Saturday, 28 May 2011


FINALLY the day has arrived!
I hope you have all packed your bathing suits and sunscreen our flight leaves today for sunny Jamaica. At the top of the page you will see our travel arrangements, menu, some tips on the local slang, activities, and some day trips we have organized for you. 
You will also see a page for Birthday wishes. Please wish your furend happy birthday in the comments section of that page
who has donated a door prize for the pawty!!
Stunning Jamaican carved wood cat
To enter the draw for the door prize please DM the phrase "Door Prize" to @AutumnTheDoxie
 We will announce the winner during the last hour of the pawty and you do not have to be present at the time of announcement to win. 

For helping me, @AutumnTheDoxie with this adventure!! 

Monday, 23 May 2011

Home Cooking for Longdogs

We all love our longdogs, don't we?  I am firm believer that homecooking for them is one best things we can do.

The basics of home cooking:

Meat:  turkey, lamb, venison, bison

Grains: brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, barely,

Vegetables:  Broccoli, Kale, Carrots, Squash, Snap
                   Peas, it goes on and on and on

Fruit:  Apples (no seeds!) apple sauce, purreed peach

Other: Pumpkin, Sweet Potatos,  

Occasionally:  Unsalted broths, Fat Free Greek Yogurt

The basic recipie is:
1 part meat
1 part grains plus pumpkin and/or sweet potatos
2 parts vegetables

I cook the meat in a slow cooker and then coarsely grate the meat in the food processor

I steam the grains.  Cook and grate the sweet potatos.  I leave the skins on the sweet potatos.

I grate or chop all the vegetables fairly fine.  I usually use raw vegatables.

Mix the grains with a can of pumpkin and sweet potatos if desired.  I always use the pumpkin and sweet potato. 

Mix all of the above. I use my bosch machine. You can add broth to the mix for moisture.  If you want to add yogurt do so just before serving.

Just before serving I add 2 tbsp of apple sauce or a 1/4 cup of grated apple.  Mix well.

One thing to note.  I do give the longdogs supplements.   I use Whole Hound Total Health Plus,  Whole Hound Calcium Health, alternating every other day and Flax Lecithin Blend every day.  Thanks to bowwowhaus for all of their information on supplements.

Fritize helped me get started with home cooking and with the help of lots of other people it has been a great success.