Cost Savings: Homemade Dog Food Mix-In

My dog stinks. Well, she doesn’t so much anymore, but there was a time when she was a stinky, farty dog that could clear an entire room in half a nanosecond. I realized it was the cheaper variety of dry dog food, primarily, and it would get especially bad if I mixed in some wet canned dog food as a treat (or to entice her to actually eat her dry food!). I’ve been through a lot of brands of dog food, in different combinations and at increasing costs. When I first got her, I was dedicated to feeding only the

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Rude Awakening

This morning I was abruptly torn from my sweet, peaceful slumber by a sudden crashing sound followed immediately by my dog jumping up and cowering in fear in the corner of the couch and an irritatingly loud and incessantly repetitive high-pitched squeaking. (Yes, I’m on the couch — those cold germies!) The combination of noises and actions caused me to bolt immediately upright, and after a few seconds of orientating myself from sleepyland, realized the master mouser of the house is at it again. I fumbled about for my phone and turned on the flashlight, looked at my scaredy-dog with

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As if it isn’t obvious from perusing my blog posts, I suffer severely with a common ailment known as scatterbrain! Each morning I wake up, make my way down the stairs while being sure to dodge the dog barreling down the stairs beside me, shuffle into the kitchen to let the dog out, feed the cat, fill the coffee maker, then scroll through my email on my phone while smoking my first cigarette of the day. The dog scratches at the door to come in, I fill my 20 oz coffee mug with freshly brewed caffeinated goodness, rinse and refill

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