Thursday, August 29, 2013

National Dog Day! Cake and A Picnic!

August 26th was national dog day.  I wanted to take the dogs and do something fun, but it was 95F and humid, so I baked them a cake instead.

And then we had a picnic!

This was my cake recipe: 1 can of green tripe, 1/2 cup of garbanzo bean flour, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of almond milk.  Mixed it all up and baked it for 40 mins.
Then I 'frosted' it with peanut butter and added some peanut butter chips to the top.  I tried to make it spell D-O-G.  

Then we went outside and the dogs had their cake and ate it too!

Ok there are a lot of pictures, but peanut butter + cute puppies = adorable!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Weaves and Teeter and Tunnels!

This is Dhali in his favorite spot - underneath the plum tree laying in the grass :)  

Weeeee!  A video of agility!  Yes we have been working on something.  
Dhali has been very hesitant about the big teeter.  Of course, when I brought the little teeter outside to just play an easy game of 'bang it' he was all "I'm not scared!".  Crazy little guy.  

He's getting better and better about not biting me and hopefully I am getting better at giving him the right direction.  I'll have to wait and see what the official word is from Loretta, if I'm doing good/bad.

Look at him do the weaves!  He's figuring it out.  At first I had fences on either side, but he doesn't need them any more.  I'm not sure how they figure this stuff out, like running contacts, but they seem to get it.  A little bit every day.  

My goal is to have a fast, smooth running dog.  LOL!  I think that's everyone's goal.  It might take a long time, but I think it will be worth it :) 

Tibby makes a cameo appearance at the beginning of the video.  She really does not like to do agility, but she likes hot dogs, so she will bang that *%&#* teeter until she gets some hot dogs or I take her away.  She is such a funny dog.  Crazy that she is the most willing to do the teeter, when it was THE scariest thing to her in the beginning.  It took a long time just to shape her to look at and take one step toward the teeter.  Now she won't get off it! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chewy Treat Review With Tibby

Tibby got to review these yummy treats from  Why should Dhali get to do all the treat testing??

Question #1: "So Tibby how to you like these Natural Balance Jerky Bars from
Tibby:  "They taste really good.  I will even sit up to get one and I don't do that for every treat.  I like the chicken part and the sweet potato part.  Give me another one or this interview is over."

Question #2:  "Is there anything you would change about these treats?"
Tibby:  "Yes, I hate the plastic bag.  It makes a scary noise and ruins my appetite.  Take the treats out of that dangerous bag, give me the treats and then throw that scary bag away.  Really!  That bag is freaking me out!  No,  I don't want to sit next to it.  Ok, I'm counting to 3 and then that bag had better be gone."  

"I'm not getting rid of the bag.  Question 3?"
"Fine.  I need 2 treats to steady my nerves."

Question #3:  What do you think of the size, shape and texture of these treats?"
Tibby:  "Well, they could be bigger.  You keep breaking them into tiny pieces.  I'm not dumb - hello!  I can see how big they are in the bag.  Texture?  Um, let me try a normal size one and I'll let you know if there is a texture.  Shape is good - it fits in my mouth."

Question #4: "Any finally thoughts?"
Tibby:  Yeah, I'm tired of talking to you and laying next to this scary plastic bag.  Am I getting paid in treats for this interview?  I want to renegotiate my contract!"

Dhali gets to review the next treats - he's not such a DIVA!