601071_624484367616556_1866099833_nGet ready for another pawmazing, vegan Thanksgiving recipe! As you may already know by now, I LOVE November. Not only do I get to spend quality time with Mother, but I also get to try scrumptious food and clean delicious, dirty bowls. This year, Mother decided she’s going to the Red Lentil Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant to celebrate the holiday in a stress-free (no cleaning or cooking) environment. I’m not very happy about this decision, but I know she’ll probably bring me countless bags of mouth-watering leftovers (check out their 6th Annual Vegan Harvest Dinner menu here). Since she’s been traveling a lot as of late and she won’t be cooking her famous vegan pumpkin pie, I think we all at least deserve one freshly baked dessert. I found a cruelty-free pecan pie recipe last week and I’m dying to try it (or at least help with clean up)! A little bit of FoMu vanilla ice cream wouldn’t hurt!
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have a big secret that I want to share with you: I’m 11 years old and proud of it! My ears are silky, my body fit, and my attitude is that of a 3-year-old, but I came into this world in January 2003 and I’ve been kicking and screaming ever since. If you’re wondering how I do it, you can thank my vegan diet, relaxed lifestyle, frequent vet check-ups, and continuous physical therapy. In other words, I’m in shape and that makes all the difference! Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate! CAPS’ newest Public Service Announcement, “Adopt, Don’t Shop,” is currently airing on Sundance Channel, WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Cable News Channel, The National Geographic Channel, and National Geographic Wild Channel. The thought-provoking clip features Mother, also known as CAPS President Deborah Howard, urging viewers nationwide to save lives by adopting companion animals from shelters instead of supporting the cruel and inhumane pet shop – puppy mill cycle. The bratty brothers (Spencer, Wylie, and Oliver) and I also make an appearance in the 30-second PSA. In honor of all *OUR* hard work, I would like to share a delicious, vegan recipe with my pawmazing fans. The gooey, minty, chocolatey concoction is easy to bake and cruelty-free! Enjoy! Continue reading

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I’m very upset!
Mother left to NYC last Sunday and I had to stay behind with the
rambunctious, bratty brothers AGAIN. Just as I was ready to forgive
her, she started posting all sorts of pictures on her Instagram account
(@capsdog). Mother went to vegan restaurants (such as Peacefood Cafe),
ate delicious cruelty-free doughnuts at Dun-Well Doughnuts, walked by
beautiful houses on Riverside Dr, and stopped by Humphrey Bogart’s
childhood home at 245 103rd Street, NYC. Enough is enough! Next time
she goes on a business trip to the city, I’m coming along with my own
personal driver. I’ll stop at all the fashionable boutiques, demand
pictures with famous people, and eat heaps of vegan food at all the
trendy vegan restaurants Mother goes to. Until then, I’m expecting an
apology in the shape of baked goods. I found a mouthwatering recipe for
apple cider doughnuts on Vegetarian Times perfect for the upcoming fall
season. I expect to lick clean multiple bowls! Enjoy! Continue reading

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I love Greek cuisine! Mother saw this the other day on The Veg Life website and said she wanted to try it. Obviously, I volunteered as a professional vegan recipe taster. I haven’t posted a nice, savory dish in a while, so I’m really excited about sharing this cruelty-free spanakopita with my pawmazing fans. Just thinking of this beautiful, flaky, spinach pie is making me drool like the Basset I am! Enjoy! Continue reading

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Mother has been a very busy bee! I know being the president of a nonprofit like CAPS is time-consuming, but I really want some attention! The bratty brothers recently had an all boys party and I wasn’t invited. The nerve! To make things worse, Mother went to New York City and I had to stay behind with three rambunctious boys. *Sigh* My life is complicated! Continue reading

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Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 6.24.27 PMCAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice wants to be on the cover of Modern Dog magazine! Help her create awareness about the pet shop – puppy mill connection by voting for her EVERY DAY through July 2, 2014.

Beatrice was rescued in 2003 by the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) during an undercover investigation of a South Dakota puppy mill. These days, the 11-year-old Basset Hound is a tireless advocate on behalf of animals, especially those in pet shops and puppy mills.

A talented model who loves to be in front of the camera, Beatrice is a wonderful spokesmodel for CAPS. When she’s not enjoying the celebrity lifestyle, she’s blogging and updating her numerous social media accounts.

Click HERE to VOTE!

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photo_2 (3)Life is good! When I’m not working tirelessly to create awareness about pet shops and puppy mills, I’m sunbathing in my beautiful garden or relaxing in one of my multiple beds. The best part about summer days in the Howard household is all the vegan baking and cooking. Even if I can’t eat all of Mother’s tasty creations, I can help clean delicious, dirty bowls! This week, Mother made a peach bundt coffee cake with juicy peach chunks and a cinnamon filling. This fruity version of the traditional cake will have all your friends and family begging for more. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Posing next to MY campaign ad at the Nantasket Junction MBTA station.

It’s been a while since I last posted a recipe. My life has been quite busy! My beautiful ads are currently displayed in MBTA commuter trains and at 20 Boston area stations, my PSA is about to air in the Sundance Channel, and Mother keeps traveling all over Massachusetts to take pictures of me posing next to my pawsome ads. Today, I finally have the time to sit down and go over my collection of delicious vegan recipes. I think you’re all going to enjoy this healthy, PINK version of the classic Pop-Tarts! I love sweet and fruity flavors, especially during the spring! Continue reading

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Why yes, you can have my pawtograph!

On April 30, 2014, CAPS held a cocktail party at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center to celebrate the launch of our “Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills” ad campaign in all of the MBTA commuter trains and at 20 stations in Boston. Even though I had to share the spotlight with ALL of my bratty brothers (Spencer, Wylie, and Oliver), that didn’t stop me from being CAPS’ fabulous spokesmodel. I had so much fun! Hopefully, Mother will be organizing more cocktail parties in the near future.

These days, I don’t get to attend many events. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out and having a fun time, but being blind and having deformed elbows can make parties a little bit challenging. When Mother told me I would be attending as a special celebrity guest, I was ecstatic. I knew people would be lining up from all over Massachusetts to take pictures with moi! I’m the STAR of the campaign, after all! I decided to wear my beautiful collar, flower clip, and leash from Wagologie and be the belle of the ball.

Photo by: Christopher Evans

Photo by: Christopher Evans

Obviously, everybody loved me (and why wouldn’t they?)! The moment I placed my pawdicured paws in the hotel’s lobby, hotel guests and employees wanted to find out about the gorgeous Basset with sparkling pink accessories. When I wasn’t handing out business cards, I was getting neck scratches, belly rubs, and an endless array of compliments. My favorite part of the evening was getting my picture taken with radio personalities Loren and Wally from WROR-FM’s “Boston’s Classic Hits,” Jaclyn Cashman from the Boston Herald, and Susan Wornick, former anchor of WCVB-TV’s “NewsCenter 5 Midday.” The Boston Herald sent their very own photographer to capture the event, and I was part of a photo shoot with Jaclyn. My bratty brother Spencer, the CAPS canine donation specialist, also posed with the columnist/radio host (and gave her plenty of kisses), but MY picture made it to newsstands all over Massachusetts the very next day (take that, Spencer!).

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I wanted to eat all the delicious vegan food!

I had a busy night sharing celebrity tips with the night’s special guests, drinking water from silver bowls, and getting belly rubs from the pawmazing people behind Mass. Coalition to End Puppy Mills (what a cool group of dedicated women!). I couldn’t help but wag my tail every time I heard about my soft and shinny coat (I ONLY use John Paul Pet’s products) and my sweet personality. Because of my limited mobility, I had to stay in a room away from all the tables and traffic, but that didn’t stop people from dropping by and saying hi. I was surrounded by animal lovers for more than three hours! What more could I ask for? Music and delicious vegan food, of course! For starters, party goers were treated to a selection of artisan crafted breads (grilled flat breads, pita, naan bread, and grissini) and an assortment of custom vegan spreads (hummus, white bean spread, roasted red pepper salsa, and flavored olive oil). YUM! The hotel’s pawmazing staff also served stuffed grape leaves, steamed edamame, mushroom dumplings, vegan camponatas stars, spring rolls, and (drumroll please) PASTA MARTINIS (penne with unfiltered olive oil and fresh herbs served in a slant-stem martini glass with toasted croustade). Complimenting this wooflicious menu were the jazzy beats of the trio, So Distinct. Mother even sang a few songs herself, stealing my spotlight for a little bit – but I forgive her. She is the president of the organization, after all!

If you see CAPS' campaign ad in an MBTA commuter train or at a station, take a picture and get a free mug!

If you see CAPS’ campaign ad in an MBTA commuter train or at a station, take a picture, send it to us, and get a free mug!

As a puppy mill survivor, it was an honor to see so many individuals support CAPS’ ad campaign. Who would’ve thought that a Basset Hound born with deformed elbows in a commercial breeding facility would someday pose with beautiful models in an effort to educate audiences nationwide about the pet shop – puppy mill connection? If my biological mother and grandmother were still alive, they’d be so proud of me! Our commuter train ads and billboards have made it to New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Connecticut, Florida and now Massachusetts. Magazines have also donated ad space. In addition, ads have also appeared in articles from publications such as People.com, The Boston Globe, and International Business Times. Unfortunately, there are pet shops and Internet businesses still selling puppy mill dogs all over the country. My work isn’t over. Please support my campaign by sharing CAPS’ PSA “This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog” (currently airing on USA Network and other cable stations) and donating to our cause. The more people we reach, the sooner we can put an end to the vicious cycle.

Don’t forget to check out my event pictures!

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