Sadie is a curious dog and often sits at the window to watch the birds outside singing and then flying off. She vocalizes when they fly off running from one window to the next. Cute I thought, her little bird friends. Then I noticed her sleeping one day.
Out came a vocalization and her little feet started to run in the air. She seemed quite peaceful and even had a smile on her furry little face. Perhaps that was a dream. A dream that she could fly with her friends! Outside, high above the other dogs who do not have these super sadie powers.
from Sadie… of course I can fly, I am just keeping it my own little secret travel plan, I go to exotic places every time I sleep, don’t you?
Yesterday the doorbell rang. It was the postman with a package for me. I was very excited…I just love packages! We opened it and it was a selfie sweater. There I was, a little mini-me on a sweater! It even was made to match my orange and teal collar and lead.
Now I live in sunny California so there is only a few days of the year that you really need a sweater so my two-legged people have promised me a trip to the mountains when fall arrives to see something called snow. I have no idea what this thing called snow is but I am packing my sadie selfie sweater when I go.
If you are interested in a selfie sweater of your own you can contact Paula from Chiwowow. A unique gift for any pet!
What we four-leggers do for your two-legged pals. This last weekend was a fun event at Maxwell Dog in Studio City. They had famed photographer of us four-leggers Diana Lundin on hand to scoop up some of the yummiest and cutest images of dogs and ice cream. I must admit I was a bit timid and usually save my sweet tooth for pup-a-chino but Diana got some wonderful shots. Now go out and enjoy some ice cream with your pooch today! PS. Remember to serve your pet dog friendly ice cream. Love Sadie.
DOGGIE ICE CREAM RECIPE:
· 1 ripe banana
· 1 cup of peanut butter
· 2 cups of natural plain yogurt
· 2 tbsps. of honey
1. Mash the banana and then stir it into the natural yogurt.
2. Warm the cup of peanut butter using a microwave or stove until it’s easy to stir.
3. Add the banana and yogurt mixture and the honey to the softened peanut butter.
4. Mix all ingredients until well-combined.
5. Pour the mixture into a non-stick container and then freeze overnight.
Woof it down!
If you are ever down, need a hug or just a little understanding, talk to your dog. They understand. They listen. This is why dog’s make wonderful therapy animals. The optimism and happiness a Therapy Dog visit can provide to a patient is one that cannot be measured by a doctor’s instruments or recorded on a patient’s chart.
We must remember to thank our four legged therapists more often.
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!
Here 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
Some 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
1 Lamb chop
1 cup of brown rice
5 mini carrots
1/4 cup peas
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
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
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
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
2 slices Bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1/2 cup Spelt Flour
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
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
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
1 cup rye flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/8 cup flax meal
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
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.