Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dog Biscuits



Two Little Cavaliers is hosting a Regressive Dinner.  Thank you for letting us join in the fun!

This is our take on a receipe my husband and I found on AllReceipes.com.  If you are ever concerned about these, or any ingredients in a recipe, be sure to ask your animal wellness professional. 


Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned organic pumpkin (we used Nummy Tum-Tum)
1/4 cup canned organic sweet potatoes for dogs (again, we used Nummy Tum-Tum brand)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together.  Add water as needed to make the dough workable.  (We added 2 tablespoons.) The dough will be dry and stiff.

3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface.  Roll until dough is about 1/2 inch thick. 

4. Press cookie cutter into dough.  (We used ghosts for Halloween, but any cookie cutter works great!)

5. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 30 minutes.



Humphrey, Brando, and Ziggy get to lick the
spoon with the peanut butter
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The rest of the Regressive Dinner will take place on the following days.  
Thanksgiving – Main Course – Tuesday November 22nd
Christmas – Soup, Salad, and Sides – Thursday December 22nd
New Years Eve – Cocktails and Appetizers – Thursday December 29th

We would love for you to join us and make each part of the dinner bigger than the one before.  To take part in the event please sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJFckxZY1lnWTZ2dG5OekxEX3cwQ2c6MQ

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Paw Print Adventures with Ziggy™ Amarillo, Texas

I think this is the first long journey we've taken with the pups.  We had to debate on whether or not to bring Brando.  He's fearful of so many things, we didn't want to cause him more anxiety.  All it took was a glance into his big eyes, and I knew he was coming along.  Ziggy doesn't care who comes, just as long as he gets to go bye-bye. So off we went to Amarillo with all three Cavaliers.


Ziggy slept most of the journey.  When we finally arrived in Amarillo, Ziggy's first stop was The Home Depot.  We had to pick up spray paint for Cadillac Ranch.  Cadillac Ranch has 10 Cadillacs, half-buried, in a very dusty cow pasture. Visitors can spray paint the bodies of these old jalopies.  If you're ever in Amarillo, we highly suggest this as one of your stops. 

This time, we had to plan how we were going to leave behind Ziggy's paw print.  This is the first place we could actually leave behind his paw print, we usually make-n-take his paw print with us. At Cadillac Ranch, tagging is not considered vandalizing. 

Obviously, we couldn't use spray paint since that would hurt him, so we decided to use our ever trusty ink pad.  He's getting to be an such an old pro at touching with his paw, that it only took one try to create a perfect print.

Ziggy, and his brothers enjoyed romping around at Cadillac Ranch. They can't wait to share Ziggy's next adventure with you.  

Where will Ziggy's paw print be next?   

Monday, October 17, 2011

Humphrey's Day Off


Humphrey deserved a much needed day off.  So we decided to skip training, and spend the day horsing around. 
 Our first stop was Sonic Drive In.  Humphrey ordered a grilled chicken sandwich.  He had a little trouble pushing the button, so we had to help him.

He really enjoyed the chicken!


Next, we went to Three Dog Bakery.  The Cavaliers love the fresh baked treats they have.


Before we went inside, Humphrey had to check out the "others" that came before him.


Humphrey picked out peanut butter and carob cookies.


After the bakery, Humphrey was off to the dog park.  He needed to work off the chicken, and cookie!


Humphrey and his new friend.


Frisbee!


Run free Humphrey!




Here I come!



It was a wonderful afternoon.  After all that excitement, Humphrey spent the rest of his day curled up under the desk, sound asleep.  Rest comfy, my sweet little pup.

Friday, October 7, 2011

World Smile Day

Today, Sugar the Golden Retriever is hosting World Smile Day.  Let's all join in!  Times are tough, but a smile can brighten any day.  Take it from Ziggy!
                                                                     
                                                                              
                                                                                

About Wordless Wednesday


It was really difficult to not write something on Wordless Wednesday.  Being that in a few minutes it will be Friday, I thought it was safe to share a little something about our tie dye day. 

My little guy was sick, but that didn't stop him from getting bored.  That's when we came up with the idea to tie dye shirts.  They turned out nice considering the directions didn't make any sense, and the Cavaliers were stepping all over the area we were trying to dye. (At one point, Brando had a green tail, and Ziggy was leaving multi colored paw prints all over our white ceramic tiles! What a hoot!)

Little Ziggy has his shirt draped around him like a cape!  Don't tell
Brando, but I think we put his shirt on backwards--oops!
Never having dressed the pups before, we weren't sure they'd wear the shirts. We were in luck, they didn't seem to mind.  Marlon Brando slipped his head right in, like an old pro.  Ziggy was so cute.  He's such a tiny little fry, that his shirt kept falling off.  The blanket that we used for the backdrop for our photos, was the drop cloth we dyed the shirts on.  As you can see from the blanket, we had quite the mess, but it was worth it.  We had a great time.  P.S. Brando's tail is no longer green, but I think Ziggy might be hanging onto his colored paws for his next paw print adventure!
                              

Monday, October 3, 2011

Iams Home 4 the Holidays

Check it out! It's a blog hop to help out!!


This is the 13th year of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays adoption drive! One of the world’s largest pet adoption programs, this annual adoption program, held in partnership with the incredible Helen Woodward Animal Center, has set a goal of finding new homes for 1.5 million orphaned pets around the world. Since the program began, it has helped 5.8 million pets find loving homes.

From now through January 3, 2012, Iams and Helen Woodward Animal Center will team up with over 3,500 animal organizations worldwide for this special event. Every pet adopted through the program will receive an Iams adoption kit loaded with important information about nutrition, training and proper care to ensure their relationship with the new animal starts off on the right paw.

“Each year, as many as 4 million orphaned dogs and cats are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding – that is approximately one pet every eight seconds,” said Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Since partnering with Iams on the adoption drive 13 years ago, we have really seen the benefit of what this program can do for orphaned animals, and the families who adopt.”

How Everyone Can Help
Along with the adoption portion of the program, the campaign is also providing shelters and rescues with much needed food donations. With the help of consumers, the Iams Bags 4 Bowls program aims to donate 5 million meals to animals housed in participating organizations. You can lend a hand by simply:
  • Visiting the Iams Facebook page and clicking to “Like” the page or various messages, photos, videos, etc. For each “Like” comment, photo posted, etc., Iams will donate meals.
  • Becoming a fan of the Iams Facebook page and creating a custom adoption announcement or holiday card to share the news of your new four-legged family member or just send a season’s greeting to your family and friends. For each card created and shared, Iams will donate meals.
  • Purchasing specially-marked packages of Iams dog or cat food during the duration of the campaign. For every specially-marked package sold, Iams will donate one bowl of food to a participating Iams Home 4 The Holidays animal organization.
How Bloggers Can Help
As we mentioned, we’re cohosting a blog hop along with our pet blogging buddies, The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club, Preston Speaks, Pet Blogs United, Fidose of Reality, Pet News and Views, and PetsWeekly.
You can show your support by joining the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop…and for every blog that joins the hop through October 10, another 100 bowls of food will be donated! Here’s how to join:
  • Write a post on  your blog to show your added support for the Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop and link up your blog name and URL using the Linky Tool below (where it says “Click Here To Enter”). You only need to add your link once to be seen on all the Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop Linky Tools.
  • Grab the linky code and add it to your post so everyone can hop around and make new friends. (Just click the “Get the Code Here” link to obtain the code.)
  • Visit  other  blogs that are supporting  the Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop. Make new friends and/or reconnect with old friends!
Thanks for reading!
Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, and Ziggy Stardust