LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 07.25.09

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 07.25.09

Abby Stone
Jul 25, 2009

072509-hng01.jpgThis week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section is for the dogs and let us warn you, it covers some pretty odd subjects, from having your dog's or cat's hair spun into yarn and made into blankets to dental disarming (a procedure of last resort for biters). Film nerds might want to note that 20th Century Props is closing its doors after four decades in business; its entire inventory is up for auction, from Dr. Evil's escape pod in "Austin Powers" to Nicole Kidman's dragon armchair in "Moulin Rouge." The links to these and other stories, after the jump...

Pet Yarn Chic and the Critter Knitter Guild give a whole new meaning to dog blanket: So Fido sheds. A lot. Take a glass half-full approach and have his fur spun into yarn which can then be knit or crocheted into a sweater or a blanket.

Taming Cotton with dental disarming: So your dog's a biter and you've tried everything. You've even called in the Dog Whisperer but nothing's worked. Apart from putting Fido down, what are your options? A controversial procedure called dental disarming may be your answer of last resort; four millimeters of tooth are lasered away leaving a mouthful of blunt teeth that can do a lot less harm.

Attention Film Buffs: Twentieth Century props auction in North Hollywood: Quick, name a favorite movie or tv show. Chances are some of its props have been rented from Twentieth Century Prop House, the largest prop house under one roof, which is closing its doors after four decades and auctioning off its inventory from July 28 through August 1. Now's your chance to own a little piece of film history.

[Images: Pet Yarn Chic; Jake Stevens/LAT; Mel Melcon/LAT]

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