Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chia Pet wins the Howl-o-ween reader photo contest

A Boston Terrier named Echo won the readers choice award by winning in his Chia Pet costume and the Paw Print Post Contest. He finished with 34% of the vote.  Echo wins reader photo contest

Mel B the Nor-witch terrier finished second (14%) and Dexter the Pirate and Batman and Robin finished tied (9%), followed by Remy the puppy bumble bee (8%).

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Drop a pebble in the water,
And its ripples reach out far;
And the sunbeams dancing on them
May reflect them to a star.

Give a smile to someone passing,
Thereby making his morning glad;
It may greet you in the evening
When your own heart may be sad.

Do a deed of simple kindness;
Though its end you may not see,
It may reach, like widening ripples,
Down a long eternity.
Salesian Missions

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trampolines aren't safe in Idaho

 Who says you can't buy a trampoline for five bucks?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rescue dog and 3-legged cat win top ASPCA awards

Heart warming story about abandoned dog and cat who rose above their adversity and won top award: Dog and cat win top ASPCA award

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Dog Biscuits

These delicious home made dog treats are perfect for the Fall season!

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter-flavored Crisco
1/2 cup pumpkin, canned
1 whole egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and cut in shortening.
Beat egg with milk and pumpkin and combine with flour, mixing well.
Stir until soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet
and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool and serve.