These kits can provide good information, but for the most part they are only used for entertainment and pleasure. Your vet can provide you with good information about your dog’s health and behavior profile.
Dear readers: Meet Manny and Penny! All Mom Dog Peggy Z has to say is, “Who wants to take a ride?” and open the door. They are always ready!
To see more companions, visit Heloise.com and click on “Pet of the Week”. Do you have a funny, furry friend or two? Send a photo and description to [email protected]
Dear Héloïse, It is the tree planting season. I discovered a good clue. I dig my hole for the tree in the shape of a square.
Why? The roots will not wrap around each other as they would if planted in a round hole; the roots will spread deeper and deeper. The tree will also grow faster.
Experts also recommend filling the hole with its original dirt instead of expensive fertilizer. The tree will do best in its native soil.
Also, I cut any tangled or stuck together roots. This will encourage growth.
Dear Héloïse, I hear the term “mid-century modern” a lot these days. What does it mean?
Angie R. in Oklahoma: “Century”, of course, refers to the past century, the 20th century, and the “mid-century” is usually between around 1935 and 1965. The expression refers to architecture, interior design, photography, even clothing and jewelry.
You have to do some remodeling or decoration! Mid-century modern designs feature clean, clean lines, sparse and spare furniture without much detail – just pieces that invoke a sense of simplicity and freshness. Nothing extraordinary or frilly, that’s for sure! Enjoy your decoration; send me a photo!
Dear readers: Pouring boiling water down your kitchen sink might not be a good idea. If your kitchen plumbing is made from PVC pipe (PVC is plastic), hot water can potentially damage the pipes.
How to clean the drain? Sprinkle a generous amount (about 1 cup) of baking soda in the sink, moisten and gently buff. Then rinse with lukewarm water, not hot.
Baking soda is a workaholic around the house. Non-toxic, safe, inexpensive and readily available, I keep boxes handy. I’ve compiled a collection of my favorite baking soda tips, tricks, recipes, and helpers into one handy brochure. Would you like to receive one?
It’s easy. Visit Heloise.com to order or mail a long stamped envelope (75 cents) with $ 5 to: Baking Soda, PO Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Add a generous sip of hot vinegar to increase the cleaning power.
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