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Date:

Fri, 20 Aug 2004 22:22:13 -0700 (PDT)

From:

"shan lung" <shanlung9@yahoo.com>  

Subject:

Tinkerbell - Harness that even I can make

 

Hi folks,

 

About 4 weeks ago, I noticed the harness I was using

on Tink for a year was chewed up and decided to make a

new harness.

 

The earlier harnesses had to be sewn and if you are

all thumbs like me, that is a difficult job.

 

You know the body strap is from a garish green thick

shoelace.  After eyeing the other shoelace for a few

months, I thought I use that to make the head loop. I

used pieces of my Dyneema fishing line to tie at

appropriate places.  Whipping and tieing is a lot

easier than sewing.

 

That can be seen from the series of photos below

starting with photo titled new1.

 

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See in 'new close 2' closeup shot of the attachment of

body leash to the  head loop.

 

As for dimension for the size of loop for the neck,

you need to place it on your own fid and adjust the

size you need to make.

 

Note the very loose fit for Tinkerbell in the last few

photos.  2 fingers can easily be inserted between the

body strap and body.  Try that at home before taking

her out.

For other details, read the earlier emails I written

on harness making.

 

Obviously, your fid must be trained to wear harness.

You decide if it is worth your effort to train her so

she can be out safely with you.

 

 You must be able to touch your fid all over first.

While doing head rubs or beak rubs, try to touch her

on her back at the same time.  Then slowly try to

stroke her under the wings.  Give yourself a month and

back off and retry again.

 

Then get a line similar to leash and let it lie

around.  Play games with her using it.  Loop it round

the neck  and part of your'peekaboo' routines till she

is used to it.

 

Slowly, try to put the harness on.  Back off and try

again later.  At all times, get her used to your

handling.

 

Have fun!

 

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With warmest regards
 

Shanlung - lackey to all below

Joy - wife,   Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter

Halftail the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat

Zorro - ferret which loves parrot pellets

 

earlier emails and photo links on Tink - 

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9

(erratically and sporadically updated)

 

(NEVER EVER HOLD THE LEASH IN YOUR HAND OR LOOP AROUND THE WRIST. ALWAYS SECURE THE LEASH TO YOUR BELT OR YOUR BACKPACK WITH A CARABINER.)