DIY Friday – Dog Feeding Station

So I was looking through Pinterest this week and came across this adorable pet feeding station! I am a fan of DIY projects how fun to get your hands dirty and end up with a functional item that you made.  I love this idea, but apparently we have a shortage of dressers in this area. I have scoured the classifieds, thrift stores and even craigslist looking for a decently priced dresser and there none to be found. One day I will try this project because it is so cute!

This project comes from http://craftywifecraftylife.blogspot.com/
What a great site, Katie has a lot of fun projects for you to try out.

This is the finished product.

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{source: Crafty Wife Crafty Life}Pet Feeding Station: She thought of everything there is even a cat bowl on the top so the dogs don’t eat the cat food!
To get full instructions click on the image above.
If you give it try let me know in the comments below.  I will keep you posted on how mine turns out when I find the right dresser.

DIY Water Filtering Bowl

water-jet-482504_1920I have a picky dog. I blogged about how it was tough picking dog food for him because he just doesn’t eat anything. Well, he is also picky when it comes to water. He doesn’t like plain tap water, he doesn’t like all bottled water, but he will drink filtered water. Since we filter our drinking water it is not that bothersome to get his water from our already filtered supply, but he does drink up a lot of our water. Therefore, I was looking to buying a dog bowl that filters water constantly, and found out those gadgets are pretty expesive we are talking $20-75. I even saw one for $3,000, but it was a drinking fountain for dog and human like you might see in the park, no thanks! The $20 bowl didn’t seem too unreasonable, but the reviews were terrible, stating it was hard to keep clean and sometimes would stop working. And even some of the more expensive bowls didn’t have raving reviews. So I set out to find an affordable option when I came upon a DIY version. Oooo my heart leapt with joy, “really I can do this myself for cheap?” It is true this DIY version which I have yet to try, but plan to do so very soon, looks very simple. A fish tank filter and a bowl. Yes, friends that is all two small pieces of equipment some objects for shims and you are in business. There are several version of this DIY including one with a garbage can full of water for very large/muliple dog homes. Our little guy is under 20 pounds, a small bowl is fine for him. I plan to buy the filter at Wal*Mart and I already have the bowl on hand.

Here is the link to the instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Filtered-Pet-Watering-Bowl/

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

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