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A money saving idea for Dog owners.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by kolared person, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. kolared person

    kolared person TS Member

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    In the entrances to wall mart they have bins to drop plastic bags for recycling. They dont mind if you grab some. They make good dog clean up bags.
     
  2. wireguy

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    I always carry some with me in a WWII ammo satchel for cleanup, along with camera and water for the dogs. Out in the bush I don't care but in town people really think well of you when they see you clean up after your pet.
     
  3. crusha

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    Wireguy, what kind of camera does your dog use? (I gave mine my old Leica M6 & can never get it back from him...)
     
  4. Milkbone

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    My Wal-Mart doesn't have a bag recycling bin, so it would be best not to assume they all have them.
     
  5. WS

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    Been using the plastic bags for this for years, always have a stack of them at home as the bagger at the grocery seems to try and see how many bags he can use each time.
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Just throw the droppings in your neighbors yard!!

    Curt
     
  7. wireguy

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    With the advent of digital photography I can afford for both of us to "shoot" but the camera takes quite a beating if I let Max carry it all the time. Here's one he shot last season.
     
  8. YUKONJACK

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    The best that I have found for "CLEAN-UP" after your dog is the non-ziplock foldover sandwich bags.
    They handy,and in-expensive.A box of them contains 150 count.You just put your hand in it like a glove,pick up the droppings,and then turn the bag inside out and all your friends and neighbors are happy.Yukon Jack
     
  9. K-Hornet

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    I had a Short-Hair named Blue that was Twelve years old when I came onto an idea after watching him in the horse stalls one day. My neighbor has a wood working shop and he gives me his waist saw chips to use in my horse stalls. There is about 200# a month I get so when ever I put fresh chips down Blue would be in there trying to eat them. Well I got the idea to start mixing wood chips with his food to cut the feed expense down. Every week or ten days I would cut his feed back by 10% and add more wood chips. All went well and by the time I got to a 50-50 mix when ever I picked up his yard waste it was nice and solid and easy to dispose of. I started to burn them in my wood stove in the shop and very little smell. By the time I got to 80-20 mix of chips and dog food the smell went away and I thought about starting my wifes dogs on the mix, then I wouldn't need fire wood any more. Blue did drag his bottom a bit more but I figured that was normal for his new diet. The wife had to remove a wood sliver every now and then from his bottom and told me that was enough and quit fooling around with his feed and "NO I could not feed her show dogs any wood chips". But with the money I was saving I could shoot a few more rounds of trap each week. Well by the time I got Old Blue to 100% wood chips I found him stiff as a board one Sunday morning. Being it was the middle of Winter and I could not dig a hole to plant him in I decided to creamate him in my wood stove. Lo and be hold he took about 6 & 1/2 hours to burn. Even in death that old boy warmed my heart.

    I think I just tried to change his diet to fast and should have taken more time to let his old body to adjust to the wood chips. I now have Two new pups and their at about 30% wood chips in the last 6 month. Will let you know on how they are doing with a later post.
     
  10. 700X-user

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    ROFLMAO!

    Ed
     
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