Doggone it, fetch that squirrel


July 07, 2002|By Tori Campion | Tori Campion,Sun Staff

Now you can praise your canine for chasing that squirrel. The Chuckit! Flying Squirrel is a Frisbee-like toy complete with a taunting squirrel head in the middle.

Made from a fabric material that is gentle on your dog's teeth, the Flying Squirrel sits on raised "paws" for easier doggie-retrieval.

Fashion-conscious pooches can play with the blue and orange Flying Squirrel, which is easy to find in the grass. For the military mutt, there's the black and camouflage pattern. The Flying Squirrel, made by Canine Hardware, is available at PetsMart and other local pet stores, priced from $10.99 to $12.95. For a PetsMart store closest to you, log on to

Keep the little hands out

Inquisitive minds and wandering hands are a major concern for Moms and Dads everywhere. The Safety Latch from Amerock may be the key to easing at least one parental worry. The solid steel and polymer latch can be attached to any low cabinet to stop those wanderers from gaining access. The latch, which is attached to the underside of a cabinet, cannot be pried open but is easily activated when you push up on it with your foot.

Each $4.99 package contains two cabinet door toe latches and two drawer latches. Four Phillips head screws are necessary for installation. And each package comes with a lifetime guarantee. The Safety Latch can be purchased at hardware stores and home centers.

For more on the Amerock Safety Latch, call 815-969-6308 or visit

Slip the bonds of earth and relax in a Zero-Gravity Recliner

This summer you can relax like an astronaut.

The Zero-Gravity Recliner ($169) from Frontgate is based on the zero-gravity technology engineered by NASA scientists to minimize pressure on the spine and heart during blastoffs.

The recliner, which offers strong back support plus comfort, folds to just seven inches. It is easy to lock into place: Simply lie back, and when you reach your desired position, lock.

Buy the Zero-Gravity Recliner and other innovative seating by calling 800-626-6488 or log on to

Buy a new old TV set

Want 1950s style with millennium technology? Now you can with Groove Tubes. Made with RCA components, these televisions incorporate modern technology with classic Marilyn Monroe glamour. The five base models are available in mahogany or maple. Prices start at $2,395. Custom orders also are available. Groove Tubes can be purchased at Nouveau Contemporary Goods' two Baltimore locations at North Charles Street and Boston Street. Call 800-HIP-4656 for more information.


* Members of the Potters Guild of Baltimore are showcasing their work now through Aug. 31. Located in Meadow Mill, in the Hampden neighborhood, the sales gallery is open for visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 410-235-4884 or visit

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