Archive for the ‘pet projects’ Category
For centuries (totally true fact) the human race has been hard at work trying to solve the old litter box problem. It’s a real stinker, yet to find a truly remarkable solution. There have been attempts — stylish top loading crappers and full home renovations that take kitty shits into consideration — but it’s the DIY hacks that I love the most because they are accessible and often very clever.
Take the IKEA hack above. Once again, a clever pet owner has re-imagined the Swedish company’s Expedit bookshelf (you may remember seeing it a few years back turned into a hamster habitat) to hold more than just books and tchochkes. Ilker Kopan of Istanbul assembled the top four shelves on her Expedit, leaving a tall compartment at the bottom where she can stash her kitty’s potty. She then turned the remaining shelf into a door, locked using a pack of Patrull kid locks, that conceals the box, while still giving the cat access. Well done!
via IKEA Hackers
Take a look at your dog. Cutest pup you’ve ever seen, right? You tell people that all the time, but it never seems like enough. Unfortunately, every time you try to capture your furry friend’s heart-stopping adorableness, what you see through the lens isn’t translating to the final image. Stop fretting. You don’t need a big, expensive camera or weeks of lessons from a professional to snap the perfect frame of your perfect pup. You just need to know a few tricks of the trade.
There’s nothing sweeter than a party in honor of a pet, especially when the host does a pawesome job on treats and décor.
Last November, Lizette of creativitylizette, hosted a birthday party for her one-year-old pup Belle. On top of the doggie goodie bags, custom dog keychains, and thank you cards with Belle’s pawprint on them, Lizette made these adorable cupcake toppers to adorn her dog-friendly peanut butter treats. I love that they serve has both cute cake toppings and simple party favors guests can wear post-party.
Lizette’s super easy tutorial can be found on her blog.
The short days and unfriendly cold/wet/icy conditions of winter makes this season a tough time for pets accustomed to going outside regularly. That’s why I loved The Bark’s recent blog post about techniques for keeping your dog entertained inside, even when the weather outside is frightful. Here are a bunch of ideas, straight from the Bark. Read the rest of this entry »