I’ve had a tough couple of weeks. Mother found out I had a corneal ulcer about two weeks ago and I was getting eyedrops non-stop. Yesterday, my amazing vet Dr. Federica Maggio from Tufts VETS gave me some great news! My eye is finally healing thanks to her treatment and she won’t have to remove it. I only need eyedrops four times a day instead of five (believe me, that’s a big difference in my busy household)! Even though I’m blind now, I’m pretty happy that I get to keep my eye. I was worried my modeling career would be ruined. In order to celebrate, I’m going to start embracing the coming of Autumn by posting a delicious pumpkin recipe. I might be blind, but I still enjoy all the delicious aromas that come with the season. As a bonus, I’ll add a link to a Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe to go with this delicious cheesecake. Prepare your sweet tooth because you’re in for a fantastic treat! Continue reading

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1186333_10153206796750486_1041407230_nI haven’t been feeling that great for the last couple of days. Last Thursday, Mother found out I have a corneal ulcer, probably caused by glaucoma. She spent her entire birthday taking care of me and putting eye drops repeatedly to help my eye heal. I wasn’t feeling like a spokesmodel, so in order to cheer me up (and to celebrate her birthday), she prepared another wonderful recipe from Rawmazing. The bite-sized and raw cherry tarts are so yummy you won’t be able to have just one. Of course, I could only have a bite or two since this is mostly for humans, but I enjoyed every lick! Please visit the Rawmazing website for more delicious recipes. Continue reading

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1185666_10153156523250486_1414703565_nMother recently posted a picture of a beautiful-looking tart on her social media accounts. She was trying out our new Instagram iPhone app and decided to take pictures of her most recent culinary masterpiece. I found out she got the recipe from one of the best raw recipe websites out there: Rawmazing (seriously, check it out!). I wasn’t able to taste this mouth-watering dessert (it has chocolate), but Mother swears by it and I believe her!
Note: Chocolate is toxic to cats and dogs, so this recipe is for human consumption ONLY. Continue reading

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I’m on national TV!!! CAPS’ PSA “This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog,” starring the pawmazing Kiley Wirtz-Jennings and moi, will air on HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, and Great American Country for one year. To celebrate, I got two cookies from Pawsmopolitan and enjoyed every single bite and lick (even better, I didn’t have to share with the bratty brothers). After indulging my sweet tooth, I feel like the celebration should continue throughout the week and I should indulge other teeth as well. Mother found this yummy recipe in a Whole Foods magazine. It’s the perfect balance of nutritious, hearty and zesty. I’m officially drooling! Continue reading

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Mother had some mushy bananas, so we decided to try this vegan banana bread
recipe. Instead of walnuts, we are using chocolate chips (that means I
can’t eat any because chocolate is toxic to dogs). In place of vegan
margarine, we are using coconut oil. I can’t wait to see how this turns
out! We are also going to try using half vegan white sugar and half brown
sugar. Continue reading

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There is such a thing as too much sun! I love sunbathing, but this week
the heat is too intense. I just want to go inside and stay next to the
a/c unit- forget about going outside or going for a ride, a girl like
me needs to keep herself hydrated and well fed! Phew! I haven’t posted
recipes in a while, but since it’s not the ideal time for baking (and
sweating), I decided we should go for something minty cool, sweet, and
light, no ovens or stoves needed! Of course, chocolate IS toxic to dogs
and cats, so please make this delicious treat only for human
companions. Enjoy! Continue reading

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I recently read a funny article about celebrities and what their social media accounts say about them. This particular story focused on Oprah Winfrey’s Pinterest and made fun of her rich lifestyle. I love Oprah, but I couldn’t help but giggle at the pictures and the humorous descriptions provided by blogger Tracy Clayton. In the end, the article implied that even though Oprah might be a great woman, not a lot of people can identify with her posts: Hawaiian property, expensive sneakers, and overpriced jewelry- yeah, Pinterest is full of dreams! Continue reading

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After so much sunshine and warm weather, summer has taken a short break and given us a lot of rain in MA. It’s a good thing Mother had these baked and ready to eat (she substituted heavy cream with vegan sour cream)! After a long day of hard work (we always work hard for CAPS), it’s always nice to come home to a warm cup of tea and a toasty scone. Save some and you can have them for breakfast, if they last! They’re that yummy!

Note: Currants are HIGHLY toxic to cats and dogs.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried Currants
1 cup vegan sour cream, chilled
1 tb Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Sugar
1 cup Hazelnut Flour/Meal
1 cup Unbleached White Flour

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425°. Use an ungreased baking sheet & parchment paper.
In a medium bowl combine flour, hazelnut flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add currants. Gently fold in the cream, handling gently.
Place dough on parchment paper and place another piece of parchment paper over the top. Roll into 1/2″ thick round, remove top paper. Cut into 10 wedges. Place parchment paper on baking sheet. Arrange scones on parchment so they are not touching.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 10 servings

Recipe courtesy of Chef/owner Peggy Dean, Minor Miracles Desserts.

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CAPS’ PSA “This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog,” starring me and the gorgeous Kiley Wirtz Jennings, airs on Animal Planet dog and cat shows in NYC for two weeks (started yesterday).

Schedule for this week:
Dogs 101 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mon. to Fri.
Animal Cops 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Mon. to Fri.
Pitbulls and Paroles 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mon. to Fri.
Must Love Cats 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Saturday 6/15
Bad Dog 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday 6/15
Dogs 101/Bad Dog! 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday 6/16
Glory Hounds 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday
Too Cute! 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 6/15
My Cat From Hell 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday 6/15
Americas Cutest Pet 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday 6/15

http://player.vimeo.com/video/38757111

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Woof! It’s so hot outside! After a weekend full of rain and
thunderstorms, the sun is finally shining through (the world blazing
also comes to mind). I mentioned before that Mother loves trying raw
recipes when the weather warms up. She also enjoys making salads with fresh fruits and nuts. I love the smell of oranges in the summer! Makes me think of Florida’s sunshine and warm, tropical islands.
Note: This recipe contains raisins, which are extremely toxic to cats and dogs.

Ingredients:
1 cup tofu mayonnaise
1 Tbsp agave syrup
1 pound extra firm tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/4 cup dark raisins
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 red delicious apples, cored and chopped
1 orange, peeled, sectioned and cut into chunks
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:
Using a wire whisk or blender, mix the mayo and honey until smooth.
Place the tofu, vegetables, fruits and nuts into a salad bowl and pour dressing over.
Toss very gently and chill for at least 45 minutes before serving.

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