Instructables: exploring - living - pets - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Raising praying mantises http://www.instructables.com/id/Raising-praying-mantises/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:10:47 PDT
Converting clothes cabinet into a multiple vivarium enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-clothes-cabinet-into-a-multiple-vivariu/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:09:20 PDT
Loom Band Dog Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/Loom-Band-Dog-Collar/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:27 PDT
Inexpensive Doggie Ramp http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Doggie-Ramp/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:45:27 PDT
Plantpot dog dishes http://www.instructables.com/id/Plantpot-dog-dishes/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:10:45 PDT
A Kid-Friendly Rabbit Hotel http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-Friendly-Rabbit-Hotel/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:01:46 PDT
Crinkly Cat Toy from Umbrella Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Crinkly-Cat-Toy-from-Umbrella-Cover/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:35:28 PDT
Lantern Fishbowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Lantern-Fishbowl/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:11:20 PDT
Retractable poopshovel http://www.instructables.com/id/Retractable-poopshovel/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:10:37 PDT
Detachable ball launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Detachable-ball-launcher/
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 02:15:24 PDT
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Tag-From-Recycled-Parts/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 03:02:43 PDT
Pretty Kitty Cats http://www.instructables.com/id/Pretty-Kitty-Cats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/B2SX/HV9FUDUQ/FOGB2SXHV9FUDUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/B2SX/HV9FUDUQ/FOGB2SXHV9FUDUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/B2SX/HV9FUDUQ/FOGB2SXHV9FUDUQ.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Here are some of the many pretty kitty cats on Instructables. DIY cat tent Cardboard Cat House The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner how to grow cat grass Cat bow tie + pattern Catpanion Cube how to trim your cat's claws Twine Cat Toys ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 12:57:17 PDT
Rubber Dog Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Dog-Toy/
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Thu, 15 May 2014 14:46:41 PDT
Classy Cat Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Classy-Cat-Tower/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:57:02 PDT
Cookie Machine for your dog http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Machine-for-your-dog/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:17:14 PDT
How To Make a Chef Hat Toque Pattern for Large or Small Pets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Chef-Hat-and-Pattern-for-Large-or-Sm/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 23:23:37 PDT
DIY cat tent http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-cat-tent/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 21:14:11 PDT
How to Tailor a Dinosaur Onesie for your Dog http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tailor-a-Dinosaur-Onesie-for-your-Dog/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 19:25:52 PDT
How to Renew Catnip Toys http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Renew-Catnip-Toys/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 16:39:02 PDT
Crochet a Tough Dog Tug Toy from Old Socks http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-a-Tough-Dog-Tug-Toy-from-Old-Socks/
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Wed, 7 May 2014 21:26:51 PDT
Pet Birthday Cake Recipe with Pictures http://www.instructables.com/id/Pet-Birthday-Cake-Recipe-with-Pictures/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 04:28:51 PDT
Pet Brush Glove: A PURRRR-fect Delight! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pet-Brush-Glove-A-PURRRR-fect-Delight/
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Thu, 8 May 2014 12:34:17 PDT
Outdoor Litter Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Litter-Box-1/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 07:54:30 PDT
Dog Interface Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Interface-Device/
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Wed, 7 May 2014 16:43:51 PDT
Double Stuff Dog Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Stuff-Dog-Bed/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 21:42:22 PDT
Simple and Strong Leather Lead / Leash http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Strong-Leather-Lead-Leash/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 21:04:07 PDT
Chicken Swing http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Swing/
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Thu, 1 May 2014 19:48:12 PDT
cat projects http://www.instructables.com/id/cat-projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/Q5WN/HUQASB3V/FP2Q5WNHUQASB3V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/Q5WN/HUQASB3V/FP2Q5WNHUQASB3V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/Q5WN/HUQASB3V/FP2Q5WNHUQASB3V.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Whether you want to make cute cat-themed items for yourself or something for your kitties, the Instructables community has it covered! We have all kinds of fantastic cat toys, cat treats, cat furniture and even cat costumes - the projects in this guide are only the tip of the iceberg. Check out our ...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 10:36:43 PDT
How to Make Hand Crafted Cat Shelving or Cat Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Hand-Crafted-Cat-Shelving-or-Cat-Wall-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/LWJQ/HT5CQ8X5/FOHLWJQHT5CQ8X5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/LWJQ/HT5CQ8X5/FOHLWJQHT5CQ8X5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/LWJQ/HT5CQ8X5/FOHLWJQHT5CQ8X5.SMALL.jpg UnitedKreative-Com This is my second Instructables, I hope you enjoy! :) Introducing the Cat Shelf Wall by Andrew Jones please scroll down for more photos Some years ago I created some basic cat shelving in the basement, shown in the very first section of the video above. The cats loved it, but I recognized some fl...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:27:16 PDT
Temporary cat door http://www.instructables.com/id/Temporary-cat-door/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:58:23 PDT
Gumball Machine Fishtank http://www.instructables.com/id/Gumball-Machine-Fishtank/
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Thu, 1 May 2014 21:05:21 PDT
What Dogs Want....Chicken Jerky http://www.instructables.com/id/What-Dogs-WantChicken-Jerky/
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Thu, 1 May 2014 12:18:28 PDT
Chicken Tractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Tractor-1/
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:45:20 PDT
Rabbit Hutch http://www.instructables.com/id/Rabbit-Hutch/
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:44:33 PDT
Dog Pill Pouches http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Pill-Pouches/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:47:09 PDT
Litter box poop detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Litter-box-poop-detector/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:37:56 PDT
Interchangeable/breakaway fishing lure cat toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Interchangeablebreakaway-fishing-lure-cat-toy/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:38:08 PDT
Cardboard Cat House http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Cat-Bed/
Cardboard Cat House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/4AO4/HUMTMIG0/FXO4AO4HUMTMIG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/4AO4/HUMTMIG0/FXO4AO4HUMTMIG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/4AO4/HUMTMIG0/FXO4AO4HUMTMIG0.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 A year ago I had the honor to be a Featured Author on this site. One of the questions I was asked in the interview was about the next big project I planned to make. My answer was "a bed for my cat". Actually, my idea was to recreate a cardboard cat bed I saw on the internet. I have multiple reasons ...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:31 PDT
Fish Tank Dividers http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Tank-Dividers/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:58 PDT
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