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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Minimal Possibilities

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

QUick hop on the batpod… woof

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Sadie Miki the wonder dog helping Batman save the city … R is now for Rover:)

We four-legged are all superheroes of one sort or another. Just look at the reality of it… we possess extraordinary talents. My supernatural phenomena is being able to eat a treat in one mouthful. Think about the symbolic moral goal of it… I am protecting the public both two-legged and four-legged of forbidden calories.  With one whoosh of my mouth the calories are defeated and can no longer hurt others. And you guessed it my mask is that I am not really a “dog” I am a four-legged wonder called Sadie. Now go forth and save human kind by joining me in gobbling up all the treats you can find!

Until our next adventure! Stay tuned.

My First BarkBox : I love the Mailman

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SADIEBARKBOXI am now an official BarkBox member.

Today the mailman came to my door and wowza did I score. I got a hippy box full of goodies. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened it. Of course the first thing to get pulled out was a funny little hippy man that made funny giggle noises. Then I demanded to have the chewy and a few savory duck and pomegranate nuggets. I am guarding this box, all the toys have made the march to my bed, what a fun day.

Thank you www.barkbox.com for the great treats and allowing me to be part of the elite extra toy club! My extra toy was a wild VW Bark Bus!! I am on the road to happiness fur sure!
Love Sadie

Capturing Life: from a dog’s POV

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Life is a a picture book that we keep in our memories and sometimes we capture them with devices. SNAP, CLICK, CHACHICK and then we share them …whoosh… off they go to make other people who could not be there in our moment smile as if they were actually there.

As a dog with four paws, I rarely get to play with the devices but the two-leggers think I am a wonderful subject for the camera lens. One two-legger will throw the ball as the other one points a device at me. Then they look at the device to see what they got. Often it is just a blur as I am fast like a ninja. We have made a compromise recently that once they get a good shot or two we focus on the BALL and ME ONLY!

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I love to see the world in a blur because that means I am running with the wind in my hair and a two-legger chasing me! Thanks for sharing my memories with me and here’s hoping that you have the wind in your hair often!

Love Sadie!

Valentine Woofer Treats: Recipes that go to the Dogs

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Be My Valentine … I love you so much I could eat you recipe treats!

I am quite the connoisseur of treats so I gathered a few here for you to try out.

Molasses Dog People
We like to make this treat in the shape of gingerbread people for the holidays you can add a little frosting heart!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cloves garlic
  •  ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup powdered milk

PREP:

  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Roll this mixture out ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes … people is my choice.
  5. Place 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Yogurt Frosting for Dogs

Yields: Makes 1 Cup
Note:
This frosting dries hard so make sure to shape into what you want while soft
(we are doing hearts today).

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons low fat or 2% milk

PREP:

  1. Place yogurt and tapioca starch in a small bowl and thoroughly combine.
  2. Mix in milk a teaspoon at a time until consistency of frosting.
  3. Decorate or dip the dog treats. Place on wax paper and let dry.

    If you want red coloring (which is what we do for making little hearts)
    make sure to use natural coloring we use beet juice!

Now go Woof them down!!!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

The Journey: Baggage Optional

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Make the Journey Priceless when you travel light.

We dogs all know to travel lightheartedly as we move through life. We carry only things that are treasured such as a smelly dirty tennis ball or a stick found on the path.

As our two-legged people gather up items and stuff them into bags, we are just happy to jump in the back seat and let them drive. We know they do not really need all that stuff in the bag, but they seem to find solace in taking as much “stuff” as they can fit into that box. They always seem to forget something small that seems so BIG …like a toothbrush or socks. I of course would never forget socks… I might pack the dirty ones but I would definitely have packed the socks!

Next time you pack for a road trip remember to travel lightheartedly and your fare will be priceless! Also remember to bring a four-legged companion to help you smile along the way… we always are a-MUSE-ing travel partners.

Love ya
Sadie

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