Dogs : A True Essay

Once upon a time, there was a family.  The family consisted of 1 mom, 1 dad,  1 son, 1 daughter, 9 chickens, and 3 dogs (Vida, Panda, and Sampson), and 1 cat.  One day the son and daughter, whom I will call Fish and Mousepaw, found two poor little skin and bones stray dogs, a girl and a boy.  They were a week, tops, from the end.  Fish and Mousepaw fed the dogs, oh so carefully, dog food and cream cheese.

The next day, Mousepaw woke up, and the brown boy dog had been adopted by the neighbors!  Now that one dog had a home, there was just the black and white girl dog (Who bore an uncanny resemblance to Panda, by the way.) that was stray.

The family took her in and gave her food and water and love and shelter in the doghouse.  The black and white girl dog (who had been inexplicably named Anastasia) was still scary thin, but she had been getting better…  Anastasia had been eating a lot of dog food. The dad and mom wanted to find her a new home. Mousepaw and Fish felt that Anastasia was not healthy enough to rehomed.

But at how much that black and white dog was eating, it was expensive to keep her.  Mousepaw found out that she could put a PayPal button on her blog, and if people wanted to, they could click on it to donate to help!

The bottom line: It was expensive, but the dog was very sick.

These are pictures of Anastasia:

She really is the most darling puppy.

~ Mousepaw


Meet Sampson: The New Addition

We got a new puppy!  He was born on August 27, 2011.  His name is Sampson and he’s about 7 months old.  This is him!

At 4 months… 

At 6 1/2 months… 

Getting ready for a nap…


<3 He is so sweet. He knows (the tricks) come here, stand-up-on-your-hind-legs, sit, shake, lay down, catch-the-treat-in-your-mouth-without-letting-it-touch-the-ground, and roll over.

He is half Rottweiler and half Flat Coated Retriever.

For more info on his “breed” look at and

We have 2 other dogs, a girl and boy. The girl, Panda, Is 1 week older than Sampson and is a Pit bull terrier/Dalmatian , and the boy, Vida, is a 1 year old Flat coated retriever.

Happy Valentines Day!,


P.S.  Support Suzanne Collins and Read The Hunger Games!

Meet Panda: The New Addition

We got a new puppy!  She was born on July 25, 2011.  Her name is panda and she’s about 4 months old.  This is her!

At 8 weeks…

At 11 weeks…

And 16 weeks!

Doesn’t she look like one of those panda dogs?

It’s amazing, the resemblance.

Bye for now!

More Doggy Recipies

Loosey-Goosey Chicken Fix

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup cooked plain white rice
1 cup cooked plain carrots
1 cup non- or low-fat cottage cheese

For dogs that have had a bit too much ‘stuff’ that they’re a little bit ‘loose.’ (Get it?)

Boil chicken breasts in a small amount of water until done; chop.
Cook carrots in a small amount of water until tender but not mushy.
Mix both with the rice and cottage cheese. You may want to add some broth from the meat or carrots if it seems too dry.
A nice plain meal to get your baby ‘firmed up.’ Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

Optional flavorings (add 1 if desired): 1/4 cup mashed banana; 1/4 cup mashed or chopped plain potatoes; 1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese.

Remember to go easy since you’re trying to get their little tummies back to normal!


Bacon Biscuit Yummies

Talk about good! My puppy, Vida, can’t get enough of these homemade dog treats!


2 eggs
1 c. milk
½ c. water
10 TBSP bacon fat, melted
5 c. whole wheat flour


First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your cookie (or baking )sheet.

In a good size bowl, beat the 2 eggs. Stir in the water, bacon fat and milk until everything’s well blended.

Slowly stir in the flour until you have a nice, stiff dough.

Using your hands, roll the dough into 2 inch balls.

Place the balls on the lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool & Serve!

By the way, you’re going to want to store these bacon-flavored biscuits in the fridge.

Makes 25 dog biscuits.

Number three:
Microwave dog biscits
If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, but still want to treat your furry baby to a bit of homemade goodness, then this recipe for dog treats will be right up your alley!


2 c. whole wheat flour
2/3 c. chicken or beef broth
1 large egg
3 tbsp. quick cooking oats


1. To start, crack the egg into a mixing bowl and lightly beat it.

2. Next, stir or whisk in the chicken/beef broth.

3. Stir in the whole wheat flour.

4. Mix in the oats.

5. Now, form the mixture into a ball. You can either roll out the dough or take it by spoonfuls and place it on a microwave safe plate.

6. Microwave in batches* for 5 minutes on high. Add more time, as necessary, depending on how powerful your microwave is.

*The reason for the batches is that you don’t want the biscuits sticking together, so leave some space in between them on the plate used for microwaving.

Voila! Cool and serve. That was easy, right?!

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