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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunday IT IS coming! PUPPY BOWL IX !!!


Momma, menu??? We need a menu, so we can approve it and we want it to be memorable.

Hmmm. I need the camera. Can we set the DVR?

Chestnut is going to be on! I need to pick out my outfit.

No, tell daddy to go watch his game downstairs. We get the big screen! Hey hey hey.... This is PUPPY BOWL!!!! And Wendy is into Elias... JD is into Aurora. So, daddy mooove over! '

vie
Puppy BOWL time!!!!


Puppy Bowl IX Starting Lineup


Name: Agatha
Breed(s): Miniature Pinscher
Sex: Female
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to be the center of attention and get everyone going
Adoption Organization: IMPS (Internet Miniature Pinscher Services)

VIDEO: WATCH VIDEO PROFILES OF GAME DAY PUPPIES »
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Althea
Breed(s): Australian Shepherd/Catahoula Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to play and snuggle
Adoption Organization: Bonnie Blue Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Arlo
Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Collie mix
Sex: Male
Age: 10 weeks
Fun Fact: A totally amazing pup, originally from South Carolina
Adoption Organization: Lil' Monsters Animal Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL
VIDEO:Player Profiles: Meet Aurora »
Name: Aurora
Breed(s): Siberian Husky/Retriever mix
Sex: Female
Age: 10 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to play, play, play and she loves toys
Adoption Organization: Wayside Waifs Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Bessie
Breed(s): Catahoula Leopard Dog mix
Sex: Female
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: A funny girl who always keeps people pinned
Adoption Organization: Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL
VIDEO:Player Profiles: Meet Biscuit »
Name: Biscuit
Breed(s): Puerto Rican Sato
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Her mom is Julia Roberts so she is destined for greatness
Adoption Organization: The Sato Project
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Blitz
Breed(s): Terrier mix
Sex: Female
Age: 11 weeks
Fun Fact: Rode a plane, subway, AND a taxi in 24 hours
Adoption Organization: SPCALA
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Butterscotch
Breed(s): Puerto Rican Sato
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Rescued off of a beach in Puerto Rico called "Dead Dog Beach"
Adoption Organization: The Sato Project
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Cash
Breed(s): Pit Bull
Sex: Male
Age: 15 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves belly rubs
Adoption Organization: Greene Street Animal Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL
VIDEO:Player Profiles: Meet Chesnut »
Name: Chestnut
Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix mix
Sex: Male
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to play and snuggle
Adoption Organization: Bonnie Blue Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Copper
Breed(s): Dachshund/English Pit Bull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to shred paper
Adoption Organization: Furever Dachshund Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Daffodil
Breed(s): Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Female
Age: 11 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to wrestle, but also likes to cuddle on the couch
Adoption Organization: Harley's Haven Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Daisy
Breed(s): Yorkshire Terrier
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Likes to wrestle with her two brothers
Adoption Organization: Shih Tzu and Furbaby Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Eli
Breed(s): German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 10 weeks
Fun Fact: Favorite toy is from Dunkin Donuts
Adoption Organization: Bergen County Animal Shelter
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL
VIDEO:Player Profiles: Meet Elias »
Name: Elias
Breed(s): Pit Bull
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Was born in a Los Angeles animal shelter
Adoption Organization: Angel City Pit Bulls
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Fitz
Breed(s): Catahoula mix
Sex: Male
Age: 10 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to pull his brother's tail
Adoption Organization: All 4 The Dogs Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Gunther
Breed(s): Pit Bull/ Hound mix
Sex: Male
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: Amazingly quiet and a really good cuddler
Adoption Organization: Pitty Love Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Harry
Breed(s): Chocolate Dachshund Smooth
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Is a lovable little terror
Adoption Organization: Furever Dachshund Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Jenny
Breed(s): Pit Bull/Hound mix
Sex: Female
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: A very sweet girl
Adoption Organization: Pitty Love Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Juniper
Breed(s): Great Pyrenees
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Is both a lover AND a fighter
Adoption Organization: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Koda
Breed(s): Catahoula/Boston Terrier mix
Sex: Male
Age: 4 months
Fun Fact: Expert at riding the NYC subway and was voted cutest pup in Hell's Kitchen.
Adoption Organization: GROWL
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Lenny
Breed(s): Catahoula Leopard Dog mix
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: He likes to sleep on peoples' heads. It's something about the neck area, very warm.
Adoption Organization: Gimme Shelter
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Magnolia
Breed(s): Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Female
Age: 11 weeks
Fun Fact: Is very faithful and independent
Adoption Organization: Harley's Haven Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL
VIDEO:Player Profiles: Meet Marta »
Name: Marta
Breed(s): Schnauzer/Beagle mix
Sex: Female
Adoption Organization: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Fun Fact: Loves to wrestle with bigger dogs
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Masquerade
Breed(s): Catahoula Leopard dog mix
Sex: Female
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: Once walked the runway in New York City's Fashion Week.
Adoption Organization: Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Nala
Breed(s): Japanese Chin
Sex: Female
Age: 8 weeks
Fun Fact: Sweet and sassy, but she can also be very fierce with her brother Simba
Adoption Organization: Tails of Love Animal Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Pearl
Breed(s): Australian Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Female
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: A gorgeous blonde
Adoption Organization: Bonnie Blue Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL
VIDEO:Player Profiles: Meet Sally »
Name: Sally
Breed(s): Dachshund/Basset Hound mix
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to steal slippers
Adoption Organization: Furever Dachshund Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Shadow
Breed(s): Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Male
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: He is a really soft super snuggler
Adoption Organization: Bonnie Blue Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Simba
Breed(s): Japanese Chin
Sex: Male
Age: 8 weeks
Fun Fact: Very playful and confident with other dogs
Adoption Organization: Tails of Love Animal Rescue
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Name: Trinka
Breed(s): Schnauzer/Beagle mix
Sex: Female
Age: 10 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves sleeping in hotel room beds
Adoption Organization: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Image Credit: Keith Barraclough | DCL

Good to know

Ewwwww... I am sticking to turkey jerky momma makes! Momma's number one rule: IF IT CAN'T GO INTO HER MOUTH, IT CAN'T GO IN OUR MOUTH. 'nuff said. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-misconceptions-popular-pet-tasty-bully.html Original source: CVMA JAN 2013 issue: Nutritional and microbial analysis of bully sticks and survey of opinions about pet treats Lisa M. Freeman, Nicol Janecko, J. Scott Weese (page 50) 'vie Thank you auntie Amantine.

Miracles do happen


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How??? is a guy supposed to...

Do a proper walk, do his pee mail and enjoy his walk... if....



he is disturbed by a pushy girl....



and... constantly have to keep up with two other pushy girls... One on two legs.... nonna and one on 4...
Silvie???


How?
Dad, we need to chat.

JD
PS we have 70+ degrees temps!!!!! LOVE IT!

Washington Humane Society: Adoption Events

Washington Humane Society: Adoption Events

Take a Study Break with Us
Take a study break with WHS adoptables at the George Washington University Law School on Wednesday, January 30! Stop by to ask about adoptions, fostering, volunteering, or just to get your daily snuggles in.  

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Puppies/ Dogs - Lerner Building, 2000 H St. NW (Kelly Lounge)

Kittens/ Cats - Stuart Building, 2013 G St. NW (basement rooms G02 and G03)

Please note: There will be no onsite adoptions at this event. 
 



GW Study Break

http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/Publicinterest/AnimalLaw/Pages/News%20and%20Events.aspxhttp://www

.law.gwu.edu/Academics/Publicinterest/AnimalLaw/Pages/AnimalLawLawyeringProject.aspx



wordless WEDNESDAY


[see how long she can stay silent....]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

did YOU know?


That this product is available? It is a great alternative that is safe and kind to all, four leggeds, two leggeds and plants and things, even!

Most ice melt products contain either sodium chloride or calcium chloride. Both sodium and calcium chloride can irritate a dog's paws or be harmful to the animal if ingested. Seriously folks, everyone should stop using the toxic stuff! it is seriously toxic!

Thank you to my uncle Phil for sending me this.  yup, you too can get some at Home Depot.
Now stop poisoning everything and make the safe switch.

This is an order!
'vie

FDA NOTICE on HARTZ


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.

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews ™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs


Contact
Consumer:
1-800-275-1414

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 25, 2013 — The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.
We are taking this action after recent Hartz testing found trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue in samples of Hartz® Chicken Chews™ and Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken products. Even though two-thirds of the products we tested did not contain antibiotic residues, we would rather be overly cautious by voluntarily withdrawing these products from the market.
These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the U.S. Based on the FDA’s review of the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) results, there is no evidence that raises health concerns, and these results are highly unlikely to be related to the reports of illnesses FDA has received related to jerky pet treats.
Immediately upon learning of this finding, Hartz contacted the FDA to share our test results and execute a nationwide voluntary withdrawal. There have been no known illnesses to date associated with the consumption of these products.
“Upon learning about the nationwide voluntary withdrawal of several other brands of chicken jerky products through media reports, Hartz acted immediately to begin additional testing to determine if the same unapproved antibiotic residues were present in our products,” said Sean McNear, Sr. Director of Quality and Regulatory at Hartz Mountain.
There is no indication that the trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue are linked to the FDA's ongoing investigation of chicken jerky products produced in China. The trace amounts of antibiotic residue do not pose a health or pet safety risk.
No other Hartz products are affected by this withdrawal.
If you have these products contact the Hartz Consumer Affairs team (24 hours/day 7 days/week) at 1-800-275-1414 for a refund.
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Original report on this blog with product pictures:    http://www.silvieon4.com/2013/01/hartz-mountain-corporation-treat.html

Tasty Tuesday: easy, safe, SPELT bicuits





Spelt it right- Biscuits!

2-1/4 cups sprouted spelt flour (cannot be warm from grinding or will melt the coconut oil)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
6 tablespoons unrefined, virgin coconut oil, chilled if liquefied at room temp (like during the summer)
3/4 cup milk, coconut milk, or nut milk or yogurt (or even water)
1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)

 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt. 
Add the coconut oil, then cut it into the flour using a pastry cutter or a fork, until the pieces of oil are the size of peas or smaller. 
Add the milk (or water) and vinegar. Mix lightly with a wooden spoon to barely combine the ingredients. Don’t overmix! 
Transfer the dough to a clean, floured surface [we use corn starch to dust our cutting board] and roll into a rectangle about 1/2″ thick. Using a biscuit cutter or a knife or pizza cutter, cut into 2″ squares.
Transfer squares to parchment on a cookie sheet, leaving space between. 
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to drying rack. Eat!

I know this sounds weird... but we like them hard and dry, so we make momma leave them out to "harden up". So we are weird. But fresh from the oven they are delish with honey!



Monday, January 28, 2013

Born to be WILD????

Is that safe? 'vie

Maybe he was bored, like I am now?


Is there a lake around here? 'vie

Monday Mischief? Hardly!

Alfie's Blog



This snow stuff is really putting a crimp on my style!

Rolling yourself on carpeting is just not that much fun.
And I am bored. Momma says that there are NO refills for the puzzles because we worked them to death...
And I really want to go to the boardwalk, but it is too cold.
Oh how I miss sniffing the weird stuff on the beach!

Momma, want to play Gordon Ramsey?  You cook and  bake and I eat it all and call it rubbish?

Nooooo, I am not saying that!  Gordon Ramsey says that!

Ok, Let's play Rachel Ray, I know it's a quick game, only thirty minutes, wait, I got it!  Let's play Paula Deen and schmear butter everywhere and taste everything!!!!  I love her.

Again with the no?  Do you know any other word?

Well, I am out of ideas, what game do you want to play? I could play chase the sucker upper, but that thing is loud. I am just going to play toss 'em with my upstairs toy box.

I love making it rain toys from the balcony! No, you cannot say no to that!  Mommmmmmmma.
Boredom kills everything, even germs.  Do you want me dead from boredom?


hm?
'vie

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hartz Mountain Corporation DOG Treat Voluntary Withdrawl


January 25, 2013 — The Hartz Mountain Corporation of Secaucus, New Jersey, has announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue.
Hartz is taking this action after recent testing found trace amounts of illegal antibiotic residue in samples of the affected dog treats.These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the U.S.

What’s Being Recalled?

All Hartz® Chicken Chews™ Soft and Tenders:
  • 3.5 oz package
  • 8 oz package
  • 16 oz package
  • 24 oz package
  • 20 oz package
All Hartz® Chicken Chews™ Soft and Tender Bite Sized:
  • 5.7 oz package
  • 16 oz package
  • 16 oz package

All Hartz® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
    Hartz Oinkies Dog Treats
  • 20 pack Pig Skin Twist Sticks
  • 7 pack Mini Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
  • 15 pack Mini Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
  • 5 pack Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken
No other Hartz products are affected by the withdrawal.



What to Do?

If you have these products contact Hartz Consumer Affairs at 800-275-1414.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.