Clearly I've got Spring training on the brain, but now I'm thinking of dragons since I checked out the super cute flick How to Train Your Dragon over the weekend. While I only have a canine in my home, this flick prompted a search for cute costumes to make my furball into a pet dragon as I work on training him, too! Let's call it a lesson in dragon style, so get started to peep my picks.
Though I've never lived in a home with a pet door, each time I think of a traditional flap, I recall that scene in Home Alone when the burglars try to enter that way. Eeks! Well, technology has come a long way since then, like with that Pet Doorway triggered by a special collar sensor and now this product takes it one step further. While (conceivably) a villain could snatch the special Pet Doorway collar and let an unwanted creature inside, SureFlap double-checks your pet's existing microchip before letting him in, no collars necessary.The Canadian-made product is said to read all 9 or 15 digit microchips, and all 10 digit ones that don't start in 000, 010, or 020 and can store up to 32 IDs (for those really, really big furry families). At under $200, it's more than installing a basic door but a fraction of the Pet Doorway cost. Would you wanna set this up at home?
So instead of sitting around wondering — or trying to ask the animal itself — just come on into the PetSugar Community and type your questions! We've just added an Ask the Community Anything box, so you have a quick and easy way to inquire away! Limited to 128 characters, get straight to the point and then get straight answers from all of us. While you're there, chime in with your opinions and advice about others' questions as well! (And, don't worry, there's still a Pet Peeves group for those lengthier tales.)
I'm already asking for any advice on introducing clicker training to a pooch, and Angelica's asking for tips on where to do dog breed homework before adding a furry friend to her family — come on in and join the conversations now!
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
It's time to get clever! A picture is worth a thousand words, but those messages vary from person to person. What do you think this kitty is thinking, feeling, or doing in this pic . . . or the fish for that matter? Offer your sayings or quotes for this funny photo in your comments below, and I'll do a roundup next week of some of my faves.
I'm always amazed by the lingo that chatty birds pick up so watch as birdy number one lays into the second one for being naughty — Bad bird, bad bird, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do with them?
Happy weekend once again! See how much you caught this week— or what you need to remember — by taking this quiz now.