Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Floods, Hurricanes & Power Outages: Keeping Food and Water Safe


Floods, Hurricanes & Power Outages: Keeping Food and Water Safe

Floods, Hurricanes & Power Outages: Keeping Food and Water Safe

The time to plan for a weather emergency or power outage is before it happens. The FDA has provided the information on this page to help you develop a plan for keeping food and water safe in such an event. Whether you are getting ready to evacuate or shelter in place, or you are returning home after an emergency, it’s important to be aware of how to avoid foodborne illness from contaminated food or water. 
Topics on this page:

Information for Consumers 

Information for Industry 

Additional Information from FDA 

Information from Other Government Agencies 

For more information on safe food handling, go to Disaster Assistance from or call FDA's toll-free information line at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).


WellPet LLC has voluntarily recalled some 12-pound bags of Wellness Super5Mix Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food because they may contain mold. 

The recalled 12-pound bags have a “Best If Used By” date code of 8/18/2013.

The recalled products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

 If you have any questions about the recall, call WellPet Consumer Affairs at 800-225-0904 or email The Wellness website is currently down due to Sandy.

Earlier this year, Wellness recalled some of its Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy dry dog food that was manufactured at a Diamond Pet Foods facility contaminated with Salmonella.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


use a good gnocchi recipe: INGREDIENTS 2 lbs whole baking potatoes baked, fluffled, mashed. 2 beaten egg yolks 1 1/2 cups semolina flour Pinch of salt you can follow this method. MOMMA CHEATS! She has a machine that spews them out. Yes she can and has made them by hand, but she cheats... hers look like this. We are dealing with post storm puter issues, so this is the best we can do post wise, sorry guys! 'vie

Dear Sandy, git!

Dear miserable Sandy,

I am so glad you are now gone. You were unwanted, unwelcomed and unappreciated.  You left much destruction, much sadness and a ton of clean up work.

We worry about all of our friends who were in your path. We know they are facing all kinds of challenges.

Personally I think you should be made illegal. But then I am a little dog and I labor under the delusion that all hoomans have powers to control the weather, which is why I yell at momma to make it stop raining.

My Wendy handled this storm much better.  Lots of people around.  Lots of baking, she only visited the pantry and the closet and did not take up refuge.  I think having the daddy home made her feel safer.

Well, we are all over it. Please bring out the sun.  Dry up the muck out there so momma can stop sounding like an old bellow. Momma and mold are nemesis.

I frankly need a long belly rub and a long boardwalk stroll. I feel like I have been cloistered too long.

Call me cosmopolitan or something, but I need to go out, see and be seen. Shop and be admired.
After all, this much cuteness cannot and should not be contained.

I need to go cheer up the world.

Mommmmmmmaaaaa, get dressed, we need to go out!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Storm boredom looks like this

Cavatelli buoni e belli  con PISELLI?  

That miserable Sandy is making momma bored. So... cavatelli pasta with fresh peas? She put so much parmiggiano in them.... mhhhhh... when is din din???

Hey , how about a little "something" pizza????


Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Premium Nutritional Products Announces Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Premium Nutritional Products Announces Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods

Recall -- Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Premium Nutritional Products Announces Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods


Alex Wendel
(816) 678-7094
Laura McCarthy
(816) 914-2953 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 26, 2012 – On September 27, 2012, Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of ZuPreem FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods for medium/large birds and for large birds with use by date codes of 11/30/13 or 11/13 and lot numbers 598405052 or 598405072. The recall is being conducted due to the product containing the combination of exceedingly high calcium levels, low phosphorus, and high vitamin D concentration resulting in a significant health risk to the birds. Consumption of food from these particular lots may make birds sick and, in some cases, may be fatal. Symptoms include decreased activity level or appetite, increase in water consumption or watery droppings. Customers whose birds exhibit these symptoms should immediately contact their veterinarian.
The two voluntarily recalled lots are 598405052 and 598405072. The lot and expiration dates by sku, are listed below:
Net Weight
“Use By”
Lot Code
2 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
Use By 11/30/13
3.5 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
Use By 11/30/13
12 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
Use By 11/30/13
17.5 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
Best By 11/13
35 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for medium/large birds
Best By 11/13
2   lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
Use By 11/30/13
3.5 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
Use By 11/30/13
12 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
Use By 11/30/13
17.5 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
Best By 11/13
35 lbs.
ZuPreem FruitBlend with Natural Fruit Flavors Premium Daily Bird Food for large birds
Best By 11/13

The products were shipped by the company between the dates of 5/21/12 and 8/23/12 for distribution nationwide through pet retailers, veterinary clinics, on line pet supply merchants and to breeders, and zoological parks.
Consistent with this voluntary recall, the company is reminding bird owners to check the expiration dates and lot numbers of any product they may still have in their possession. Consumers should dispose of any remaining food and return the packaging to the store where they purchased it for replacement or refund.
The issue was discovered as a result of product testing,
For additional information, interested parties should contact the ZuPreem Customer Service line at 1-800-345-4767 (Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Central Time) or visit the ZuPreem website at
Photo: Product LabelsZuPreemfruitblend17.5lbs

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sandy. GO AWAY. Seriously

Oh oh... she has the saffron out..
We are in for it.


Dear Storm Sandy,
You have already bored the umph out of momma.

Look, she can't keep cooking stuff.

We are full.

And besides, what if the power goes out, what then?  We will be stuck with

Daddy is messing with the genny arator.

 I am OVER this. Look there is a nice spot in the middle of the ocean.  You know the ocean?  It makes those commercial asking people to go there and relax?  Sandy GO  already!

PS. we really really hate storms and wet and wind...


Friday, October 26, 2012

The Frankenstorm

Be Prepared

Word has it that we have a nasty uninvited guest coming by. Sandy the blowhard. A Frankenstorm.

Now, knowing that she is on her destructive way, we have to deal with the reality of her impact.

That be prepared link is a great start to creating your coping plan.

Remember... If you fail to plan you are by default planning to fail.

Daddyyyyyy juice up the Gennie.  (we named our generator...Gennie)

Please, take care. Be proactive, not reactive.

Stay dry


It's all a BLUR

Hocus Pocus can you focus???

Try batting your eyes really really fast
Then maybe the pics will look focused.

Well, actually we did kind of move really really fast like in a blur...

You know... that's when we get into serious play!

Try it. It's fun.



Why do Hoooomans think it takes so long to pipi?

I want IN.  I know they are doing something fun in there or making something yummy.  Do you know that I love spicy marmalade?  Yea, the apricot pepper jelly kind.  I know they are eating it in there without me.

Now, let me in or I amabustingthisdoordown!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

life is good, nonna is back

Usually when she is "bageling" she is ignores me... but nonna is here. I am getting my belly rubs needs met.

You wish you were me, right?

Life is good.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I swear it's true- Post vet exam

"I swear it's true, -Wendy tells Silvieon4- Momma took me to Dr Klemm. Then he touched me all over, even on my belly! And then, then the weird happened. They took me for a walk and followed my around telling me to tinkle and then they tried to steal the tinkle!  I swear!  I paw swear!"

"Ewwww- Silvie on4 says- But why?  Why do they want your tinkle?  That is so beyond disgusting. Two leggeds are the most bizarre creatures, what do they do with your tinkle?  You know... they got their own tinkle, I have seen them do that. Why do they want yours?"

Wendy continues:"Brace yourself... the blue clothes told momma to follow me with a ladle to get a clean "catch". I am not making this up!  I am not eating soup forever if I see a ladle coming at me. And then they let me go... But they did put me on that scale thingie and for some reason momma was happy. Last time momma was a mess. She cried after I got scaled the last time!.  Whatever. This time she was happy?  I did nothing different! Hoomans are weird.

"Are you going to give them tinkle? Please don't, you do then they will want it from me! You know I hate anything like that!"- Silvieon4

"Listen, I am baffled and I am not cooperating. I don't think it's healthy to allow them to be this intimate with our bodily fluids... I am almost ready for the couch with the man and the pointing doll.  You know the guy that asks you to show him where the nasty man touched you....But I have to be honest.  Dr Klemm was not that weird. Momma is far more weird and inappropriate in her touching... and wiping... Oh, did you get a delicious meatball?  I did, momma gave it to me".-Wendy

"Mhhh I think you get pilled. I got nothing... momma slipped you a pill.  I am sure of it!"






Tickle tickle tickle, STOP, no , don't stop...

Wordless Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tasty Tuesday for you and your two legged

Sometimes you have to "motivate" the hoomans  to do... to bake...  You know, kick start their imagination...

So we have been trolling a new website.... veryyyyy interesting.  Momma calls it  a recipe archive.  I call it nostalgia for oldies like momma.

Anywho.... while momma was contemplating making GERT's PUPMKIN Cookies... from Yesterdish. I kind of whined she should modify the recipe as well for us.... So here is YESTERDISH'S  stroll into memory lane.. for your two leggeds. {Published with permission}

Now for the dog healthy version which is way better for us:

Ingredients 2 cups Oatmeal 
1 cup White Rice Flour 
1 teaspoon Cinnamon 
2 Eggs 1/4 cup local Honey 
1 (15 ounce can) PLAIN Pumpkin Directions 
1/2 cup of cranberries.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
3. Spread dough onto prepared baking sheet 1/4 inch thick.
4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly brown at the edges. 
5. Allow to cool. 
6. Cut into pieces, then refrigerate.

You know, another version could stand some diced turkey added and you could call it THANKSGIVING  cookies...Yea!  Make those!

See.... I did it.  I stimulated her imagination.... Now clear the decks.... time to bake!

I am just going to sit back and supervise. "vie

Monday, October 22, 2012

Heck No way


What the fudge? Are we woffing kidding?
translation: Halloween costume for your dog, are you making it correctly?

That has got to be the most objectionable costume of all times bar none....except for that hideous pig outfit momma put on me one year. But at least she suffered along in that stinky wolf mask.

 Pronto, someone get me some WAG rep on the phone. Foley are you up to taking on a case of extreme emotional abuse? Res ipsa loquitur... The thing speaks for itself. To take a beautiful four legged and turn them into a nasty 8 legged squashiable.... Ewwwwwww. 

 Auntie Jodi, No! You will not even thing of my beautiful  handsome Kol in the same sentence as this! I forbid it. Do we understand each other?
 This post is a cautionary tale post, not INSPIRATION. What on earth is wrong with hoomans... Are they all this screwy? Why is momma looking at me? No, there is no way I want to be a white spider, none. Back off. We agreed.... PRINCESS befitting of my station.

 'vexed 'vie

From the GREEN carpet: tender moments and fashion tips

Are all mommas so sweet?  I like this one. 

 How do you wear your Bichon?
Auntie Robin is a famous FUR aficionado.  The thing is... she likes her FUR live, not memorexed.
And she wears it well. With Panache....

And... she appears to be a two fisted soda drinker. Mhhh. Rosie does not approve of the intrusive camera.

Fiona and Kip accessorizing their daddy's lap. Auntie Crissy is getting tips on how to rock a blue skirt like Fiona.


From the GREEN carpet... Costumes and fashions

Fiona, winner of the Lady GAGA skirt award. It covers everything but the tush!  Say it!  HOW GAGAAAA!
The Joan River Award.... I am not explaining that one, you figure it out.

Why do I feel like having hot cocoa?
The Darryl Hannah award winner

WAG Committe discussing the overthrow of this parade.
Shhhh trying to blend in.... recon mission

Yuh. we do it because we love her.  She is our momma. But only once a year we put up with this...

a stinger, my kingdom for a stinger....  Back to you...Ryan