Saturday, December 8, 2018

DIY Cute Animal Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

Kids Crafts: Cute Animal Terrarium Ornaments
These ornaments are simple and fun to make! The base is a moss or dried grass 'nest' with a cute animal and fun holiday accessories.  Let your imagination run wild!

Supplies:


Clear plastic fillable ornament balls, Raffia, Dried Moss, Decorative Dried Grass, Colored Bells, Tiny Colored Ornaments, Tiny Toy Animals, Hot Glue Gun

Construction:

Step 1: Make the base of the terrarium.  
Use a clump of dried grass and gently squish with your fingers to create a little 'nest.'  Check how it fits into the ornament; remove or add grass if needed to get a snug fit. 




Step 2: Add your animal and bulbs to the nest.


Step 3: When you are happy with how your animal and bulbs are set up, use the hot glue gun to attach them to the nest.

Step 4: Use a small amount of hot glue to glue the nest into one half of the ornament, then gently close the ornament around the nest.    



Step 5: String a bell onto a piece of raffia.  

Step 6: Thread the raffia through the ornament, then add a second bell


Step 7 (optional): Add a second piece of colored raffia

Step 8: Tie a knot with the raffia 

Step 9: Tie a square knot with the raffia to create a loop to hang the ornament.

Step 10: Tie a bow! All done!


For the Iguana ornament, I used the same general steps, but added extra dried moss to the nest for extra pizzazz.  





Monday, November 5, 2018

Free Service Dog / Working Dog Coloring Sheet!

Do your kids know what to do if they see a dog wearing a working vest? Help them learn how to behave around working dogs with Dr. Chuck's free coloring sheet!


Monday, October 8, 2018

Cats and Lilies: A Toxic Combination!

Lilies and cats don't mix! Plants from the Lilium (including Easter lilies and Stargazer lilies) and  Hemerocallis (daylilies) genus' are deadly, and should not be in any house with cats! 

Learn more from Dr. Chuck here!


Monday, October 1, 2018

I Want To Get A Pet!

Dr. Chuck's newest book, I Want To Get A Pet! is now available!  

All kids want to get a pet, but are they ready for the chores? Are they ready for...the Poop???  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

I Want To Get A Pet! coming this Fall

Have you heard the good news? I Want To Get A Pet! is coming this Fall!  

A book about pets, chores, and ...poop! 

The perfect book for the kid who wants a pet, but doesn't yet know what happens when the kibble comes out the other side!

Learn more here!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Pets and Rabies


Does my indoor cat need a rabies vaccine? Can cows get rabies? Is there anywhere in the world that rabies isn't found? Learn all about this scary disease with Dr. Chuck! 


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Cuterebra: Botflies and Warbles

It's cuterebra season! Gross-ness on a scale you thought you would only see in a movie! But don't fear, your local vet is here to help! Check out Dr. Chuck's post on cuterebra here, and if you think your animal might be infected, call your vet!


Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Veterinary Exam

The biggest part of going to the vet is the veterinary exam! Let Dr. Chuck walk you through all the many, many parts of an exam, and how a veterinarian learns about how our pets are feeling!



Monday, July 9, 2018

Dr. Chuck's Radiology Game!

Oh no! Dr. Chuck needs your help!

He has too many patients and too many radiographs! 
He needs your help to read all these radiographs and save all these pets!




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Pet Teeth!

Veterinarians see lots of different pets, and they have lots of different teeth! 

Ever wonder what's different between dog teeth, rabbit teeth, and lizard teeth?