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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tasty Tuesday

Momma is a failure.
She is wasting all her time doing some useless caca like packing, If you ask me the whole house is upside down.
She is doing stuff other than cooking for moi. Kind of dumb. Her talents are in the kitchen not in the garage.


 

And so I sit. IGNORED. My nose missing the good smells of a Tasty Tuesday.

Maybe I should move to Canada or something.  Koly....got room for one more up there???

My momma is ignoring me.  She is even ignoring the hair in my eye.




sigh.

'vie

Monday, April 29, 2013

PHOTOS: This Dog Can Balance ANYTHING On His Head

PHOTOS: This Dog Can Balance ANYTHING On His Head: This is probably the most talented dog ever. We don't know if he can fetch a bottle of beer for you, but he can balance one on his head!

So he thinks he is talented?
Ok, so he is.


But can he fluff out like I do?
'vie

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Williamsburg BARK IN THE PARK!

TIDEWATER BICHON FRISE RESCUE EVENT! WILLIAMSBURG BARK IN THE PARK




And Miss SHARON, our wounderful voluteer who ran the whole thing!!!!



Ms Darby and Mr Jim I see you too!  And I heard roomers of a kissing booth... Anyone have any evidence of that?


Moi, I suffered.  I watched momma and daddy fight with tape dispensers and boxes. They are making an unholy mess. I have no idea why.... Hoomans


'vie

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I offered- SHE refused MY offer.

No, I really don't understand.  Why can't I have the pink things?  I am a pink girl! You know I love pink!
I am willing to taste them for you. 
I am risking my life, here.  An "untested PINK thing!
Of course they need to be tasted! Foolish momma.
How do you know they are any good?

Who cares how old the recipe for Macarons is.  These are new! I say they need tasting.
Now come on.
Fine. But if someone says they yuccky.... it's on YOU.



I tried.
'vie

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

the louds

It's coming from here.

And it's coming from here...





They are all doing it!  They are making the noises! They are LOUD!!!!!  Don't they know?

It's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!!!!!




And here I am, coping with a gnocchi hangover. Those things are delicious. Please, no pics. I vant to be alone....

You can ask the momma about the gnocchi.


'vie

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Making Chewies! Sweet Potato Marmite Chips






Ok, Reality time.

We love Marmite around here. Momma and us that is. Daddy gags at the thought of it. but what does he know? Apparently, if the stuff is "mixed" in things he has no idea it's even there. :)

 Soooooo, we discovered the delicious sweet potato treat that everyone loves.

Sweet potato MARMITE CHIPS

Ingredients
(Makes about 4 cups) 4 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup hot water
2 tablespoon Marmite
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions
Wash sweet potatoes and slice into 1/8 inch slices; set aside in a large mixing bowl.
Pour water into the blender and turn it on (low).
Drizzle the Marmite in slowly. Since it is gooey, slow is th eonly way it will come out.
Add vinegar, pulse it in and you are done when you have a foamy liquid.
Pour over the potato slices in the mixing bowl.
Toss, to make sure all slices are covered.
Set the bowl aside for about 15 minutes.

 For baked chips Heat oven to 400F Place potato slices on a cookie sheet, single layer, and pour about 1/4 cups of marinade over each sheet. Bake for 35 minutes (or until crisp), turning at half-way point.





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The marmite makes the taters YUMMY!!!!!!

'vie

Saturday, April 20, 2013

EXPANDED RECALL NATURA: INNOVA EVO, CALIFORNIA NATURAL, HEALTH WISE, KARMA

All Sizes All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties  All UPCs All Lot Codes All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014


Natura Pet Products Dog Food Recall


Dear Natura Family,

On March 18, 2013, we informed you of a voluntary recall on select Natura products.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are extending our recall to include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. We are sorry for the disruption, but we simply want to ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards.
Natura canned products and Mother Nature biscuits are not affected. (see Treats table below for further detail).
Please read below for more information about the recalled products and how to replace your pet food if it is included.
Your pet’s health and safety are our #1 priority. We are taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours. Our Fremont plant has been focused on quality enhancements and is now shipping new product to stores that will be on shelves soon.
As fellow pet owners feeding Natura products, we share your disappointment and again, we are very sorry. For additional inquiries, contact us at http://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123.
Sincerely,
Employees of Natura Pet Products

Updated Product Information

Natura has issued a voluntarily recall of all dry products with an expiration date on or before March 24, 2014, for the following brands.
Innova

EVO

California Natural

HealthWise

Karma
To clarify what is meant by “treats” in our communication above, only the following “treat” products are included in the recall:
Treats Included in Recall
Innova Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Herring & Salmon Formula Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Herring Formula Dog Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Dog Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Dog Treats
No other Natura biscuits/bars are included.

Replacement Product Information

If your product is affected, and you would like a replacement, please download this form and follow the instructions.

Updated Press Information

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hero of the day!


Hey Sammy, good for you!!! MIAAAAAO!

Wendy rates the back yard

Really?  We don't have a cabana boy????
Well then, how does one get one of those umbershoot drinks with the fancy fruit wedges, around here?

No nibbles?  No bits of liver on a fancy plate?  Worst pool side service EVER! How about some cheese?

Helloooooooo..... how about some service???????

If I have to rate this place.... four star for the scenery.
Service... 1 star. They don't even try!... Do you see that the one cushion is down?  0 star.


The Wendy

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dear Auntie Robin...



Yes, your suggestion is right on target.  Maybe now the message is received by all appropriate parties who seem to be in default.

The situation needs to be CURED now.


'vie

how to survive spring cleaning



One word.  CHILLAX



She will eventually poop out and the sucker  upper with be silenced.



Give her "THE" look.

'vie

Recall: Breeder’s Choice s Active Care Healthy Joint Dog Treats


Breeder’s Choice,  has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to mold discovered in one of the lots of dog biscuits.

The following product is included in the recall:

Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080

UPC Code:  0130104895

Size: 24 oz.

Product Name: Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats

Best Before Code: 19/Dec/2013

Product and product lots that do not appear above have not been affected.

According to a  press release from the manufacturer, the mold seems to have occurred due to varying dryer temperature settings for drying biscuits. This exposed the recalled product to excess moisture and has since been remedied.

Pet owners who fed their pets the recalled biscuits should watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool. At the time of this release, there have been no reports of human or pet illnesses associated with this recall.

For more information, call the Central Customer Care line at (866) 500-6286 or visit goactivedog.com.

Breeder's Choice is a Central Garden & Pet company.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Why can't we go into the store?



Daddy sat us down and waited with us while momma shopped.

I do have a question.

Why can't we go into the store?  I mean we are well behaved, we are cool, and we are cosmopolitan. And I have a purse with money in it!!!!

So really, what's the issue?

'vie

PS, it was hot out there! We ended up going back in to the car for AC!

I still want my own gerbil. Looking at momma with angry eyes...

'vie

Friday, April 12, 2013

I called DIBS on the NONNA


Lessons needed to be learned around here.
Points needed to be made.
And the luxury of a back up hooman should never be undervalued.
Some momma is too busy to hold you on demand?
Some momma is too too too???  And she calls you needy?

Well, some momma, watch this.  I call dibs on the nonna.
I made her lap mine.
And she has a glorius lap.


Needy McNeedy, ha?  Well who is needy now? 


Yes, I have my own on demand petter.  Nonna is MINE!


Hey momma, are you feeling lonely there by yourself?  Are you?


'vie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables-HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE



Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables





Virbac has issued a voluntary recall for six lots of their heartworm preventative, Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, due to a failure to meet stability specifications during the life of the product.
Lots included in the recall are:
 Lot 120076 (Large 51-100 pounds), 
Lot 120086 (Large 51-100 pounds), 
Lot 120856 (Large 51-100 pounds), 
Lot 120202 (Medium 26-50 pounds), 
Lot 120196 (Small up to 25 pounds) and
 Lot 120844 (Small up to 25 pounds).

For questions or concerns about the Iverhart Plus recall, please contact Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext. 3052.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Some of the WHITE HATS at lunch today




So.... blind momma took a bunch of weird pics today. Obviously most were not even remotely usable.


She needs to get her eyes fixed for sure. Oh pardon moi... HER EYE... apparently one was fixed [not that you could tell], but here are the usable pictures...



Have you noticed? All the smiles? You know why don't you? Owning a BICHON makes you happy!


You should adopt one TODAY!

Here is Auntie Robin thinking... and asking questions 

And Winter and Penny should know their momma was listening ...to doggie advice from Nancy Cronce, a highly regarded dog trainer (who is working with several of our adopters)

Wynn, your momma was asking questions too! Watch out.




I thought they met to eat lunch, not gossip about us! Hooooomans!



so when does the food get served?   I see no food!


I suppose we should thank Nancy Cronce, but wink wink, really she is a people trainer...via us dogs.... what can say...



'vie

SALMON crisps for Tasty Tuesday

tasty tuesday dog treat blog hop


Speaking of fish....




I had to remind the old momma that it's been a while since she has made us some SALMON crisps.

Yes, you read it right. SALMON crisps.

She babbled on and on about the smell. Smell? You mean the aroma that makes your mouth all watery???

Give me a break woman, I have put up with all sorts of nasty smells coming out of that oven. I mean... chocolate? Who needs to smell that ??? Nobody with a brain! Why would poison be appealing?

So, listen, you are going to go to your White Hat Luncheon today. I forgive you for abandoning us with nonna. But.... in return I will expect some salmon crisps.

The stuff:
All you need is 2 cans of salmon, 4 eggs, and oatmeal- rolled oats, that is !
Remember??? You open the cans, you add the eggs [after you get them out of the shell that is!]
You add the oatmeal [start with 1 cup, but you might need more depending on your kind of oats and how much it absorbs] and mix to a thick batter. Let it sit for about 20 minutes. This is THE MIXTURE.

The how:
Line a cookie sheet with parchment. We use that 11x14 one because it gives us perfect 1/2 inch thick cookies...

Pour THE MIXTURE. Score where you are going to want it cut... [Cheapo cuts small squares... I like something bigger...but at this point I will take anything....]

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. Now serve them up! So are you in???


Will this be enough to assuage your guilt? No, but it will be a start.  You are not getting off this easy.


'vie