The Fan Hitch Volume 2, Number 1  November 1999

Newsletter of the Inuit Sled

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Editorial:  Looking to the Year 2000
Report: The North Baffin Quest
Project: Impress Your Dog
Behavioral Notebook: Tiri's Magic Carpet
ISD News from Norway
Feeding Tips
In My Humble Opinion: Cause and Effect
Janice Howls: The Spitz Group
Featured Inuit Dog Owner: Jim Ryder
Hudson's Bay Adventure
Book Review: Running North

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Impress Your Dog

This suggestion comes by way of the May 1999 issue of Veterinary Forum Magazine.  It was submitted to this periodical by Christine K. Duvall, DVM.  The intent is for veterinary clinics to impress clients whose pets have just been euthanized by sending a condolence card and a bit of a momento.  Perhaps this is easier to do on a dead dog.  However, if it can be performed uniformly on live specimens, it may be a nifty way to compare visually the different paw sizes.  Here goes... 

Take a golf ball size piece of clay.  The type isn't specified but you might guess modeling clay or maybe even Play-Dough.  Squish it to 1/4 inch thickness between two flat things.  Make one of them something the dog can step on or you can press against the dog's paw.  Impress your dog's foot.  Bake the clay at 275 degrees farenheit for 9-12 minutes.  The clay hardens as it cools.  Other possible uses:  coasters, holiday ornaments, target practice, objets d'art, furniture levelers, paperweights, and so on. 

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