Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Bread Maker

My best friend, JG, gave me a bread maker for Christmas.  I love it!!!  (Thanks JG for my bread maker!! Love you, BFF!)

Kenmore 2-lb. Bread Maker

This Kenmore Bread Maker is absolutely my favorite kitchen appliance aside from the dishwasher.  And my family is loving what I can do with it too! 

It came with a recipe book, a measuring cup and a measuring spoon.  I love that measuring spoon.  Is so useful and easy to use!

Bread Maker included accessories
I think I will have to start sharing with you my bread recipes.  Yummy!

Peace and healthy days for you all!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ready for Adoption

Hola amigos!

Last night was the last night of our little guests with us.  It was a bittersweet night, as we were sad they were leaving us, but at the same time, happy and hopeful that they will get a good, loving home to grow old in.  We will miss our furry little foster "kids".  

We were a bit sad this morning, and I just kept dragging the moment where I had to take them back to the shelter.  For one last time, I let them run wild in the house, not caring one bit if they peed or pooped all over the place.  *chuckle*   Oh, and they did run and play! 

Lorraine and Lyon ate my shoes and R's shoes and any shoe they found, while Drancy tried to hide under the refrigerator (no luck there. *chuckle*)  Nantes and Lylly were dragging the newspaper and wee-wee pad all over the place, while Isére barked at the outside cats... barked for the first time!!  That really made me smile.   She stood in front of the screen door and barked at the cats, who looked at her with a bewildered expression... and as she barked she would jump back.  It was really funny and cute, and they were all very happy and carefree.  

The trip to the shelter was uneventful.  They had a big cage ready for them with toys and lined with newspapers.  New collars were made with wristbands and their names and record number written on them.  Pink for girls and blue for boys.  They got to keep the little collars I had made for them.  That was nice.  (Except for Lyon, who got too big for the collar I had made so he had none.)

Lylly (left), Nantes (middle), Lorraine (right back) and Lyon (right front)
at the Shelter

I must confess that it did make me feel sad to leave them there, especially when they were crying and trying to get me to take them home.  I wish with all my heart that they get a wonderful, caring, loving family that will keep them until they are old and have to leave for the Rainbow Bridge.  I really, really hope they are not abused, neglected or starved.  And if they are, I hope the Universe and Mother Nature will help them find their way home... yes, to us.

Farewell little puppies!  You are now all ready for adoption!

*If you are interested in any one of our puppies, please contact the Humane Society of Puerto Rico by calling (787) 720-6038 and ask for the Chihuahua puppies.

Our Foster Puppies

Hola amigos!

Here are some pictures of our Foster Puppies.  They are somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks old, and simply adorable!  We thought they were younger, but a trip to the vet said otherwise.  They all weigh between 1 and 2.5 lbs... oh, so tiny!

Sorry if they are a bit fuzzy or out of focus, but taking pictures of puppies is NOT easy at all!  I was running all over the place trying to get the picture before they moved.  *chuckle*

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is Lylly

Life has been a bit hectic these past few weeks.  I posted about my six puppies last week.    Six puppies are a HANDFUL!  Ohhh, but sooo cute!

Here's a picture of Lylly.  She only weighs 1.2 lbs... sooo tiny!  Lylly is one of the four girls of the bunch.  Love her nose and tiny paws!

Last Friday the vet at the Humane Society of Puerto Rico said that the puppies are about 2-3 months old, so I think they are not going to be that big when fully grown.  I remember Timi's puppies were 1 lb. newborn!  By the time they were 2-3 months old, they weighted about 8 lbs... And you all know how big a Basset Hound can get, huh?

I am afraid soon they'll be ready for adoption... 

Monday, January 14, 2013

We are a Foster Home… for Doggies!

Hola amigos!

I made one New Year’s resolution that I was already breaking, but no more.  I had resolved to blog more, so here is my first blog entry of 2013.  

We are very excited and happy to announce that we have been accepted as a Foster/Temporary home for the Humane Society of Puerto Rico and for a few days now, we have had some very cute and furry guests. 

These little fellows are Chihuahua mix puppies, of around 4 or 5 weeks of age.  They were found in a field in Aguas Buenas, in a box, being attacked by ants!  *sad face*

We are very excited to have these cuties in our home.  We have 4 girls and 2 boys, and they were assigned French names in the shelter *chuckle*.  The boys are Lyon and Nantes, and the girls are Lorraine, Drancy, Lylly and Isére.  Drancy and Isére are the only ones with white, although they all have their tiny toes with white fur.  Kinda like gloves.  Oh, so cute! *giggle*

The shelter gave us some medicine for their skin, as the ants really hurt them.  And medicated shampoo.  I must confess I don’t like the shampoo they gave us, so I went to 1-800-pet-meds and ordered the shampoo I used to buy for Timi.  Can’t wait to try it on them!

They also gave us some canned Purina ProPlan Puppy food, but I don’t like to feed dogs canned food, so I went and got them some Pedigree Dry Puppy food and they just gobble it up!  I learned with Timi’s puppies that if you mix just a tad of chicken or turkey baby food with their kibble, they will eat it in a matter of seconds! 

We really are very happy and excited with this new adventure as Foster “Parents”.  Don’t know if we’ll take in kitties, though.  It is easier to keep puppies in one area than a cat.  And I don’t believe in caging animals, not even for crate training.  I believe in free roaming.  In her 14  years, Timi never even wore a collar, unless we were in a place where she had to wear a leash.  I think that kind of explains how I think.  And I think she was happier because of that.

I will continue to post more on the puppies and the days go by.  And of course, pictures!

Have a great day!