id/Peanut-Butter-Honey-Carrot-Cake-for-Dogs/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:06:59 PDT
PVC Chicken Feeder with Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder-with-Meter/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:47:03 PDT
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-eco-friendly-cardboard-ball-for-cat/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:30:22 PDT
Pumpkin Pie Treats for your Pup http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Pie-Treats-for-your-Pup/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:04:27 PDT
Gluten-Free Dog Treats http://www.instructables.com/id/Gluten-Free-Dog-Treats/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:27:02 PDT
Super Simple Dog Biscuits! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Dog-Biscuits/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:34:09 PDT
Heated Dog Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Heated-Dog-Bed/
Heated Dog Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/JLPT/HT5CR90E/FYKJLPTHT5CR90E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/JLPT/HT5CR90E/FYKJLPTHT5CR90E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/JLPT/HT5CR90E/FYKJLPTHT5CR90E.SMALL.jpg Ninzerbean My wiener dog Possum Bean is a show stopper because of his unusual color. But all of the attention he gets has a downside because people have just about petted most of the fur right off of him. He shivers from even the slightest cold weather, so making a heated dog bed for him was the answer. Yes,...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:02:03 PDT
Puppy Wardrobe http://www.instructables.com/id/Puppy-Wardrobe/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:13:46 PDT
EasyCrocheted cat bikini and sun hat http://www.instructables.com/id/EasyCrocheted-cat-bikini/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:27:52 PDT
How to make a (no-sew) pet bed http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-no-sew-pet-bed/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:22:43 PDT
Elegant Ikea Hack Litterbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Elegant-Cats-Litter-Box-another-IKEA-hack/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:34:48 PDT
GoPro Dog Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/GoPro-Dog-Collar/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:52:58 PDT
Cat Ramp Ladder Thingy http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Ramp-Ladder-Thingy/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:42:56 PDT
Recycled Tee-shirt Dog Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Tee-shirt-Dog-Toy/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:45:09 PDT
Hatching Chicks Using an Incubator http://www.instructables.com/id/Hatching-Chicks-Using-an-Incubator/
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:26:17 PST
game controller dog leash http://www.instructables.com/id/controller-dog-leash/
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:14:02 PST
Make a Cat Scratching Post http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Cat-Scratching-Post/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/KSW3/HRSMYK7Z/F4JKSW3HRSMYK7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/KSW3/HRSMYK7Z/F4JKSW3HRSMYK7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/KSW3/HRSMYK7Z/F4JKSW3HRSMYK7Z.SMALL.jpg rickosgood Learn to build a simple cat scratching post using some sisal rope, a 4x4, some plywood, and a piece of horse stall mat (or carpet).
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:36:41 PST
DIY Quick & Easy Modern Cat House http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Quick-Easy-Modern-Cat-House/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:17:49 PST
Protecting your outside dogs from the cold http://www.instructables.com/id/Protecting-your-outside-dogs-from-the-cold/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:53:24 PST
Crochet Dog Sweater from Old Socks http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Dog-Sweater-from-Old-Socks/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:15:23 PST
Paracord Dog Leash http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Dog-Leash/
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 01:12:02 PST
Reversible Dog Coat http://www.instructables.com/id/Reversible-Dog-Coat/
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:11:50 PST
DIY Pet Tombstone/Memorial Stone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pet-TombstoneMemorial-Stone/
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:14:50 PST
Cat Scratcher Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Scratcher-Tower/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:18:13 PST
External beehive protection and insulation for national hives http://www.instructables.com/id/External-beehive-protection-and-insulation-for-nat/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:48:32 PST
Oatmeal bath for dogs http://www.instructables.com/id/Oatmeal-bath-for-dogs/
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:24:22 PST
how to trim your cat's claws http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-trim-your-cats-claws/
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:37:53 PST
Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Flavored Dog Treats http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Peanut-Butter-Flavored-Dog-Treats/
Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Flavored Dog Treats - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/QHI6/HNICWALC/FIEQHI6HNICWALC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/QHI6/HNICWALC/FIEQHI6HNICWALC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/QHI6/HNICWALC/FIEQHI6HNICWALC.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts So this past Halloween, I separated the pumpkin guts from the pumpkin seeds (like so many other people) to roast the seeds as I have done in years past. My 14-year old mini poodle mix (that's human years) began munching on dropped pumpkin bits that were being "accidentally" flung on the ground by my...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:26:40 PST
How to spoil your hermit crabs: Food Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-spoil-your-hermit-crabs-Food-Edition/
How to spoil your hermit crabs: Food Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/H667/HN8263E9/F6UH667HN8263E9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/H667/HN8263E9/F6UH667HN8263E9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/H667/HN8263E9/F6UH667HN8263E9.SMALL.jpg rvt1985 Forget buying toxic hermit crab food at the pet store, feeding your crabs a healthy and well-balanced diet is really easy! This instructable contains 4 easy ways to spoil your hermies with food. The guaranteed result? More active, healthy, and fun-to-watch crabs.  Healthy Food Mix (method one) He...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:39:36 PDT
Soda Bottle Ant Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Bottle-Ant-Farm/
Soda Bottle Ant Farm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/LDAY/HMWVZE3A/FH3LDAYHMWVZE3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/LDAY/HMWVZE3A/FH3LDAYHMWVZE3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/LDAY/HMWVZE3A/FH3LDAYHMWVZE3A.SMALL.jpg Teisha Ever wanted an ant farm?  Ant farms are entertaining, yet educational – it’s fascinating to observe the little ants as they go about their busy lives.  But store-bought ant farms are often expensive, and usually limited in size.  If you’d like an inexpensive, easy-to-make ant farm alternative that g...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:11:15 PDT
The Game of Candyland Comes to Life Costumes http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Game-of-Candyland-Comes-to-Life-Costumes/
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 15:13:12 PDT
Cat Staircase Deluxe http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Staircase-Deluxe/
Cat Staircase Deluxe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4JVL/HLJUXMAL/FGT4JVLHLJUXMAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4JVL/HLJUXMAL/FGT4JVLHLJUXMAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4JVL/HLJUXMAL/FGT4JVLHLJUXMAL.SMALL.jpg ecurtain Here’s my take on a cat staircase.  My cats love climbing, and I wanted to create something that would look good in the space while adding light to my dimly lit office. My friend Alan and I were inspired by this project at IKEAHackers, and set aside a weekend to create two our own design, one for e...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:27:19 PDT
DIY Cat Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cat-Tree-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/I6UR/HLJUSLAW/FIVI6URHLJUSLAW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/I6UR/HLJUSLAW/FIVI6URHLJUSLAW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/I6UR/HLJUSLAW/FIVI6URHLJUSLAW.SMALL.jpg Natalina Cat trees are an easy and fun thing to make, as you can utilize scrap wood and leftover materials to make something your feline friends will love. I live in a huge house with several cats, so I think I'll be making something like this soon. I'm especially digging the ones that make use of real bra...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:02:01 PDT
Self Petting Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Petting-Station/
Self Petting Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/V3EY/HLA23HBK/FOTV3EYHLA23HBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/V3EY/HLA23HBK/FOTV3EYHLA23HBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/V3EY/HLA23HBK/FOTV3EYHLA23HBK.SMALL.jpg Attmos   This is a fun little project that can be completed in an hour or two depending on what you have laying around the house.  It's a self-petting station for your cats so that they can get a good back scratching while you're at work or away on vacation.  I found the Ad while looking for toys to keep m...
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 15:57:23 PDT
The Awesomest Coolest Easiest Water Bowl for DOGS & CATS! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Awesomest-Coolest-Easiest-Water-Bowl-for-DOGS-/
The Awesomest Coolest Easiest Water Bowl for DOGS & CATS! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/7Z68/HKZAWA9O/FZB7Z68HKZAWA9O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/7Z68/HKZAWA9O/FZB7Z68HKZAWA9O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/7Z68/HKZAWA9O/FZB7Z68HKZAWA9O.SMALL.jpg JimTiffinJr This is a water bowl for dogs or cats.  It is super EASY!  In a few simple steps you could have a water bowl that you only have to fill up once in a while, and it holds twice as much water for later on.  In this project you don't need to buy a whole new bowl, you just reuse your dog's regular bowl....
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:28:56 PDT
Snuggle sack for small animals http://www.instructables.com/id/Snuggle-sack-for-small-animals/
Snuggle sack for small animals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/W99W/HKHOKCQQ/F6QW99WHKHOKCQQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/W99W/HKHOKCQQ/F6QW99WHKHOKCQQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/W99W/HKHOKCQQ/F6QW99WHKHOKCQQ.SMALL.jpg HedgehogSeamstress Snuggle sacks are sleeping bags for small animals who like to snooze while cuddling their humans. The main variant is enclosed on 3 sides, making a bag. The flap variant is enclosed on 2 sides, for easier access to burrowing critters who otherwise refuse to ever leave their sacks. This DIY snuggle ...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:27:50 PDT
Cable Spool Duck House http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-Spool-Duck-House/
Cable Spool Duck House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/TRWE/HK6XB0WQ/FO3TRWEHK6XB0WQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/TRWE/HK6XB0WQ/FO3TRWEHK6XB0WQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/TRWE/HK6XB0WQ/FO3TRWEHK6XB0WQ.SMALL.jpg mcraghead Turn a large cable spool into a pretty nifty dwelling for ducks, or for just about any other outdoor critter! Materials A local construction site was giving away four large cable spools, and we grabbed them before we knew exactly what we were going to do with them, because they are cool. After a ...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:17:08 PDT
A Dog Door: The Two-Flap Solution http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Dog-Door-The-Two-Flap-Solution/
A Dog Door: The Two-Flap Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/TIBZ/HJKBTV18/FB5TIBZHJKBTV18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/TIBZ/HJKBTV18/FB5TIBZHJKBTV18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/TIBZ/HJKBTV18/FB5TIBZHJKBTV18.SMALL.jpg gwylan This past spring I found I needed to install a dog door. I was going to be away on a short trip, and although my neighbor was willing to come over to feed my dog, the weather was still too cold for her to stay outside. A dog door which would allow her to come and go on her own (she freaks when shut ...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:08:05 PDT
Safely Catch, Move and Release Butteflies and Moths. http://www.instructables.com/id/Safely-Catch-Move-and-Release-Butteflies-and-Moth/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/ZG4C/HJKC79MR/F5RZG4CHJKC79MR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/ZG4C/HJKC79MR/F5RZG4CHJKC79MR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/ZG4C/HJKC79MR/F5RZG4CHJKC79MR.SMALL.jpg Kiteman We recently had a conservatory built. It's great, but it seems to attract extra occupants. We've had flies, wasps, bees, crane flies, damsel flies, frogs and, obviously, butterflies and moths. Most of these can be easily sorted - flies get swatted, bees are easily steered out an open window, and e...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 04:19:22 PDT
Star Trek Cat Tree (with Enterprise and Romulan Bird of Prey) http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Cat-Tree-with-Enterprise-and-Romulan-Bi/
Star Trek Cat Tree (with Enterprise and Romulan Bird of Prey) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/H1RN/HJZ84TRY/FT8H1RNHJZ84TRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/H1RN/HJZ84TRY/FT8H1RNHJZ84TRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/H1RN/HJZ84TRY/FT8H1RNHJZ84TRY.SMALL.jpg hatstand4510 I have a 2 year old cat Saavik who has tons of energy and likes to be up high. I knew I wanted a cat tree, but I think most cat trees are really ugly. I wanted something both humans and cats would enjoy, if it was going to stay in my living room for the foreseeable future. My solution was to build a...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:30:32 PDT
How to Sew a Round Cat Bed & Bolster Pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Round-Cat-Bed-Bolster-Pillow/
How to Sew a Round Cat Bed & Bolster Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/HATZ/HJKC0G93/FFAHATZHJKC0G93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/HATZ/HJKC0G93/FFAHATZHJKC0G93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/HATZ/HJKC0G93/FFAHATZHJKC0G93.SMALL.jpg HollyMann Pet beds can be pricey at the pet stores. If you like to sew, this is a quick and easy pet bed and our cats just love it. My cat Tommy seems to know when I'm sewing something for her - as she plops down on the material as I'm trying to cut it! As soon as this one was completed, she made herself at h...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 14:53:44 PDT
Catnip Pillows http://www.instructables.com/id/Catnip-Pillows/
Catnip Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/QVCM/HJKC6EWN/FRKQVCMHJKC6EWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/QVCM/HJKC6EWN/FRKQVCMHJKC6EWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/QVCM/HJKC6EWN/FRKQVCMHJKC6EWN.SMALL.jpg jtcreates Your cat will LOVE having his own catnip pillow! My cats love these so much that they actually sleep with their little pillow. I think they're trying to keep the other cats away from it! A catnip pillow is a super easy and quick project - it only takes a small amount of fabric, a little sewing, some...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:04:33 PDT
Catpanion Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Catpanion-Cube/
Catpanion Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/UF7O/HJKBYIZT/FSPUF7OHJKBYIZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/UF7O/HJKBYIZT/FSPUF7OHJKBYIZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/UF7O/HJKBYIZT/FSPUF7OHJKBYIZT.SMALL.jpg rachaelwhitaker Make your cat a companion it can sleep in, a Catpanion Cube! This project can be done over a weekend, so get sewing! (Warning: several cute cat photos follow) Supplies 1 inch thick foam padding (you'll need enough for six equal sized squares) medium gray cotton or similar fabric. (how m...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:12:09 PDT
Make your own tasty organic frozen treats... for dogs! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-tasty-organic-frozen-treats-for-d/
Make your own tasty organic frozen treats... for dogs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/NN72/HJAI0IZ9/FEONN72HJAI0IZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/NN72/HJAI0IZ9/FEONN72HJAI0IZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/NN72/HJAI0IZ9/FEONN72HJAI0IZ9.SMALL.jpg Triplezee In the heat of summer, everyone needs a little pick me up in the form of a frozen treat.  Even dogs!  After a hard day of chasing the ball and laying around, what would be better than a frozen organic treat? These days we are not only conscious of what we are eating, but we only want the best foods...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:46:02 PDT
Canine ball leash (no more lost balls in the park!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Canine-ball-leash-no-more-lost-balls-in-the-park/
Canine ball leash (no more lost balls in the park!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/K4ZG/HJAHFVT8/FCYK4ZGHJAHFVT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/K4ZG/HJAHFVT8/FCYK4ZGHJAHFVT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/K4ZG/HJAHFVT8/FCYK4ZGHJAHFVT8.SMALL.jpg emilyshore My dog likes to keep a tennis ball in her mouth when we go on long walks.  However, she'll drop them from time to time and then we have to go find it.  Those things are expensive! Now we play fetch, then I attach the ball to her collar before we go for our long walk.  No more treasure hunts for mis...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:55:35 PDT
Giant Litter Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Litter-Box/
Giant Litter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/9GFA/HJ1XP4OR/FLE9GFAHJ1XP4OR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/9GFA/HJ1XP4OR/FLE9GFAHJ1XP4OR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/9GFA/HJ1XP4OR/FLE9GFAHJ1XP4OR.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Sometimes your pet just needs a giant litterbox. This box will work for cats, dogs, small pigs, tapirs, and really any pet that's smaller than 30 pounds or so. This monster box is 30"x20" of usable pooping space with a flat base that won't collect pools of urine beyond the reach of your scoop. The ...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:08:43 PDT
Hidden Litter Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Litter-Box/
Hidden Litter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/LDLC/HIPIPU2Y/FY7LDLCHIPIPU2Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/LDLC/HIPIPU2Y/FY7LDLCHIPIPU2Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/LDLC/HIPIPU2Y/FY7LDLCHIPIPU2Y.SMALL.jpg user1044 Since we have cats, and we also foster kittens, we needed to add litter boxes around the house. We didn't just want the boxes out in the open so we wanted to hide them in plain sight. We saw enclosures at Petco but they ran about $70 to $200 for just one. So we decided to make some ourselves..   Thi...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:42:31 PDT