Monday, December 2, 2013

A Bit Blah on The Blogging Front

I know I blog quite alot so this may be a bit of a surprise but Im feeling rather, blah about it lately, or at least about this blog.   I adore the creative outlet of blogging which really helps me unwind from my sometimes stressful day job and it lets me feel that I have at least glimpsed my child hood ambition to be a writer, even though blogging has confirmed for me that I have neither the talent nor the ambition to be a real writer.  I am also beyond thrilled with the friends I have made through blogging.  In real life I am actually very shy and have quite a small social circle, my husband, my dogs, and a few close friends.  Perhaps due to growing up as an only child Ive always been more comfortable alone then in social situations, bug blogging lets me socialize in a way that makes me feel comfortable.   I don't see it as a retreat from the world but as an embrace of it.

In May I started a second blog originally called, The Old Fashioned Way, 
and I know some of you have checked it out.    I was starting to feel a bit uninspired and thought I might want to try writing about a few more of my interests, specifically my love of vintage and old things.  While this second blog doesn't have too many followers I really enjoy writing it.   I like that its a bit more of a mixed bag with what I can write about.  

I'm currently considering combining the two blogs, as two blogs is a bit much.  I have not decided for sure but I have renamed the The Old Fashioned Way-Retro Rover and am thinking of making that my only blog and having it focus on both dogs and vintage and anything else that strikes my fancy.  It would still most likely be largely about dogs, because dogs are and always will be my first love.  Hopefully a few of my followers here will follow me over to Retro Rover if I do decide to make that my only blog.  I've been doing this blog for three years a good beginning run in blogging to decided what I want for the future, as I definitely don't intend to stop blogging. My question for bloggers who have been around even longer, or less long but mad changes, how has your blog changed over the years?  If you do want to check of my second, and possibly future only blog, here is the link again: link.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Flash Back

This picture was taken about 5 years ago, and its not particularly good, but it does show my favorite thing about dog ownership--companionship.  Not pictured is Norbert who was likely in another room but the little lass on the left is our sweet Dr. Zira who passed away two years ago.

 I spend every major Holiday home with my dogs and I wouldn't have it anyway.  Its the simple things like this that we all aught to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Cakes for Pups

Pumpkins and pups are a natural combination.  As demonstrated above a pumpkin style hat as modeled by Tubby is a winning look, and pumpkin in a pups food is a healthy treat.  I wrote in this blog post about how I often add pumpkin to my dogs food.  While fresh pumpkin is the healthiest option canned pumpkins ease makes it a natural choice for treats.  With Thanks Giving just around the corner I decided to say thank you to my dogs with some Pumpkin Cheese Cake Treats.

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Cakes for Pups

1 can pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
8 ounces low fat cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp coconut flour
1 egg, beaten
1 package Pumpkin flavored dog cookies, such as Plato Turkey and Chicken Treats
cupcake tin liners

Preeheat the oven to 350.  Stir all the ingredients, except the cookies, together until smoothly combined.  You might want to use an electric mixer but I did it by hand.  Line a cup cake with paper liners and put one pumpkin cookie in the bottom of each liner.  Spoon the pumpkin cheese cake mixture over the cookies and bake 25 minutes, until slightly firmed but still jiggly.  Cool and serve.

If you are interested in a delicious Pumpkin Pie for peeps check out our Vintage Blog The Old Fashioned Way


Oh and we have one announcement to make.  We sincerely hope we don't offend anyone and  mom absolutely loves all of blogville, she considers some blog ville friends better friends then non computer ones.   However, in an effort to save some cash and make Daddy happy, it was his request, we are opting out of sending cards this year.  As there are so many of us and we use shutterfly our cards are pretty pricey and it will be hard to swing the expense this year.   So please please don't feel you need to send us a card, we will feel bad if we get cards and can't reciprocate.  We hope no one is angry with us over this as we love you all. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Cutest Dog Cartoon Ever

I'm betting a lot of you have already seen this and I'm just late to the party but a co-worker showed me My Dog: The Paradox from The Oatmeal and I've already read it about 50 times.  It might be the funniest dog thing I've ever read, with a very sweet and sad ending as well.   Here is a link to the entire comic.   Definitely check it out.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday-Kiss Puggy

Note:The title of this post is a tribute to one of my favorite literary characters, who I wrote about here.   Its an alternation of a line, Kiss Tuppy, from the first episode of the fourth season of the TV show Jeeves and WoosterHere is a clip from  of the episode.