Category Archives: Dogs

Paw, Splash, Drink, Repeat

Paw, Splash, Drink. . .

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Repeat.

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One of us can do

this all day. . .

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Guess which one. . . :)

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Chloe hopes you have a little

play time this weekend. . .

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And Gracie hopes

you get a nap :)

Watching the Storm Roll In

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We’ve had afternoon and early evening

thunderstorms almost everyday this week. . .

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Fascinating to watch them brew and build

from a safe distance on the shore.

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Some of us enjoy watching. . .

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And some of us don’t.

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And it’s a wonder some

of us can see :)

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Wishing you a

storm free weekend. . .

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Or a least a

rainbow or two :)

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Thank you for your visit!

Pontooning and Potting

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We’re spending the holiday weekend

pontooning and potting. . .

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And speaking of potting. . .

The Novel Bakers return on

Tuesday, May 27th for Garden Week!

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Hope to see you then with your

garden gloves on & spade in hand :)

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 Wishing you a Safe & Happy Memorial Day,

Whatever your plans are!

 

Dear ThunderShirt…♥

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Dear ThunderShirt,

My name is Chloe, but my mom

calls me High Maintenance. . .
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 We wanted to let you know that your

shirt works like a tranquilizer for me and my

mom says she wishes we had found you sooner!

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My sister Gracie is not like me. (Thank heavens my mom says!) I have a lot of excess energy and anxiety, throwing all the pillows off the sofa (which she is fine with), whining (which drives her crazy) and begging for attention and food. . .

All. The. Time.

Around 4 to 6 pm is an especially hard time of day for me and my mom. We are both glad when my dad comes home from work and my mom says she is ready for a glass of wine. . .

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 But once I’m strapped into your shirt,

hugging me like a sausage casing :) I’m instantly

calmed and the whining stops.

I actually wag my tail when she picks my shirt up

and heads over to me to put it on when I need it. . .

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My mom says “Thank Goodness for ThunderShirt”,

otherwise me & my mom were both

going to require medication :)

Love, Chloe

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 No compensation from ThunderShirt for this post

 just a tip about a sanity-saving product for us!

Not just for neurotic dogs :) they’re also available for cats.

Do you have a four-legged problem child or anxious pet?

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Nose To The Air & Wind In Our Ears

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Nose to the air. . .

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. . .and wind in our ears.

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Summertime temperatures prompted

an early evening boating excursion

 after an afternoon of cleaning the boat.

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Oh the anticipation & joy of a

ride in the captain’s chair again :)

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Chloe & Gracie hope you’re enjoying the sun

on your face and warm weather this weekend!

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Wishing you smooth

sailing & calm seas!

Boating with dogs Lake Norman

Happy Sunday!

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

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Chloe & Gracie are hopping

down the bunny trail . . .

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To wish you a Happy Easter. . .

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Hope the Easter Bunny

brings you plenty of treats!

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Have a Safe and Joyous Easter!

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Saturday Forecast: Heavy Rain & Chance of Napping

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Saturday weather forecast:

100% chance of rain, heavy at times

with lightning and strong winds.

Napping on our radar. . .

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Hope you have a relaxing weekend

 and are warm & cozy :)

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Reindog Games

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Santa delivered antlers for Christmas for Chloe & Gracie,

along with a Hide-and-Seek Reindeer Dog Toy,

 so they were ready for some Reindog Games!

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And Santa’s helper fetched their favorite recipe

for some Reindog Treats from

Three Dog Bakery Cookbook.

Christmas Dog Cookies

Reindog Treats

Makes approximately 6 dozen treats depending on size of cookie cutter, plenty to share with other hungry Reindogs. . .

Presley, Copper, Maddie, Solo, Trixie, Penny, Brutus, Smitty, Pink & Blue.

They freeze well too.

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Ingredients

 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

 1 egg

 ½ cup natural peanut butter

 1 teaspoon vanilla

 1 ¼ cups water

4 cups whole-wheat flour

 ½ cup cornmeal

 ½ cup quick cook oats

 ¼ cup chopped peanuts

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, egg, peanut butter, vanilla & water.

In a second bowl, combine dry ingredients and peanuts.

Add dry to wet ingredients and mix well. (I used the food processor to pulse everything together since the 5 cups of dry ingredients makes this challenging to mix.)

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Turn dough onto floured surface and knead. Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. Reroll scraps and repeat.

Place on parchment or greased cookie sheet and bake. The original recipe calls for 45 minutes of baking time, mine were done closer to 25 minutes. Watch and remove when slightly browned. Cool on a rack and store in sealed container or wrap in Reindog Treat bags.

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You can find a printable recipe for hungry Reindogs here.

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The hide and seek toy is much more fun with a

 treat instead of a reindeer hidden inside :)

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Chloe & Gracie hope you have time to enjoy some

Reindog Games this Christmas Season!

Reindog Games

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A Lazy Weekend and Apple Week Wrap Up

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It’s a lazy, rainy weekend here~

Perfect for catching up on

some reading or a nap :)

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Apple Week with The Novel Bakers was delicious~

inspired by The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs.

Here is a wrap up if you’d like a

taste of what you might have missed. . .

The Apple Orchard- Picnic

An Apple Picnic with a

Layered Apple Walnut Salad

and Savory Apple Pies.

An interruption and surprise milestone Birthday Party

for a Novel Baker with friends~

Happy Birthday Michael Lee!

A Southern Fried Celebration with Red Velvet Cupcakes,

 and a host of other birthday wishes and treats!

Apple Gorgonzola & Thyme Pies

Apple, Gorgonzola & Thyme Pies~

Triple-Apple Granola

Triple-Apple Granola~

triple apple flavor from dried apples,

apple cider and applesauce.

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Apple Cider Caramel Sauce~

Easy and oh so good!

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And if you’re looking for a weekend brunch indulgence~

Rattlebridge Farm is serving up

Apple Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping!

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And a quiet life is offering

buckets of delicious fun~

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Along with an

 Apple & Fig Pastry!

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More applelicious offerings

from Jain, Michael Lee and Pam~

 

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Rattlebridge Farm 

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Apple Week

 Hope your weekend

is delicious and relaxing :)

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Thank you for your visit!

Swimming Lessons for Chloe

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Our water dogs have never been

in the lake above their paws.

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We decided it was time for

Chloe to have a swimming lesson.

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We suited her up with a

 life jacket for her first lesson.

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The jacket was a wee bit large,

her front leg kept coming out

while swimming so it was jettisoned.

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A good time was had by all

including the spectators :)

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Ready to go again!

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Chloe & Gracie hope you’re cooling off and

enjoying a little recreation this weekend!

Chloe Swimming Lessons

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