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Yorkie Central, Issue #004
May 01, 2006

Welcome to Yorkie Central!

Issue: 4

May 2006

This month marks www.all-about-yorkshire-terriers.com 5th month online.

Here at Yorkie Central we hope to give you the latest in Yorkshire Terrier and dog news in general.

During the month of May we hope to bring you further information on the topics you want. So get in touch and let us know what you want to see on this site.

As with everything else on the net you must keep in touch with what’s new.

This basically means that we will be adding a number of photos in the near future and quite a few more articles and pages.

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In this issue you will find:

  • Yorkshire Terrier Games
  • Dog Food Recipe
  • Harry's Friend Pelusa
  • Lifespan of Yorkies
  • My SBI! Journey


Yorkshire Terrier Games

Yorkies love to play games with you so why not learn about a few!

Yorkshire Terriers have a lot of energy and it is important that they find a healthy way of using it up. Many dogs, when left to their own devices, can become mischievous. You don’t want that to happen to your Yorkie.

Learning a few simple games to play with your Yorkie will help the relationship between the two of you. It is yet another great way to build the bond that you share.

It is easy to tell when your Yorkie is in the mood for a game or two. Like other dogs, its front paws will no doubt be laid out in front with its backside slightly up in the air (as if ready to pounce). Its ears will be upright and extremely sensitive to sound and then there’s the tail that will not stop wagging!

Yorkies can almost demand that you play with them. Sometimes you may find that he will come up to you with a toy and drop it on your lap as if to say ‘Come on, I want to play’. Even though you may not be in the mood to play all of the time you should not always shun the efforts made by your little friend.

Here are few fun games for the two of you!

Retrieving

This is a very simple game and probably the best known out of all the dog games. Retrieving requires an object that is light enough for a Yorkshire Terrier to carry and one that is not sharp or in any way potentially harmful to your Yorkie.

The rules of the game are simple. You simply throw the object and your Yorkie retrieves it. My Yorkie, Harry, does not like giving it back and he enjoys putting up a fight before surrendering to me. But once he has lost he gets ready for another retrieval.

Wrestling

Not like the contact sport we see on the television this form of Wrestling involves minimal contact and no Powerslams!

Wrestling with your Yorkie can be really good fun. The basic idea is that you lay down on the floor or at least get to the same ‘level’ as your Yorkie. Then you begin to ‘play wrestle’. This means that you do not exert too much force on your pet.

Do not make him feel like it is a punishment of any kind. Finally, any attempt at doggy sounds is usually greatly appreciated and will get him more involved.

Hide and Seek

A classic game for many of us. Hide and Seek will give your Yorkie the chance to ‘sniff’ you out!

Simply find a good hiding place and then call your Yorkie. If he is ready to play chances are he will on to you in a flash, picking up your scent and making a mockery of your hiding places!

Tag

Great for the outdoors, Tag is a game that involves plenty of physical exercise. You chase your Yorkie for a while and then run away so he chases you. Then grab a spot on the sofa and relax!

A great way to end any of the games above is to either sit down if you have been running around or simply change what you are doing. Some Yorkies love a quick belly rub and others agree that play time is over and just want to have a nap on the couch.




Dog Food Recipe

Every month we are going to try and prepare a fun recipe for you to try out at home. This month we got a little help from Harry as he demanded we try out his latest kitchen effort!

Ingredients:

1 cup Unbleached White Flour 1 cup Package Yeast (1/4 Ounce) 1 cup warmed beef broth (chicken can be used as a substitute) 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 190°C (375 °F)

Use a large bowl to combine the whole wheat flour with the yeast.

Add 2/3 cup of the beef broth and beat for about 3minutes. Gradually add the remaining flour.

Knead the dough for a few minutes. Stop once it is smooth and moist, do not let it get wet. If you need to use the remaining broth then do so.

Cover the dough and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.

Then divide the dough into about 15-20 pieces and roll each piece into a smooth ball. Punch a small hole into each ball using the end of a spoon or fork. Make the hole about half an inch wide.

Place the dough on a greased cookie sheet and let it rise for 5 minutes. Then bake for 25 minutes.

Once the 25 minutes is up turn the heat off and let the bagels cool in the oven!



We are introducing a new section to the site called ‘Harry’s Friends’. One of our regular newsletter readers sent in a story about his Yorkie Pelusa and so we were really excited about the idea of receiving more stories from Yorkie owners.

Here is a small part of Pelusa’s story…

My girlfriend & I have a Yorkie called Pelusa, which means "piece of fluff" in Spanish. We chose the name to reflect her small size and whispy hair. She's just 2 years old and exceptionally friendly with humans, though somewhat nervous around other dogs. Read More



Lifespan Of Yorkshire Terriers

We recently added an article about the Lifespan of Yorkshire Terriers. It is an important subject especially for those of you who are new to this wonderful breed of dog.

If you are not yet a Yorkie owner then this is one of those articles that You Have to Read. The lifespan of Yorkshire Terriers will help you make your decision!




My SBI! Journey...

For those of you who want to know about how we made the site or are interested in making a site of your own this is the page for you

My SBI! Journey is a short story about wanting to do something that we love rather than something we have to do. Give it a read and let us know what you think.


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

From all of us here at Yorkie Central have a great month! We look forward to hearing your comments and getting the next edition of Yorkie Central ready for you and your friends!

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