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Abigail "In- Loving- Memory"

Mom & Dad's- Valentine
Barked: Sun Apr 17, '16 4:15pm PST 
Laughter is the best medicinebig laugh

see ya, angel abi

Troublemaker - that's me!
Barked: Tue Apr 19, '16 11:55am PST 
April 19, 2016 is
National Amaretto Day

Today is National Amaretto Day! Amaretto is a popular Italian liqueur that is a common ingredient in many dishes and beverages. Its most notable characteristic is its strong almond flavoring. This flavor comes from apricot kernel oil, burnt sugar, and spices. The name "amaretto" means "slightly bitter" and refers to the aftertaste of the drink.

Although amaretto did not arrive in the United States until the 1960's, it can be traced all the way back to 16th century Italy. According to legend, a painter named Bernadino Luini traveled to Saronno in northern Italy and met a beautiful widow. When he asked her to be the model for one of his paintings she expressed her gratitude by presenting him with the first amaretto drink.

Celebrate this historical liqueur tonight by enjoying a divine glass of amaretto or try adding it to one of your recipes for some delicious almond flavoring!

Momma likes Amaretto in her tea!
Angel Baby- (Loving- Memory)

I Still Like- Granola Bars or- Cookies!!!!
Barked: Tue Apr 19, '16 3:30pm PST 
way to go


Troublemaker - that's me!
Barked: Wed Apr 20, '16 10:23am PST 
April 20, 2016 is
Lima Bean Respect Day

Today is Lima Bean Respect Day! Did you know that lima beans are incredibly good for you? They are filled with nutritious fiber, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Lima beans are also low in fat and contain protease inhibitors that stall the development of cancerous cells. Lima beans may not be your favorite healthy vegetable, but today is the day to show them some respect!

Humans have been cultivating lima beans since 6000 BC. Today, people use them in recipes for soups, spreads, casseroles, and salads. In Japan, green baby lima beans are an important ingredient in bean paste, which is a popular dessert. Succotash, a dish usually found in the southern region of the United States, combines lima beans, corn, and chili peppers.

To celebrate Lima Bean Respect Day, enjoy some tasty lima beans cooked your favorite way!
Abby CGC

Big and- Beautiful
Barked: Sat Apr 23, '16 5:27am PST 
honestly.... mom is not a lima bean fan red face

Troublemaker - that's me!
Barked: Sat Apr 23, '16 9:01am PST 
National Lost Dog Awareness Day is observed every April 23rd.

This day was created not only to bring awareness to the dogs that go missing but to also celebrate the reunions. Through networks of shelters, veterinaries, social media and other media sources, many lost canines are reunited with their loved ones. National Lost Dog Awareness Day is an opportunity to learn more about prevention and networking.


Participate in National Lost Dog Awareness Day by posting your experiences on social media using ‪#‎LostDogAwarenessDay‬.


The first annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day was celebrated on April 23, 2014.

National Lost Dog Awareness Day is an unofficial national day.
Angel Baby- (Loving- Memory)

I Still Like- Granola Bars or- Cookies!!!!
Barked: Sun Apr 24, '16 10:29am PST 
cheerdancingapplause pawsome lost doggies have their own daydoglittle angel

Troublemaker - that's me!
Barked: Wed Apr 27, '16 2:12pm PST 
April 27, 2016 - International Guide Dog Day

Every year, the last Wednesday in April is set as International Guide Dog Day.

This is a day to celebrate the important role of guide dogs that help the blind and visually impaired remain safe and independently mobile day in and day out. Guide dogs are carefully trained to recognize obstacles, and to help guide their handlers around such things. They are trained to help handler’s access public transportation, navigate public places and cross roads safely.

Guide dogs are legally allowed into all public places due to their handler’s dependence on them for safety and mobility. Due to this fact however, guide dogs must have a special calm, quiet, non-aggressive and well-behaved temperament.

According to the breeds most commonly used as guide dogs are as follows:

70% Labrador Retrievers
15% Golden Retrievers
15% German Shepherds

Guide dogs receive formal training which takes two years and costs around $25,000.

After the two year training dogs are carefully matched with handlers based on the handler’s lifestyle and environment. Consideration is also given to the size of the dog, the strength, pace of walk and energy levels. Each of these things is taken into consideration so to match dogs and humans to create the best relationship possible.

International Guide Dog Day is intended to honor the dogs that are working hard to help their handlers as well as all the people who work very hard to train and match dogs with their owners, creating such important life-changing relationships.

Edited by author Wed Apr 27, '16 2:12pm PST

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