Just the Good Ol’ Boy

Sagan turned 11 months old on Tuesday. He is just a good boy all around.

He’s turned into fetching fool.  That Herm Sprenger ball gets a lot of use!

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Vegan Pumpkin Grilled “Cheese”

This is the first official full week of fall, and while you all know I hang onto summer until the bitter end, I  am willing this accept that it’s time to make way for a new season. (Just go easy on us, okay fall? A cold, wet autumn on top of a pandemic just doesn’t sound like a fun combo.) I made this recipe this weekend after sort of forgetting about it for a few years, and was reminded just how delicious it is. It looks a little messy, but it is so tasty. (And this is coming from someone who normally just cannot get into pumpkin spice flavoring on any level.)

You can just as easily make this with real cheese, but we happened to have some vegan on hand, and I try to go plant-based as much as possible. It’s really good with a nice sharp Vermont cheddar too.
  

Vegan Pumpkin Grilled “Cheese”

INGREDIENTS
3 slices vegan cheddar style cheese (I prefer Daiya brand)
1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin 
2 slices of vegan multi-grain or sprouted bread
coconut oil

Spread pumpkin on one piece of bread. Put “cheese” slices on other piece. Place the pumpkin covered bread slice, pumpkin side down, on top of the cheddar style slices to close the sandwich. Heat coconut in a skillet over low to medium heat, and place sandwich in skillet when warm. Turn occasionally, until cheese is melted. (Try it with a pumpkin bisque. So good.)

If you try this, I’d love to hear what you think. Happy fall, friends. 

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Can I feed my puppy Halo Garden of Vegan?

Halo’s Garden of Vegan® dog food is an award-winning recipe with many applications. It is a great option for dogs with dietary sensitivities and has a nutrient profile ideal for dogs with some health conditions, under guidance from their veterinarian. It is formulated to be complete and balanced for adult dogs. It is not for puppies.

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Gray foxes coordinate attack on turkeys

This is a remarkable bit of trail camera footage from Putnam County, Florida.

Here we have two gray foxes coordinating an attack on a flock of Osceola turkeys. They are engaging in behavior I’d expect more from wolves or coyotes.  One fox harries the birds, while the other sneaks around from behind.

Although the foxes don’t catch a turkey that day, they might sometimes succeed if they keep doing this behavior.

I’ve read old accounts of gray foxes working together to hunt rabbits, but I put them away as hearsay.

After seeing this footage, I am convinced they do sometimes engage in cooperative hunting.

Gray foxes, especially in Florida, aren’t that big, and a turkey is a fighting dinosaur of a chicken. My guess is they aren’t regularly preying on mature turkeys, but they do engage in this sort of behavior to test them in much the same way wolves test elk or caribou.

Maybe I’m reading too much into this footage, but it is pretty remarkable.

I’ve always admired the gray fox. It’s a truly unique American canid, for it has no Old World congeners.

They and turkeys have been interacting for millions of years in the Southeast and Southwest, a dance far more ancient than wolf and bison in Yellowstone. And certainly far more ancient than man versus beast on this continent.

And this drama happened in the third most populous state in the union, not in some far wilderness of the West. Indeed, just a stone’s throw from the first permanent European settlement in North America.

 

 

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GreaterGood.org & Halo Announce A New Dog Resource, FidoFoster.org

GreaterGood.org & Halo Announce A New Dog Resource, FidoFoster.org, & Launch the “Walk and Wag” Photo Contest with Celebrity Judge Olivia Munn to Salute Dog Heroes Halo Pet Food for a Year, 15,000 Halo Meals and $ 10,000 in Grants Courtesy of MyPetCandle to Donate to Animal Shelters, Training with Animal Planet’s Pet Expert Andrea Arden, Wag!

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Remember Me Thursday Honors Shelter Pets–Don’t Miss #RememberMeThursday Contest

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Whole Meat vs. Meat Meal: How to Spot the Difference in Ingredients

Whole Meat vs. Meat Meal: How to Spot the Difference in Ingredients What’s in a name? Does it matter? Yes! There are many ways to provide essential nutrients to pets, including a variety of protein sources. Most dog and cat foods contain meat from other animals – typically chicken, turkey, cattle, pigs or fish, though

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Saturday Survey: Carbon Footprint

I posted earlier this week about how dogs contribute to climate change, primarily by eating beef (cows = methane gas). Are you worried about climate change and how your dog contributes to it? Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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How to Safely Celebrate a Pet’s Birthday

How to Safely Celebrate a Pet’s Birthday Happy birthday to you! We all love a celebration, and a pet’s birthday (or adoption day) is a great excuse to spoil them rotten – as if we don’t do that every day! Of course, there are many ways to celebrate and show our love to our pets,

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Sweet Corn with Chili and Orange Hoisin Glaze

Grilled Corn with Orange Hoisin and Chili Glaze

One of the things that I love most about summer is sweet corn on the cob. So as sweet corn season (and summer itself, boohoo) comes to an end, I find myself grabbing it from a local farm as often as possible knowing that it will soon be gone.
This is one of my favorite ways to eat sweet corn, with a unique twist. You may even remember me sharing it here a few years ago. I’ve since tweaked a few things with the recipe and now I officially declare it end-of-summer sweet corn perfection. I hope you love it as much as we do. 
Grilled Corn with Orange Hoisin and Chili Glaze
Grilled Corn with Orange Hoisin and Chili Glaze
Sweet Corn with Chili and Orange Hoisin Glaze  

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS
6 ears sweet corn, husked
1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce  
1 teaspoon chili oil (red pepper flakes work too!) 
5-6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Heat your grill to medium high. In a small bowl, combine Hoisin sauce, chili oil or red pepper flakes, melted butter, and grated orange rind, and mix well. Grill corn for about 3 minutes, turn, and grill another 2-3 minutes. Use a brush to coat corn with glaze, and continue to grill for another 5-7 minutes, brushing with the glaze every couple of minutes. Remove corn from grill, brush with glaze, and top with chopped cilantro.  

Grilled Corn with Orange Hoisin and Chili Glaze
Grilled Corn with Orange Hoisin and Chili Glaze

Savor that sweet corn, friends. I know I will be, ’til summer’s bitter end. 

 


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