York the Puppy
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My name is Sophie and I'm new around here. Scruffy
crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February of 2008. I'm a chihuahua,
not a poodle, and I don't have Scruffy's dare-devil personality, but
I'll try my best as editor of the dog section. Since
Scruffy talked in brown, I'll talk in purple. Sandy's words are
in black. Enjoy your visit here.
for Creative Quilters
(dog patterns and dog information)
Scruffy, the Sundrop Poodle
applique pattern for 6" block or larger
applique pattern for 6" block or larger
Look who's joined
us on the dog page - it's Yancy! He's here by special
request. (Can someone please request a chihuahua so I can
When you order, use the drop-down menu in the shopping cart to choose
which dog you want.
free accessories pattern for hat, tux and balloons -
does not include the poodle pattern
I'm a Yankee Doodle Poodle,
a Yankee Doodle
went to town
Riding in a
I am that
Yankee Poodle guy!
Dress up your
Scruffy the Poodle!
here for the Yankee Poodle accessories pattern (now updated with
vest to fit York the Puppy).
Scruffy the Poodle pattern is sold separately above
or you can buy it as an E-Pattern.
you love poodles (and who doesn't),
check out the Oodles of Poodles pattern!
Six different applique poodle patterns to use
in lots and lots of ways!
Ladies, you could make your own poodle skirt and sweater set
using your favorite poodle from the pack - I bet
you'd be the envy of all your friends.
for more information.
Oodles of Poodles
Top 10 Things You Should Know
York, the Sundrop Puppy
Puppy, was created just brefore the September 11th tragedy. Sandy
to dedicate him to the charity work in honor of those who gave their
to help others. He's a great little pattern to use on any charity
made for kids, and adults like him, too. Click here
for the pdf pattern and ideas for using it. For the old, non-pdf pattern, click here .
For charity ideas,
(from a dog's point-of-view)
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| 1. Before you get a dog, do some research about
breeds of dogs to find a good match for you and your family. For
example, I'm a toy poodle and I'm a great dog, but toy poodles aren't
great pets for everyone. I talk a lot (so I've been told) and
I need frequent grooming. Some breeds like to sit on people's
laps, while other breeds like to run all day. If you live in the
city, you shouldn't get a dog that likes to herd sheep!
2. Do lots of additional research about the breed you choose and
about training a dog. There are lots of dog training methods and
lots of them are good methods, but all methods are not good for all
people or all dogs. Find some methods that you are comfortable
3. Get your puppy or dog from a breeder with a good
reputation or adopt a dog from a shelter or a rescue home. Avoid
getting a puppy from a puppy mill (they're NOT very nice places).
4. Make your home ready for a dog or puppy before you bring your
dog or puppy home. You will need dishes for food
and water, a nice soft blanket or a squishy quilt, a bed of some kind,
a leash and a collar or a harness (but don't get this until you know
what size to get). If you're getting a puppy, you'll also need
a baby gate or an exercise pen or a kennel to keep a puppy safe from
dangerous things. And you'll need pee pads or newspapers for the
puppy to pee and poop on. And safe toys for puppies to chew on
when they're teething.
5. Take your new puppy or dog to the vet for a visit and a good
physical exam. Ask your vet questions about vaccines,
spay/neutering (if needed) and the needs and concerns of your dog's
breed. All dogs are not alike. Some breeds have special
issues (like bloating) that you should know about. This doesn't
make them a bad choice - it just means you should know ahead of time so
you'll know what to do if that issue appears.
| 6. Fleas. They drive us all nuts, I
know. But please read about the chemicals used in those flea
repellent products and choose carefully. Some of them are more
harmful than the fleas!
7. There are lots of other things you humans use or eat that can
make us dogs really sick (like chocolate). Some of them, like
anti-freeze, can kill us! So read about them and make your home
and outdoor environment as safe as you can.
8. Feed us good food, please. You know how the
grocery stores sell a lot of food for humans that's called "junk food?"
Well, there's a lot of "junk food" on the market for pets, too.
It has a lot of stuff that we really don't need and not enough
of the good stuff that we do need. Find out how to tell good food
from bad food and then start reading labels. Also, we dogs like
to eat some of the same healthy foods you humans eat - we even like
9. Grooming is important. Find a good groomer or learn to
groom your dog yourself. And help us take good care
of our teeth. Bad teeth and gum disease can cause lots of other
health problems. There are lots of ways to help us clean our
dry food, raw vegetables, big bones that we can gnaw but can't chew or
swallow, chew toys made especially for dogs. You can even buy
toothpaste and brush our teeth the same way you brush your teeth (if
you're brave enough to do it!).
10. Play with us. Spend time with us. All of
us, even the itty-bitty ones, need some exercise every day. And
we dogs are very social creatures. We love being with our
families. We love to play with them and relax with them.
And we also like to have our brains challenged now and then, so
play games with us and give us toys that make us think. Some
people call us "fur-kids" - I guess we are a lot like kids. We
need to be cared for, loved, trained, and given a proper education
appropriate to our abilities.
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