Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sophie, the family dog, comforts aging father

Sophie, the golden retriever, helps a 93 year old father and husband who shows signs of dementia through tough times while his wife is recuperating from hip surgery. Sophie seems to have a duty to take care of him.

Snoopy and his gang find a new home

You've got a new owner, Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

E.W. Scripps Co. said Tuesday it will sell the unit that owns the licensing rights to Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang for $175 million to Joe Boxer owner Iconix Brand Group Inc.

The "Peanuts" gang appears everywhere - on T-shirts, greeting cards and sno-cone machines - six decades after the Minnesota native created them. The business has more than 1,200 licensing agreements and relationships with companies and retailers. Some 20,000 new products are approved each year in more than 40 countries.

Scripps first brought the strip to market in 1950. By the time Schulz retired in 1999, Peanuts was in more than 2,600 papers. Schulz died in February 2000.

Einstein could be the smallest horse in the world

The pinto stallion named Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches in height when he was born in Barnstead, N.H. Even though he is a miniature breed, his size is still tiny for a horse.

Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein's co-owner, says the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing in at 9 pounds.

Breeders say that unlike the current record holder, Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism. Instead, he's just a tiny horse.

Diesel the Great Dane enjoys his car rides

Diesel, the Great Dane, loves to go for a ride in the convertible and many heads turn as they pass on by.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What is your pet eating?

Results from a recent Harris Interactive survey found that 77% of dogs and cats eat crumbs off the floor and that 23% of cats and 16% of dogs drink from the toilet. So be sure that you do not have anything harmful drop on the floor that could be ingested by your pet, including tobacco and medicines. Also be careful of what type of floor cleaners you use.

When using toilet cleaners be sure and use non-toxic ones (read the label) or keep the lid down on the toilet.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


1/2 cup grated cheese at room temperature
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 teaspoons applesauce
1/2 cup vegetables -- what ever you like
1 cup whole wheat flour
Nonfat milk

Mix cheese, oil and applesauce together. Add veggies and flour.
Combine thoroughly. Add just enough milk to help form a ball.
Cover and chill for one hour.
Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden
brown. Let cool.