Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's Tasty tuesday... and she is baking...

We are excited, but she is baking for hoomans~ *&^%$#_! {oops did I say that outloud?}


Bake sale?????? Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue Bake sale?

I see it on the calendar.

Yard Sale / Bake Sale is May 3 From 8 to 2 in the Avalon Hills neighborhood in Kempsville at

936 Richland Dr. 

Well, let's see what she is making then!

Anything I like????

Cupcakes... mhhh Let her work, maybe we get something out of it....Let's play and watch.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Thank you Uncle Bob

Dear Uncle Bob,

Thank you so much for hosting the  2014 TBFR Spring Fling. We really all had a great time. You are a fab host and we loved your home and meeting THE Miss Paula in person. She is very very nice.

Yea, I know... I did not leave momma's lap too many times, but you know I have to keep her in check. Ok, while I admit I might have some issues, may I point out that most Bichons were on their pawrent's laps?

Loved seeing all the pics on FB, did you happen to notice that both my hoomans brought camera bags that were left unopened? Talk about lazy. I am just not going to say anymore about that. [I am kind of grateful that they were not puparazzing all over the place]

Now, I do have to tell you that I remembered The  Great Machinpongo Clam Shack! I miss the old location because it had "charm" , but now there is room to move around. In case you feel like taking a ride out here tonight momma is making paella, 'cause... she kind of bought a bunch of goodies and when she looked at everything she bought, PAELLA screamed back. [must have been a silent scream because I heard nothing... momma hears voices... not gonna comment... ehmmm.] Come on by. You can share dinner.

Kip was very sweet, we had a few moments, and while JD was all over the place sniffing up and socializing, I have to say, that my Wendy actually was very cool.  Usually she runs around barking up a storm, but I think she was too busy flirting... to do that. So we all had a great time.

I borrowed a couple of pics from your FB post, hope you don't mind.

Thank you so much, 'vie

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sepia Saturday Sillyloquy

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: No, THINK AGAIN!

I don't care what day it is.
If you thought this was funny, momma, THINK AGAIN!

The woman put carrots in the puzzles! Carrots!  Who wants to work that hard for carrots!  NOT ME.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday. In my world....

DC Cooper...found a new place to nap in...Wonder if he can get flood insurance for his new nap place.

Max in the city... starts his day with a walk:
And recharges while his momma is at work. Note: You must sleep with stuffies and blankies and sheets, even if you are on a couch.

Meanwhile at my house.... we are playing and playing... and playing... soon, we are going for a ride, momma said so!

What's going on in your world?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

lemmy ketchup you- Tasty Tuesday


Boy. I have not posted in like forever. But in my defense I have been busy, Yea, busy.  My Adam was home. I had to occupy his arms 24/7. I literally outsnuggled him. Turns out hoomans have snuggle limits, like 4/5 days tops!

MY Dowy was home . [YES MAX, MY Dowi] The little interloper seems to think she belongs to him. And she does.  But his claim is subordinate to mine. His would be a junior lien.  Look it up. I am NOT being jealous.  I am being factual.

So, lemmy ketchup you. We had a lovely strange holiday. Good food, good company, good times. The Dowi adopted Max and now he is her full time roommate in DC.  He is a Bichon, from TBFR, so obviously he is lovable and according to Dowi, smart, sassy, and crazy about toys. Ho hum.  I have done the DC scene, I am no country bumpkin. I was riding elevators and doing the Old Town scene before Max understood peed pads. Just saying.

But , for those of you who are interested, Max is having a grand time.  He has discovered that living in an apartment complex comes with many many petters and play mates. It comes with a park, a balcony, access to doggy friendly restaurants and what appears to be... an unlimited supply of stuffies. [Max loves stuffies. He tried to abscond with some of my old stuffies. As if.  Boundaries boy, boundaries.]

I am not bittah. I am sweet as they come.  Ask my Adam. And why should I be jealous?  I have THE momma. All that comes with her. Smiling.  Max loved momma and her fridge, and her range and her goodies. Nuff said. And Dowi is a food guard. [I am not calling her that to her face. you know... food nazi...no, not to her face]

But let's talk about the rest of the stuff that is going on.
Spring Fling -- Sunday, April 27, 12 noon, at Uncle Bob's house! 

I am looking forward to spending time with Kip. I have asked JD to entertain Fiona. She can be protective of Kip and frankly he does not need protecting from me. 

Let's talk about my new bed. Yea, I got one of those. Just because I am cute. It is super plush and soft and I think it will be great in the winter.  It is too warm for spring and summer. What do you mean, I claimed it? Exqueeze me. A dog bed is brought into my home.  It is a fair assumption it is meant for a dog, which I happen to be. So I test it out and roll my scent all over it. I claimed it. Who else would it be intended for? MAX?  Seriously?  He has 2 other beds that I know of! I only have like 8... This is a bigger house! I have to have more beds. in case I get tired in different places.

This is now a Max free post. I so declare it. NUFF!

It is tasty Tuesday.
Let's talk:...Green beans. A great snack for EVERYONE, even two leggeds.

Yes the green long things. Boil them and I will not go near them. BUT momma does not boil them.
She snips the ends, and tosses them in a frying pan with sea salt and a few drops of sesame oil. The goal is to "toast them up" and keep them firm, but cooked, Daddy gets garlic in his, but momma is lergic to garlic, so ours is garlic free. But I do like a pinch of white pepper. She likes a pich of truffle salt.  To each his own.

Just keep on hand...a great little snack, for very few calories. [Got to watch my figure- too much competition around here]

BTW, uncle Phil, I blame YOU. You started with Cooper cat.... and now Max... Eh. In the end...
 I think I really inspired all this. I am THAT lovable.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday MAX B has a forever home!



Thank you,


And THEN.... I became an AUNT! DANCE of joy time!

So, there has been lots of talking at my house.  Mostly the talking took place between the Dowi and the momma, and auntie Robin. Apparently the Dowi had decided that she needs a roommate. I thought about visiting her, but I am not moving to DC.  I have to be with my Wendy and my JD and my momma. Much as I love her, my responsibilities are here and my days are full.

So.... after many hours of talking [Hoomans talk and talk and talk ...] and much blah blah blah...the Dowi decided that she should look for her roommate at White Dog Cottage.

I will not bore you with the minutia. [It's my new word of the week, I love it.] But Auntie Robin and the Dowi decided that she should meet MAX. Well you can see how Max felt about a bunch of semi. strangers just coming to White Dog Cottage. He remembered  my momma, as she is the treat lady...[momma is a well known treat giver, I mean the woman stuffs her pockets with liver treats and turkey jerky... how can you ignore her???] 

Anyway, MAX decided to play it cool. For about 3 minutes. He was just not sure as to what was going on. The Dowi, on the other paw, had earlier resolved to use her logical legal mind to assess the situation, but one minute after meeting Max, her heart took over and logic went out the window. [This is why we have auntie Robin. She is the string that tethers logic to the whole process] 

So... as Max and Dowi stared at each other, Dowi brought out the red crab she had gotten for MAX.
We all know that Max is into red stuffies, and what better toy that a red crab!
And as soon as Max got the crab, he understood that something special was going on.

And within minutes, it was clear! Max said it himself!

So... Dowi is my sister, two legged and all, I love her anyway, and Max who is now known as Max B Goldstein, the B stands for Bialystock is now my... NEPHEW?????  I am an ant! AUNT! Dang!  Do I get a new outfit or something for this?

Well Max, just realize that the Dowi belongs to me.  I am now putting you in charge of her while you are in DC, but when you are here, she is mine.  Got that?

Welcome the fan damily!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: Kitchen supervisor AT WORK

I am the QC dog.  Quality Control. You heard of "Prepared under Rabbinical Supervision?"  Well I am the canine equivalent to that.  I am quietly observing, noting everything and ready to jump in if things look  out of control.

It is a difficult job.  One cannot fall asleep.  Must stay awake and must have a mouth that is ready, willing and able to taste test at a moment's notice.  And some thing you really do not want to taste.

I am no tofu fan, know what I mean?

But if you want me to sample the chopped livah... What's there to think about? Nothing. I am here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday : As promised: the three most popular recipes to try in your Excalibur!

756 VOTES     The most popular entry

Auntie Robin!

Apples and Cheese, Please!

Ingredients:3 cups whole wheat flour

¼ cup grated, hulled sunflower seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese in total, 

reserve ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup water

½ cup sunflower oil

2 tablespoons local wildflower honey

Combine all ingredients except for reserved 

¼ cup grated Parmesan. 

Knead dough.

Roll out dough on floured surface to ¼ inch thickness.

 Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes.

Sprinkle shapes with reserved Parmesan. Dehydrate at 155 degrees in an Excalibur dehydrator for 6 hours or until desired crispness is achieved.

Personal Note.... I love love love these! And so do all the Bichons at White Dog Cottage. Waiting for forever families can be tough, but home made treats and love make everything better. REMEMBER ADOPT DO NOT SHOP!

376 VOTES     The  second most popular entry

Oreo Pup!!

I'm SO excited my friends over at Kol's Notes told me about a goodie contest for a dehydrator.  I told mama to get busy and make something really tummy yummy.  So after many many tries mama came up with these yummy goodies that can be made directly in the dehydrator....frees the oven so mama can make even more goodies!

Oreo Pup

  • Ingredients
    • 1 Tbsp water
    • 1/4 cup carob powder
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1 Tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp mint extract
    • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • Directions
    • Mix the coconut oil, honey, mint and vanilla together
    • Add the carob and coconut flour
    • Slowly add the water a little at a time.
    • You can chill if you want.
    • Make small balls and flatten
    • Place on the dehydrator trays
    • Set to 160 and let run 5-16 hours depending on how crunchy you want.
Now I have spied mama sampling these so you need to watch the humans cause these are super yummy.  Mama has also used doggy safe frosting and made little sandwiches out of these.

115 VOTES     The third most popular entry

Dehydrated Blueberry Pancakes
1 1/3 cups of oat flour
2/3 cup millet flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus a tiny bit more of water
Coconut oil for the pan 
Blueberries to your liking
Mix the flours and egg together.  Add the cup of water to the flours and mix well.  If need be add more water until you get a good consistency for pancakes.
Put a small amount of coconut oil in  a frying pan and add batter to the pancake size of your liking.  Drop your blueberries into the pancake.  Cook until lightly brown on one side and then flip and cook the other side until lightly brown or until the pancake is no longer wet in the center.
I put the pancakes in the refrigerator until I had some time to dehydrate them.
Since I don’t have a dehydrator, I put my oven on the lowest setting which was 170 degrees.  
I set my cooling rack on a backing sheet and using my pizza cutter, cut the pancake into bite sized bits.
The pizza cutter was amazing for cutting these bad boys.
The pizza cutter was amazing for cutting these bad boys.
They're not uniform in size, but who cares?
They’re not uniform in size, but who cares?
I place the cookie sheet with the cooling rack on it in the oven and baked them for about 2 hours and 40 minutes.   I was planning on three hours, but when I checked them, they were dry and crisp.

Now, get cooking!!!! You have the recipes!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

And the winner is:......................

I waited. And watched, and waited some more. FINALLY the rafflecopter LANDED

!!!!!! Ladybug and Chloe's mom!

And she had actually done a blog post and submitted a recipe and promoted the Giveaway!



And based on votes we have THREE great recipes that will be featured: The Apple & Cheese, the Oreo Pups and the Crunchy Pancakes!

Sorry guys at WHITE DOG COTTAGE, we really tried, but lady luck was winking toward NY! Maybe Miss Jeanne can buy a lottery ticket for TBFR!


Worth the read: Orphan Kitten Saved By Retired Guard Dog

Shared from Zite



Orphan Kitten Saved By Retired Guard Dog

lovemeow.com - A tiny calico kitten was saved and adopted by a retired guard dog. Now Lily the dog guards and protects her little kitten.
"I heard a loud funny noise as we entered the park and I thought it was a bird. We walked Lily and on the way out I decided to investigate the noise that was still quite loud thinking it could be an injured bird," said Lorrie R. via Kitty Army.

FROM THE FDA: Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats

Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats

Cats and lilies
The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year.
If you have cats, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to remind you that these particular flowers, as well as Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are a safety threat to your feline friends.
Eating small amounts of plants or grass may be normal for cats. But the entire lily plant (leaf, pollen, 
and flower) is poisonous to them, according to Melanie McLean, a veterinarian at FDA. Even if they just eat a couple of leaves or lick a few pollen grains off their fur, cats can suffer acute kidney failure within a very short period of time.
McLean says that if your cat has eaten part of a lily, the first thing you’ll see is vomiting soon afterwards. That may gradually lessen over two to four hours. Within 12 to 24 hours, the cat may start to urinate frequently. Then, if kidney failure sets in, the cat will stop urinating because the kidneys stop being able to produce urine. Untreated, she says, a cat will die within four to seven days of eating a lily.Young cats typically have healthy kidneys, so when a young cat shows signs of acute kidney damage, consumption of a toxic substance is one of the first things veterinarians investigate, McLean says.
Early veterinary treatment is critical. McLean says that even if you just suspect that your cat has eaten a lily, you should call your veterinarian immediately or, if the office is closed, take your cat to an emergency veterinary clinic. The vet may induce vomiting if the cat just ate the lily, and will give the cat intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration and preserve kidney function.
Other lilies, like Calla and Peace lilies, don’t cause fatal kidney failure, but they can irritate your cat’s mouth and esophagus. Lilies of the Valley are toxic to the heart, causing an abnormal heart rhythm. If you think your cat has eaten any type of lily, contact your veterinarian.
Lilies are not a great danger to dogs, McLean says. Dogs may have some gastrointestinal issues if they eat a lily, but nothing considered life-threatening.
Does this mean that you can’t have lilies in your home if you have a cat? Although it’s best not to have them in your home, if you want to enjoy these pretty spring flowers, McLean says to be sure to keep the plant someplace that your high-jumping pet can’t reach.
This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.
April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

LAST day to VOTE

I love watching  the voting going on!

Yup it is, the LAST DAY to VOTE to WIN

                                                         Soon we will be picking a winner.
In the EXCALIBUR  dehydrator giveaway.
 You can use a dehydrator right? 
Well, win one!


This post and giveaway are sponsored by Excalibur Dehydrators. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Over the last few weeks, you guys have been sharing your fav dehydrator dog treat recipes with us.  How great is that? Ready made knowledge base!
We've narrowed it down to these awesome entries and now YOU GET TO VOTE for your favorite recipe.
It’s simple. Just check out the recipes at the links below, then click “like” under your fav. Please note that even though you can click the like button more than once, only the first two clicks from your IP Address will be counted. Every single like earns your fav recipe an extra chance to win a 9 Tray Dehydrator from Excalibur!                                                     
                                                        Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator
(model 3926TCDBwith clear doors and a timer

They’re manufactured in the USA. They’ve got tons of size options, so no matter whether you’re drying treats for just your own dog or all the dogs on the block, there is a dehydrator for you. Unlike many dehydrators, Excalibur Dehydrators have a horizontal airflow, not a vertical one. This means that the trays don’t need to be rotated and you get a more evenly dried treat. Their special Hyperwave technology ensures that your treats dry safely, drawing moisture away from the surface and ensuring no moisture or bacteria is trapped inside. The fluctuating temperature create a drying process unlike any other.

If you can’t wait, you can order yourself a dehydrator now -

you can even save 15% by using Excalibur Discount Code PETLOVE at the check out

(savings good until April 15, 2014)

As a bonus and a thank you for voting, you can even claim an entry into our dehydrator giveaway for yourself! Just click ENTER on the Rafflecopter widget under the voting list.

April 14 is coming soon and the winner will be randomly chosen!
iS IT GOING TO BE you?????

In case you have not read them on the Excalibur PAGE on this blog.... you can read them now.


Promotion Description: The ‘Dehydrator Dog Treats Giveaway sponsored by Excalibur (“Sweepstakes”) begins on March 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on APRIL 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. Entries will be accepted between March 18th and March 31, 2014. Voting will commence between each April 1st to April 14th.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Excalibur (“Sponsor”), Kol’s Notes (“Event Host”) and Silvie on 4 (“Event Host”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Event hosts are responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway.
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