Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

If you read my blog regularly, you will know that C & I are dog lovers.  Major dog lovers!  We have a Siberian Husky named Ellie that has us wrapped around her paw.  My in-laws have a Border Collie named Roy, that we help out with, too.  He is a ball of energy and loves attention.  I was browsing Pinterest one day (shocker, I know) and found a recipe for a homemade frozen dog treat on Hub Pages.

We had bought some frozen dog treats in the past, but when you check the ingredient label, you will find that most of the things on there are almost unpronounceable.  This homemade treat has only whole, simple ingredients that are good for your pets, especially during this extremely hot weather we have been having. 

All three dogs we have given these to (Ellie, Roy and my aunt’s dog, Maggie) have loved them! 

Frozen Dog Treats

32 oz. plain yogurt

1 mashed ripe banana

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey


Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of your mixer and combine thoroughly.  Fill up two ice cube trays with the mixture and freeze until hard.  I emptied them from the trays and kept them in one container in the freezer.




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These kitties know how to relax after a busy day of yard work!




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Furry family members…










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See our cat (who thinks he is actually hiding)…


See Ellie want to chase the cat…


See how her lead, while hooked to a stake, is also wrapped around C’s chair leg to stop her…hopefully!


That darn cat!!


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Almost-Wordless Wednesday




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Menu Plan Monday

A week doesn’t seem like a long period of time, but a lot of change can happen in a week.  I wrote about losing our precious border collie a couple of weeks ago and we didn’t know if or when we would get another dog.  C & I both love dogs, but losing Patches hurt so much we weren’t sure if we wanted to go through that again.  Sometimes fate intervenes and it sure did this time.

A young lady that C works with had to move and could not take her dog with her.  She had rescued “Ellie”, a two year old Siberian Husky, and didn’t want to have to take her back to a shelter again.  C found out last Thursday about the dog, we got her on Friday, and she is now a permanent fixture in our home.  Meet Ellie…

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She LOVES long walks, even at 5:00am!  The only trouble we have had has been with Mama Cat.  She does not appreciate this new addition at all, especially since Ellie is inside and Mama C is not!

Anyway, below is my menu plan for the week.  Hopefully, we will have a wonderful first week with Ellie in our lives.

Grilled pork chops with roasted potatoes & salad

Sausage bake

Grilled steaks and potato wedges with salad

Pizza night

Chess Squares

Also, I thought I would share a view of the Little Barren River that flows past the farm we live on.  Check out my new header photo!

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