For those that are in the DoT's Dog Days Of Summer Secret Swap;
Also, don't forget to contact your pal (anonymously please) this week and let her know you are out there and thinking of her and her K-9(s).
You can send a snail mail card, anonymous message on her blog (if her blog allows them), or send an email from a secret email account, or send an e-card.
Also if you have any questions or troubles please contact me or Natalie.
Here is a re-cap of DoT's Bloggerversary Contest that is going to run until September 10th;
Create a Representation of Your Dog(s)!
This can be achieved in any creative form, such as painting, drawing, quilt, poem, knitting, crochet, sculpture, etc... The ideas are endless and so use your imagination to your wildest extent!
There will be two categories for the prizes.
Category A: A representation using Fiber (ie, fabric, yarn, unspun wool, cotton, yarn/fabric dyeing, etc...
Category B: A representation not using Fiber (ie, painting, drawing, writing, clay, wood, metal, etc..)
Here is a wonderful Pupcake recipe from Susan:
(and Elise wants me to say wonderyummmyful because I have made the blueberry ones already and they made her so happy!)
Blueberry Pupcakes by Susan
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sour cream (regular or low-fat)
1/2 cup skim milk
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup quick rolled oats (though I use the whole grain oatmeal)
1 T baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk together oil and honey. Add eggs one at a time, then whisk in
sour cream and milk. I like to whisk in the baking powder next, then
add the flour and oats. Stir until moistened, then gently fold in the
Put 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin cup and bake for approximately 30
minutes. Cool thoroughly before serving to your dog.
This recipe also works with other fruits, including strawberries and
bananas. It would probably also work with carob chips, too.
(Just don't use chocolate or any other foods that are bad for dogs.)
For our Doggie Spotlight, meet Dianne's Cooper!
"Hi! My name is Cooper!
I also answer to Coopster, Coopey Baby, Mr. Coopey Doo, and Little Man.
I’m the new guy here in BritKnitter-ville.
I’m nine years young, but mommy says you would never know it ‘cause I act like a goofy teenager!
When I first came here, I was filthy dirty and smelled pretty bad.
At least, mommy said I smelled bad. I kind of liked my rolled-in-something-dead cologne.
I got a bath (really a scrubbing!) first thing, and mommy was amazed that I didn’t fight her or try and run away from the hose.
I even let her take all of the ticks off of me.
I don’t know how many there were - mommy lost count at 23.
After my bath, I got to meet these two really cute babes...turns out, they’re my new sisters.
I tried to get a little too friendly with Emma, but she put me in my place.
She is obviously the top dog around here, and that’s OK by me.
My next big adventure was a trip to the Vee-Eee-Tee where I got a good going-over, and some needles in my butt. That wasn’t so bad.
Later that week, I went back to the Vee-Eee-Tee where I had a nice nap, and came home minus some parts, if you know what I mean.
There are some odd rules here, like I’m not allowed to climb over the fence or pee in the house.
I only had two accidents inside the house before I learned.
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Mommy says I’m too skinny, and need some TLC ‘cause I’m a bit skittish, but she said she will take care of that.
In this place I have two meals a day (plus lots of treats), some fun sisters for company, and everybody loves me.
Mommy says she knows my first nine years were not that great, but she will make sure that the rest of my life will be the best she can give me.
I wonder why she was crying when she told me that?
Then I gave her kisses, and she cried some more.
Humans are funny creatures."