Monday, October 4, 2010

Re-use dog items (Day 65)

With Molly's arrival, we've dusted off our old doggie items for her use.  We borrowed a puppy crate from said friends in Burlington for Molly's trip home.  DH cleaned our large dog crate this weekend for her to use in the house.  Leashes, collars, bowls, eating stand, scoop bags, scooper, and dog food storage container all came out of the basement, were cleaned and are now being used. 

The only new things we've bought for her have been chew toys.


  1. Congratulations on the new pup! I can't imagine life without a dog!

    A couple of other "green" things you can do - learn to groom her yourself (saves money, gas, etc.) and look into preparing your own dog food. Just as we shouldn't eat processed foods daily, neither should our animals :)

  2. YAY!!! New little doggies are so much fun. Dogs are a great way of staying young your whole life.

  3. Thanks K and Dog Bowls. She is definitely a treasure. K, do you have a particular recipe you use to make your own dog food?

  4. Sorry - I just saw your question! No recipe - I feed raw, so it's literally "throw the dog a bone (with a lot of meat attached). For example, for the last few days, they've been eating chicken legs (and yes, edible bones are safe, as long as they are raw - cooked bones are *never* safe!)

    However, many people feed different "varieties" of homemade - some feed raw with dairy, fruit and veggies added, some cook meals and include grains.

    If you click on my profile, you'll see my one blog about starting my dogs on raw (Life in the Raw). There is also a link to e-mail me, if you want more info.

    IMO, anything is better than kibble :)

  5. Thanks, K. I'll check out your blog.