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Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6 (karma: 5)
By Happytappa
On Mon Mar 17, 2003 07:13 AM
Made sticky by AussieAsherina (19072) on 2003-03-18 04:22:04

The Fuzzy Forum

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March Edition

Written and formatted by: <ul><li>Candygirl12<li>Dachshundlover<li>Happytappa<li>ballet_4eva<li>wana_be_a_dancer<li>danceangle120</ul>Image hotlink - ''

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Fuzzy Forum. Can you believe that it's already been 6 months since our first edition? Where has the time gone! We hope that you are already for Spring! For those of us who have been dealing with the snow all winter, have no fear! Spring is right around the corner! I don't know about you but I am ready for some warm weather! :D

We'd like to wish all of our Irish friends and not so Irish friends a very happy St Patrick’s day!!

We could all us a little bit of Irish luck these days.

Well, enough said! We hope that you enjoy our newsletter so sit back, relax and have fun!

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Pet Games Galore!

Feline Frenzy
Fill a paper bag with objects such as badminton birdies and ping pong balls. Place it in front of your cat and let her pounce on the bag. She'll go nuts trying to get into the bag! If you scratch the bag with your finger, it will make her go even crazier!

Create a mobile out of old cat toys. Tie cat toys with thick yarn to an old needlepoint hoop. Hang just at your cat's reach and watch her have a fun time. Your kitty will enjoy this toy for a long time. When kitty is through playing, remove the mobile and store it in a safe place.

Jump for joy

Dogs love to play games. Set up an obstacle course for your dog. Try rolling up towels for her to jump over. Make a cardboard box tunnel for her to crawl through. Your dog will have fun racing through the course.

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Birthday wishes
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Do you know when your dog's birthday is? If you don't, then make a date and celebrate!

Check out this site for great ideas on throwing Fido a birthday bash

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Did you know?
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ailurophile (pronounced: eye-LUR-uh-file)

definition: cat lover

Where it comes from: The greek word ailouros means "cat". Phile comes from another greek work "philos" meaning lover or loving!

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Can you read your pets mind?
You're at a riding stable getting ready for your lesson. With her ears up and her tail down, the horse whinnies when she sees you.

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A. stand behind her and talk softly
B. lay one arm over her neck
C. back away slowly

Answer B. Your horse is happy to see you! :) To show her that you want to be pals, approach her slowly and put one arm over her neck. Never sneak up behind a horse. She may kick because she can't see you and feels threatened! When should you back away? You back away when her ears become flat!

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Having trouble naming your new pet?

No problem! Just visit this link and all your troubles will be answered. . . .

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Pet recipe - <b>Easy Sweet Breath Bagels</b>

2 c all purpose flour
1/4 c wheat germ
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c fresh minced parsley or dried parsley flakes
1/4 c fresh chopped peppermint or 2 Tbls peppermint extract
4 Tbls canola oil
3/4 c water

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside

2. Mix the water, oil, and peppermint in a small bowl and add to the dry ingredients
Mix well to form dough!

3. Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4 in thick. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Place 1 in apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to cool.

Store in fridge in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks or in a freezer for up to 3 months.
Makes 15-18 treats.
As with any treats, give in moderation to prevent weight gain (which contributes to other health problems with your pet).

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Helpful links

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Storm safety for your pets!

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Storm preparation: Many people don't realize how frightened dogs and cats are of thunder. Their hearing is more acute than ours, with a wider range of highs and lows, so they are often frightened by rumbles from a distance that we cannot hear. They don't know what is causing that noise, so they may panic. Even without flooding. pets are lost because dogs may break out of the garage or backyard, or cats may run many houses away to find a place to hide and many do not find their way back home. The best thing you can do for a cat is to confine them to an interior room where the noise is muted. For dogs, if you know in advance that a storm is coming you may need to talk to your vet about giving your dog a tranquilizer to take the edge off of their fear.

Flood preparation: With all the predictions about widespread flooding, there are several things you can do to prepare besides getting flood insurance. Make sure that you have enough pet carriers for all of your cats. If you have to leave your house suddenly, pets are much less likely to get away if confined to a carrier. If rescue personnel have to help you, your pets will be much safer when the noise and commotion hits. In addition, most shelters don't allow pets to roam free, so if you have them in a carrier, chances are they can remain with you.

Microchip ID's: Dogs and cats should be injected with a microchip ID. This is a permanent marker that can't be lost if your pet loses his collar. All shelters and pounds are equipped with the scanners, and they check all animals for a microchip before they are put down or adopted out. Your vet must do this injection, but the cost is minimal, and no side effects have ever been reported. Remember to stock up on emergency food supplies and water for your pets too. If you are isolated and can't reach a store for a while, they will need food and water too. Remember a manual can opener for those power outages!

Medications: If your pet is on special medication, be sure to keep it with you so it doesn't get left behind in case you are asked to evacuate. This is also a good time for a reminder to keep all vaccinations current on a yearly basis. Animals, which end up at the pound, are exposed to a wide range of viruses and unvaccinated animals. The stress of the whole ordeal can weaken their immune system an increase their chances of catching something. In addition they may come in contact with wild animals such as skunks or raccoons that could be carriers of rabies!

When you make an emergency evacuation plan for yourself, also make one for your pets as well. A little preparation can prevent a lot of heartache. We hope this has given you something to think about to ensure all of your family members are safe this winter!

You can log on to to check your local forecast and also check for any weather advisories in your area.

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Pet profile

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Name: Twister

Owner: BloodyDanceToes

Age: 2

Breed: Bouvier Des Flanders (Belgium)

Favorite thing to do: Play soccer (I can try to kick the ball into something and Twister is the goalie. The ball doesn't usually get past him). He loves to go swimming too.

Favorite toy: Any rec balls (basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, kickballs/4-square and Frisbees.

Favorite snack: Weirdest dog in the world, but he loves crackers (he should've been a bird)

Favorite place to play: Our field or the lake, pond, puddles or pool.

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Featured pet of the month

Hats off to Indiana

Owner: DazzlinDancer86

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Indiana is an 8-year-old mini dachshund. Indy is a female who answers to the name of Indy, Indy Bindy, Indiana Bo Banna, Indy Girl etc. Her favorite food is everything! Her human says that she is so adorable and loves to give everyone kisses. Congratulations to Indiana and DazzlinDancer86 for making our featured pet list!

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All About the Fuzzy Forum’ers and their pets

Candygirl12 lives with her two pets Keegan Ashley, and Queen Esther Michelle Tiffany Marie aka Esther. Keegan aka Kee Kee is a 1 1/2 year old golden hamster, and Esther is a 2 almost 3 year old cat who was rescued last spring from a shelter.

Ballet_4eva lives with her pet Peanut. Peanut is an adorable but very lazy Tibetan Spaniel who spends most of the day fast asleep! :D

wana_be_a_dancer lives with her pet Fibi. Fibi is a Tri-Coloured Beagle and is 3 years young. Fibi is a fast learner when it comes to tricks but she prefers to sleep on her beanbag during the morning,day,afternoon,evening,night....
Her most loved possessions are her beanbag and dinner bowl.

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Well, that brings our March edition to a close. To finish off this edition we're adding in a cute pet quote.
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your converstaion as a dog does."
- Christopher Morley

We hope that you enjoyed this edition and will be looking forward to our next edition of the Fuzzy Forum. Have a safe and happy
St Pat's Day! See you all again next month!!

16 Replies to Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6

re: Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6
By Candygirl12
On Mon Mar 17, 2003 08:33 AM
hey it looks great! just one thing, the thing about the ppl who help with the fuzzy forums pets, was supposed to be in the april one, and i have like dachshundlover's thing. but that's k we'll just put the rest of the ppl's in the next one :)

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By newtoballet
On Wed Mar 26, 2003 02:46 AM
WOW!!! Another FANTASTIC JOB! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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By yuliag
On Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:40 AM
Your guys' writing skills are terrific, the fuzzy forums are really fun to read. Thanks for your work!
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By raindancer
On Thu Mar 27, 2003 06:14 PM
Wow, the Fuzzy Forum keeps getting better and better :D! This was such a GREAT issue! I would definitely have rated it up because the tips and advice are really good, but I didn't want just one person to get karma because it's a group effort. I can't wait for the next issue!!!

re: Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6
By DanceAngel120Premium member
On Tue Apr 01, 2003 03:32 PM
OMG! Candy i am SO SORRY! i've been soooo buys with one thing and another (for instance, my bat mitavah, getting ready for my upcoming dance competitions, my science fair for school, tons of homework, and problems with that i totally forgot to do my articles! you have no idea how sorry i am! now that my schedual will open up very soon, i promise i won't forget!

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By darling_dancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Apr 05, 2003 10:42 AM
Thats so cool! You guys are great!
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By Luv2DancePointe
On Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:45 PM
I luv reading Fuzzy Forum! I really do! LOL ;)

Let me know if you'd ever like help with anything - I'd love to be involved!

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By Pointedancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:44 AM
Is there any way that I could help be part of the next issue/ I would love to!
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By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 04, 2003 03:07 AM
I LOVE IT!!!! I can't wait for the next one!!!!
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By gymnastics_bellamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue May 13, 2003 09:46 PM
omggg that is so cute
GOOD JOB u guys :D


re: Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6
By DreamingTreemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Jun 09, 2003 01:02 PM
So nice!!!!
I really liked it!
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By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:33 PM
When will the next one be out??
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By Dancer4Life423member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:37 PM
We're working on one to be put out in the beginning of July! :) We just restarted it!
re: Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6
By ScotchGirlmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jul 05, 2003 02:59 PM
Great job!
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By dizzy_dancer23
On Thu Jul 10, 2003 03:44 PM
I know this is kind of old, but I've never read one before so I decided to read this one. You guys did a great job!
re: Fuzzy Forum---- Volume 6
By devilpinkmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Aug 12, 2003 06:02 PM
good job!


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