November 29th 2012 6:59 am
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Yummy,yummy Holidays are coming and I have
homemade Pup Biscuits... Going to leave Santa Paws
some too! Maybe the reindeer like cookies?????
Trying to get on that nice list and off the
naughty list before Christmas.
Morning pals.... Tell those Mommas and Gmas to
get the apron,hotpads,flour and such. Then beat
it to the kitchen. You know the place with all
Cuz ALL puppers deserve homemade biscuits for the Holidays!
So here is an easy recipe that Gma invented....
Can make many different kinds with just some swaps
.......these are pretty low fat and I like them
better than the high fat ones.
HOMEMADE TREATS FOR YOUR LOYAL PUPPERS
PUMPKIN PEANUTBUTTER OATMEAL BISCUIT
1 c quick oatmeal
1 1/2 c flour
2T. honey(if you don't have use molasses,little pancake syrup or brown sugar)
1/2 c pumpkin
3-4 T. peanutbutter
1/4 c skim milk (whatever milk you have on hand)
Mix up and dough was soft. so then sprinkle a little flour at a time on the dough. when dough is like a very soft play dough divide into 2 balls. flour your pastry sheet and roll out like a pie crust or cookies. cut with the cookie cutter (ours was 3" x 1 1/4" bone shaped) No cutter,don't worry roll into balls and flatten with fingers. we rolled the dough to about 1/4" thick.
We have a convection electric oven so temperature and baking time may vary by what you bake in.
Baked at 375 for 15 min. turned over and baked 10 more min. Turn oven off and leave in oven until oven is cold. This will harden them so they will keep.
Mazy has put her personal seal of approval on these.
She LOVES them!
November 28th 2012 3:41 pm
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I can't believe it! All said boxes and packages in this
house are MINE! I claim them all! Now some of them are
total duds...The last big box that arrived here was a
new dirt devil,heavy duty hand vac. Now I realize, it is
used for doxie and kitty hair among other things. I was
Now today, FEDEX came to my Ponderosa. One package was my
personal Christmas Card with 9 of my pictures on it.WowZer!
Did this turn out Pawtastically! I look like a Celeb, I
Box No.2.....I was sure I sniffed out toys and treats!
I'm postive that box is mine! Well, Gma said,"outta the
way Twinkie Dinkie!" Off she went to her big pantry and
put the box in there. She didn't even open it! She wouldn't
let me see who it was from,either.......
Adding insult to injury, she got out the box from yesterday.
This box was almost Full of toys and treats but she wouldn't
let me test them for quality. How dare she!
The same box comes out of the basement stairwell where it
was resting on a hook. She opens it, gets out zipper bags
Fills those with pupper cookies we baked yesterday....
Well,I NEVER! I thought all those pupper cookies were for
Nope, Gma said, "if I ate those 2 whole bags of pupper
cookies...I'd be as Big as a Barn!" How dare she say, I'd
get FAT! She tells me this is my box to send to my
Secret Santa Pal in one of my groups.
Okay, I'll help wrap it.... I have 4 paws and you have
2 paws..... So while we are taping the box, I try to sneak
something out of the box. Dang! Didn't quite make it!
I did make sure to walk on this box. Lick the box and a
few other things. SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO when it reaches my
Christmas Pal, they will know what a prairie gal smells
I did try to pull the tape off when Gma wasn't looking.
I also jumped onto a dining room chair and stood over
the box. Now, I sure hope Santa Paws and the Elves
weren't watching. I'd hate to be on the naughty list
just before Christmas. After all, I have a very lengthy
Wish List. I'm a Princess remember? Princess are always
Just so you know I'm not pulling your paws....Gma was
quick and zapped a couple pics of my mischief. Please
don't tell Santa Paws there is evidence of my naughtiness.
Mazy Readying Her Secret Santa Box
Mazy Checking The Secret Santa Pal Box Before The Mailing
November 27th 2012 11:22 am
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We've been busy baking pupster bone shaped cookies.
Gma found a bone shaped cutter at Target. We have several
pup cookies recipes we like. We decided to try the recipe
on the card. The batch made 57 and the cutter is 3" x 1 1/4"
The recipe had oil,water,eggs,peanut-butter,flour,oatmeal and
cornmeal. The cookies turned out GREAT and I think they
are yummy! Gma thought the recipe is pretty high FAT(in her
Since the stuff was out..She invented a recipe of her own.
She used honey,peanut-butter,pumpkin,oatmeal,flour and skim
milk. They are still hardening in the oven....So my seal of
approval is still not on them.
Anywho! She bought 2 cookie cutters...So my Secret Santa Pal
will have one in their Christmas box. Along with some recipes.
After the cookie baking, we ran outside real fast. I took care
of business. No wind so feels pretty nice. No sunshine either.
Gma dug a shoe box out from under her bed. Then she went to
the basement and came back with a bag. This bag had toys and
treats in it. I thought OMD, it must be my BIRTHDAY! WELL, THAT
CAN'T BE...I have birthday close to July 4th.
Here I am scratching my ear and wondering what she is up too!
I started dancing and the doxie yodeling. I wanted that box
put on the floor for me to check it out. Gma said, "NO" these
are the things I told you I bought your Secret Pup. Almost
time to ready the box and mail it! WE NEED TO KNOW IF,
everything will fit.
If we were mailing all that stuff away?
I could put some doxie slobber on it 1st....
then I wanted to pick a toy out of the secret stash....
I danced and danced and yodeled up a storm....
So,Gma reached in a bag and gave me a round blue BAT.
It's really cool looking and was on sale after Halloweenie.
It's fuzzy but round like a ball. The face is all sewed on.
The squeaker wasn't padded well......So when I let her have it
I need a new squeakie in it.
Funny how some squeakers last Forever and others a couple
minutes. I may be little but I play hard. We made a
Christmas card of me at Shutterfly. They are on their way
to us already. Gma has never done this before. There software
was so easy to use. We were able to put 9 pictures on 1 card.
We sure hope it looks Pawsome when it comes.
Now we have to dig and find all those pup pal addresses.
I think, I sniffed them in the office....Better go look!
Time for some lunch....Soon the biscuits will be cooling
on the counter for wrapping.
I think, Gma is going to throw me out of the office. She
mentioned Great-Gma's horse blanket....She needs to lay
the material out and mark for cutting. She won't let
me help! She said, "I'd mess the project up!" I said,
ONLY A LITTLE!!!! LET ME HELP!!!!! So what if, it turns
out a triangle instead of a rectangle. Do you think
Fancy Baby will care, as she sneaks it away from Great-Gma?
She'll probably share, cuz they sleep in the same bed.
Like me, she takes what she wants and Gma has what's
left over for sleeping room and covers.
Catch ya later,Mazy
November 23rd 2012 6:41 pm
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Big T-day has come and gone...The turkey was delish!
We froze a couple packages to eat later. We have some in
the fridge. Precious and I had turkey breast tonight. It
was just as yummy as it was yesterday....Gma had a big
tossed salad with turkey and cheese on it.
I was so happy over the turkey,I let Gma capture pic of
me in my SPOILED T-SHIRT. It's up for ya'll to see. We
had an Alberta Clipper, it was so windy and cold. We
were really happy Thanksgiving was at my house. Today
was still real cold, but wind has left. High 20 Low 8
The grand-kids played stuffies with me. I waited patiently
in my bed by the stove for everyone to eat. Gma gave me
my turkey. I was warm and full...so I settled into my
bed with a fuzzy blanket and napped.
The hoomans played pinochle,farkle,bunco,dominoes and a
new game called Pass the Pigs. Yep, there are 2 little
rubber piggies, smaller than a quarter. You throw them
like dice. How they land gives you a score for the round.
I wanted to jump on the table,have a better Look at
said piggies.....Gma read my mind, tightened her
grip on me...So, I settled on her lap and snoozed until
suppertime. I topped the day off with some cheese and
a nibble of pumpkin pie.
Gma and I slept in,we were pooped! We spent the day
putting our house back in order. We made a Christmas
card picture at Shutterfly. So an order was placed..
Gma did up a mug with my pictures on it. She ordered
that for herself. She said, the Black Friday Weekend
has great deals out there. Good Thing! Our electric
broom broke last night....Ordered a new 1 before bed.
I think we are cooking the turkey carcass tomorrow.
I heard her say, turkey rice and veggie soup on the
way. I think, she's planning on making Great-Gma's
velour horse blanket too. Loaded up my hooman-bro
with 2 grocery bags of assorted cookies, mini-fruit
breads,dried apples and jerky. Gma told him,when
he makes his caramels...she expects a package in
the mail. Gma doesn't do caramels too hard on her
hands. Any who,okay Mom, you've got it. He
brought her dark chocolate cherries....I think, he
want to stay on the list for goodies!My kisses are
better than chocolate cherries!Almost my turn
for the new pup cookies made with a little bone
cookie cutter. Sending some to my Secret Christmas
Pal. (I have to test the recipe first!)
Waiting to see, what happened at everyone's house!
My pal Dodger, thinks we should all get together
and go on a scavenger hunt of garbage cans around
the country. Find all those turkey carcasses that
were pitched. I thought a turkey scavenger hunt
was just a pawsome idea! Dodger, I'll be headed
to your house, as soon as I can sneak away
from Gma! Time for bed.....Nightie,nightie!
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
November 21st 2012 4:52 pm
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOUR HOUSE....
THE PONDEROSA PACK THOUGHT THIS TURKEY WAS IN THE KNOW!
WHY YOU SAY???????????? BECAUSE THE PONDEROSA RAISES BEEF!!!!!
ARE THEY EATING BEEF FOR THANKSGIVING??????
NOPE!!!! THEY ARE DOING THE TRADITIONAL TURKEY!
SORRY BIRDS! NO BEEF TODAY!!!!! THE BIRD IS IN THE FRIDGE...
TONS OF HUGS,KISSES AND
ANGEL DUST SPRINKLED
ANGELS FOXIE AND BABY
FOR A DAY OF PEACE AND FAMILY
November 21st 2012 1:58 pm
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK TO EVERYONE...Today it was 57 and
I went outside with Gpa. Playin' in the mud and sniffin' stuff....Already knew
I was gettin' a bath. I heard Gpa spell the word at lunch to Gma.
They think, I can't Spell! As much readin' as Gma and I do...of Course, I can Spell!
So yep, I had a bath and the works to be ready for Thanksgiving.
I have a new T-shirt that is pink with dark pink trim. It says:
"this is what Spoiled looks like!" I'm wearin' it tomorrow for
the grand-kids to see. They both should have one too...Since,
Gma has spoiled the whole furmily! They now called with their
own requests for special twists to their cookies and baked stuff.
Can you believe it?????
We finally found the ultimate soft chocolate chip cookie recipe.
This will make Gpa and grandson very happy. The grand-kids wanted
sugar cookies without frosting. Hooman-bro and Gpa wanted with
frostin'. Hooman-sis and kids wanted monster cookies only with
chocolate chips and M&M's. Chocolate chunk cookies for Gpa and
grandson. The peanut-butter blossoms, there were 3 different
requests. Some with Hershey kisses, some with peanut-butter cups
and some with caramel cups. There had to be 2 kinds of pie
to make everyone happy. Pumpkin and Apple. Used some of the
apple pie filling we canned this fall. Made pumpkin and apple
sauce muffins. Son-in-law and Gma are not fussy....Those 2
eat everything and rarely drop anything for ME!!!!
SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO it's late afternoon and the last of the baking
for the Holiday is done. Tons in the freezer but still have
several kinds of cookies to make after T-day to do the holiday
gift boxes. I think, I heard mention of fudge makin' and
caramel corn. I LOVE caramel corn and work real hard to watch
for any droppings'.
The cauliflower,broccoli,celery,carrots,peppers are cleaned
for vegetable tray. The homemade sweet and dill pickles are
in our extra fridge waiting. The turkey breast still has a
little ice in it...So we will finish defrosting with cold
water. Hooman-sis will bring the pan of German dressing.
The baked buns for sandwiches at supper time. Chex mix to
snack on while playing games. Gma has corn and crescent rolls.
We're coolin' a bottle of cranberry twist wine for the big
people. The grand-kids have kid wine.(sparkling grape juice)
Gpa bought snack candies for the grand-kids too! Myself and
Precious are waiting for the turkey! Of course, I save room
for muffins and cookies.
The house is clean and the laundry is washed. Took us the
past 3 days to cover all our bases. We don't think, we forgot
a thing.... I don't know why, we spend so much time
cleaning before a furmily gathering? When everyone leaves
it is all dirty anyway! Gma is obsessive and says, she'll
be on her last breath...the day the kids come home and
the house isn't clean.
This afternoon Gma and I have been counting all of our
blessings. This is a special Thanksgiving because my
hooman-bro has only been with us 1 time for Thanksgiving
since 2000. He lives in the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
He won't be home for Christmas this year. He is working
the day before and the day after. Someone who is married
and has kiddies can be off work. Gma finished all his
holiday goodies to take home with him. If he wants some
caramel corn she will make him some this weekend.
Gma is tired, so we are goin' order a take-out pizza
for supper. Yippy! I get to ride in the car and use
the butt warmers....I love to ride and it's been awhile.
The warm weather allowed Gpa to fish the leaves out
of the rain gutters before the temperatures dip...then
they would have been frozen down again. The weather was
real nice this week 40-50's, but tomorrow we start
coolin' off. Back into the deep freeze! Our snow did all
melt but it is still muddy and icy in places. Sure hope
the switch in weather isn't bringin' the snow back....
I'm wishin' all my pals, a very Happy Blessed Thanksgiving.
Can't wait to hear about all your T-day adventures....
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
November 13th 2012 3:23 pm
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Since the 1st. week of November, we had a STORM! The works!
Frizzle,ice,wind,super cold and then snow! It was a ugly
Weekend and I think, Winter is Here to Stay! We now have about
4" of snow on the ground. Ice has been dropping off the trees
since Saturday....I've about Yapped myself to death! Sounds
like someone throwing Big Rocks on our Roof! I Don't Like It!
Except the only people it kept awake was Gma and Gpa....I slept
at night like a baby...HeHe
We lucked out because Bismarck had 12" of snow. Warmed up to 33
today and most of big chunks of ice have fallen on of the trees.
I did tough it out 30 minutes yesterday,while Gma shoveled
the front steps. Made me a path around the front yard,so my
chest wasn't dragging in the snow. The only thing, I like
about winter is lots of Hot Towels!
Gpa was slipping and sliding on the ice to feed the cattle.
Care for a new set of twin calves on the bottle. Chasing the
cows with the 4 wheeler,every time a gate was opened. Back
to hauling hay today.
Gma and I spent the last few days, baking mini fruit breads.
Cookies and making Jerky. We also made a fuzzy blanket for
Great-Gpa's December birthday. The usually cleaning,laundry
and cooking up a storm.
We also have been trying to figure out Elfster. One of our
pup groups, uses Elfster for their gift exchange. I was so
excited to find out I could search for toys and treats. Make
a Wish List for Christmas. I wonder if, Santa checks these
lists??????????? It was so much FUN to choose toys, that
I don't have.... I'm so Excited! Can't wait to see what
I arrives in the mail this year.
We're busy planning and working on our Thanksgiving....
Since my whole hooman furmily will be with me this year.
More peeps to drop stuff and more crumbs to snatch!
Should be a Fun day....I have so much Fun with those
2 grand-kids,when they are here to play with me. I
wonder who's lap I'm sitting on to play dominoes
and cards????????? Probably Gma's...I'm the only
chance she has to win a round.......
Well pals, time to take the jerky off. Fix my supper!
Be seeing ya later. Hugs and Kisses,Mazy
November 6th 2012 3:08 pm
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Progress at our place... YIPPY,SUNSHINE TODAY!Light rain
melted the rest of the snow. YAHOO!!!!! The yard is
greener Now than it was from July on.....We sure needed
the moisture. It is 48 but breezy!
Gpa FINALLY has the WELL FIXED!!!!!! It took new sucker
rods,fittings and 40 ft. of new galvanized pipe. Boy,
is new pipe expensive! It was $8.50 per foot. How he
managed to take it apart and put it back together by
himself ????? We will Never know....
He even had time to haul a load or two of hay bales
home. Now he is mixing milk for the bottle calves.
The new time, means he has to start evening chores
sooner. He has calves to grain and the barn cats to
feed. Dark so EARLY! Gma and I were outside for
Gma and I baked all morning. Pumpkin and Banana Mini
Breads. Followed by individual brownies. We had
lunch,then washed up all the baking mess. Planned
supper. I offered to dry dishes and pans.
She snuck off, while I was napping in the sunroom.
She finished great nephew's fuzzy bear blanket for
his 6th. birthday in December. When she was done,
I inspected the blanket! Pretty soft and warm, but
bears are not for Divas or Princesses!
She can go ahead and make Great Grandpa's Deer
blanket. Followed by Great Grandma's Horse Blanket.
She can make me a Diva blanket for Christmas.
We opened a bunch of ground meat and broke it all
up. We have it in a refrigerator downstairs. Spices
will go in soon.... Let the cure and spice work a
day....Then time to make Jerky! I LOVE the smell
of jerky drying.......My snout will be Crazy!
We are suppose to have a Blizzard this weekend.
Crazy? They better be wrong! However, cat food is
almost gone again! So they are planning a supply trip
before the next snow! Guess it will be windy all
We have avoided the Election news all day....So guess,
we will clean up and tune in. Figured we have a large
dose of news tonight. We hope everyone went out and voted.
One of those rights, we take for granted many times.
Everyone Have a Pawtastic Week, Hugs Mazy
November 4th 2012 12:09 pm
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I honestly don't know, what I did?????Am I in TROUBLE?
Gma dug into a big closet. She pulled out a huge bag.
Guess what was in the bag?????????? It was full of giant
pieces of velour fabric.
Some pieces are solid in colors like tan,brown and gray.
Others have prints: Bears,Deer and Horses. OMD! I've
Hit the Jackpot! All this fuzzy,wuzzy,big huge blankies
for Me! Did Christmas come early??????????
I was doing my Best to climb inside of this big bag.
I just wanted to sniff,snuggle and burrow right in....
Oh NO! She grabs the bag, takes out 4 big pieces
and hits the laundry room. OMD! Gma is going to warm
these pawsome blankies up for me! What a terrific Momma
Nope, wrong again! She shoves them in the washer. Gets
them all wet and what for????????? Well later, she throws
them in the dryer. Okay, now we are cooking! She's fixin'
these all up, just for ME!!!!!
Dryer buzzes and I beat her to the dryer. I'm standing
on my hind leggers...Dancin' and beggin' and whinin'!
She pushes me back...What the ?????????? She starts
foldin' those fuzzies into big squares. Lays them on
top of the dryer......She Leaves them there...
OMD! What did I do?????????? Those are Blankies! All
fuzzy blankies belong to me! It's my house and that's
the way it works!
Gma says,Mazy these are NOT blankies yet. I have to cut
them,tie the fronts and backs together. Then they are
lap-a-gans. Okay,so get to cuttin' and tyin'! I
want my New Blankies, right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guess what? Gma says, they are for her Mom,Dad and
great nephew. 2 have December birthdays and the other
is an extra Christmas. Now my fur-Aunt,Fancy Baby,
the black schnauzer will have a horse one. She has
to share with Great-Gma. Ethan, who will be 6 will
have the bears. He will share with Riley his fur-sis,
who is a boxer. Great-Gpa doesn't have to share at ALL!
I really don't mind them havin' fuzzy blankies too.
I think, while all this tyin' is goin' on, I should
be allowed to lay on said, fuzzies! This didn't
sound like a too promisin' plan....I wonder where
she thinks she can lay this stuff and me not snuggle
Let me ask you pals: is this NOT the dirtiest Trick
you've ever heard of??????????? I can tell you, those
things are not leavin' MY HOUSE without my Smell on
them! Also a few little black hairs,just so they
know I helped!!!!!
Consoling myself by laying in the office chair with
1 of McKenzie flannel receivin' baby blankets on me!
This thing is OLD,For Pete's Sake,she is almost 11!
Even has a blue crocheted border on it. The flannel
has Stupid,silly little kittens on it. No, I do NOT
share this blankie with Precious. She has her own
blankies..... Gma says, I'm a spoiled Diva! Do you
think, I'm spoiled????????
November 4th 2012 10:45 am
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OMD, has Winter arrived to stay?????? It has been
snowing off and on since Friday. The temperatures have
been between 28-33. The open prairie has a white blanket
covering it. Right now,it is snowing again. We've only
seen Mr. Sunshine one day this past week. So awful gray
I've been outside 30 minutes each day. Wasn't my idea!
Gma made me go and have some fresh air...Actually,I
think Gma wanted the fresh air and just made me go along!
I decided awhile back that I was a normal smooth haired
doxie AND I DO NOT LIKE snow,rain,cold and wind! One
reason Gma chose me was SHE DOESN'T LIKE THESE THINGS
I had Grandma thinking, the first 3 plus years that
I was a Crazy Doxie.....Cuz, I was always wanting
to go play in such Weather! She Faithfully bundled up
and took me in and out....All day long! Dressing and
undressing in all the heavy clothes! Alot of other stuff
wasn't being done...Gma even herniated a disc in her
back while allowing me to HUNT bunnies in the hay yard.
She stepped in a hole under the snow....Anyhoo! The coyotes
ATE all my BUNNIES! I have none to hunt now!
SSSSSoooooooooo I try to pester the barn cats all I can!
Some of them run but most of then blow me off...Can't
even give a doxie a Good Game of Chase! Gpa feeds them so
well...They are hanging up by the patio in the morning and
evening ...just Waiting for the Lunch wagon! I guess, they
are doing the mice thing...Cuz, I can't even sniff out a
batch to play with....
Anyway this weekend Gpa worked on his well. Now knows
what he needs to fix it. Threaded cupplers for the
sucker rods and 40 ft. of new well pipe. Some sections
had rusted through. So couldn't pump water.Also well
is narrowed down to nothing from built up minerals.
Store wasn't open by the time he knew what he needed.
Off to buy the stuff on Monday after all the cattle
are fed. I bet,right about now, Gpa wishes he had
fixed the well over the summer. Ya think???????
Since Friday,He's had to shovel the feed bunks
before he can grain the calves. As if, he needed
another extra chore.....
Gma did Big housecleaning. Some baking and we had
a Huge Flop! Rarely happens! Gma was making soft
sour cream chocolate chip cookies. Oopsie! Gma
picked up the wrong kind of sour cream. Note to
Bakers! Fat-free sour cream does NOT work! The
cookies had 2 troubles. 1st. wouldn't bake out.
Turned oven up and they baked. Looked good!
What we salvaged taste good! They stuck to the
pans and crumbled some.....Who cares? They had
nasty chocolate so I can snag any! How dare
they have cookies I can't share!
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