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Elevated bowl helps dog with slipped disc

I'm So Clever
What a smart stocking stuffer! More than 450 thrifty tips from readers are compiled in our 'I'm So Clever' book that is on sale now.

I'm So Clever
I'm So Clever is compiled by Observer assistant features editor Roland Wilkerson. Send your tip, name, address and phone by email or mail to Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, N.C. 28230.

The winner: When my dog Tax was diagnosed with a slipped disc in his neck, I didn't want him to bend so low to eat his food. I took a dog biscuit bucket, cut the top third off, and set his bowl where the lid was. Perfect!

Sophie Hill, Stanley

Organize that workbench

With the weather changing the handymen are moving back to inside projects. Have useful tools and accessories available while saving space by letting power cords hang behind the workspace. Keep your soldering iron, chargers, etc., ready to plug up or pull forward. Use and replace them without clutter of cords and cables. Keep the frequently used accessories near each device for changeovers. Get stuff done safely.

Ron Baltz, Tega Cay

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Send your clever tip, address and phone number to clever@charlotteobserver.com or Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O. Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230-0308. Each week the best idea wins an “I’m So Clever” T-shirt.

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