Do it Yourself; Tips and ideas for DIY projects to give a gift that your cuddliest friend will wag its tail for.
10 Mistakes That Shorten Your Pet’s Life
Our pets are our babies, we pamper them, spoil them, and would even stay at home and cuddle them on a Friday night instead of meeting up with our human friends.
Paw Prints on Our Hearts
I literally can't even remember a time in my life when I didn't have a pet. My parents had a dog, a cat, and a couple horses when I was born. And I still remember the day my mom picked me up from preschool and took me to the animal shelter to meet the dog we were adopting - my dog. I named him Reggie, and I had him from the time I was in preschool until my freshman year of college. He isn't with me any more, but he will always be my dog. There are just some pets that come into your life and your heart is forever imprinted with their adorable little paw prints.
In my defense I had a lot of time on my hands, okay? Yes, with a pandemic sweeping the globe most of us had an unusual amount of spare time but I was also immobile and bored... very, very bored.
The Tail of the Cat and the Yarn
We all know cats love yarn, and anyone who crafts with yarn knows that cats are their best ‘helper’. I have had multiple strands of yarn unexpectedly cut by sharp teeth or tangled in kitty paws and balls of yarn gathered under couches by my roommate’s cat.
Creating to Remember
I enjoy creating a lot of different things, using many mediums including, but not limited to: embroidery, painting, resin, polymer clay, metal, and wood.. This, by far, is my favorite to make, though; shown is one of the pet memorial pyramids I offer to grieving pet parents. It is made from epoxy resin, mica pigments, glitter, and whatever keepsakes the owner(s) wants included. This one specifically holds a collar, tag, and small toy. Of course, I use my Fiskars scissors to cut down the mementos to fit either a 6x6x6 or 4x4x4 pyramid. I also use them to cut and create personalized thank you cards that go with each completed piece. As someone who has had several pets come and go, I know how important it is to remember your furry family members. I wanted to offer more than just ash or fur preservation, although I do include resin necklaces, keychains, etc. with added ash and/or fur to go along with the pyramids. The bright colors and glitter make a wonderful show piece to add to your home decor, and are customized to the client’s liking. These pyramids are very costly and time-consuming to make, but they are worth it. A lot of love and good energy is put into each memorial as well. I don’t know where I would be without my furry friends, so I am always honored to have a part in remembering our four-legged companions all over the world.
- Top Story - January 2021
A House That Will Last 9 Lives
If you have a cat, then you probably have noticed how they sleep where they want, eat what they want, and pretty much do whatever they want whenever they want. As cat owners, we find ourselves adjusting to their preferences probably ninety percent of the time. However, that other ten percent is when we go above and beyond for our furry beasts because we want to.
Setting Up a Tortoise Enclosure for Indoor & Outdoor Use
One can setup tortoise housing both outdoors and indoors. The tortoise can be housed in an outdoor enclosure or indoors in a wood vivarium or a tortoise table.
Top 7 Unique Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers
Thoughtful and unique gifts are always welcome, and shopping for a pet lover in your life can be as easy as finding a pet-themed present they and their pet will love. From personalized and custom-made presents you can order online to cool DIY gifts you can easily make yourself, here are some unique gift ideas that are sure to surprise any pet lover.
Raising Your Own Mealworm Colony
Mealworms are well known in the reptile-keeping world for being a convenient feeder insect to offer pet lizards, and though it’s very convenient to purchase mealworms at local pet stores or order them online, some reptile keepers, especially breeders who maintain many animals, like to try raising their own. This article will outline the basics of raising mealworms yourself, including how to load them with nutritional value, keep their environment clean, and breed your mealworms fast enough to keep up with the demand of your herps.
How to Make a Homemade Flea Collar
So you want to make a homemade flea collar with essential oils... eh? I have seen lots of blogs and articles about this and it's really causing me to worry... so I wanted to make sure to get the word out that if you are going to do this... please be careful. It is true that essential oils can be safe for pets if done right. When in doubt, consult with your veterinarian first. So, let's take a look at how this can be safely done.
Build Your Own Small Animal Cage They'll Love!
Do you have a small animal, or multiple small animals, and are looking to upgrade their living conditions? Then you've come to the right place! If you're handy with a hammer and nails, or know someone who is, then let's get started.
10 DIY Dog Collar Ideas Your Pooch Will Love
There are so many collars out there that you can dress your adorable pooch in. There are collars you can buy, like spiked, shimmer, the best GPD dog tracking collars, or even leather collars that you believe best suit your furry buddy. Sometimes, we'll look and look for the perfect dog collar, but nothing will grab our attention. I know I looked through a ton of stores, looked online, and nothing caught my eyes. Since I was so fixated on a certain collar that I realized didn't exist, I wanted to see if I can make it on my own.