LOVE comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. But mom says I have something called “Unconditional Love” and that is the best kind of love you can have.
I looked it up and the definition is:
Unconditional love is caring about the happiness of another person without any thought for what we might get for ourselves.
Yes, this totally rings true for me. I Love my people unconditionally. When they leave for just a second… disappearing into another room I am SO HAPPY TO SEE THEM… I wag my tail with such an enthusiasm that my whole body shakes with joy.
I follow them everywhere to make sure they are safe from any predators. Every time they go into the little room called a bathroom I am there to protect them from monsters that may lurk behind the shower curtain or in the mysterious hole called a toilet. (Who knows what is down there!)
My day totally revolves around them and any adventure we might go on.
So remember the next time you see a four-legged creature wagging their tail or purring a song for you that they are giving you the best gift of all called “unconditional love”. We just call it a way of living.
Wag Wag Wag
Thank you, Santa for all my wonderful gifts under the tree this year. I loved the hedgehog that giggles and the lovely free dried treats of Venison and Liver. But unfortunately, there was this one gift that was missing its squeaker. Santa, I think you might be having a mild case of Alzheimer’s because you spelled the word Chew wrong on this box with the lovely red shoes inside. That’s OK Santa, I often forget things too. Sometimes I forget to tell anyone I need to go outside and make a mistake on the carpet. But the real problem with this “chew” toy is it was missing its squeaker. So if you do not mind exchanging this one out for one that works I would really appreciate it.
Merry Christmas to all.
Another year is wrapping up and we are wrapping up all the presents under the tree. Twice this year there has been a lapse in Sadie’s memory about wrapped presents under the tree. In the middle of the night someone, some elf or someone named Sadie has been unwrapping gifts that smell like bones. She claims it is not her but there have been some tell “tail” signs about the house. Bits of soggy paper near her bed, a loss of appetite in the mornings after the treats have been taken by the unknown elf.
If anyone else has this problem with bad elves that eat presents in the middle of the night please let Sadie know as she is trying to convince us that we need to ask Santa to replace the stolen presents under her tree.
Sadie also would like you to know she does have extra holiday cards and would love to send one to you if you send her your address.
Happy Holidays to all and beware of the bad elf.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
PUMPKIN APPLE FROZEN DOG TREATS
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)
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!
Easy as Pumpkin Pie HALLOWEEN DOG TREATS
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
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.
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.
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.
Just look at the smile it brought to my face!
Wishing everyone a birthday smile as big as mine!
As 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.
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!