Friday, November 13, 2009

All A Twitter

I don't know if you know this but puppies need to be dewormed at four weeks. So yesterday dad went to the my vet and picked up the wormer. The wormer is a milky-looking liquid and it comes in what looks like a cough medicine bottle. Dad administered a small amount of the wormer in each pup's mouth with a small syringe while I watched over everything. It must taste pretty good because the pups all drank it down and did not appear to suffer any ill effects. We will re-administer the wormer in 10 days. After that, we will take the pups to see my vet at seven weeks for their first immunizations. The second set of immunizations will take place approximately 4 weeks later when the pups are with their new families.

Did I tell you where my pups are going to be living? Two will live with families in Massachusetts one is going to a nice home in Connecticut. Two are going to Iowa and one to Virginia. And I think I already told you that one of my girls is going to live with her dad, Toby, in California. They won't be leaving for awhile now, but I know the time will be here before I know it. The days go by so quickly what with all the activity around here. And, as Grammy told me they would, the days, months and years go by even more quickly as you get a bit older. I don't know where the time has gone, but I am trying to enjoy every minute with the pups.

When the pups are napping, I like to get on Twitter. I think I may be addicted. I don't know why. It's really kinda annoying and I haven't quite figured out how it works. Or maybe I have and there really isn't much to it. But darn I want to find out if their is. So I keep tweeting away. You see on Twitter you can follow other members' updates if you find them interesting and they can follow you. You can also block them if you don't want them to know what you're up to. I have already blocked two of my followers. This guy who was trying very hard to sell me some Viagra and this woman who appeared very heavily involved in the marketing of porn from the Czech Republic. But I am following all sorts of folks. For example, I am closely following Jaclyn Smith. You remember, the lovely dark-haired lady from Charlie's Angels. I have often been told that I bear a very strong resemblance to her. I want very much to keep up with her comings and goings. And, let me tell you, so far it has been very useful. You probably recall that TT's blow their coats after they deliver pups. I, unfortunately, am no exception as far as this is concerned. Well, on Twitter I discovered that Ms. Smith has a line of clip on hair pieces that are easy and fabulous. Now that's just what I need. And guess who is following me. The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. He even sent me a private message which on Twitter are called direct messages. He tweeted "Stay calm and assertive." Well, I didn't know what The Dog Whisperer meant by that. So I just tweeted back: "Thanks Cesar. That means a lot." I am also following a woman with the handle SugarBoobs. I mean with a name like that she just has to be nice. I'm also following Oprah (even though she's no Tyra) cause her profile pic is of her and a very cute puppy. I'm also being followed by and following a bunch of dogs like GizmoDog, BarttheDog, and LordOscar. There are lots of cute ones out there. I'm definitely following sprinklesmobile. You know Sprinkles is the Beverly Hills cupcake shop that Oprah is always raving about where you have to queue up for hours just to get in the door. Well it appears they have a mobile cupcake van and they Tweet their location so that you can find them: "Sprinklesmobile has arrived at Grand Avenue between 8th and 9th! The first 10 people to whisper "downtown" receive a free cupcake!" My dad loves cupcakes so I definitely need to follow this in case he ever takes me back to California. I like to treat him sometimes.

Speaking of treats. My dad whipped up a trial batch of Pumpkin Pie Biscuits in anticipation of Sadie's Thanksgiving holiday visit. I haven't tasted them yet, but they sure smelled great baking in the oven. I think it must be the maple syrup. So don't forget your furry friend this turkey day. Here's the recipe:

Pumpkin Pie Biscuits

These biscuits make your house smell like Thanksgiving! Pumpkin is a great source of fiber. You can add any leftover pumpkin to your dog's food, if you'd like. (BTW, I like to eat pumpkin right out of the can when I have an upset stomach. It seems to help.) The added spices and syrup make these treats sweet and aromatic.

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Blend together the broth, pumpkin, oil. syrup. and egg with a mixer. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together with a spoon. Using your hands, incorporate all the flour into the dough. Roll out onto a floured surface. lightly sprinkle flour on top of the dough, keeping it floured so that it won't stick to the rolling pin. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out the biscuits with cookie cutters and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until brown. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Gobble. Gobble.