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THE SUNDAY CALL.
jectlon to it is that it invariably works
into the coat of a long-haired dog. From
an economical point of view it Is also less
preferable than straw, -which, as a bed
ding for dogs of every kind, is unsur
Wlieaten straw has been found better
than oaten, when it can be obtained, as
it lasts much longer and is softer and
more comfortable for 'the dog to lie on.
Some breeders think that animals are
better for not having anything but boards
to sleep on, claiming that bedding in
jures their coat. This, however, is a
fallacy. Bedding should never be allowed
to remain more than a week at the ut
most, and the house should be thoroughly
cleaned every week or ten days.
It has been said that a dog's goodness
goes in at the mouth, meaning that a
well nourished dog. will turn out a better
animal than one whose wants in this Una
have been neglected. The secrets in feed
ing are: Wholesome food and variety in
diet. Those in a position to know never
advocate the feeding of dogs wholly upon
meat. Such a diet is injudicious, as it is
heating. Meat can be given to a dog three
or fcur times a week, not oftener, in addi
tion to the meal or biscuits which form
the foundation of the daily meal.
Decayed or maggoty meat, such as Is
given to many dogs, is sure to affect their
health sconer or later. They will thrive
better on a small of good food
than an unlimited supply of bad quality.
The subject of how often dogs should be
fed is one that has been much discussed,
v In the case of old dogs once a day is
generally considered ! enough, provided
they are given all they want. In' this
event the evening is the best time for
feeding, as it allows the animal to be put
¦ by comfortably for the night, and they
yfill generally sleep quietly after eating.
.''tTounger dogs require more food, and
jhould be given one or two extra meals.
Che meat biscuits which are so generally
Used form an excellent diet, and can ba
givendry or soaked.
Another good food as a basis of diet Is
coarse oatmeal, which should be thor
oughly boiled, or it will disarrange the
dog's " stomach. Bones from which most
of the meat has been scraped 3hould ba
freauently BUDDlIed.as they not only
amuse the dog for hours, but benefit the
teeth considerably and help to strengthen,
the jaws. Large bones are preferable, for
emallones will be bolted whole and may
Btick in the throat Dry broadband veg
etables are also good. If a large dish o£
food Is placed before a doe which, is feed,*
Then the low shoes for indoor wear or
for the frou-frou gowns worn in the after
noons. They are called walking ties and
lace up with black silk braid. They come
in patent leather or kid or a mixture of
both and in so many styles that in pur
chasing one is almost bewildered. High
heels of the Cuban or military -variety dis
tinguish these shoes. The Cuban is the
most popular. Smart women are 'wearing
Beginning with the bath or lounging
slipper, warm or cool as the season hap
pens to be, the high boot for tramping.
But first the slipper for evening wear
there are any number of them — patent
leather, undressed, kid and Velvet. Two
especially pretty styles are In patent
leather. One, the Colonial, with a broad,
high tongue and huge silver buckle; the
other one a lattice instep, now so much in
.vogue. The heel is high, two inches, and
tiny gold buckles or ribbon rosettes cover
the fastening, which is either at the side
or on top. These slippers have from one
to four straps, and are trimmed according
to the number. Black silk open work
stockings in intricate patterns are worn
with these two models. '
Such a variety of choice In low and high
shoes can be found in the shops that even
the mcst fastidious woman can be suited.
The box holds as many as can be afford
ed. But when one can afford it, what a
number of pairs are needed for the vari
ous conditions of one's toilette.
And the contents?
only useful, but an acquisition to the fur
nishings is the shoe-box.
Photos by Alisky.
Poses by Stella Bozetta of tha
Shoes 'from Rossnthal's
Fortunate Is the woman who can have*
and keep going a model shoe box. The*'
majority of us are lucky if three pairs of/
foot coverings stand on the shelf in the»)
The latest fad in the evening for feet is
the Roman sandal, made of white kid,
with two diamond or torquolse set
buckles. A pretty foot well pedicured is
most attractive in this classic dressing.
Riding boots are of all patent leather or
brown Russia calf or have patent leather
fronts and morocco top.
Black or tan kid cycling shoes lace up
the fiont to the knee and fit like gloves.
They have rubber medallions in the soles.
Rainy day shoes are In tan Russian calf*
or are black. Worn not only on wet days,*
but for long country walks. They lace up
the front and. are between the cycling
boot and the one for golfing in length.
with these low-cut shoes stockings •wnien
match in color the light gown, pale blue,
pink and 'sometimes red.
A shoe exclusively for indoor or carriaga
wear is the one after the Louis XV model.
It comes in black or bronze, with a two
inch heel, very much curved, and laces
closely around the ankle with black or
brown silk laces. Very dressy for women
with small feet.
For outdoor wear under this head ara
the walking shoes for dress, the boots for
cycling, hunting, golfing and the ones for
a rainy day. The regulation dress walk
ing shoe is of patent leather, with exten
sion soles and moderately low military
heels. Low shoes have been, so very pop
ular this season that there has been but
little demand for this style of shoe, A
high toot for hunting or fishing laces up
the front to the knee and is of soft tan
leather. Extension soles and low flat heel.'
It looks heavy, but In reality is not. New
golf shoes lace to the ankle and come in
black or tan leather. Rubber disks are in
the sole and heel to keep the wearer from,
lng badly it Is apt to sicken him, when
he will not eat at all, whereas a littla
given him from his master's hand will
most likely be swallowed eagerly. Some
dog fanciers claim that an animal should
be fed off the ground, but this Is not a
good plan. They should be fed from a
plate or a tin of some kind.
The best feeding vessels for dogs are
probably round baking tins, which will
be found in every family. A dog should
also have all the fresh water he wants.
The value of this point can hardly be
overestimated, for, although he will drink
almost anything, he is sure to be upset
by bad water sooner or later.
When a dog is kept in the house ha
should be washed every week or ten days.
Remove .his collar and put a strap around
his neck, or an old collar, so as to have
something to hold him by. as in. all prob
ability the . canine will not take to tha
bath as he might. Securely held the work*
with soap and sDongre can then be com*
DOGS like comforts the same as hu
man beings. They want a roomy
house, a good place to sleep and
kind treatment, and will repay
their owner for all that is done for their
A dog house should be raised from the
ground, as the dampness will give the
animal cold and rot the floor. A few
pieces of three-inch flooring placed un
derneath or some bricks will serve the
purpose in every way.
Bee that the opening of the house Is on
one side, so that the wind and- rain will
be turned off as much as possible. It is
never good to chain a dog in his house;
better drive a stout piece of quartering
into the ground about one foot and fasten
the chain to this. Chain a dog only when
Hay has been recommended as being
¦nltabia £<HLfe§4&£*i. feu t .the greatest ob-
POINTS ABOUT THE CARE OF DOGS
Y their boots Bhall ye know them."
j *fj Yea, verily. From the high heelg
Jr\ of the little soubrette to the "3ob
.£*• J gy" toee of the college girl.
It takes a "nervy" woman to
dress her feet to eult the occasion; to
put pride In her pocket, and be willing
to change from a dainty house-slipper to
a heavy golf or walking shoo, which she
knows makes her foot look twice as
large, and do It gracefully, content in the
knowing that the smallness of the foot
is etill there and that she is suitably
The average woman will not do it. She
dons her thin-soled, high-heeled boot in
any and all kinds of weather and sallies
"Never wore any other kind— Just
couldn't do it," but never a word about
the size of her foot." She might add "I
hate to have my foot look big."
After all it is vanity— in humankind
that gives the family physician extra
coin to send his daughter to a fashionable
boat ding school. • "It's an ill wind that
blows nobody eood."
Small feet or no small feet — it is to the
"nervy'.' woman, to the woman who likes
that "eternal fitness of things," belongs
the shoe-box which is the envy and the
admiration of her friends. It is about
four feet long and two leet deep; is made
of either soft or hard wood polished, or
covered with as handsome material as
Its owner wishes. It is supposed to car
ry out the color scheme of the room. In
side it is lined with quilted satin or tha
material used for the covering. The pock
ets are varied in size and are made of the
6ame material used and fastened to the
Eides of the box with brass-headed
tacks. The space in the center is for the
ghoes, which are kept on "trees." When
the wood used is hard it can be polished,'
and the only ornamentation, the mono
gram and* heavy brass corners. So not