Doggy Days: Hundreds of Indoor and Outdoor Activities for You and Your Best Friend: Tricks and Games, Arts and Crafts, Stories and Songs, and Much More!

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Are you looking for a whole new bag of tricks to share with your favorite four-legged friend? Tired of tossing the same soggy tennis ball? With DOGGY DAYS in hand, you'¬?ll have your pooch belting out tunes like Madogga and painting in the manner of Doglo Picasso and Salvador Doggy. Ever wondered what'¬?s going on behind those big puppy-dog eyes? Try administering the Dog Aptitude Test and the Dog Personality Type Quiz; you'¬?ll have new insight into why your dog barks at midnight, maniacally chases squirrels and...
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Overview

Are you looking for a whole new bag of tricks to share with your favorite four-legged friend? Tired of tossing the same soggy tennis ball? With DOGGY DAYS in hand, you'¬?ll have your pooch belting out tunes like Madogga and painting in the manner of Doglo Picasso and Salvador Doggy. Ever wondered what'¬?s going on behind those big puppy-dog eyes? Try administering the Dog Aptitude Test and the Dog Personality Type Quiz; you'¬?ll have new insight into why your dog barks at midnight, maniacally chases squirrels and other small rodents, and can'¬?t get enough of doggy foie gras (liver treats). Dozens and dozens of activities, with helpful illustrations and simple directions, will help you pawpoint your pooch'¬?s talents, provide hours of fun, and even boost you above tennis balls and bones as your pal'¬?s most pant-astic companion. Grab a leash and follow along as doggy docents Rufus and Bella walk you through all the best doggy days. And, next time you need to get yourself out of the doghouse, why not try:‚Ä¢ Taking your dog on vacation to the world'¬?s largest fire hydrant.‚Ä¢ Making a down-home meal of Lynyrd'¬?s Inyrds.‚Ä¢ Sewing Super-Spot a spiffy Calvin Canine cape.‚Ä¢ Showing a double-feature of The Shaggy Dog and 101 Dalmatians.Don't let your destiny go to the dogs-DOGGY DAYS puts you on to the scent of the good life and leaves your pup drooling for more. Whether you'¬?re a poodle person or a die-hard lab owner, the proud owner of a prize-winning show dog or a faithful mutt, this inspiring resource will help you make every day a doggy day. DOGGY DAYS proves what man'¬?s best friend already knows: It's a dog's life after all, and it's a good one.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580083232
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MELANIE BORGENICHT is a scenic artist and dog lover.
JOE BORGENICHT is a freelance writer who co-authored Mom Always Said, "Don't Play Ball in the House," and Other Stuff We Learned from TV.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Artsy Days 3
Projects to Do for Your Dog 4
Build a Doghouse 4
Doggy Clothing 8
Dog Toys and Gifts 11
Projects to Do with Your Dog 15
Doggy Painting 15
Salvador Doggy 17
Dog Prints 18
Holiday Cards 19
Decorating T-Shirts 20
Making and Keeping a Doggy Journal/Scrapbook 21
Fine Art Fun with Your Dog 23
Singing Together 23
Songs to Sing to Your Dog 24
Dancing with Your Dog 26
Writing Stories about Your Dog 28
Dog-gerel: Writing Poems 30
Dog Photography and Videography 32
Chapter 2 Outdoors-y Days 35
Games 36
Racing Games 36
Fetching Games 37
Frisbee Games 39
Tricks 39
Swimming 42
Other Sports 43
Sailing 44
Running 44
Co-Ed Doggy Stickball 45
At the Beach 48
In the Park 50
In the Forest 51
Chapter 3 Indoors-y Days 53
Games 54
Cleaning Up the "Dog" House 54
Hide and Seek 56
Follow the Leader 57
Indoor Tricks 58
Movies 60
Films for You 60
Films for Them 61
Dog Tales: Story Time 62
Standardized Tests for Your Dog 63
The Dog Personality Type Quiz 63
The Dog Aptitude Test 66
Relaxing with Your Dog 69
Paw Reading and Doggy Fortune-Telling 70
Chapter 4 Travel Days 73
Road Trips 74
When You're on the Road 75
Essential Doggy Sights to See 75
Making the Ride to the Vet Fun 77
Moving to a New House 79
Chapter 5 Healthy Days 81
Self-Esteem and Mental Health 82
Meditation 83
Sitting Meditation 83
Walking Meditation 84
Dog Yoga: Doga 85
Doggy Massage 89
Aromatherapy 91
Haircuts 92
Bath Time 96
Cooking for Your Dog 98
Appetizers 98
Dinners 100
Desserts and Special Snacks 102
Doggy First Aid 106
Assessment 106
Response 107
Chapter 6 Holi-days 109
New Year's Eve 110
Resolutions 110
Easter/Passover 111
Fourth of July 112
Halloween 113
Thanksgiving 115
Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa 116
Birthdays 118
Birthday Gift Ideas 120
Resources 122
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