Friday, January 22, 2010

How to Make Puppy Chow Dessert

By Pam Genna

Are you planning a kids party or a family get together and can't think of how to make that one dessert you just love? The one with gooey chocolate, peanut butter, crunchy crispix and powdered sugar. Yes, PUPPY CHOW.

Puppy Chow is the most delicious dessert and as simple as pie to make. Have you searched the web with all the millions of different suggestions on how to make it? Is everyone's different? Well, I have the secret to make the PERFECT batch of Puppy Chow desert. Gather these items and follow this simple recipe.


1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal - Plain is best
1-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar


1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.
4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
5. Coat with powdered sugar, sprinkling evenly over the cereal and tossing as you sprinkle to cover each piece well.

Simple, wasn't it? There are people who use paper lunch bags or plastic bags and pour the cereal with the chocolate chips and peanut butter in it and then try pouring the powdered sugar in the bags. That can make a huge mess. Your best bet, is to follow my recipe and you will end up with one fabulous dessert. People won't be able to get enough of this dessert. And if you are like me, you may even smuggle some just for you for later. Happy cooking.

Pam Genna, the author of this article, owns If The Bow Fits Boutique. An online girls boutique who specializes in custom hair bows for girls and more. Find the best hair bows for girls in her store.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Why Not Adopt a Ferret From Your Pet Shop

By Alan W Taylor

If you have decided that you want to adopt a ferret, but have not given any thought as to where you are going to get him from. Well there are several options that are available for you to choose from. The first port of call for most people is normally the local pet store.

At your local pet store, you will usually find all of the things that you will need in order to look after your pet. As ferrets are not the number one choice as pets, there probably will not be much of a selection to choose from. And they are going to be in competition with all of the other more popular animals. That will probably mean that the more popular pets, cats, dogs, and rabbits will usually get pride of place.

If your local pet store does have some ferrets on show. Then they will probably stock some of the other basic items that you will need.

You will have to select an appropriate cage for your new pet. Below are some of the essential extras that you will need.

1. The Food And Water Dishes.

These dishes should be solid and heavy enough that they will not easily be thrown around by your ferret.

2. Sleep Sacks Or Hammocks.

These should be durable and lined if possible for extra warmth. They should also be machine washable, this will help to prevent the spread of disease.

3. The Litter Box.

The litter box should be portable, so that it can be removed from the cage for easy cleaning.

4. Ferret Food.

At your local pet store, you will be able to purchase the same type of food that your pet has been eating. And hopefully, some general advice about looking after a ferret from the store keeper.

There are of course many other things that you could buy, toys for example and harnesses. So if your local pet store is where you intend to purchase your ferret. You will hopefully find that everything you need, will be there in that one place.

So if you are looking to adopt a ferret, you can more information by clicking on the link below.

Alan Taylor is a ferret enthusiast and author. For more great tips on adopting a ferret, visit


Friday, January 8, 2010

Wireless Fence Systems - More Humane Than Their Reputation Implies

By Evan Dayvies

A wireless fence is a great investment for any pet owner, and there are tons of different options out there when it comes to purchasing the best one for your location. The fence provides an invisible barrier for your dog or cat that keeps them well within their bounds and safely on your property without worrying about them wandering out into the street. They are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the cost of a traditional fence, and are nearly one-hundred percent reliable when it comes to keeping your pet where it belongs.

The fence is simple to install and works by forming a fenceless barrier where your pet can play without any worries regarding his safety. Installation of the wireless dog fence is simple; a cable is buried beneath the ground in the formation of the perimeter that you want to set for your pet. The wire works with a radio signal which is relayed to a collar that is worn around the pet's neck. When the pet gets near this buried wire, the collar will first emit a warning signal that is activated by the buried wire. The pet will back away from the wire's location or if the dog ignores the signal he will receive a very mild shock of electricity. There are also types of wireless fence kits that feature wireless installation.

These high tech fencing systems use global positioning satellite systems to determine the location of a virtual fence - and there is no installation required on your part. This type of wireless fence system works well for most pet owners and has the added flexibility of not having to physically move the fence in order to change the location of the boundary. This type of system works with a shock collar as well. In the case of larger dogs, a higher setting may be required in order to keep the dog from straying beyond the boundary.

The wireless fence is very safe not only for the pet, but also for families with children. The fence only affects animals that are wearing the collar that comes with the fence kit.

There is absolutely no need for concern among pet owners for the safety of any human residing in the household when it comes to these products. And although many people claim that the these types of fences are an inhumane product that can hurt the dog, the truth of the matter is that as long the fence is appropriately set up and the shock level for the collar is set to the appropriate weight of the dog wearing the collar, the wireless fence is a perfectly humane pet containment system. In most cases, if a dog crosses the boundary one time - that is all that it takes to keep him from wandering away again - which makes the system very effective.

Keeping your pet is as much of a priority as keeping people safe from your dog -- either way, accidents are possible. If you believe that a wireless fence would not he humane, get the real facts at our website.

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