September, 2010


14
Sep 10

Pupcake

I like to cook.  Ada doesn’t like kibble.

Pupcake

And here we have pupcake.

Yes, I know I’m spoiling her.  But it actually costs less than some high quality wet food and takes less time than driving to our local pet food store.  And this is only about half of what she eats in a day – the rest is kibble and duck treats.

Ada’s Pupcakes

The recipe originally came from another dog owner who said she got it from her vet.  Her recipe called for baking it in two loaf pans for 60 minutes, cutting it into slices, wrapping the slices in foil, and freezing.  Cupcakes are much faster and easier.

1/4 lb chicken liver cut into dime-size chunks

1 1/4 lb ground turkey (dark thigh meat if you can find it)

2 eggs

1 lb chopped spinach (frozen is ok if you thaw it)

2 carrots, grated (about 1/2 lb)

1 cup + 2 Tbsp rolled oats

1 Tbsp multi vitamin powder

2 tsp calcium powder

Preheat oven to 350.  Put 14 foil cupcake wrappers in cupcake tins.

Mix all ingredients with your hands.  Grab a large handful of the mixture and form it into a ball and plop it in a cupcake wrapper.  Repeat to fill 14 wrappers. (The mixture should divide evenly into the 14 wrappers and they don’t rise or shink in baking if that gives you an idea of the size.)

Bake for 35 minutes.  Cool in pans on a wire rack.  Once cool, put a few in a tupperware in the fridge (they are safe to keep in the refrigerator for 3 days) and put the rest in a ziplock bag in the freezer (move to fridge to thaw ~24 hrs before serving).

Remove wrapper before serving.

**I am not a vet nor a nutritionist.  Please consult your vet before changing your dogs diet.**


10
Sep 10

Ada the Ripper (and Tearer)

I’ve mentioned Ada’s destructo-tendencies once or twice before.  It’s probably a bit harsh to compare her to a serial killer*, but a serial toy destroyer she certainly is!

Here we find a common scene:

The Evidence

What was once a favorite toy lays now abandoned, dismembered and gutted.

The Accused

Ada appears remorseful of her destructive actions.

Not So Innocent

Maybe not. "Nommy toy guts... Mmmmmm."

* To my knowledge, the only living thing she ever killed was a tiny spider.  And I’m not even sure if it was really dead or just playing dead.


3
Sep 10

Spy Pup

Spy Pup

Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched?


1
Sep 10

At the Office

I think Ada likes my new office.

At Work

It's got lots of places to curl up.

People Watching

And the people watching is fantastic.

Feets!

Feets!