Its another Friday and another great edition of F.F.H.T. , thanks to Murphy & Stanley for hosting this fun way to spend the last Friday of the month.
Here is my story
It was just another fun and snuggly cold night with Mommy, when I suddenly smelled something wonderful. What could that be...sniff...sniff...I KNOW PUPCAKES FOR ME!!
Mommy, did you bake just for me????
Well, she hadn't, but she did stop at the pupcake store and brought one home just for me.
Doesn't that look yummy. My Daddy used to stop and bring me one of these, they are made just for us pups so the ingredients are all safe and good for us.
Mommy hasn't been able to go there since Daddy went to heaven. I knew I would remember this forever because Mommy is doing better and able to move on and I get pupcakes again. It is a great day for all of us(especially me, cause well, pupcakes).
I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, well I think you can guess what I thought of my pupcake.
Check out her post for all the great activities going on tonight.
I would like to start with a cheese tasting. My family is from Wisconsin so cheese is a very impawtant in our house.
Help yourself to crackers to go with the cheese.
Here is a nice mild "ColbyJack", it is a combination of Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses. It is semi soft ,very mild. It melts very nicely so it goes very well with Mexican food.
This is "Gouda", it is a Dutch cheese made from cows milk and named after a city in the Netherlands. It can also be pretty mild tasting. It goes well with beer or red wine.
Now we have some "Swiss" cheese. There is a long and boring technical explanation of the holes. Basically, it is gas bubbles that form while it is getting ready to be eaten. It's made from cows milk so it's like little cow toots. The bigger the hole, the stronger it tastes. There are different kinds, "Baby Swiss'' is made from whole milk. "Lorraine" is made from low fat milk. It has a sweet and nutty flavor.
I want to introduce you to a cheese that my Mommy loves. I am not a fan. It is called "Blue Cheese". The "blue" part comes from mold, yes I said it mold. It is stinky and yucky, but I thought I should try to show you all kinds of cheeses.
"Ruby, don't eat too much, it might not agree...please get Ruby a bucket or something".
Lets move on.
"Cheddar" cheese, it can be mild, medium, sharp or extra sharp. It is the second most popular cheese in the USA, behind mozzerella.
"Cheese Curds", this is a family favorite, It is also called "Squeaky Cheese" cause it squeaks when you chew it.
Finally, I am going to end with America's favorite, mozzerella. What better way to taste it then on a pizza!!
I hope you have enjoyed the cheese tasting portion,now on to the treats that you have all chosen as your favorites.
I asked for requests and most of you wanted fruit and ice cream. It is so wonderful how sophisticated we are. What a lovely choice. The Boyz would have never thought of that. Thank you Girlz!!
I will have fresh fruit trays spread everywhere, so help yourself.
To make it easier to wonder around, I have put my personal favorite wallymelon on a stick.
Here is something I made just for tonight. It is luscious, I call it "Madi", because it is filled with sweetness, love and a little sass. I hope you like it.
Here is a table of frozen treats, help yourself to ice cream, cones, cookies, toppings, whipped cream.
Go Crazy and Enjoy!!!
There is so much to do tonight, please go and check out all the other great activities going on. Ruby, it's time for a famous RubyRita. I am ready!! LETS PAWTY!!!! THERE IS A CHANDELIER OVER THERE JUST WAITING FOR US TO SWING ON IT! GIRLZ RULE!!!!
Hi my Pals, yesterday Mommy and I got up and for a surprise she said, "Lets go for a car ride".
Woohoooooo, she even let me sit in the drivers seat for a minute and pretend. Where could we be going???
Then I heard her say "Lets take a before picture". Ohhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooo, that can only mean one thing!!
Yes, it was DevilladyVetlady torture time. I got a check up and a shot, they drained blood out of me. I almost fainted, they put things in areas I don't want to talk about and then they cut my hair and nails.
"I am not gonna look at you Mommy"
Nope, not looking!!
Do you see the stink eye??
Get ready for this...
That's what I think of your surprise!!!!!
Now lets go home!
Oy, what a day. I hope you all had a better day than me. I did get a good report from the Devillady Vetlady, so that is good anyway and they said I was a really good girl(I am not always a good girl at this place).
Hi my girly Pals, I am so excited about our big night coming up on March 24th!!
Thanks to Dory@ Dory and the Mama for working hard getting all kinds of activities going for us. I will be hosting a cheese tasting and providing snacks throughout the evening.
I was thinking it would be fun to let you tell me what kind of snacks you would like to have. I know we all have special dietary needs and possibly allergies so I would like to know what would be best for all of the girlz.
Please email me at Chickamom85(at)comcast(dot)net to let me know. I will try to provide what you would like the best I can.
"I wonder what the Crabby Girlz would like to have?"
This will be EPIC in the history of Blogville.
Let the boyz have their fun, we will have sooooooooooo much more fun!
Hi my Pals, I have been doing some research for my series on healthy foods to eat while training for the Mayorz Marathon. I found a very interesting article on food safety for our Kitty pals. I hope you will find it helpful.
As tempting as it might be, cats shouldn’t eat much human food.
Foods that aren’t
specifically formulated for cats really shouldn’t be fed to them, and
the list of foods that cats shouldn’t eat is seemingly random. Here are
five foods you should avoid feeding your cat.
It may make sense to open a can of tuna and feed it to the kitty (cats
like fish, right?), but, in reality, even a small amount of canned tuna
can upset a cat’s stomach. If fed to cats regularly, it can cause a
painful condition called steatitis.
While kittens need milk, and cats in cartoons often happily lap up a
bowl of cream, most adult cats are lactose intolerant. Dairy products
may cause diarrhea and vomiting.
A compound called theobromine is found in all forms of chocolate and is
most concentrated in dark chocolate. Ingesting it can result in muscle
tremors, arrhythmia, or seizures. Cats also shouldn’t consume caffeine,
which is present in chocolate: it can lead to restlessness, tremors, and
Garlic and Onions
A small amount of garlic or onion won’t cause damage, but if a cat
consumes, say, a whole clove of garlic, then he or she may soon be
suffering from some serious stomach issues. This applies to all members
of the allium family, including onion, garlic, ramps, chives, scallions,
shallots, and leeks.
Raw fish contains thiaminase, which breaks down into thiamine, an
essential B vitamin that’s safe for humans but toxic to cats. It can
cause convulsions and neurological problems.
Now don't despair, I also found this article which has much better news
First there was beer for dogs,
and now there is wine for cats, straight out of Japan, naturally.
Sankei Biz reports that pet company B&H Lifes has launched a wine
specifically for cats, called "Nyan Nyan Nouveau."
Of course, the wine is non-alcoholic, and instead is made up of
sugar, cabernet grape juice, vitamin C, and catnip. It isn't technically
wine, but it's supposed to taste like it, Sankei Biz reports.
"Nyan nyan," Kotaku reports, can refer to the meowing sound cats
make, while Nouveau is a hint at Beaujolais Nouveau, which is reportedly
popular in Japan. The wines are selling for $4 (399 yen) a bottle, with
only 1,000 bottles on sale. to Now we just need a little vineyard catering to kitties, and both cats and dogs will have equally boozy possibilities.
Hi my Pals and I hope you are doing well with your marathon training. Here is Lesson # 2 in my series to help you keep strong during training.
First and I will say this to you each time, keep drinking fresh water. Do not let yourself go for too long without water.
3. Fresh Berries
Your legs can take a pounding from high-impact activities like running;
soreness you feel after a hard run may be caused by micro-tears in the
exercised muscles. That's why, in addition to their high fiber content,
berries are a good option for runners: the vitamin C and potassium they
contain help the body repair itself.
I read many articles on berries for cats and dogs and they all seemed to agree that berries are safe for pets. Please be careful how many you eat as they might cause stomach upset if you have too many.
Running and other weight-bearing exercise can help you improve your bone
density. But calcium is essential part of the equation, and many
runners don't get enough. One cup of yogurt contains a third of your
recommended daily intake of calcium. Plus, yogurt has protein —
important for building muscle and recovering from tough workouts.
Greek protein has been placed
into the limelight, because it is said to contain more protein as
opposed to regular yogurt. A cup of Greek yogurt has about two times
more protein content than the other. If a cup of regular yogurt gives
you around 10 protein grams, the least then that Greek yogurt gives you
is 20 protein grams for the same yogurt quantity.
Banana Berry Yogurt Smoothie
6 oz greek yogurt 1 banana 4 frozen strawberries 1/4 cup cold water 4 ice cubes Place all in a blender and mix until smooth and yummy in your tummy!
Keep up the good work!! My next lesson will include, lean beef, salmon and broccoli(tooting time).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once again, if my sweet BFF Ruby suggests adding anything extra(if you know what I mean) to the smoothie, do this after your workout. I don't suggest running after Ruby fixes you a "RubySmoothie". They are delicious, but you won't get much done.
Thank you to
Nancy Clark, RD, MS, and author of the Food Guide for Marathoners for myinformation. Paw Out My Pals Loveys Chef Sasha
I am a shih tzu and love to play, eat, take walks and sleep lots. I was left at a shelter by my first owners and then my family found me and gave me a forever home. I am the luckiest and happiest pup in the world.