Upset Tummy: the dog and the bag of treats

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It was a hard candy kinda night last night when Sadie thought she hit the jackpot and quietly  decided to eat an open bag of little “greenies” breath buster bites.

Like any child left alone with their own bag of candy her eyes said one thing and later her tummy said another. So after her YES moment of glory we had to help fix the issue.
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We find that the best remedy is a pumpkin chicken broth rice.
Now chicken broth can be a labor intense pressure cooker process but I will tell you the quick way to create it for your furry friend in need of a tummy fix.

Ingredients:
1 boneless chicken breast
2-3 cups water (or more depending on your sauce pan – you want to cover the chicken breast in the water when boiling)
3 Tablespoons Organic Pumpkin Puree (not the kind used in pumpkin pies but the organic 100% pure like this one we use Nummy Tum-Tum)
2 cups rice (boiled)
a small dash of salt

Directions:
Rinse the chicken breast under cold clean water.

Place the chicken breast in a saucepan large enough to hold the chicken breast. Add enough cold clean water 2-3 cup approximately to cover it. Add in a dash of salt.

Bring the water to the boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium once water is boiling and cover the saucepan. Cook approximately 10 minutes over medium heat. Make sure the chicken meat is not pink and cooked properly.

Remove chicken breast from water and allow to rest. At least 5 minutes before shredding into small pieces. I use the leftover water to make my rice.

In another saucepan make your rice mixture.
2 Cups of Rice would need approximately 4 cups or water I
(rice is made at a 2:1 ratio) thus 2 cups water per one cup of rice.

Once the water and rice boils add in your 3 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree reduce your heat to very very low, mix well and cover the pan and allow the rice to absorb the water and pumpkin puree approximately 20 minutes depending on your grain of rice.

Once the rice is fluffy, add in your shredded chicken breast and serve in small portions once cool to the touch.

Do not worry if it takes time for your furry friend to be interested in eating again after a upset tummy, the pumpkin chicken broth rice will keep in the fridge and be easily reheated for when s/he is ready. Bone appetit.

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Ghoulishly Good dog treat recipes

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My mom loves to cook for me and here are two of my favorite Halloween Treats that I want to share with you. These are great trick or treats for us four legged monsters. First a little image to scare you or make you laugh cause that is what my mom does when I try to be scary… then the recipes.HALLOWEENSURGEONGENERALwarning-2-1.jpg
Recipe 1:
PUMPKIN APPLE FROZEN DOG TREATS
Ingredients
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 small apple, peeled and remember to remove the core then chopped into small bits
1 tbsp. coconut oil (we use this one)
1 tsp. honey (raw or pure organic honey is the best)
Water 2 small silicone molds (BOO) (skeletons and ghosts) 
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Instructions
Add pumpkin puree, apple, coconut oil, and honey to a blender.
Add a little water at a time and blend until smooth and liquefied.

Carefully spoon mixture into molds and freeze until solid.
Bone Chillingly delicious!

Recipe 2:
Easy as Pumpkin Pie HALLOWEEN DOG TREATS
Ingredients
1 single-serve jar of pumpkin/squash baby food (we used Organic Gerbers)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of rice flour, or other flour of your choice
water as needed
frozen green peas
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Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.

Mix baby food in a medium mixing bowl
Incrementally add flour, mixing into a firm dough.

The amount of flour required may vary depending on your individual pumpkin mixture and any optional ingredients your pup has requested.

Hand roll into small balls
Place balls on a lined baking sheet
Flatten gently with your hand or spoon.

To create “pumpkin lines”:
press the flat side of a fork or knife gently in the center, or the curved side of a spoon gently on either side.

Top with a green pea “stem” and gently push into the dough to secure the pea

Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
Cool before serving or storing.
Guaranteed to carve a smile on your pup’s face.

A Year of Puppy Tails: Affirmation Calendar

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I wanted to wag the tale of my new kickstarter campaign. It is an affirmation happy thoughts calendar. It will last for 30 days starting today. If you want to check it out or help me spread the word I would sure appreciate it.

Mom is going to take some of the profits to help other dogs that are less fortunate than I am so that they might find a loving home too.

As always I wish everyone a year full of puppy kisses and tail wags.

Love Sadie
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/635693605/sadiemiki-affirmation-calendar

A Surprise in a Box: My Early Bday!

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My 5th birthday approaches next month, I can hardly believe I will be 5 years old!. According to a chart my mom found online … in human years that makes me 36. I think I should let my people know I need my own set of car keys so I can  drive myself to the store to buy the necessities in life like bones, balls, squeakies and treats. My people were so sweet they ordered me a birthday box from thebirthdaypuppy.com It was a surprise in a box.

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Just look at the smile it brought to my face!
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Wishing everyone a birthday smile as big as mine!
love
Sadie

Anyone can be a Super Hero

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sadiesuperhero_kindness.jpgEvery person you make smile or show an act of kindness to is your ticket to being a super hero. We all need to fight for love and kindness.

I do my part by wagging my tail at young and old.
A smile makes us strong.
An act of kindness makes us beautiful.
Imagine the power of paying love forward.
Join in the revolution of everyday superheroes!

CHANGE:Letting go of your caterpillar

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sadie17springAs Easter and Passover come together in the calendar this year I wish the world “hope” for a better tomorrow. The world news has recently been ugly and seem to be hatred voracious feeders. With this spring we have hope that the world will turn towards a better tomorrow and change into the beautiful place that it can be.

We have been going through some changes in our house as well because my human has a very bad allergy. You can read about it here: https://salicylateallergy.wordpress.com/.

This change has been hard for me as some of my favorite foods have been banned from the kitchen. But this is just a change that has also brought some beauty into my life too. Now we are experimenting in the kitchen with a lot more meat and fish recipes which I think is a beautiful thing since I am the official house taster.  I will be having some new pet friendly recipe to share soon.

Wishing you all change, beauty, love and peace.
Sadie
@sadiemiki

If Dogs Ruled: it would be a better place

At Night in the Lantern Garden, 3d CGDogs should rule the world… it would be a better place: our national sport would be fetch and everyone could play no matter how slow, how overweight, or how uncoordinated you are… everyone would win!

There would be no wars or battles over religion or land, just friendly sniffing about and playing in the fields. There would be naps, belly rubs and free kisses for all.

Money would be a common currency of treats and tennis balls.

Size would not matter, BIG and small would be equal.

Life would be a beautiful place, can you hear it…can you speak it?

Woof what a wonderful thought indeed.
Love Sadie

Selfie | is it art or just memorex

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Art is everywhere… and in today’s world there is a lot of art that is something called a #selfie.

So we decided what if we turned it around and made the art create the selfie. So mom made me into a cartoon that painted a selfie. So which is the art? The cartoon? The selfie or the multimedia image?

So if a selfie is a portrait then it is art right? Ir is it a cultural phenomenon? Or a reflection of the world we are living in…the malleability of our own brand identity? Or are we acting out our own fictional storyline?

What do you think? Is that a smartphone I see in your hand? ART! Or ARF!
Love SADIE

Be the Hero of your own story

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Little SuperheroToday I had to be the hero of not just my own story but my two-legged mommy. We were cooking one of my favorite dishes and had a nasty accident. My mom was using a strange contraption called a mandolin which I thought was for playing music but found out it is for cutting potatoes.

We were having fun then IT happened! Mommy let out a yelp like I have never heard. There was lots of other words being yelled too but I am not allowed to use words like that. There was blood everywhere, I know I had to be the hero… I helped by telling the entire house there was need for a MEDIC!!!! Thanks to my alert we were able to ally pressure and slow the bleeding. Mommy threw that nasty mandolin in the trash and we made my dinner minus a piece of mommies little finger.

THE RECIPE

  • 2 thin sliced potatoes (mom says do not use a Mandolin)
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 cups water or (beef/chicken broth)
  • cheese (I like gouda but you can use any melty cheese)

    DIRECTIONS
    layer all your ingredients in a baking dish
    cook 350 degrees for 45 minutes

Now I am off to be a hero again and sit with mommy as she ices her boo boo finger. I am a good nurse who gives lots of kisses.

This Years Lessons to be Thankful for: Woof

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As I sit patiently waiting for Santa to come.  Well to really tell the truth I am not a patient dog, I already opened 2 gifts because I COULDN’T WAIT and Santa had left them right in the closet so his sleight was not so heavy when he made his rounds. I just hope that doesn’t make me eligible for that naughty list my mom keeps telling me about.

Anyhow, my lesson learned this year to take with me into the new shiny new year is this:

DROP IT.
LEAVE IT.
LET IT GO.

This may sound like a simple thing to do but it really isn’t.

For me it is about putting something in my mouth that might harm me,
my mom yells out:
DROP IT. DROP IT. DROP IT.

For people it is about forgiving, and moving on from something that might poison their heart and stink up their day/week/year/life unless they just Drop It. Leave It. Let It Go.

As I see it from my “four-legged” perspective it works like this: You see another pretty little dog with a stripe down it’s back… You approach with all good intentions of making a new friendship BUT then they spray you for no reason. OH the STINK! How mean of this new potential friend. You get MAD, you want revenge. You chase that D#MN poo-poo-pet off your property and you denounce any other “black and white” potential pal you see all the while huffing with disgust. For years you hold onto this grudge remembering the  stinking consequences of that nasty meeting. A BATH, and another BATH. Your humans humiliated you by holding their noses and plopping you in the sink time and time again.

You then keep this grudge against all things “black and white” rather than just leaving that anger behind you. You never let it go because of that one encounter. It ruins your days. It ruins anything good and you just can’t move on.

Well, no more, I forgive you mr. skunk. You probably were having a bad day yourself and I am leaving my anger behind me and moving on. I think I might visit to that new dog I saw move in across the way who is “black and white”, the one with the pretty long swishy tail that speaks in “meows”, must be a foreigner.

Yes I am not ever letting the past taint my future again.
Lesson Learned:
DROP IT.
LEAVE IT.
LET IT GO.

Have you learned a good lesson this year to be thankful for?
Love,
Sadie.