Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Arkansas pictures

I thought I'd post some more or the rest of the Arkansas pictures I took.

I do miss that hot water such nice feeling..

We went kayaking after visiting hot springs the next day we went kayaking and we had a lot of fun during the kayaking I never kayaked before so it was an experience and I learned a lot from doing it.

Maybe someday I'll get one to do it somewhere..
Before we went to the bath house we went to eat a bit since we hadn't had any breakfast.. :\

They had good hamburger, but the service was slow I ran out of drink it took long time before I got another and the hamburgers took long time to be made.

They got order wrong with my brother's wife. Gave her a hamburger instead of a club sandwhich. Luckily the hamburgers tasted good, but still. They wasn't really busy so was weird. ah well maybe they had a off day.
The hot springs bath we went to it was really nice and relaxing
I enjoyed the hot springs bath they gave free water and did have a food area to get sandwhiches or smoothie.

Arlington hotel
Cool car I saw

I loved the rocks and the state is pretty nice area. 

I have one more set of pictures to post I'll do it another day though.

I enjoyed the trip, but hope next time we go somewhere that allows dogs Saya would have loved the hiking areas.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Covered bridge festival

A covered bridge we came by on the way to it.
Yesterday we went to the covered bridge festival it was a lot of fun. We went to the bridgeton one I think this one was the best one not as many junk for sell a lot of home made or craft items and few junk or knock off items..

We are here!
It was crowded as usual and few dogs there too some of the shop owners had dogs with them too which is nice.

Saya isn't one that cares to meet new dogs due to having some bad experiences with other dogs, but she isn't so reactive she can't go places she can be in presence of another dog without barking, growling, or lunging.

She did meet couple dogs one was a cattle dog another looked like a cattle dog mix had same look, but a bit different she got along fine with both, but I asked for the owners to end the greeting soon as to not get Saya too stressed since too long greetings seem set her off..

Saya must smell good as dogs always wants to smell her forever. Bella dogs sniff her some then walks off, but Saya they gotta keep sniffing.. wonder if they smell she is on different diet and she smells different from a kibble fed dog or what?

I'm glad she got to meet some dogs she liked and the dogs she met actually behaved nicely so many charge at her to play and she doesn't like that.

Luckily she behaved well and she doesn't go nuts around other dogs. I seen some at the covered bridge festival they barked some, but never snarled or lung which is good.

On the way home we passed another one which we had gone to last year there was a lady with a jack Russel and another type of dog looks like a poodle mix and it went nuts when a lady with a mix walked by both dogs barked lunged at the dog passing and the dog got a bit riled up too.

I think dog like that shouldn't be at such an event being as there is such a big crowd..

There was this trailer it's $1 per person they have a wolf, coyote, grizzly bear, black bear, and a cougar in it.. Doesn't seem big enough for even like this. :\

Plus I don't like sideshow type attractions doesn't seem right. I didn't pay to go see it so not sure what it looks like in the trailer, but still seems small to have those animals for a show thing.. Traveling sure, but this? Ah well.

I just don't get why can't people enjoy wild life in the wild heck there is wolf park in battleground Indiana they have fox, coyotes, bison, and wolves and the enclosures are big and they do it to educate and they ensure their animals are happy..
Exit of the side show
The red sign says donations are greatly appreciated. These animals are very expensive they eat something a year I can't read it on the pic too blurry..

We are trying to keep admission affordable at $1..

Any additional donation is appreciated. Thank You.

Enjoy the Show.

A show is that all these people think of the animals. Sad. :(
Loved the bison statue cute
I think animals like this needs to be in the wild and if they need be in an enclosure for people to see it should be like the wolf park in battleground Indiana they're enclosure if huge has a lake and lots land for the animals. They operate to educate people on fox, coyote, wolves and bison.

I've been many times and it's amazing how great it is as the wolves are happy and their other animals are happy too.

OK end of off topic stuff back to festival pictures.

English bull dog
Loved the weather it was cool in am and warmed up pretty quick glad I kept the coat in the car I had enough to carry around with my camera and Saya's water.

Saya took to the crowds well she wasn't stressed or nervous she is used to it since I took her to the farmer's market as a little pup.

I did have to keep her on short leash in crowded parts and make sure she was at my side as she is a small dog and easily people wouldn't know she is there since she is a quiet dog.

No incidence of her getting punted which is good.

Most of the buildings allowed dogs one had a sign no dogs, but only on one of the doors we went on one door it had no sign at all.

We had no issues many of the shop owners commented how nice and well behaved she is and coarse she was asked is she a puppy or mini husky?

Only one person said she is a shiba inu right? A kid said she looks like she is a coyotedog. So funny.

She did great when ever I stopped she would look up at me and sometimes while walking too. She enjoyed the day and got tons of exercise too.

Speaking of exercise people would always make tons of comments like "oh poor thing you should carry her!" "She looks tired" "She looks hurt!" so on.

I got a bit frustrated as she isn't tired or hurt at all she was enjoying herself and she even ran after a leaf or two to get it.

Ah well she is my dog and I know her better then some crowd of strangers.

She got plenty of breaks we stopped and ate food and she got to get a drink and wait till we were done then we walked some more.

I was tired at a point so we stayed at a table while mom went looking. She got more water and sat then we were about done I was waiting for mom to get a wooden bird house she had the shop hold.
Saya posing for a picture. :)
Me and Saya was done at this point. so we stayed at the post office while mom looked and got her birdhouse. it was nice just sitting there Saya enjoyed being petted by me and she took in the sights as people walked by.
Saya enjoying a treat
Saya isn't a breakfast eater she likes to be up a bit before she eats. She usually eats at lunch time or dinner time if I feed her in am it needs be small meal like a couple chicken hearts or liver.

Since we went to the festival pretty early we left 7:40 or something like that she didn't get her meal till we got home around 6:31pm..

Must been torture for her right? Not really she got treats throughout the day for being good, but not a lot though it was small kibble or bits of dog biscuit.

She is fed once a day which I vary it sometimes in am, lunch or evening she does get snacks sometimes like a egg, heart, caned fish, chicken foot or bit of honest kitchen food.

She seems do fine on this and she did well never acted tired till the we got to the postal office.

I always checked on her and offered water if I think she needed it. I never forced her to walk either if she wanted to sniff the grass, tree, building, hay bale, or whatever I let her and then we walked she always followed and never lagged behind.
Saya didn't seem phased by the horses at all either she was closer at times when they went by she just watched them.

I wasn't surprised since she has met horses at our neighbors place so she is used to them and their noises. She wagged her tail as they came by. She was never close enough to sniff or get hurt by the carriage.
Saya always happy and smiling. :) She was glad to have come and enjoyed the event. I'm glad they allow dogs and glad most were well behaved and owners didn't have them on long leashes or flexi leashes like the other events.
On the way out I spot a Pomeranian and a mixed breed. :)
Saya chilling around while mom went to bathroom.

She didn't seem to mind the noise of the chainsaw.

The wooden bear and raccoons were cute. A different wood carver guy had some nice bears too he had pigs, and even a coyote. A bit above my price range though I didn't want spend that much for the coyote.
I mainly went to enjoy the walk and so Saya could have fun. The crab cake I ate was yummy.

A store owner's dog at end of the day tired from all the attention.
Not a great picture, but this little girl screamed practically because she was so excited to see Saya. lol

Saya loved the little girl and she went right up to her and licked her hand.

Saya has so many fans it's funny everyone loves her. :)

Time to go back through the bridge to home.
Someone did a cute graffiti in the bridge it's a polar bear with a bottle of coke. hehe

On way home we stopped at a bakery/ice cream shop I got a waffle cone with pumpkin and chocolate yummy at the bottom they put a malted milk ball.

As I was leaving a kid said my dog looks like a fox dog. hehe
We got home so I put Saya in my room while I got her meal she went down waiting for me.

She was so tired from her day of fun she ate her food laying down.

Then we went outside and had some fun off leash she fetched some for me and did tricks for mom.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Dinosaur foot?
I think turkey feet look so much like dinosaur feet it's funny! No wonder turkeys are tough birds!
Size comparison turkey on top weighs 5.29oz and chicken on bottom weighs 2.01oz.

Today Saya gets a turkey foot and 5.82oz of boneless goose for her meal Yummy this will be her first turkey foot Bella my boxer is main one who has eaten them as they're more her size..
The two items are frozen in the picture, but I let them thawed out before feeding them.

I had her eat outside it's cold outside, but she doesn't mind she loves the cold plus eating outside is fun. :)

Gives her something to occupy herself with while I do some yard work. I need haul up some wood to put into the garage to get ready for winter.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Made a ton of dog treats!

I spent a long time making this a lot of cooking, mixing, grinding and stuff.

I made a total of 7.36lbs of treats the weight includes the big ziplock and little ziplocks, but still a good bit of yummy dog treats!

I use usual fish fudge recipe and added few things to it to make it my own as usual..

I added about 4 or 5 eggs, three cans sardines, one caned tuna, the flour, and some oatmeal too.

I cooked beef, chicken and lamb liver, beef and lamb kidney, three things of beef thymus, two pieces of beef heart, tiny piece of beef tongue, chicken hearts.

I also cooked some boneless pork and then ground it and added it to the eggs and flour, I used coconut oil to cook the meat..

I then cooked the three small zip lock bags of cooked turkey it was frozen so I needed thaw it out before grinding it.
Few days ago I picked some yellow squash along with zucchini for us people.
I cooked the yellow squash along with bag of carrots, some green peppers, little bit of zucchini then once really soft I grind the veggies up.

With the yellow squash I only ground the middle part as the skin was really hard and I took the seeds out and cooked them with some seasonings on a cookie sheet in the oven they tasted pretty good liked baked pumpkin seeds. hehe

I also mixed in a caned of normal pumpkin not pumpkin pie kind. I thought It'd be fitting since Halloween is near plus the dogs like pumpkin.

I cooked the first batch and put the rest in containers to cook the next day.
Bella had gone with me to get the squash she took one so she had a yummy chew item. haha
I plan to check out this one dehydrator at this one place will make dehydrating hearts and boneless meat for treats easier..

And before the farmer's market closes I hope to get some more beef heart, tongue, liver, and kidneys too.

At the moment the freeze is full with the new treats added to it.

Luckily by then there should be room between Saya eating her normal meals and Bella getting her raw treats.
I like the fish fudge or well fish and meat treats they can be broken into small bits if I want to and don't smell too bad despite the organs in it..

This batch has some veggies and fruits in it which I think is good especially since they came from my garden well except for the caned pumpkin, but still..

The addition of the fruit and veggies made the batch bigger I did add a good bit of meat to it so it isn't all veggies or fruit.

Saya and Bella really enjoy the taste of these treats with the fruit and veggies or just the fish and meat.

I usually use the fish fudge for recall treat sometimes they get little bit of hot dogs, string cheese, or dehydrated chicken heart for recall treats both Saya and Bella loves it.