Size Doesn’t Matter: If you Love Life You can Do Anything.

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I am small, they call me a cute little pocket book dog. Well I am here to tell you that I am BIG. I have a BIG personality. I live life BIG. And I am hear to tell all my friends that if you believe you can, well then you can! Jump. Run. Smile.

It is all in the attitude, if you think you can, you can!

Love Sadie.

Dogisms that every dog lover knows

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sadie_ThoughtsHere are some of Sadie’s favorite Dogisms to make you wag your tail:

“A dog is the only life on earth that loves you more than they love themselves.”

“If your dog is FAT… you’re not getting enough exercise.”

“If you had a penny for every time your dog made you smile, you’d be a billionaire!”

“Dogma is actually the principle of … sit, stay, come… Sit with your dog everyday. Stay loyal always. And come home to a lifetime of wags!”

Leave your favorite Dogmas / Dogisms and pass these along! Love and Woofs, Sadie

Bone Appetite : bone-a-lick-ious recipes for the picky pooch

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SADIE_cookingLabelSome pooches just have elevated tastebuds and stick up their nose and leave it on the plate. This is the case in our household. After many recipe trials and errors and countless dollars thrown in the trash here are some recipes that have made the grade.
Lamb & Rice


Ingredients
1 Lamb chop
1 cup of brown rice
5 mini carrots
1/4 cup peas

Mint Sauce
1/2 small bunch of mint.
1/4 cup boiling water
1 TSP cider vinegar
1/4 tsp agave or raw honey
 (Sadie suggests the raw honey)
dash of sea salt

Directions
Chop up the lamb, mix it together with cooked brown rice, carrots and peas.

Boil some water while you finely chop the mint. Add the mint to the jar, then the boiling water. Add the agave syrup or honey. Let it cool down in the jar for a while. Add the cider vinegar and sea salt, place a lid on the jar and shake it up.

Add some of the mint sauce into your lamb and rice mixture then press into a little bowl and let it “form” in the fridge.


Turkey & Macaroni

Ingredients
16 oz           Ground turkey, raw

1/2 oz          Turkey, liver, raw
8 oz             Macaroni, whole-wheat, dry weight
1 oz             Carrots, finely chopped
1 oz             Zucchini, finely chopped
1 oz             Broccoli, finely chopped
1/2 oz          Cranberries, finely chopped
1 tbsp          Safflower Oil

Directions
Over medium-high heat, cook meat, stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon until it is cooked through (do not overcook).

Let it cool until it is just warm to the touch.

Use only whole wheat macaroni: bring water to a rapid boil 7-10 min or until soft, stirring occasionally. Drain, rinse under cool water and let cool to the touch.

Mix macaroni and meat and serve cooled and just a tad warm to the touch.


Bacon Cheddar Squares

Ingredients
2 slices Bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1/2 cup Spelt Flour

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick.

Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the edges brown.

Take a straight edge and score the dough horizontally and then vertically to make a grid (pizza cutters work well).

Cool and break into pieces, then refrigerate.


Peanut Butter Thumbprints

Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
1/2 cup chicken broth, low sodium
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar free strawberry jam

Directions
Preheat oven to 325° F

Whisk together the flour, oats and cinnamon.

Place the peanut butter, chicken broth and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 15 seconds.

Stir together the warm peanut butter and liquids. If needed, microwave again for 10 to 15 seconds. Stir again until all of the liquid is incorporated into thepeanut butter.

Make a well in the dry ingredients.

Pour the peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir, using a fork, until a dough forms.

Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Using a tablespoon sized cookie scooper, scoop out rounded balls onto the prepared baking sheet.

Create an indentation, and flatten each cookie.

Bake for 15 minutes. Leave the peanut butter dog treats in the oven, once it’s turned off, to cool.

Once the dog treats are completely cooled, place the jam in a microwave safe container.

Microwave for 10 seconds. Then stir the jam. If needed, microwave for another 10 seconds and stir. You want a smooth liquid consistency.

Using a 1/2 teaspoon, gently spoon the jam into each cookies indentation.

Let the jam cool completely before moving the dog treats.


Wheat Free Ham n’ Cheese on Rye Cookie 

Ingredients
1 cup rye flour

1 cup rolled oats
1/8 cup flax meal
2 eggs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, reduced fat
1/3 cup chicken broth (organic & low sodium is best)
2 to 3 oz. ham, finely diced

Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F

In a large bowl, whisk together the rye flour, rolled oats and flax meal.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the Parmesan cheese and chicken broth.

Make a well in the dry mixture and pour in the cheese mixture.

Stir together until combined.

Fold in the small diced ham.

Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Using a tablespoon sized scooper, scoop out little round balls.

Dip the bottom of a measuring cup or glass in a bowl of water and flatten the ball into a cookie shape.

Repeat this process with the remaining batter.

Bake for 15 minutes. Let the treats cool completely before serving.

My Dog is Smarter than Most People I Know.

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A dog can achieve happiness by just getting a belly rub or having their favorite human walk in the door. Have you ever walked into a board room and seen anyone have such a level of unadulterated bliss come over their face?

A dog knows good people from bad people within milliseconds and walks away from the bad people. Humans on the other hand often work closely with bad people and never see the knife coming that ultimately ends up in their back.

A dog is just happy to be in the car with you and never barks orders from the back seat, they are just happy to be along for the ride!

Today try to view life like a dog and see how much happier you might be; smile at everything that makes you happy, walk away from bad people and just go a long for the ride and enjoy it!

Is the Easter Bunny Real? Sniffing around to find the truth.

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SAdie_mrcotontailNow I am one smart dog, after all I am almost 3 years old, but these holidays are a bit confusing to me. Every year around this time of year we pull out all my bunny and lamb toys and sometimes wait in line to see a HUGE rabbit.

The two-leggers often eat chocolate eggs that ooze out sweet smelling creams and tell me no-no you can’t have that! Well, if there is a real Easter Bunny I know he would surely let me have one of those chocolate bunnies too. So this year I am sending him a letter to ask for a carob chocolate egg.

I even have sent him the recipe! If you would like to try it out please feel free to mix some up this easter for your four-legger.

Grain Free PB & Carob Pup Egg Recipe

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c. Garbanzo Bean Flour
  • 1 c. Carob Chips
    Instructions:
  • Per-heat the oven 350 F (you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it with PAM
  • Mash up the banana until silky smooth (the ripe ones work well)
  • Add in the Peanut Butter and Eggs, stir til well blended
  • Mix in the flour

Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface to 3/16″ – 1/4″ thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. I want mine to be egg shaped but you can make it into any shape you would like.

Cut paw prints out of each cookie.

Bake 10 minutes, flip… bake for 5 – 10 minutes more til a light golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cookies are cool to touch. Melt the carob chips, stirring constantly. Remove the carob from heat just before you think it is fully melted.

Fill a piping bag, with melted carob. Fill each paw opening with carob and allow to cool until hard set. If you do not want to do paw prints you can cover the top of the egg shape and make it look like the carob is melting down the cookie!
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Mr Easter Bunny get baking! I will be waiting for my cookies!

National Love your Pet Day : Wags are in the Air

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very day is a love fest for Sadie, tails wag constantly even in her sleep. You have to wonder what magical land she dreams about. Hillsides of tall grass with trees that grow cheese.

Anyone can own a dog, but only love can make them wag their tail. Make a dog wag their tail today!

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