Co-Hosted Follow-Up Friday, March 22, 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of co-hosted Follow-up Friday.

My co-hostess this week has co-hosted with me many times. I learn so much from her, and I love reading about her training sessions with her brown dawgs.

What more can I say about her that I haven’t already said?

How about thank you for co-hosting. :-)

Don’t forget to stop by and visit the 2 Brown Dawgs blog to check out their Follow-Up Friday post.

SDS – Author’s Note

How reassuring to know I’m not the only one with spoiled dogs. :-)  Truthfully those nights don’t happen that often, but when they do…well you know.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – Author’s Note

I found a delicious gluten-free soda bread that complemented our meal perfectly.  I timed it pretty well so the bread was still slightly warm and the butter melted.


Still looking forward to Sunday’s corned beef hash and egg breakfast!

Counter Surfing 101 – Author’s Note

I’ve said it before, that dog has mad skills.

For those that asked, no she did not get sick.  She is known as the dog with the cast iron stomach.

When she first came to live with our pack she had a sensitive type stomach, but once she got used to having two squares a day with lots of treats and a snack, there isn’t much that upsets her stomach.

Of course, there are exceptions.

One time she ate 3/4 pound of butter, wrappers and all.  I thought she’d be hurling or shitting like a goose, but no.

She did drink a lot of water and I watched her like a hawk the entire day.  Finally after a few hours she vomited the tiniest bit of foam.

No, the time she really hurled was after she’d cleaned up a good portion of the yard.

Talk about vile.

She cleared the house on that one.

Tasty Cubes – Update

The dogs love the little frozen bits of whatever they’re getting but I won’t be buying any more Dorot spices. I did not realize that these little cubes contain soybean oil.

Remember the post where I told you I’d share the healthy changes we were making both in the dogs and our lifestyle?  Well one of the biggest things I’m trying to avoid is Genetically Modified Organisms a.k.a. GMO’s.

Unfortunately soy makes the list of the top 10 genetically modified foods.

Many thanks to Donna, from Donna and the Dogs to alerting me to this.

GMO’s are very, very bad.  You can read more about them as well as find non-GMO brands here.

More to come.

Lessons of Love – Author’s Note

I’m so happy that I can teach my grandchildren to be respectful of animals.  I feel it is my responsibility as a dog owner and animal advocate to educate whenever possible.  As you know, some adults are a real hard sell, but I’m a firm believer that the youth of today will make the change I want to see for animals.

One of my favorite pictures with my grandson and the dogs.

One of my favorite pictures with my grandson and the dogs.

And I’m starting in my own backyard.

Let Me Take You Down…To Funky Town – Update

Thank you for all your kind words, I really appreciate the support.  Part of it is I sometimes feel like I don’t know what to write about and I think on those days, I’m going to have to give myself permission to skip a post, or throw out a photo.

Every day doesn’t have to be a chapter of a book, right?

That’s it for me!  I hope you have a great weekend.  Many, many thanks to our friends at 2 Brown Dawgs for co-hosting the Follow-Up Friday blog hop,

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  1. says

    That’s too bad about those Dorot cubes…I was hoping to find some but now I guess not…At least you still have the cute little trays to use

    Hope you’re mood lifts and know that it’s OK if you skip a day or two…Just know that we’ll all be here when you come back

  2. says

    Thanks so much for asking me to co-host. I always enjoy it!

    Love that last picture. If I am not inspired to write, (or really it is type…I have lots to say but HATE to type), I just put up some pictures. It works because I always have some random pictures that don’t go with any posts. :)

  3. says

    My mom is a planner and I think it makes things hard for her too, she puts herself under unnecessary pressure. If you miss a post, the world will go on but mom has trouble with that kind of thing herself.

  4. Sue @ The Golden Life says

    First of all, I ditto what most everyone before me has already said. Secondly, if you don’t feel inspired to write a post, then don’t pressure yourself. Personally, I find that the more pressure I put on myself to do something, the longer it takes me to actually do it. That’s when I have to just give myself a break — either take the dogs out in the yard or watch a Bogie & Bacall movie. (I love the old movies, especially if Bogie’s in them!) Thirdly, I guess I’ll have to find something else to freeze the yogurt in. Do you make your own applesauce? Happy Friday!

  5. says

    I have to retake Follow Up Friday even if I do it on Saturdays, it’s really helpful to catch up.
    As for the “Let Me Take You Down…To Funky Town”, I know the feeling. Sometimes taking a break is not too bad, posting everyday is demanding even for me that I only post crap and nonsense (most 6 out od 7). A break doesn’t need to be long, a weekend sometimes it’s enough, I’m not saying you should stop writing, hell no, even tho I don’t comment often I still read you in my email and I enjoy it.

    I tried to give Doggy frozen treats after reading in here a few months ago, he’s not a fan, he loves his strawberries and oranges tho.

    Have a nice weekend,

  6. says

    What a bummer about those cubes. I thought they were just garlic. Why can’t they just be freakin’ garlic??

    And for sure don’t put pressure on yourself to post if you aren’t feeling it! One of my resolutions this year is to “enjoy more” – so if you are not enjoying, take a break. We’ll be here when you are feelin’ it again. :)

  7. says

    Our Jasper had a cast iron stomach too – and a good thing! He ate anything and everything.
    I’m with you on the GMO’s – those company’s are so darned sneaky, it makes you scared to eat sometimes!

  8. says

    Agree with so many Jodi about not pressuring yourself to post if you just don’t have one for that day, take a break and go have some fun with the dogs! I had to take a 3 month hiatus, lol and I am trying to get back in the swing but I decided to not sweat it if I just don’t have a post and 2 Brown Dawgs has a great idea about posting photos if you don’t really have much you want to say that’s why I LOVE Wordless Wednesday 😉

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