Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our smooshie lil' puppy!

Meet the 5th member of our family...Jonah, or as we commonly refer to him..Jojo, pups, puppy, baby or Joey. He is such a beautiful lil' thang. He's a beautiful 4 year old maltese. We rescued him from the AWL about 18months ago and it was the best thing we ever did.  He truly is apart of our family.  He comes everywhere with us, watches tv with us, sits out the back with us, sleeps with us, goes to the beach/park with us and pretty much comes everywhere and does everything  we can do with a dog.
We LOVE him!
I just adore how he cocks his head to one side when you talk to him, I love how he talks in his sleep...yes, he actually barks, growls and 'talks' in his sleep...Its soooo cute.  I love how he does spins and flips when you put your flip flops on to go out.. just expecting he's going to come too. I thinks its so, so cute when he looks up at us innocently with his underbite, I love when Im waiting for the kids to come out of school and I say their names, he looks for them just knowing where they walk out from and licking them to death when he sees them,  I love how he just loves our family unconditionally.
Getting Jojo was the best thing for our family.

With that said, I thought I would give you a few recipes that our puppy loves and mayby pass onto your baby.  First of all, here are a few things you SHOULDN'T feed your dog...

*Chocolate, Coffee, Caffeine

*Alcohol (well, this is obviouse)
*Macadamia Nuts
*Grapes & Raisins
*Yeast Dough
*Raw/Undercooked Meat, Eggs and

Ok, now thats out of the way, here is a couple of great recipes from that I have found realy useful....

Healthy One Pot Dinner Recipe For Dogs 

This recipe will give you approx. two cups, so

depending on the size of your dog you can double,

triple recipe. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze individual servings!

2/3 cup Beef, cubed (any meat can be used!)

3/4 cup carrots and sweet potatoes, cubed

1/2 cup instant brown rice

1 cup water

1/4 tsp. garlic powder (Optional!)

1. Put all the ingredients, except rice, in a large pot

and boil.

2. When the vegetables are tender, add rice and

cook until done.

Note: you may have to add a bit more water during


Here's some snacks for your puppy too...
Cheese n' Garlic Cookies for Dogs

1 1/2 cups white rice flour

1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/4 pound safflower oil margarine

1 clove garlic -- crushed (Optional)

1 pinch salt

1. Grate the cheese and let stand until it reaches

room temperature.

2. Cream the cheese with the softened margarine,

garlic, salt, and flour.

3. Add enough milk to form inta a ball. Chill for 1/2


4. Roll onto floured board. Cut into shapes and

bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until slightly brown,

and firm.

Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.

Like I always say, making your own food from scratch is so much healthier AND why not also make it for your other family member.  It reduces fleas, keeps your dog healthy and stops them from stinking...Im meaning their poo's as well as their breath...It also stops that icky 'dog' smell from radiating from them...ugh, a smell I detest.  So I hope you enjoy my doggy recipes that i have shared with you and enjoyed meeting our baby.

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