Milou’s devotion to Daisy is astonishing. The day we brought her home from the hospital, he would whimper and rush to her crib every time she cried. He is ever-patient with her, despite all the tail-tugging she subjects him to. One of his most favourite things is chasing the garden hose, ears flopping, bouncing up and down, trying to get big gulps of water.
He is such a lovable character.When it comes to food, he will never refuse anything from our plates, but he is not a canned dog food connoisseur, not even the fancy stuff. He much rather prefers the healthy chicken dinner Shawn makes for him with care. Many dogs prefer their food when it is healthy, which is why dog food products such as Natures Blend have a nutrition-packed formula designed to make dogs healthier and happier. If you are thinking of getting yourself a dog, then you should probably do some research first on what you can do for your dog to make sure that they have the best life possible. For example, it might be a good idea to check out something like this Pet Food Exposed page to help you understand what is (and isn’t) good for you dog. Basic ingredients such as chicken, rice, pasta, beans and vegetables all go into the mix. Milou loves this stuff. And who wouldn’t? There’s so much goodness in there.
Makes about 25 cups
Milou is a medium-sized dog. You can easily adjust the recipe to feed your smaller or larger pup.
10oz bag of frozen peas
Fill a pot 3/4-full with water, cover with the lid and set onto medium-high heat,
When the water begins to boil, remove the lid, add a drizzle of olive oil and the pasta.
Give it a quick stir, put the lid back on.
Cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Drain excess liquid and set the pasta aside.
Transfer the rice and bulgur into another pot and add enough water to just cover them.
Put the lid on and set onto medium-high heat.
Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, drain excess liquid and set aside.
Combine pasta, rice and bulgur into one big pot
If your dog is anything like ours, s/he will pick all the chicken out of the bowl, leaving all the beans, rice and vegetables behind. So, chop the meat into small pieces or pulse briefly in food processor. This will make it more difficult for your dog to pick out the chicken.
Add frozen vegetables and beans.
Cook the chicken. Shawn usually grills it.
Add the chicken to the big pot and mix thoroughly.
Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Adopt! Don’t shop!
If you do not have a sweet friend like our Milou, consider adopting over purchasing from a pet store. Not only will you save an innocent creature’s life, but you’ll be rewarded with unconditional love. We found our Ozzie when I was browsing through PetFinder one day and fell in love with his cuteness. We rushed to adopt him, because his fur was dark. Dark-haired dogs and cats are less popular than their lighter cousins, for some odd reason. Another reason we hurried to get him was that he was at a high-kill shelter. Ozzie’s proven to be a blessing in our family. His intelligence, playful character and clever wit make him such a joy to have around the homestead. Have a look through the ads on PetClue for a sweet companion who needs a good home. You’ll find lots of tips on getting the best supplies for your new friend, as well as sound advice. Support the ASPCA and PETA as they are worthy global efforts in looking out for our four-legged friends. PetClue and HerePup both are good resource for anything you need to make your furry-friend feel at home.
Ears back, wide-eyed, confident stance, what a handsome devil he is. Of course, you know he’s really just looking for a treat and for that, he’ll do ANYthing, especially for Daisy who is always willing to reward him.
My favourite time of day starts when work ends and I finally arrive home. As I walk up to our front porch in the evening and rushing toward the door lock, I think about how much happier I am to be there. I always ring the doorbell to announce my arrival, because I love being ambushed by my welcoming committee. Daisy runs to the door, calling out “Mamaaaaaaaaaa!” and gives me a big hug. My hubby greets me with a smile and a kiss.
And Milou runs toward me, skids and slides across the hardwood floor, then jumps up with his front paws over my knees to say hello (or maybe he is really just looking for a treat). Making dog food at home takes a bit of time, but Milou is so worth the effort. A big batch lasts almost a month, so it actually saves time and money. Feeding our furry friend the healthy stuff Shawn patiently makes for him ensures many more happy homecomings for me.