Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Heart Dog Treats

Toby and Maddux went crazy for these homemade gluten-free pumpkin heart dog treats. And, to be honest, I didn’t think they tasted that bad either. The recipe originated from a gluten-free pumpkin doughnut hole recipe I created for people. Toby, was glued to the oven as the smell from them cooking was starting to spread… Continue reading Gluten-Free Pumpkin Heart Dog Treats

Rescue

National Black Dog Day: I Love My Black Dog 

Oct. 1, is National Black Dog Day. Normally, I get annoyed at all these “National Days of Everything,” but this one is different. Most people don’t now that there is a stigma when it comes to black dogs. For example, they are often harder to get adopted, and chosen second to lighter colored dogs. According… Continue reading National Black Dog Day: I Love My Black Dog 

Adventures

Doggie Walk on Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Last week I took Toby and Maddux to Walkway Over the Hudson, a former railroad bridge turned pedestrian walkway and state historic park. According to a New York State Parks website, the bridge deck is 212 feet above the Hudson River’s surface and is 1.28 miles long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the… Continue reading Doggie Walk on Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Health

Canine Cancer Diaries: Toby’s First Post Chemo Outing 

August 1! August 1! This meant Toby got to start doing fun stuff again, and to celebrate we went back to the very first place I took Toby on his way home the day I got him – to see my mom in the nursing home. He used to visit her everyday for years with… Continue reading Canine Cancer Diaries: Toby’s First Post Chemo Outing 

Health

Two Weeks After Toby’s Last Chemo Treatment

Ahhhh! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since Toby’s last chemo treatment. It’s weird, because it seems like it was so long ago, but his first treatment feels like it was yesterday. We have one more day – Aug. 1 – until he can start doing things again. Yes, he has to ease into… Continue reading Two Weeks After Toby’s Last Chemo Treatment

Health

My Dog Ate Xylitol-Filled Chewing Gum

It’s one of many pet owners’ nightmares – your dog ate xylitol-filled chewing gum. In my case, Maddux threw up xylitol-filled chewing gum, and did it a half hour before I had to be at my grandfather’s funeral. The good news is that Maddux is fine. But, panic that set in and series of events that… Continue reading My Dog Ate Xylitol-Filled Chewing Gum