Waiting for Santa and other “pawsome” stuff

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It is that time of year again, when we start the count down til Santa-paws comes to town! This time I am going to stay awake and watch him place all those goodies under the tree, for the last 4 years I have slept through it and I am determined to find out who he is and why he only comes once a year.

This year we are making Santa Chicken Waffles which is a dog friendly recipe!

The Grocery List:
1/2 cup Honey (you will want to to be runny)
1/2 cup Cooked Chicken Breasts (you will shred it up)
1 cup Gluten-Free Flour (we use Brown Rice Flour but you can use oat or other types)
1 cup Lactose-free Milk
1 Egg
1 t. Baking Powder

Direction:
In a large bowl crack the egg!
Whisk it up and
Add in the Lactose-free Milk
Whisk it up again
Add in the Honey
Whisk it up some more
Add in the gluten-free rice flour slowly while whisking so not to have lumps
you want the mixture to be moist but not too runny
Fold in your shredded cooked chicken pieces
add a little more lactose-free milk if it is too stiff but make sure it isn’t too runny

We cook ours in a waffle iron on #4

I like my waffles with a little un-sweetened apple sauce or when I have been sick with a little pumpkin puree. We have found a good product called Firmup by Diggin.

I am sure Santa-paws will love these as much as I do.

This year I have asked him for the following:
1. new blankie
1. new squeekie
1. new tiny ball
and lots of love to share with all the shelter pups so that they all find a fun forever home for the holidays and beyond!

I’m waiting, RIGHT HERE for new next 26 nite nites! Then I will stay up all night on the 27th day to see you fill my stocking!

 

The Truth About Jack…O’Lantern

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Little girl in the forest while HelloweenOne of my favorite times of year is Howl-O’ween because there are so many yummy treats we make all year round with this yummy large rounded orange-yellow fruit. BUT I was horrified to find out the REAL story. Hold on to your hat while I spin out the REAL story in case you have not heard it told.

It seems according to Celtic folklore, a long, long, long time ago before you or I were ever born there was this poor farmer named Jack! Well, one night in the harsh winds of fall, Mr Jack got drunk on adult apple cider and tricked the devil himself! His trick-or-ry got the poor man Jack turned away from both heaven and hell when he suddenly died one October night. He was cast away into the darkness of a place called purgatory. Jack carved himself a lantern from a turnip an angel had gifted him and a discarded piece of burning coal the devil had tossed him from hell.

As the story goes, Mr. Jack used this lantern to guide his lost soul and the Celtic people all believed that they needed to place Jack-o-Lanterns outside their homes and roadsides to help guide other lost spirits home as they wandered the streets on All Hallows’ Eve, October 31st… the same day that poor drunken Jack was laid to unrest.

Historically pumpkins had to be substituted after 1846 due to the Irish potato famine when the Celtic people had to flee to North America and turnips were hard to find.

So the next time you see a smiling or scary pumpkin glowing at you… remember Jack and his turnip…do a little soul searching and be thankful you can find your way home!
Love Sadie

Howling good Pumpkin Recipes for Dogs

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Happy Halloween!@sadiemiki the little Miki with a big heart!

It’s time to look for the Great Pumpkin again!

Mom is heating up our kitchen with some yummy treats. Pumpkin is an extremely friendly dog food that is yummy as well as beneficial for fiber and beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. I am licking my lips just thinking about all the great recipes we can make:

Pumpkin Party Balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups oat flour
1 egg
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Grab a medium sized mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients up good.

Place the mixture in the fridge for 12-24 hrs for easier handling (it is kinda gooey)

Shape into little balls (I like mine tiny as my mouth is petite, even if the mailman thinks it is big)

Place the bite sized balls on a lined cookie sheet.

Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy!

Pumpkin Ice Ice Baby
Use 100% pumpkin puree or puree your own boiled pumpkin.

Pour the mixture into ice cube trays.

Freeze.

These are just like little popsicle treats.

Pumpkin cubes are a healthy snack that is great for healthy skin and coats.

Pumpkin helps with upset tummies too!!! Bonus.

PBnTasty: PupCream Recipe

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I am working on my PupScout Ice Cream Badge and have a recipe to share with everyone. Now this recipe is not for the faint of stomach, there is a waiting period for eating this wonderful PupCream.

1. Pick out some nice ripe B.A.N.A.N.A.S! 3 to be exact.

2. Peel them naked.

(you might need your paw-rents help here)

HERE IS THE HARD PART…PUT THEM ON ICE AND FREEZE OVERNIGHT-NIGHT.

NITE, NITE BANANAS… see you in 24 hours!

3. Blend Bananas in

the food processor

3. Add in 1 Tablespoon of creamy peanut butter

SERVE IMMEDIATELY or place in a container and freeze for a firmer treat. I eat mine rignt away! No time like the present to give yourself a tasty treat. If you like, you can add in strawberries or blueberriess too! I like mine classic.

YUM YUM YUM

now that’s one tasty PUPCREAM

ENJOY!!!
PS
the two-leggers like this mixture too,
so make sure to finish your bowl or they may eat it!
love ya  Miss Sadie

Dare to Believe | Beyond your Reality

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sadieandthefairyprinceSometimes life’s struggles and complications can really get our two-legged people down and I just wanted to share the secrets we dogs know.

  1. Life is short so see the wonder in everything from a smelly old shoe to a frog in the woods…he may be a prince or the next president of the United States…you never know.
  2. Forget about it, so you didn’t get that raise or the someone accidentally stepped on your tail, in the scheme of things it isn’t worth being mad about it. Be glad…you are wealthy because of all the little things in life, now that’s something to wag your tail about.
  3. Enjoy the ride, don’t keep looking down at the bills, the dirty dishes…stick your head out the window let your tongue and ears flap in the wind…enjoy the little things because they are the important ones.

We dogs snuggle up in the corner of our two-legged people’s heart fur-ever and ever because we dare to believe beyond our reality…we believe it with all our heart.

Love Sadie

Slow Down : making it last longer

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Sadie turned 4 this month and we all celebrated and discussed how time goes so fast. She got lots of new toys, pretty bows and bandanas and even got to order her own cheese quesadilla at her favorite restaurant.

But when we got home she rushed into the living room to grab her favorite blue ball and gave everyone a chance to toss it for her. The joy and funny looks she gave us made us laugh and realize that we all need to play a little more, laugh a little longer and just slow down and enjoy. Sadie hopes everyone gets a chance to play a little more longer.

Snail with a shell house

Sadie Teaching us to Slow Down

Say What | You don’t say…dogs do talk

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Woof: did you hear me…WOOF

My dog speaks in many ways. Sure there is that wagging tail / butt when I leave a room, and no matter how long I am gone 2 hours to 2 seconds I get that same greeting of “oh wow there you are I have missed you soooo much!”

But if I really think about it my dog speaks all the time.

There is that little two syllable whimper when she needs a few more kibbles. And when she wants to play there is this ewok sound she makes just before grabbing a favorite toy. She also has a huffing disgust sound she makes while you are driving and she believes you are going the wrong way or taking too long to get there.

The biggest surprise was when she decided to let out a string of sounds that could only be described as baby gibberish…we had gone to one of our favorite Mexican Restaurants where dogs are welcome on the patio. We sometimes order her a plain cheese quesadilla which she loves. The waiters just love her, bringing out a special water containers every time we come. This time, as the table was ordering she looked at the waiter and started to talk her long gibberish of sounds. Everyone at the table stopped and ordering and started to laugh. “She just ordered!” And so she did because when the plates came out and one was a cheese quesadilla… she made another happy sound.

Does your dog speak to you? Listen carefully, they have a lot to say if you know how to listen.

History must teach us: Courage to change

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sadieHISTORYbookThe news, the internet, social media has become a sea of tears that stain the pages of our current news feeds. A new history that is unbearable to watch. I hope that soon we all will learn to face it with the courage needed to change and find empathy for all. No matter what color, what religion, what views, what love you believe in, we are all one on this planet. Let’s leave the history of hate in the pages and spread love to all.

Love Sadie and her twoleggers

OH NO: POOP PASSES

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the do’s and don’ts of dog diarrhea

As they say SH*T  HAPPENS and we have had our house full of it recently.

It all started with a treat, one of those big beef sticks that you think “wow” was a cool chew, think I will brush my teeth with it. Then you get so excited you gobble it up so not one else will eat it. I know you are probably thinking to yourself “aren’t you the only dog in the house?” “who else would steel your bone” yeah well I will tell you that many a time I have been chewing on a bone that just vanishes into thin air. One minute I am chewing away, the next one of the two-leggers makes a noise or says “did you hear that”? and I turn my head and then it is gone…vanished into thin air. Well, NOT this time! I ate the whole thing before that monster could steal it.

YIKES…I have a tum-tum ache! And then DO-DO HAPPENED. It was coming out of me from both ends. Even the two-leggers were gagging too.

OK so we are on DAY 3 of my horrible ordeal and my people have been very patient with me. So if by any chance you find yourself in this predicament here are some tips to help make you feel better.

REMEMBER BRATY
No that isn’t what you yell at your dog, that is an acronym for what will help you. The biggest concern for a fur friend with DD (Dog Diarrhea) is the BIGGER D Dehydration.
So you need to make sure your fur-ever friend is getting FRESH water and stabilizing their diet with a bland BRAT diet to ease their tum-tum.

B is for Banana
Bananas are a good source for vitamin K, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals.
I of course do not like bananas just peeled out of their skin at room temperature so my two-leggers freeze them in small pieces for me…this makes them yummier.

R is for Rice
White Rice is as bland as it gets, and it is also a source of soluble fiber. It absorbs water as it passes through the GI track, which will help harden stool and add bulk. I like my rice with a little boiled chicken for a little added protein.

A is for Applesauce
Plain unsweetened applesauce will help with hydration because it has a lot of liquid. you can make your own in a blender (4-5 apples peeled and cubed with 1 cup of water brought to a simmer on the stove then place into a blender or food processor until smooth) or you can go to the grocery store baby food aisle and buy a little jar of unsweetened applesauce.

T is for Toast
Now bread is NOT something you want to give a dog all the time but when you have a tum-tum that is upset toasted bread can ease the grumbles and help bind you.My twoleggers add in a little smear of peanut butter to help tempt me.

Y is for Yogurt
Yogurt to restore the good bacteria in the intestinal tract. My people get my yogurt semi frozen because they know I like it that way.

May you never need to remember BRATY but when you do it is a very helpful acronym to have on hand.

Love Sadie