Archive for October 11th, 2012

Perfect Time for Over-Seeding!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

There are several chances for rain in the forecast over the next few days in the area.  This makes it the perfect time to plant seed!  Eagle Hardware has plenty of seed in stock for over-seeding your lawn or pasture.

5 Popular Dog Breeds for Big Families

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

BigFamilyDog 5 Popular Dog Breeds for Big FamiliesHaving a big family means lots of action within the household. There are always people coming and going as well as loud noises and objects falling. While some of the objects, such as food, can be delightful to a dog, others like heavy, clanging objects, can be disturbing.
Here is a list of five popular breeds — four sporting dogs and one hound — that often love the action of large families:

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Irish Setter
  • Springer Spaniel
  • Beagle

 

Sporting Dogs Love Sports

Most children are often very active, and sporting breeds tend to thrive in this situation. Even better, they have a tendency to be natural retrievers, and can delight children for hours with games of fetch. These breeds also love the water and will join in on water games such as running through sprinklers, splashing through wading pools and swimming in a river or lake.

Beagles are not actually listed in the American Kennel Club registry as a Sporting breed; they are a Hound breed, but they also tend to thrive in a large family as they get lots of attention and adore being with people. For families who live in cramped quarters, a smaller dog, such as a Beagle, might be easier to have around.

Attention-loving Dogs

Retrievers, Setters and Beagles can never seem to get enough attention. This is perfect for a large family as there is always someone around to scratch their backs and bellies, or sleep next to. These breeds tend to be patient and forgiving with young children, while also enjoying the high activity of teens and adults.

Mix ‘Em Up

Sporting dog mixes such as Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Lab/Shepherd mixes and even Lab/Rottweiler mixes are great with large families, too. With these mixes, you should have a dog who is great with all family members.

Easy Going

Another great facet with these breeds and breed mixes is they’re intelligent and eager to please. This makes training them quick and easy, though the training methods should always be positive as they can be sensitive to harsh treatment.
Most dogs thoroughly enjoy attention and activity, but not all dogs can thrive in the fast paced environment of a large family. Research for yourself what breed will be best for your large family!

Pretty in Pink Country Pets Contest

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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cropped pink ribbon Pretty in Pink Country Pets ContestThe month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Help Eagle Hardware raise awareness and you could win a FREE product for your pet!  Dress your pet up in pink during October, take a picture, and send it to us using the contact form below.  This will enter you for a chance to win a FREE bag of pet food, your choice!  The winner will be notified in early November via email and will be featured in our next newsletter.

Make October the time to be more aware of Breast Cancer and get yourself and  your loved ones examined. Here is a list of local resources where you can get a mammogram done for free or at a low cost.  Please visit Susan G. Komen North Texas or Susan G. Komen Dallas for local Breast Cancer resources, donation opportunities, events and more.

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Pond Boss Conference & Expo

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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 Pond Boss Conference & ExpoRegister now for the Pond Boss V Conference & Expo at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, scheduled October 11-13, 2012.

Sponsored by Pond Boss Magazine, Pond Boss V provides an opportunity to visit with industry experts on pond management, see hands-on demonstrations, participate in seminars and workshops, and learn your path to the perfect pond!

 Pond Boss Conference & ExpoThe Conference kicks off with a fireside reception on Thursday evening October 11th, followed with two days of seminars, workshops and demonstrations leaving you informed, energized and excited about reaching your own pond management goals.

The Expo puts you face-to-face with leading industry experts, state-of-the-art products and cutting edge technologies for your pond.  Stop by the Outdoor Water Solutions booths, 22 & 23 and see the latest we have to offer in windmill aeration, water pumps, fish feeders, fountains and pond & lake care products.

Kick off the event with the 2012 Pond Boss Fishing Tournament!  Table Rock Lake at Big Cedar Lodge is known for excellent Bass fishing and this will be a great opportunity for you to show off your angling skills!

The fishing tournament starts at 1pm on Thursday, October 11th.

We don’t forget the ladies either!  Planned spouse activities include a Ladies Shopping Trip to Branson on Friday, Oct. 12, and a Ladies Craft Show Trip in Branson on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Conference registration fees include all program sessions and workshops, access to the Expo, Thursday evening fireside reception, Friday Walking-Talking Lunch, Friday evening Banquet and Saturday Lunch.  Register by August 27th for discounted rates!

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