Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm Slacking...Again...

I'm horrible at keeping up with this blog. I apologize. I'm working 4 part time jobs and putting in about 70 hours a week. That leaves little time for blogging.

Not much new here. Still looking for full time employment. Still not loving Texas. Although, the weather is a nice change from living in the frigid north. It's 87 here today!

Here are a couple of pictures of Bender on our hike today.

Little legs can't keep up!

Stopping to smell the Bluebonnets.

I'm going to try to be better about posting - at least doing wordless Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bucket Stuff

What do you feed your dogs?

We've become "picky" lately. We try to find food made in the USA, wheat free, etc...

For kibble, we discovered Nature's Domain at Costco. It's made in the USA (California, Missouri, or South Carolina). It's grain free too! It comes in two varieties - both in 35lb bags. Salmon meal and Sweet Potato (~$28 a bag) & Turkey meal and Sweet Potato (~$32 a bag).

For a while we were supplementing with a raw diet. Unfortunately the meat is a little to pricey for us right now.

I got tired of feeding the dogs just kibble, so I made up my own amalgam of fresh stuff to supplement their diets. We affectionately call it "Bucket Stuff".

Bucket stuff can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. Here's the mix I made today.

Bucket Stuff:
1 box Quick Barley - cook according to box. I add a little beef stock.
1 box frozen Spinach
1 can pumpkin
2 sweet potatoes
2 apples
2 carrots
1-2 cups butternut squash
1-2 cups broccoli

I cook the carrot, broccoli, and squash in the steamer. I boil the sweet potato.

Here's the final mix. It's a pretty big bucket.

Sometimes I add in flax seed or flax meal. Today I threw in a little of my leftover quinoa. The dogs really love it. I find the big ziploc tub I make lasts us around a week, week and a half.

If you make some up, give me some feedback. Do your dogs like it?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bones and I need your help!

Vote for us!

We're in the Texas Running Buddies contest. All you have to do is click the link, like the page, and vote for us!

You can vote once every 24 hours until Jan 16!

Thank You!