Monday, June 29, 2009


Wow, I have been super lazy with the blogging this month. Meiby has been feeling better and has been rocking at pup school. This past week she did 2 tunnels and 2 jumps in a row multiple times and is healing on a leash really well despite the fact that I have not really been working with her at home all that much.

It's been really hot the past few weeks (it's about time, really) so Meiby hasn't been getting out much except for class on Wednesdays. But when she is outside, she's good at finding the shady spots and cool surfaces to lay on.
the patio is cool on her belly
I'm ready to go inside

Friday, June 12, 2009

sick puggy

sweet sleepy pug

Poor Meiby... this past weekend we noticed she was urinating very often and there were spots of blood on the puppy pad so we took her to the vet. Turns out she has a terrible bladder infection and a mild ear infection to go along with it. It's not getting her down though. You wouldn't even know she was sick if she wasn't peeing every 5 minutes. So we are giving her some ear drops twice a day and antibiotic pills with each meal. She's a pro though. So far we haven't even had to hide the pills in anything. We just give them to her right before she gets her food (when she's starving) and she gulps it right down! We are not sure what the culprit is but we suspect it might be our hard water. We'll be giving her filtered water from now on!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

window basil
window cilantro

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I don't really have a name for this but I make it for breakfast nearly every weekend. It's perfect for 2 or 3 people and very easy to make. Today's version is shredded potatoes, turkey bacon, broccoli, fresh basil, eggs, and parmesan cheese. Here's the recipe:

  • half bag of frozen shredded or diced potatoes
  • handful of frozen or fresh veggies (I often use frozen peas or corn or fresh peppers or broccoli)
  • 4 strips of bacon or turkey bacon, chopped up
  • chopped garlic and/or onion as desired
  • 1 or 2 tbsp. veg. oil or butter
  • salt/pepper/herbs as desired
  • 3 or 4 eggs
  • shredded or grated cheese
As you can see, it's a pretty loose formula that you can customize according to what you have on hand.

First, cook the bacon, onion, garlic (or whatever combination of these you are using) in a large skillet. If not using bacon you will need to add enough butter or oil to coat the bottom of the pan. If you are using bacon there will be plenty of fat in the pan already.

When bacon is cooked through and onion/garlic are softened, add the potatoes in an even layer and let fry for 5-7 min. (don't stir if you want them to be crispy!) While the potatoes are cooking, layer veggies on top of them and sprinkle with any spices/herbs you like. Flip everything over and let fry for another 5 min.

Stir fry until everything is as soft or brown as you like it. (peppers cook fast, broccoli needs a little more time)
Break eggs into the pan (on top of everything) and stir fry until the eggs are fully set.
Turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese.