Instructables: exploring - living - pets - featured Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:19:35 PST BLOX v1.01 Smart Doghouse: Tardis Edition
Smart Doghouse: Tardis Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> cdstudioNH It all started with my Halloween Instructables. One of my props was the Fourth Doctor's scarf. Since then, I have been re-watching the series with my daughter. Somehow the idea came to me, partly just from perusing the different contests and thinking what would be cool. What if I re-purposed the Tim...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:36:51 PST
Curved cat stairs for your living room
Curved cat stairs for your living room - More DIY How To Projects]]> benschwartz When I got a dog, I realized the cats were spending a lot less time with me in the living room. I decided to build them an escape so they could stick around and stay out of the puppy's reach.Here is how I built a curved staircase to ensure safe passage from the couch to the top of a bookcase. Stri...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:05:28 PST
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> Craft Klatch I was asked if I would make a dog related craft. I gave it some thought and decided I wanted to stretch my crafting chops and make a doghouse. This is by far the largest project I have tried. I wanted it to be a Key West beach house inspired doghouse - like someone built a colorful cottage, righ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:01:00 PST
Setting Up a Fish Tank
Setting Up a Fish Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> britt616 Setting up a fish tank can be a very stressful process the first time you do it. I'm going to guide you through the process I use every time I need to set a tank up. I have found that by following this guideline I can get the fish in the tank much quicker than by any other method I have tried. This...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:44:25 PST
"Jeweled" Dog Collar from an Old Belt
"Jeweled" Dog Collar from an Old Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rhonda Chase Design Leather dog collars are so expensive, but my beasts like to have something nice to wear. Since someone in my house always seems to be wearing out a belt, I thought I would try some reuse and make my own collars. This design uses epoxy to make dog proof faux jewels for decoration. Get a Belt Here...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:51:37 PDT
Hedgehog Cage Liner
Hedgehog Cage Liner - More DIY How To Projects]]> Not_Tasha This tutorial will show you how to make a fabric cage liner for a hedgehog cage. Really, you can use it for any small animal cage but I've been working specifically on liners for my hedgehog Cas. We've tried fabric/fleece bedding before with hedgehogs and when we got Cas (about a month ago) my husba...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 17:53:18 PDT
Tonto dog rider costume
Tonto dog rider costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Based off the western movie The Lone Ranger, this tiny sidekick Tonto was made to ride on the back of my dog, making her look like a horse. My version may look a little different than the one from the movie, but is recognizable immediately (and insanely adorable).Using a doll figurine as the base mo...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:37:05 PDT
DIY BIRD STAND - More DIY How To Projects]]> LabeledUp We've been wanting to create a stand for our 2 parrots for a long time and were finally able to create this project! This is an easy DIY bird stand that you can create as shown in this instructable or customize for your birds!We went with PVC for this project so it is very simple to assemble and eas...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:51:24 PDT
Halloween pet costumes jessyratfink Get your pets in on the Halloween action! We've got costumes for all kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, hedgehogs and even tarantulas. We can't guarantee your pet will tolerate wearing a costume, but they'll definitely be lots of fun to make. :D null Turn your dog into a magestic lion! nul...
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:33:53 PDT
Homemade dog food, gluten free
Homemade dog food, gluten free - More DIY How To Projects]]> jxross High quality commercial dog food is expensive.  A 35 pound bag of Science Diet, for example, is close to $50.  And for your money you get such tasty ingredients as Chicken By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, and Caramel Color.  Yum Yum.  It tast...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:14:18 PDT
Amazing Magician Sawing Assistant in Half Costumes
Amazing Magician Sawing Assistant in Half Costumes - More DIY How To Projects]]> magicgolddogs It’s time for the Halloween Golden Magic Show! Master Magician Phoenix the Phenomenal is showing off his latest trick. He sawed his little assistant, 8 week old Gryphon, right down the middle. Abracadabra, Gryphon is in two! But don’t worry, Phoenix will soon put Gryphon back together again! We wan...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:53:13 PDT
DIY Dog Bunk Beds
DIY Dog Bunk Beds - More DIY How To Projects]]> lanavonhaught Create your own doggie bunk beds!I bought two of these: American Kennel Club Solid Suede Gusset Pet Bed with Fur Top and the dimensions are 36" wide x 27" deep so that is the size of beds these plans are designed to fit. If you already have dog beds or are buying beds of a different size, adjus...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:56:48 PDT
Underwater Waterfall, for Cheap!
Underwater Waterfall, for Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> DragonTamer458 A feat so amazing you would think it's impossible. Even more amazing, it's easy and cheap. This gorgeous waterfall actually isn't water at all, it's sand. Using the same principles of physics that make bubble filters and Alex Andon's Desktop Jellyfish Tank work, this feature uses air bubbles to...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:34:34 PDT
DIY High End Planted Tank #Balleronabudget
DIY High End Planted Tank #Balleronabudget - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexhork This instructable is to show you how I built my beautiful "High Tech" Planted tank for a very low cost. I hope you all enjoy !P.S. This is my first published instructable I have been a lurker on instructables from the beginning but now i want to get involved and share my brain and hobbies with every...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:29:50 PDT
Build an aquarium that looks good on any living room
Build an aquarium that looks good on any living room - More DIY How To Projects]]> AirbornG Warning: First of all be warned that this is a long instructable! About 1 hour of reading. Maybe it is more easily 'digested' by just having a glance at the photos and later come back to read a bit of the history behind it and a few tips on the parts you are more interested in.What I'll showing in t...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:58:19 PDT
Fishcage - More DIY How To Projects]]> lcrookston At some point in college, on a trip to TJ Maxx with a roommate, I marveled at all of the decor and glassware, and had an idea. I wanted to put a fish in a birdcage. At that point in time, I thought it would be easiest to buy a glass cylinder large enough for a fish, and build a cage over it. With...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:01:12 PDT
Dog Birthday "Cake"
Dog Birthday "Cake" - More DIY How To Projects]]> creativesocialworker Supplies- Small spring form pan (I used a 6 inch one)- 2 cups dry dog kibble or treats- 1/2 cup+ peanut butter- 1/4 cup coconut oil (optional)- Dog's favorite foods- Cream cheese Prepare crust Prepare a crust (similar to a graham cracker crust of a cheese cake) by crushing dry dog kibble/treats a...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:13:06 PDT
Stained Glass Octopus's Garden Fish Tank
Stained Glass Octopus's Garden Fish Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kathryn.H I love The Beatles, they are definitely my favorite band of all time so when I saw the AquaFarm fish tank from Back to the Roots I knew I had to have it, and that I wanted it to be based on Octopus's Garden by The Beatles. At first I considered putting an octopus figurine inside the tank but didn't ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:53:22 PDT
Tiny Invertebrates in Tiny Tanks
Tiny Invertebrates in Tiny Tanks - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fossphur I've never had much luck keeping fish, but when my sister found some tiny swimming creatures in her fish tank along with her fish, I found those fascinating and wanted to learn more. She was glad to give these little guys a home with me rather than tipping them down the drain along with her water-ch...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:11:34 PDT
Lion Dog Costume
Lion Dog Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Tucker had always dreamed of being a lion.  He imagined languid days on the Serengeti, punctuated with thrilling hunts, watching the lionesses chase down wild antelope, and then moving in for his share.  When he thought about it enough, he could even feel the hot, dry wind blowing through his luxuri...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:49:09 PST
Cheap Safe Dog Car Seat
Cheap Safe Dog Car Seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> wmusser This dog car seat cost me about $12 for materials. Looking on Amazon or at local stores they can run at the cheapest $35 going up over $100. I was determined to make my own dog car seat that my dog could be safe and secure in but have enough room to sit, stand, or even lay down. I can trust it en...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:19:13 PDT
DIY Cat Tree for not much money at all!
DIY Cat Tree for not much money at all! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 316ideas This cat tree consists of an old kitchen unit (free), a carpet tube (free), artificial turf (donated by a friend) and 3 x 'Sindal' mat from Ikea (£3 each).The tree was made over a weekend and provides endless fun and games for our 3 cats.The Ikea mats are made from Coir (coconut husk fibres) and are...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:16:12 PDT
How To: Litter Box Train Your Hedgehog
How To: Litter Box Train Your Hedgehog - More DIY How To Projects]]> emiro Cleaning up hedgie poop is no picnic! Litter training your hedgehog will make cleaning faster and more enjoyable and you will have even more time to play with hedgie!!!Follow My Muse/Model/Playmate/Baby on instagram! @beaniebaby_the_hedgehog Finding Out Your Hedgie's Pooping Pattern In the first ...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:47:40 PDT
Water Cooler Aquarium that's Still Drinkable
Water Cooler Aquarium that's Still Drinkable - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pafrohne Inspired by a small scene in the 80s movie 'Real Genius.' I turned a 5 gallon water cooler into a fish tank that still delivers clean drinkable water. Very simple to make, the amount of work, time, and cost all depends on the type of cooler you choose to start with and how fancy you want it to be in...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:18:47 PDT
QR dog tag
QR dog tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer So I have a dog now. It would be great if he could run around without a leash. But… what if…? I need a dog tag, but I don't want to put all my info on it for all to see. Wouldn't a QR-code dog tag be cool?That can't be to hard.I will need a web-adress where the code can sent the person who scanned t...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:30:13 PDT
Cat litter box hider, with storage from an old stereo
Cat litter box hider, with storage from an old stereo - More DIY How To Projects]]> egreer1 I hate having my cat box out. You can smell it. Company can see it, its just not pleasant. So i decided to give my buddy RUFUS (my cat) some privacy for his business. First of all i gutted out the stereo parts and speakers using screw drivers and a hammer ( side note i pulled out all the vaccum...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:16:30 PDT
DIY LED Hood for a 20 Gallon Hexagon Aquarium Tank
DIY LED Hood for a 20 Gallon Hexagon Aquarium Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> SlickSqueegie I picked up a used 20 gallon hexagon aquarium tank off of Craigslist for 5 bucks. This is the perfect size tank for my 2 whites tree frogs. The tank came complete with a couple heat bulbs and dishes but had no top to it. Whites tree frogs like a taller tank and the tank needs a good solid cover as w...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:21:05 PDT
Cat House (for the Winter and for Feral cats)
Cat House (for the Winter and for Feral cats) - More DIY How To Projects]]> scooter76 My family and I recently moved back into our house after being overseas for 8 years. As it turns out, our renter had been very welcoming to all of the neighborhood cats and our backyard has become a bit of a cat vacation spot. We love cats, however our youngest seems to be allergic. We wanted to mak...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:26:17 PDT
Aquarium Gumball Machine
Aquarium Gumball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> MatthewS3 This is a fully functioning gumball machine and fish tank. The tank maintains healthy community fish and dispenses gumballs to anyone who comes through my living room with a quarter. The project started when I was not able to find an old TV to turn into a fish tank, and honestly, it seemed a little ...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:24 PDT
Pallet Dog Bed
Pallet Dog Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> lingle227 I was building a Queen sized bed and headboard from the following tutorial.When I looked down and noticed that I had plenty of scraps left over to make my new puppy (Packets) a miniature version of my bed. I didn't have all the tools to properly plane pallet wood, so I opted to buy pine from Lowe's ...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:22:54 PDT
Mobile Dog House
Mobile Dog House - More DIY How To Projects]]> Roughley I have always been amazed at how much a decent dog house can cost you from the pet store. Build a nice dog house that works better, lasts longer and is mobile? Challenge accepted. Measure your mutt We got my dog Zelda when she was about a year old from the pound. Being our first dog we didn't hav...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:48:45 PDT
Sweet Dog Hammock
Sweet Dog Hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ticktockproductions My wife and I were ambling around our local farmers market when we saw someone selling dog hammocks for $25. We thought it was a great idea but then we weren't going to spend that kind of money on pvc pipe and fabric. The reason we need a dog hammock is pretty simple. Rufus and I love to sit on our ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:37:22 PDT
DIY Cat Tree House
DIY Cat Tree House - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 Big cat trees are beautiful but really expensive. One day I saw this huge cat tree and the more I looked at it, the more I convinced myself that I could build one for...nothing! Not even half of the price.I already had all of the things needed to make this cat tree so I really had to buy nothing. Bu...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:00:47 PDT
Luxury tortoise's house
Luxury tortoise's house - More DIY How To Projects]]> jake_lee This tutorial teach you how to build your own tortoise house.Material you need:1) Wood boards2) Wood screws3) Spray paint4) Artificial grass5) Plastic mesh6) Acrylic boards (tray)7) Reptile's lamp8) 3D printer Blueprint of the house Begin by plotting out the dimension of the house with sketch, c...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:17:04 PDT
Cardboard cat bed scratcher
Cardboard cat bed scratcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> rchanter This is all about using old cardboard packaging for some good Safety first. To make this scratcher a cutting implement is require and cardboard can give a nasty paper cut so be aware and keep yourself safe. Choose a shape. I used the cardboard box to set the length and height I needed and drew...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:17:40 PDT
Pig hut
Pig hut - More DIY How To Projects]]> hsmeds This instructable will show how to build a pig hut for housing pigs outside. Animal welfare regulations differ from country to country, so bare in mind to check what regulations apply to you when building your pig hut.I live in Sweden and I believe that this house is according to the animal welfare ...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:59:16 PDT
dog collar neckerchief
dog collar neckerchief - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodledoos in this - my first - instructable I will show you how to make a simple, but effective, neckerchief, that is great for sprucing up old or boring dog collars! oh my god we got featured!!!!! thank you so much :D what you'll need! • 1 boring dog collar, of any colour, but it's harder to do with leat...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:41:04 PDT
Raising praying mantises
Raising praying mantises - More DIY How To Projects]]> ReaganPufall Choosing your mantisRegardless of which mantis species you choose, please check to be sure that it is a local species before releasing any. The two species most readily available in the US, which can also often be found in the wild in the US, are the European and Chinese mantises. Both species are ...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:10:47 PDT
Converting clothes cabinet into a multiple vivarium enclosure
Converting clothes cabinet into a multiple vivarium enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> eatteyah In this Project I decided to convert my old and redundant Clothes cabinet into a multiple vivarium and utilizes from some functions of cabinet by keeping one drawer and making a small door access to enclosure for the misting system , lighting , electrical , the drawer for the food and other thi...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:09:20 PDT
Loom Band Dog Collar
Loom Band Dog Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> loompiggytutorials I love my dog- A LOT. He normally doesn't wear a collar. This is the new dog collar I have invented! Ta da! Yeah, it's just a fishtail! Don't judge=) And know that you cannot walk your dog with this collar. I hope you enjoy!=D Gather Your Materials You will need...•Loom Bands•Any Loom or Your Fin...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:27 PDT
Inexpensive Doggie Ramp
Inexpensive Doggie Ramp - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrBrownDog A PET RAMP FOR BOO Pet ramps are expensive! I looked at the cost of these things and thought that $100.00 to $180.00 was too much to pay so I thought that I'd design my own with common items found at Home Depot. My intention was to be able to use the ramp to get our Shar-Pei, Buster (otherwise known...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:45:27 PDT
Plantpot dog dishes
Plantpot dog dishes - More DIY How To Projects]]> radiograf It's recommended by many that large dogs have a raised dog dish to feed from, and whilst there are some excellent ones on the Instructables site, I wanted something simple to make. I found a couple of plant pots at a local shop for just £1 each, and I will now show you how I converted them into sim...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:10:45 PDT
A Kid-Friendly Rabbit Hotel
A Kid-Friendly Rabbit Hotel - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhawkins14 It was time to replace the rabbit hutches. So we decided to make our own. So What's The Problem? The problem with most commercially available rabbit hutches is that the largest point of access to the inside is the large lid. This means that for taking the rabbit out of the hutch, cleaning, ad...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:01:46 PDT
Crinkly Cat Toy from Umbrella Cover
Crinkly Cat Toy from Umbrella Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> umbrella upcycle Ever wondered what to do with those pesky umbrella covers? They make great cat toys when combine with just a few other items you probably have in your house right now. Our cat loves anything crinkly and goes crazy for this one. She likes to bat it around and bunny kick it. The only thing that wo...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:35:28 PDT
Lantern Fishbowl
Lantern Fishbowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The Lantern Fishbowl is a dead simple IKEA hack for making a fun stylish fishbowl. Basically, it involves removing the protective inner glass and replacing it with a vase. This simple mod allows you to add some life to your domesticile. Go get stuff You will need:(x1) IKEA SOLMYS Lantern(x1) IKE...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:11:20 PDT
Retractable poopshovel
Retractable poopshovel - More DIY How To Projects]]> ashaderumeaux A dog is a man’s best friend they say, but if you have a dog you know that accidents do happen while walking out. No problem for some, just take out a dog waste bag, clean up the poop and throw it in the garbage bin. But what if you are in a wheelchair or just can’t bend down easily enough to reach ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:10:37 PDT
Detachable ball launcher
Detachable ball launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> lvandemaele This tennisball launcher is designed for a woman in a wheelchair that can't throw tennisballs far away to play and reward her dog. This launcher is inspired on a professional baseball/tennis ball thrower There are two wheels which are made to spin by one electromotor and two gears. The tennis ball i...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 02:15:24 PDT
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 I wanted to make a cool little name tag for my doggy and started looking around to see what I had around the house/workshop. It ended up being a pretty fun and cool little weekend project!You can use any variation of parts. This is just what I used:-Bottle cap-Casting resin-Old watch parts-Some wire...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 03:02:43 PDT
Pretty Kitty Cats 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
Rubber Dog Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Snotflower I love dead bicycle inner tubes, and so does my dog Sprout.This toy is made of rubber- which feels nice on his teeth when he bites it.It has raggy bits at either end, which the internet tells me dogs like as it reminds them (in an ancestral memory or genetic urge kind of way) of hunting and killing ...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 14:46:41 PDT