The latest pet-friendly recipe from the November issue of Everyday Day With Rachael Ray uses your leftover rice to make Chinese Fake-Out for you (and your furry friend). Let your pooch take a small sample of the frozen veggies and egg combo mixed in with his regular kibble and add some grilled chicken on the side for you. Yum-o! Find the full recipe when you read more
I'm not gonna lie but, when I saw this recipe, I had to do some research – what the heck is "stoup" anyway? Turns out it's a one pot meal thicker than soup and thinner than stew that sounds great for falling Fall temps. Mmmm. The latest pet-friendly recipe from the October issue of Everyday Day With Rachael Ray is Gulliver's Goblin Stoup with savory chicken and teeth-cleaning carrots created for Fido (in small portions, of course). Find the recipe when you read more
The look on this cav's face says it all – yum-o! Although, the pot pie is crustless (and served cooled to room temperature), I think pups will still love it even without the warm-your-tum or pie parts that I think of with this dish.
There comes a time, most often when I'm ready to cook my dinner, when North magically appears in the kitchen. Although I've got pretty good immunity against his puppy-dog eyes, I know he wishes I was baking him up a doggie treat! Although he's all about my chicken, I've got little interest in his kibble, so I was happy to spot a pet-friendly recipe from the pages of Everyday Day With Rachael Ray that looks tasty enough for me to eat, too!
Found in the August issue, get the recipe for the yum-o meal when you read more
In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day and, for those of you participating in this holiday or lucky enough to bring your pooches to work every day, I've got a couple tips for making their office visits go swimmingly.
- Puppy Proof the Place Nothing sours the experience like something unexpected . . . and bad. Make sure you keep trash and food out of the way of your pup and ask others to do the same. Check around for wires, poisonous plants, and anything else you think they can get their noses into.
See the four remaining tips when you read more
Celebrate animals this weekend at the Seventh Annual Arizona Animal Fair! One of the largest events of its kind in the Southwest, the fest takes place in Tucson's Reid Park this Saturday from 10-4 p.m. Entry is free and all proceeds from the entertainment, food, and other activities go back to the animal-rescue community. Make your furry friend a star with Puppy Pawcasso or Glamour Paws Pet Photography, or get a holistic opinion with pet blessings and pet-psychic readings. There will also be a super adoption area with hundreds of available animals and rescue groups for everything from burros to birds, reptiles to rats. Even if you're not in the market for a new pet (and Fido and Fluffy have other plans), among the demonstrations going on will be canine freestyle, rescue dogs, and the Miniature Horse Association's "Petite Elite," showing off their powerful pulling skills for their little sizes.
Founded by a Russian Orthodox nun in 1965, The Hermitage Cat Shelter started out with about 50 cats as lifetime residents. When Sister Seraphim entered a nursing home in 1989, a board of directors took over the management and began adopting out the cats. The shelter is now both an adoption center and a sanctuary for special-needs cats, including those who are FIV and FeLV positive and cats with other chronic health and behavioral problems such as partial paralysis, neurological problems, blindness, deafness, missing limbs, and diabetes. This shelter is the state's first no-kill, no-cage sanctuary that helps even those felines that are not considered adoptable by other organizations. It's comprised of 4,000 square feet indoors and an additional 4,000 square feet of fenced-in, covered, outdoor play space for those fresh-air kitties.
No trip to Nola is complete without at least a brief stop in the French Quarter – just thinking about the beignets and café au lait makes me drool. I definitely want to check out the classic Hotel Monteleone next time I travel there – this historic (haunted!) hotel has been pet-friendly since March 2007. In addition to decades of history and tradition, they now offer special pet treats and tips for your four-legged friends.
My other area favorite is the Loft 523, everything I wish my apt was . . . but, sadly, is not. Frette linens, glass and limestone dual-showerhead showers with separate Agape "spoon" tubs, it's the perfect place for me to blog away on a Herman Miller desk while little North rests at my feet.