Pressure Cooker Beef Stew Recipe For Your Dog

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew Recipe For Your Dog

Wow, winter is almost here! We plan to get out and skate skiing this season. My husband and I are committed to figure it out and get to the other side of the mountains and ski…with our dogs. Our dogs, you ask? Aren’t they small? Yup! This last weekend my husband emerged from the basement asking, “did you want me to save these old skis for your crazy dog igloo idea?” Sounds weird doesn’t it? It’s not really. Think cross between a styrofoam cooler and a big version of a 1980’s Leggs Pantyhose container….but on skis, with a hole in the top so my dog can stick his head out while I happily ski and pull him behind me in his cool contraption! Every year I try to talk my husband into making a little egg-shaped, insulated igloo that sits on skis…my plan? To take my dogs with us when we go skiing! I know, you can say it – bee-rilliant! My husband says I’m daft in the head for having the idea. Whenever we talk about my dog ski-igloo contraption, my husband stares at me with a bit of a twisted smile and says, “so you really think that will work, do ya?” Yes I do! Clearly he does not. Some day though…. I will make my dog ski-igloo thingy, as God is my witness! Seriously though, I hope God isn’t looking too closely at me… I may have to clean up my language some. While my dog ski-igloo thingy may be years in the making, here’s what I do vow to make for our pups this year. You can make it too, all you need is...
Easy To Make Salmon Sliders For Your Hangry Dog!

Easy To Make Salmon Sliders For Your Hangry Dog!

When our dog shows the emotion built up from their hunger…with little satisfaction, and then anger intersects, they are hangry! This last weekend, our sweet pups were hangry. Why? Because we went for a 5 mile hike and as a result they were starving! They had breakfast at 6 a.m. and it was noon, which put dinner about 4 hours away. You ever had hangry-eyed dogs stare at you? It’s like acupuncture, only less soothing and more poking. It was a stare down – my Shih Tzu’s glaring at me, trying to will me to make them a snack. Guess what? It worked! The snack? Easy to make salmon sliders, made special for my hangry dogs! Whenever I want to give my dogs a nice, healthy, omega-3 rich snack I make them my world famous salmon sliders. Why are they world famous? Well, dogs come from far and wide to eat my salmon sliders – and from far and wide, I mean our bay window and even as far as from our basement sofa. Yup, my dogs – some might consider them spoiled. Hangry Dog Salmon Sliders 1 6oz can salmon, no salt (we use Wild Planet) 1 C steamed broccoli 1 C steamed spinach 1/2 C steamed sweet potato 10 blueberries Place ingredients, organic is best, in your food processor (we use a Cuisinart Mini) and mix until items are incorporated. Once mixed together the texture should be like raw hamburger. Take some of the mixture and form into little sliders and serve. This recipe provides nice size snacks for 4 hangry pups. Why do we and our dogs love this salmon...
What If Dogs Could Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election?

What If Dogs Could Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election?

Honestly, hasn’t the 2016 presidential election been a total freak out? The only thing that would make it better is if people would drive to our abodes and hand us free popcorn… Nope, this isn’t a movie trailer people, this stuff is for realz! All of this chaos has me wondering, what if dogs could vote in the 2016 presidential election? What If Dogs Could Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election? There are a few things I’ve learned from my eight adopted dogs. In no particular order, here they are: Generally speaking, dogs know if a person has been good or bad. They are like Santa that way. If dogs could vote in this year’s election then we’d be more apt to suss out fact from fiction. Dogs are kind to everyone they meet. Again, a bit like Santa. If dogs could vote, we’d replace the vitriolic rhetoric with kindness. Debates would be a nice venue to make friends, just hanging out together. Dogs typically aren’t persuaded or dissuaded by words….nope, give them a treat and you’ve won their heart! So, if dogs could vote we’d hear less words and see more tasty dog treats. Leadership is important to dogs. They are drawn to other dogs, enjoy the ‘group’ approach and tend to follow the leader with the best sensibilities and characteristics. A great skill when you think about it. Dogs don’t harbor a grudge. When dogs don’t agree amongst themselves they make their point and then work to rebuild the relationship. They don’t harbor anger. Boy, do we need dogs as role models this election. Integrity and trust are important in your relationship with your dog....
How I Create A Spa Day With My Dog

How I Create A Spa Day With My Dog

Hey, let’s face it – life is hectic. Working 9-5, caring for loved ones, and running errands…there is little time left for you! Putting aside “me time” is important for mental health and wellbeing. We recommend you set aside time every month for a “me” day to help you revive. I always make sure to create something special and have a spa day….with my dog. No kidding! Here are my tips for you to have have a spa day with your dog! Spa Day With My Dog Incorporate your dog in your relaxation time, after all, who doesn’t like being pampered? Plan a spa day at home for both of you so you can relax and enjoy each other’s company. Put on a little pup-based music, get dressed up in a plush robes and slippers, and for something special, pour yourself a flute of champagne (and a bowl of water for your dog). Place your dog’s bed in the bathroom so he can snuggle in – and you two can relax together. We like to give our pups a nice bath, along with a warm epsom salt pawdicure (it has a lot of benefits, read more here), towel dry them and gently rub organic paw balm on their pads. Next we snuggle them in thick robes, and just like a toasty burrito, place them in their dog beds (their warming pad on low) we’ve positioned next to the tub. After I quickly clean and refill the tub, I sink in and let the my cares float away. I stay in my soothing, epsom salt and organic bubbly, warm tub for about 10-15 minutes – playing soothing music, sipping my champagne and...
RV, The Pet friendly Travel Solution!

RV, The Pet friendly Travel Solution!

We’ve all had this happen – grab your pup to go experience the great outdoors, traveling towards the beach only to find ‘pet unfriendly’ hotels along the way! Dang it, talk about a weekend spoiler. “But my dog is well trained,” you plead in a rather wobbly voice, pushing through the anxiety you feel at the prospect of sleeping in your car, mustering up the self-assuredness required when attempting to talk someone into doing something that they can’t or don’t want to do.  “Sorry” is the one word response you receive from the caretaker. Bugger….you think to yourself as you watch the sun set behind the blinking, neon hotel moniker. This was our experience – my husband, also known as my Better Whole, and me taking weekend jaunts to small towns, only to find limited options for nightly stays that would welcome our three critters. We got tired of explaining that our dogs were perfect, that they never barked, dropped only the perfumiest (is that a word?) of poo, and that if given enough time they could learn to trim the hedges of the hotel lawn! Okay, so we may confused the facts a little – truth be told, dogs are dogs and they can do things that some folks don’t twelcome. So, what did we do? RV, The Pet Friendly Travel Solution!  RV, the pet friendly travel solution – tips to make it easy! Click To Tweet We’re campers! Yup, we have joined the ranks of RV campers, and camping with pups is easy as long as you know all the basics. Let me share our rules of the road: Safe Travel Keep your dog safe...

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