Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

Hi, everyone -

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  Kaci and I spent Christmas together in New Hampshire the weekend before Christmas.  When we left there was a a little snow on the ground.  We came back to rain - and a wet basement floor.  Mama and Papa said that we never seem to take a trip to New Hampshire unless we travel in rain.

Kaci and I had a lot of fun together.  Not only did we spend time with Grammy we also spent time with the rest of the family.  There are two cats in the family now.  Their names are Zoey and Squeakers.  Zoey was pretty friendly unless Kaci and I were a little close.  Then she would warn us by hissing.  I did really well considering I like to chase cats out of the yard.  Kaci on the other hand kept sticking her head in the cat door trying to see Zoey.

I got two frisbees and a squeaky Moose toy for Christmas.  I even got a treat from the garbage men on Christmas Eve!

Here is a Christmas picture that Mama found on line.  She really likes Peanuts:


Then Mama and Papa went to her father's house for Christmas brunch.  There was something on the menu called French toast casserole.  The ingredients are the same as if you would make regular French toast.  But you bake it instead and it looks like an Apple Betty dessert. Mama and I hope that this fulfills the report requirement, Khyra.

Additionally, we will be having a house guest.  Jessy will be visiting us again.  She will come on New Year's Day and stay until the 13th of January. 

Sorry this post is a little long.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

Hi, everyone -

This will be a short post for today because Mama and Papa have been invited to a Christmas brunch with her family.  It should be interesting because on the menu is something called French toast casserole.  We promise we will post more later because so much has happened in the past week.  In the meantime we found a really neat video that you might enjoy:


It is not a Christmas video but it is fun to watch.  The dogs are two "sisters" - a German Shepherd and a Miniature Schnauzer.

Love -

Hershey

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving (and a healthy one)!



Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We will be together for Thanksgiving

Guess what?  Kaci is here for Thanksgiving.  She came yesterday and we are having a lot of fun driving Mama to drink.  We have played together and tried to swipe each other's food so far.  Plans include some walking around the neighborhood but the temperature here  has been a little chilly - 14° this morning. Brrr.  We are not ready for that yet.

We apologize for not blogging earlier.  Mama was busy taking care of Jessy for about a week during the summer.  And things in general are very hectic now.

Love -

Hershey, Kaci and Mama

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jessy's latest visit

Hi everyone -

Jessy came to stay with us last month.  She was here for ten days and we had a lot of fun together.  But the first day Jessy decided to run around the neighborhood which made Mama really upset.  It took her a half an hour to get her back to the house.

But after that she calmed down and got used to our routine.  She loves looking out the windows in the house.  Jessy and I played a lot together too.   Here is a video of us playing together and a picture of her looking out the window:

video



Enjoy the video, everyone!

Love -

Hershey

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Jessy will be visiting us again

Hi, everyone -

Jessy is going to visiting with us again in about two weeks.  Her pawrents are going to Florida and they are driving a car back here.  We hope all of you had a Happy Easter.  Here are some pictures.  They were made for us by one of our Dogster pup pals,  Aregon Spunky and Casper.  They also started a blog which hasn't been up very long.  Here are some pictures:





In the meantime, if anyone is interested in making holistic treats for their pets here is a recipe that Mama got from a friend.  She has not tried making these yet but thought she would share the recipe with anyone who is.  Sorry for the different font.  Mama just copied and pasted this to the post.  Here is the recipe:


These basic biscuits can be customized to cater to your canine’s palette
Ingredients
• 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
• 1 tsp. salt (or less)
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp. Beef or chicken Bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
• ½ cup hot water
Optional Add ins
• Bacon or chicken broth, eggs, oats, liver powder, wheat germ or the other supplements discussed, shredded cheese, bacon bits, fresh herbs, dehydrated bits of apple, banana or blueberry all unsweetened, etc.,.
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Dissolve bouillon in hot water
3. Add remaining ingredients
4. Knead dough until it forms a ball (approximately 3 minutes)
5. Roll dough until ½ inch thick
6. Cut into slices or bone shapes (you can purchase a bone shaped cookie cutter to make shapes with)
7. Place dough pieces on lightly greased cookie sheet
8. Cook for 30 minutes but check mid-way through as my oven is old and times may vary!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A "wild" assortment of newer pictures

Hi, everyone -

Sorry we have been a little behind in blogging.  Things have been crazy around here lately.  Here are some of the latest things Kaci and I have done:

First of all, as some of you may know there is a new four legged member in my (Hershey's) family.  My "aunt" and "uncle" got a puppy last summer.  Her name is Jessy and she is extremely energetic.  She is not even a year old and has made life very interesting for her pawrents.

Recently, Grammy celebrated her birthday.  Mama being the tactful person she is does not want to disclose her age.  She will only say that Grammy is in her mid 80's.

The last and really wild thing happened in my back yard.  During a recent snowstorm in February (which was  not a fun one because we had both rain and snow) one of the trees in our next door neighbor's yard uprooted itself and landed partially on the roof of the back of their house.  Papa decided to move our car further back in the driveway because he was pretty nervous about that tree.  It's a good thing he did because our car could have been wiped out in our own driveway.  Anyway, here are some pictures:






The first is Jessy playing with her treat toy, the second is her in the hallway of our house being nosey.  The next two are of the tree in our neighbor's yard.  The last three are of Jessy.  The first two were from her first visit and the last three are from her second visit.  The first is the lesser "devil version" of her and I on the couch.  The second and third are her posing "innocently" in our kitchen.

Sorry we don't have any pictures of Grammy's birthday party.  The humans went out to eat for her birthday while Kaci and I were home.  Enjoy the pictures, everyone.

Love -

Hershey

Friday, February 15, 2013

Jessy is visiting us for a few days

Hi everyone -

Jessy's parents went away for Valentine's Day and she is staying with us again.  She has gotten a lot better but she has way too much energy for me (Hershey).  It is hard to be the more mature dog in this scenario.  In the meantime, here is a photo of Jessy and I.  Mama says that we both look possessed.  Here is the photo.  If this photo is a little blurry we apologize.  This was taken from Papa's cell phone.



Have a good weekend, everyone.

Love -

Hershey

Monday, February 4, 2013

Today is my birthday

Hi everyone -

Today is my birthday.  I am seven years old.  So far my birthday has been great - I got a bag of treats and a huge treat from the recycling crew.  I also got a monkey toy that squeaks.  I love toys that squeak.  A lot of my pup pals from Dogster have given me treats and I am also honored in the Princess Divas and Prince Charmings group as the Royal Member of the Day.  This is the plaque that was made in my honor:


We also have a new member in our family.  My "aunt" and "uncle" have a new puppy.  Her name is Jessy and she stayed with us for a week last month.  She is a big puppy - part labrador retriever, part german haired pointer and there is possibly some English Setter too.  She looks mostly like a labrador.  We have some pictures that we need to download to the computer.  When that is done, we will post some of them.

Love -

Hershey