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Yorkie Central, Issue #005
June 01, 2006

Welcome to Yorkie Central!

Issue: 5

June 2006

This month marks 6th 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 June 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:

  • How to Prepare for a Yorkshire Terrier Puppy
  • Pelusa's Oatmeal Wonder Cookies
  • Paying for your Yorkie's Treatment
  • Considerations Before Buying a Yorkie

How to Prepare for a Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

Bringing home a Yorkie pup is a big decision and should not be taken lightly.

You must be prepared to make some sacrifices and accommodate your new friend as if he was your child. Yorkie pups are very curios and are keen to explore their surroundings. They will inevitably find something that they can chew on or play with that you do not want them to.

You must get your house ready for your puppy to avoid any disappointments later on

Puppies do not know the difference between a toy and a priceless piece of family heritage, let alone what they can and cannot eat. Taking a short amount of time to get everything ready will make you much happier in the long run.

So, lets start with the basics. Make sure that all fragile objects like china, plates, picture frames and anything else that you consider fragile is out of reach.

Once these objects are out of the way the next step is to look be totally certain that there are no dangerous substances around the house. They will eat anything and everything!

Here is a shortlist of some dangerous substances that you should look out for: Household cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, aftershaves, tobacco products and alcohol. To learn about some other dangerous substances click here. Plants are also considered quite dangerous and can be poisonous in some cases. Look out for ivy, oleander and poinsettia. Also keep an eye out for exposed electric cables and don't leave bones laying around. Many dogs love a bone or two but find both chicken and turkey bones very easy to choke on.

Dog Food Recipe

Every month we are going to try and prepare a fun recipe for you to try out at home. If anyone has a recipe to share with us feel free to send it in. This month we got a little help from Harry's friend Pelusa as she demanded we try out his latest kitchen effort!

Pelusa's Oatmeal Wonder Cookies
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 3 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup powdered milk
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 tsp. bouillon granules
  • 1 ½ cup meat broth or hot water
  • 1 egg, beaten


Preheat your oven to 325F. Dissolve the boullion in either the meat broth or hot water. While the broth is still hot use a blender, on high, and blend with garlic. Get a large bowl and pour all the broth inside. Add margarine and oatmeal. Start stirring and then allow 5 minutes to sit and cool. Next up, add the cornmeal, egg and the powdered milk then stir. Begin adding the flour 1/2 a cup at a time and mix well.

Knead by hand and add more flour if need be. Once done begin rolling on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes and place the shapes on a greased cookie sheet.

Finally, bake for 50-60 minutes and allow to dry and cool until hard.

Paying for your Yorkie's Treatment

Veterinarians play a very important role in every dog’s life. They are the doctors that save our pets lives. However, they can be rather expensive.

Many people who are unemployed or elderly have problems every month with vet fees.

They love their Yorkies and would do anything for them, but at what cost? If you are a pensioner and have to pay for monthly check ups the cost can build up and be very strenuous.

Pet Insurance can help many people who have regular visits to the clinic

A story reached us about a pensioner who is thinking of giving up her yorkie because she can no longer afford her. Bella is a bundle of joy but has regular visits to her vet. Her owner struggles to keep up with the cost of the treatment and is contemplating giving Bella away.

Giving your dog away is such a difficult decision, especially when you have been together for so long. It should never have to come to that.

Have a look at the options available for pet insurance , perhaps you can find an offer that is attractive to you and hopefully you will never have to give up your Yorkie.

Considerations before buying a Yorkshire Terrier

We have recently added what we think is a very important article and we would like everyone to check it out.

For those of you who are thinking of buying a yorkie there are some important things to consider before doing so.

Please take a second to read ‘Things to consider before buying a Yorkshire Terrier’ so that you are better prepared as to what you might be getting into.

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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