Friday, December 26, 2008

Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

Okay okay, I did it. I made homemade dog treats. To my surprise though they were quick to make, inexpensive and my dog LOVES them. Here is the recipe just in case...

Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hello Christmas Good-bye Christmas

Spent time with some familiar faces today, besides the family. These are a couple of my favorite dogs at the Humane Society, The Dude and Buddy. Not quite certain why they continue to stay at the shelter. Not quite certain why they continue to make my day better each time I do see them.

Thought I would kiss Christmas good-bye with pictures of my pup Cookie and my sister's dogs, Ellie and Cowboy. All were rescued from local shelters.

Short post this time around. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tree Sappy

This particular blog had the potential to be very sappy, Christmas Tree Sappy, so I toned it down a bit. When I went for my walking session, the volunteers had Holiday Music playing. It was nice and I thought to myself - what would these dog's Christmas Wishes be? So with that in mind...

Name: Mystic
Christmas Wishes: Someone to walk with me through tall grasses and deep snow. I would love to be in the country where I can track new scents. My nose works good. I would also like to have anything stinky to roll around in.

Name: Sugar Plum
Christmas Wishes: I would like calm days, you see the wind blows my floppy ears around. Longer legs to romp around in the snow of course. And please conditioner to maintain my coat's softness. Oh yes and mostly I wish for a face to lick and kiss.

Name: Buddy
Christmas Wishes: Black fur coat, so I won't have the bother to clean up after playing in the mud. Another pink ball - just in case I lose my favorite one. Oh yes and a treadmill.

Name: Georgia
Christmas Wishes: I wish for someone to crouch down and talk to me. I am smart. I walk real well on a leash for my age, so I guess I would wish for someone to lead me and I can point since I am a Pointer mix of somesort, so they tell me.

Names: Orchid and Petunia
Christmas Wishes: Anything! We are puppies, look at US! Just look at us! We are AH-DORABLE! We want anything! Your coat! Your treats! Paper toweling! Plastic bags! Your camera! Your camera strap! Your coat zipper! Anything!

That wasn't so sappy, was it?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Came across a song writer/singer, Rafter. Video is above - or - link is below. The Illustrations were done by Dax Norman. The video has dogs in it, so as they say -- its all good neighbor.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Where the frick are the tennis balls

Popeye and B-I-N-G-O. They room together, so was able to take them both out at one time. Strange thing - they were more challenging to walk than the Weimaraners. One dog is frightened of the blue post office boxes and one dog wants to attack moving cars. Its all good until a car drives past at the same point you are walking past the post office boxes. Oh yes and Bingo also barks like crazy at geese that are flying in the air. I have come to notice that there are a lot of geese flying around these days. Hopefully Popeye and Bingo are resting up after our running around. I think they could place in the Iditarod.

Alright, I am a bad dog walker. This dog's name has totally escaped me. I will kindly name her Polar Bear, Polar for short. Polar left a big impression on me. She loved to play in the exercise area, even though all the tennis balls were buried in the snow. Loved to pet her - her coat is super duper soft. Probably was in one of those toilet paper commercials as a puppy. Did I mention she is totally photogenic? Polar would hear the beep of my camera and would hold still until the flash went off. When she would run her ears would go straight back, I think to listen for me as she never pulled on the leash. Polar has an adorable face that matches her personality.

Its a hard knock life for us. This is Annie. Sorry I just have the one picture of her. She was a mover and groover. Being part Chihuahua, the outside chill was not her favorite. We spent some time playing in a cat room, play mice are fun and Annie didn't mind - its all the same anyways. Loved to sit on my lap and relax. Super friendly dog that just loved to be by someone.

Alright so all the tennis balls are buried. I went inside to track down some more and with great success I found a big box full of toys. I grabbed the brightest colored one I could find - pink YES! Buddy loved to hit the ball with his paw to bury it and then dig it up again. He was happy as a clam and so was I - well maybe not a clam, but happy nonetheless.

On a side note. Every dog that I have met here is simply AWEsome and also everyone I have met here have been incredibly friendly. There are big hearts that work to ensure that these animals are on their way to finding loving homes, which they certainly deserve. If you know of anyone who is wanting to support pet adoption, please forward them this link. Spread the word like warm butter on bread.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ice Ice Baby (da da da dadada)

High of what? Who cares. The sides of the roads are now ice, which pretty much left me with walking down the middle of the road or in the snow. I have come to accept the fact that I will indeed slip and fall at some point walking these dogs.

So with that attitude I decided to run with the two Weimaraners, Eli and Miles, even after hearing a comment of my bravery. They are five years old and were raised together - hopefully that will remain the case. When I brought them together to be walked, they were so happy to see eachother. Like old pals, meeting at the bar. And yes they are really that shiny and yes they really do walk right next to one another. Miles is wider than Eli, but I reassured him that was okay with more treats.

O'Charlie boy. Charlie is high spirited and loves to give kisses. We had a few things on our agenda. Worked on the command sit. Combed the hair do. Learned how to self-rescue from deep snow.

Charlie spotting something in the snow.

Charlie about to stick his snout in the snow.

Charlie now walking with a snow mustache.

It was a short visit today, but I am grateful to have meet these new faces and play with some familar ones too. Keep on keepin on.