The Rip Van Wrinkler, XVII, Issue 4, November 2013

Stuff, Stuff, Stuff. . .

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What to do if your if your dog is LOST – SEE HERE

“Our” Laura Shapiro featured in the Huffington Post! - SEE HERE

Laura Shapiro was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and spent her childhood making things out of scrap wood, painting on rocks and drawing. By the time she graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1979, her focus had been on painting for years. Laura moved to NYC in 1983, waited tables and started working in wood again in 1986. The first pieces she made -- painted animal shapes and boxes -- sold in stores in Manhattan. Before long, she was building all sorts of art furniture pieces, selling all over the U.S., at juried craft shows in the Northeast and taking commissions. Laura's work has evolved over the past 27 years, but it's still all about functionality, the sculptural nature of wood and furniture, geometric and animal forms, and color. She designs, builds, carves and paints her pieces herself. Her studio is on a horse farm where she live with her boyfriend, three horses, dog and cat in Shokan, New York. Laura has lived and worked in the Catskills since 1989 and is always entranced and inspired by the changing beauty of the mountains -- which she prefers to explore on horseback!

I design and build all sorts of art furniture -- beds, cabinets, tables, book shelves, mirrors, etc., in my studio in the Catskills in NY. Working in wood gives me so much freedom in terms of form and motif, and since I've been creating pieces since 1987, I have a kind of fluency with the materials and with the tools I use. I live and work on a large, quiet horse farm, home to my 3 horses and a lot of wildlife, so I'm inspired on a regular basis.

Kreations by Khur/ Lisa Stewart

Embroidered Club Gear ~ Contact Suzy Zeh or 1.888.828-5445

Posters for the Basenji Health Endowment
Lunetta/Kamen BHE Quilt, Kiafrika Azima, Kiafrika Azima 2, Twin Towers Tight Rope, The Bakers’ Dozen.
Signed, limited edition, archival prints of all 5 posters still available.

Collars & Slip Leads

Richard Gallione - (888) 283-7575 - Beautiful collars. SALE PAGES Master’s Pride

H.R. Hoerr / LTD Leathergoods - (760) 789-5643 - Leather Lure Coursing & Obedience Leashes

Hogan Leathers

Training, Etc.

Finding a Lost Dog

Clean Run

The Whole Dog Journal

Affordable Agility (equipment)

HiTop Dog Training - Nancy Banask

High Goal Farm - Wendy Cerilli

Dog coats

Montana Dogware - Fido Fleece coats
Glitter lure coursing jackets + non-glitter too - Donna Rotman Miner


Omaha Vaccine - (800) 367-4444

KV Vet - (800) 423-8211

Misc. very nice stuff

Lotte Schaeffer 
Sculptures & dolls, “Serious Art with a Touch of Whimsy.”

Laura Shapiro Art Furniture

Hand Made Xpen Covers
Foxy Roxy Creations

Animal and human photographer, Mary Beth Printsky (MB La Belle Photography)
"I still shoot film and I love and enjoy it."

William & Shirley Wagner
WiSh Crafts” Basenji sun catchers, stained glass. Special orders from your own photos.  (508) 543-6651

Metropolitan Museum Store

Highly recommended books/DVDs/Blogs:

Temple Grandin - "Animals in Translation"

Patricia McConnell - "The Other End of the Leash"

Turid Rugaas – “On Speaking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

Leslie Nelson – “Really Reliable Recall”

Michael Reed Gach – “Acupressure’s Potent Points”

Denise Como – “Running Sighthounds”, “Sighthounds Afield”

Robert Vavra – “Canis Basenji”  BCOA store

Jean Dodds and Diana Laverdure - The Canine Thyroid Epidemic - Answers You Need for Your Dog

Dr. Nancy Kay - "Your Dog's Best Health, a dozen reasonable things to expect from your vet"
and "Speaking for Spot, be the advocate your dog needs to live a happy, healthy, longer life"

Debby Mayer Blog

Health Listings:

Apu Basenjis Health page

Fanconi management- Dr. Steve Gonto – - Fanconi Protocol 2003

OFA - DIRECT TEST for Fanconi test HERE: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

IPSID - Cindy Griswold, (830) 868-7649 or

Thyroid - W. Jean Dodds DVM – Hemopet

Online test submission form

11561 Salinaz Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Tel #: 714-891-2022 - Fax #: 714-891-2123


Dog Food Sensitivity Kit

NutriScan is Hemopet's novel patented diagnostic test based on saliva, which can reveal the latent or pre-clinical form of food sensitivity

or food intolerance. Their test panels are for the most common allergens, and now include 20 allergens set up in 2 seperate panels.

HA Test - Test can be done at the University of Missouri.

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