Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Mission of the Military Working Dog Foundation is to assist the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Center in finding suitable homes for military working dogs that become available for adoption because they are no longer capable of performing their military duties.
Because on occasion, dogs are available for distribution to police departments and other law enforcement agencies, the Foundation's mission is also to help this process involving law enforcement K-9 units. In most cases, the dogs made available to law enforcement would make excellent working dogs, but due to time restraints, the military is unable to continue training them.
The dogs available for private adoption are not your ordinary house pets. They are anything but ordinary. They have served in protecting our country or have been to military K-9 'boot camp" and are very special animals. Our goal is to aid the MWD Center in finding appropriate homes for the working dogs available for private adoption to the public, former handlers and other persons capable of properly caring for these dogs as well as law enforcement agencies having a special requirement for a trained K-9.
When funds permit we will:
- Provide support and protective gear to those dogs that are placed in law enforcement agencies.
- Provide "comfort supplies" (treats, special gear, hygiene kits, etc.) to military working dogs and their handlers that are deployed in foreign countries.
- Provide the necessary support services and items to those dogs that go to private homes
You can help by spreading the word to people who love dogs and to your local police department. You can also aid by sending a tax-deductible donation to assist in our continued efforts.
The Military Working Dog Foundation is an IRS 501(c)3 for public benefit Non-Profit organization. Thank you for your support.
Interested in donating money or adopting a dog?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
View and Opera talking about her new cookbook where she hides veggies in her kids food, I immediately got excited. I mean, hello, I am the inventor of the yummy (well according to Makayla) Spanish Waffles! This book just screamed my name!
So Opera had a few of the recipes on her website and I just had to try out the Spanish Brownies [see her site]. Wow! That’s all I can say, I couldn’t tell the difference... I was hooked! So I bought the book... Seriously, she is so beyond brilliant. Why didn’t I think of this? This cookbook’s written by Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica. She’s a mother of three who was trying any way possible to get her kids to eat their veggies. Although I’ve never had a problem gettin Makayla to choose broccoli over... Well anything else on her plate... I’m always looking for a way to add extra vitamins to meals.
So yesterday I decided to try to Banana Bread with pureed cauliflower in it... I did however add Walnuts to make it Banana NUT Bread and I thought it was quite yummy... Mike said "it was dryer then [my] normal banana nut bread", which I typically make with yeast and in the bread maker. My next baking venture will be the Chocolate Chip cookies with Garbanzo beans.
If you want any of the recipes not on Opera’s site... Let me know, i’ll photocopy the page in my book for you.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Day 2: Pottied Once (after her nap)
Day 3: Pottied Twice (both after her nap)
Day 4: Pottied once (after being out all day)
Day 5: Pottied four times! (2 before nap, 2 after)
Day 6: Pottied twice (it was a VERY rough day)
Day 7: Pottied three times
Day 8: Pottied twice
Day 9: Pottied three times
Day 10: Pottied four times
Day 11: Pottied 9 times!!!
Day 12: Pottied 6 times
Day 13: Pottied 5 times.
Day 14: Pottied 7 times.
Day 15: Pottied 7 times, Pooped once!
Ok, so I’m officially considering Makayla potty trained. She hasn’t had an accident in about a week, she’s learned to ask to go potty (since we keep the bathroom door shut with a child lock on it)... She’ll come up and say "Mommy Bee"... All I got to do now is open the door and she just runs in, climbs up on the potty, does her business and she’s done. I don’t even have to give her a "treat" anymore. I’m just so proud and shocked that she picked it up so quickly! Unfortunatly she still needs to wear a diaper at nap time and at night. She drinks soooo much liquids in bed that there’s no way she’d make it to the morning... I don’t even know when i’m even gunna switch her to training pants at night... I think I ma wait a month or two before I even try that one.
I am soooooooo proud of Makayla! Yesterday, every single time we took Makayla into the bathroom she actually went potty! But what made me even prouder was the fact that we didn’t have a single accident! Now today she wakes up and right away wants to go potty. She sat there and tried and tried, but nuthin... 5 mins later she ran back in there and went potty! I am just such a proud mom right now! I think she’s actually ALMOST potty trained! Now only is she could tell me she’s got to go or just want into the bathroom and go herself. Blah. that’s out next step.