Wednesday, March 24, 2010


When you're lost in thought
As you make it through your day

I am one who fought
And was scarred along the way

For the freedom bought
With the lives one can't repay

When your child is taught
To remember yesterday

When the day is hot
And you bend your knees to pray

Yes, I heard the shot
But I did not run away

I'm a patriot
And I need your help today.

DAV (Disabled American Vets)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 pound beef liver

Pre-heat oven to 350.
Liquefy liver in blender, add dry ingredients. Grease cookie sheet.
Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture onto cookie sheet and flatten with
bottom of glass dipped in water and cornmeal. Bake for 15-20
You may store baked or unbaked dough in freezer.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dog sledding and Jamaica's musher

The 27-year-old Jamaican musher competing in the Iditarod brings a humor and candor to the 1,100 mile race this year. Newton Marshall jokes about the cold, having a female in heat on his team, and running in the darkness in this story in the Alaska Dispatch.

The 27-year-old says in the story, "I consider I've been lucky. I'm looking forward to getting my finisher's belt buckle. I close my eyes and click my heals and say, 'There's no place like Nome.' "

Monday, March 15, 2010

News alert: Pet treat under investigation

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into concerns that a Missouri-produced pet treat has caused serious illness or death in dogs, according to the Associated Press.

An FDA spokesman said the government is reviewing complaints about Real Ham Bone For Dogs.

The pet treat is sold throughout the U.S. and distributed under the Dynamic Pet Products label of Frick's Quality Meats in Washington, Mo.

Pet food advice: 'Chow Hound' is a guide for loving owners

In his new book Chow Hound (Health Communications, Inc., $14.95), veterinarian Ernie Ward looks at the processed foods we give our pets. He's not trying to rush anyone into putting their dog on a fresh or raw diet (he even warns of contamination issues with these foods), but he is urging people to learn more about what they're feeding their dogs. His explanations about how commercial foods are produced, what they're made up of and how they're regulated are thorough. He tries to take readers through the gibberish on the labels and points you toward good choices.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

No hungry dogs: New pantry to help people afford pets in Cincinnati

The Associated Press reports dozens of pet owners lined up over the weekend at the Cincinnati Food Pantry to receive a two weeks' supply of pet food, treats, cat litter and other items. Two local nonprofit animal-rescue groups teamed up to obtain donations to supply the first giveaway.

This is a great idea, maybe YOU can start one in your city.