Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baking Day at the Sanctuary

It was dog treat baking day today! I made Peanut Butter Pipsqueaks and Cini's Cheesies to take to Yorkiestock in Iowa this weekend. I made seven double-batches of treats, so there will be plenty for all of the pups at Yorkiestock to indulge in. Even Elmo will have a full belly after this. (Psssst, Elmo, the big bag in the middle is for you!) For those not in the know, Yorkiestock is the annual party-picnic fundraiser-bash held at FluffyButts Rescue Resort. Since Teddy comes from there, (as did Roody), we are honorary "FluffyButters" here at the Sanctuary. Kind of a "FluffyButts North". So, Olive, Baci, Teddy and I are going to set out tomorrow to enjoy the company of a lot of other kind folks and fur-kids. We couldn't come empty-handed, so we are bringing cheese curds, snuggle-sacks, and treats! Can you believe that there are people out there who don't know what cheese curds are? Well, the fur-kids and I are on a mission this weekend to educate the masses...starting with Iowa! In case there are fur-kids out there wondering if the treats are any good, the testing kitchen crew here thoroughly examined each batch today and declared them Grade A! Stay tuned for more from our big adventure...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Here's Another Video

This time I'll save you from having to listen to me and let you listen to Sarah MacLaughlin instead. It is a tribute to some of the Hundenruhe Angels...furkids who have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy!

I've Been Working...

on a couple of movies to showcase the pups. The first one is a montage of pictures of the dogs, past and present, that I set to my singing of "I'll Stand By You". I love that song, and it just seemed to fit some of the pictures of the dogs. Hope you enjoy it - and don't be too hard on the singer! :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Daddy's Little Helpers

These little monkeys wanted to "help" with the removal of the garbage to the recycling center this morning. Don't they look eager to help??

Even Granny Esther muscled her way to the front for a good look!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Olive and the Toad

This is Princess Olive on her royal throne. It is a special throne that overlooks her kingdom and swings gently to soothe her. Princess Olive is a happy but firm monarch, ruling her subjects with an iron paw in a velvet glove. However, Olive feels there is still something missing, and she is still looking for Prince Charming. On Sunday night, she came across a magical toad on her nightly constitutional around the grounds. Having heard some stories about magical frogs, she decided that it couldn't hurt to give him a kiss, to see if he turned into a gorgeous Prince TFT. Well, for the first time in her life (because the Princess is NEVER wrong), Princess Olive was mistaken. The toad was, well, a toad and he was a BAD kisser! He tasted icky. Really icky. After trying to eradicate every trace of the noxious beast from her mouth, Olive vowed never to kiss strangers ever again! Unfortunately, like a bad relationship, there seems to be lingering issues from the kiss, so Princess Olive will be visiting the royal physicians today to determine if something else must be done. Good luck, your Highness!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Teddy and Coco went to the doctor today. Coco is limping, and will need to have her toe soaked in Epsom salts twice a day. That should be interesting...! Teddy had some sad news. He has a grade 2 (out of 6) heart murmur. He had been throwing up some clear, yucky stuff and sounded congested, so Dr. Jeff checked him out. We decided to try him on heart meds for a week to see if it affects him, and then we'll know how to proceed. This isn't a serious condition as of yet, but its good to start addressing it early to halt any further deterioration of his heart. Teddy's heart is so big - we have to keep it healthy!

More Summer Smiles

How lucky am I, to see these  wonderful faces when I come home?! We had a hot, humid afternoon filled with scolding squirrels, rolls in the grass, wriggly bugs, fun with toys, and lots of naps on the doggie deck!

Thursday, July 1, 2010