253685_558080190889272_1446140500_nThe Bratty Brothers are not exactly my favorite people in the world, but they’re family (sometimes, that’s all that matters). Yesterday, we celebrated Oliver’s one year adoption anniversary. Even though my newest BB is always trying to steal MY spotlight (in fact, his photo with Mother was chosen by South Shore Living magazine to be in the March issue about influential women), I’m glad he made it to the Howard household. I remember the day Mother saw his picture posted by Spalding County Animal Shelter on Facebook; it was love at first sight. The three-year-old Australian Cattle Dog and Redtick Coonhound mix stray, formerly known as Bard, completed heartworm treatment, has been neutered, and gained 8 lbs. He is currently taking positive reinforcement clicker training lessons to overcome fear aggression. Poor guy is afraid of some dogs, especially those off-leash, because he had to survive on the streets of Griffin, GA, where he was attacked by other dogs (he has scars on his face). I’m not saying I’m giving up my royal seat (or orthopedic dog bed) to my rambunctious sibling, but I’m willing to ask Mother to make one of Oliver’s favorite recipes: sweet potato tots. Not only are they vegan, but they’re low fat too! Continue reading

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People often ask me how I stay fit and beautiful while helping myself to mouth-watering dishes. Besides going to physical therapy to tone and strengthen my muscles, I follow a vegan diet without harmful fats and cholesterol. Obviously, I can’t eat certain foods like garlic and onions, but I’ll share this recipe with you so you can enjoy a delicious and cruelty-free meal and celebrate the arrival of such a beautiful season! Warm weather gives you the perfect excuse to prepare cool and light meals straight from your refrigerator! Continue reading

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Last weekend, my human sister Ashley told Mother about a vegan sushi restaurant in NYC called Beyond Sushi. I LOVE vegan sushi. Ever since I posted the restaurant’s Facebook page, I’ve been craving the tiny, delicious seaweed wraps. To my surprise, Rawmazing’s website has a tasty-looking recipe that uses portobello mushrooms instead of raw fish. There are certain ingredients (like soy sauce) that aren’t very healthy for canine or feline companions, but I’d be happy with a plain veggie roll! The best part is that the recipe replaces cooked rice with sprouting kamut, a grain full of filling and wholesome protein. Sounds like a great dish to try out in the Howard household! Continue reading

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photo (25)I thought for sure that South Shore Living had chosen me to be one of the 10 most influential women on the South Shore of Boston. I was able to live with the fact that the magazine had chosen Mother because she and I posed for photos together for the article. She also posed with the Bratty Brothers (Spencer, Wylie, and Oliver), but being that I was quite the consummate professional and they acted like brats, I was positive that the magazine was going to feature the photo of Mother and me posing on an overturned rowboat. To my dismay, the magazine used a photograph of Mother sitting with Oliver (Wylie is below them, but you can’t see much of him). Oliver is very prominent in the photo.  How could this have happened? Continue reading

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photo(23)Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I am pawsome,
And so are you!

I LOVE Valentine’s Day! Not only do I get to wear pink all day, but I also get to eat yummy treats (preferably pink and shaped like hearts) and select a special Valentine from my 2,100+ social media fans. This past week has been tough, especially with all the tests I had to undergo at the vet’s office. I deserve a little TLC after all that blood work! You guys know me, though. An appointment with the veterinarian will never dampen my mood. Because of this, I started the celebration two days early by spending the night away from the Bratty Brothers. There weren’t any pawdicures where I was staying, but it’s never too late! Today, the party continues. I hope this recipe (Valentine Heart raw cookie sandwiches) inspires Mother to surprise me with her pawmazing baking skills! Enjoy! Continue reading

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I have the perfect recipe for the weekend! After asking my Facebook fans for their input, I decided to post a delicious treat that will satisfy anybody’s sweet tooth. It’s not safe for cats or dogs, but I promise we won’t mind if YOU enjoy it! Just remember not to eat all the biscotti at once! Continue reading

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I’m counting the days for Valentine’s Day! As you may know by now, I love pink and anything girly. I also love Mother’s pawmazing gift for vegan baking. If you’re looking for something sweet other than chocolate to surprise that special someone (or friend), check out this tasty recipe. Nothing says “I love you” or “You’re a great friend” like a cruelty-free macaroon. Place the confection in a pretty pink (or red) box and you’re good to go! Continue reading

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I am VERY upset! I turned 11 years old on January 5 and, even though I celebrated with plenty of beauty sleep for an entire week, I never got my surprise party. Mother has been extra busy since the year started and I’ve had to be patient, something that does NOT come naturally to a celebrity like me. I wanted cake, treats, massages from Sterling Impression, très chic accessories, and a sparkly tiara. Instead of beautiful gifts, I got to spend extra, unwanted time with the bratty brothers while Mother travels to Washington, D.C. Hrmph! I’m still expecting a glamorous birthday celebration, even if I have to wait for Valentine’s Day. I already went online shopping for pawmazing collars and leashes on Etsy.com (Valentine Dog Collar, Designer Rosette Flower Dog Collar, and Snow Glitter Dog Collar with Snow Glitter Leash and Dog Collar Flower Add-on). As soon as I get my fabulous collars and Mother returns from her business trip, I’ll make plans for my fête d’anniversaire and beg for a PINK, vegan strawberry cake! Continue reading

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1521608_643402405724752_243974396_nHappy New Year, my dear fans! I’m so excited for 2014! The year already began with fantastic news. Last week, I was part of an exciting photo shoot for the March 2014 issue of South Shore Living magazine. Continue reading

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I love the holidays! Everything about the season is magical: the colorful decorations, the twinkling lights, the fresh snow outside, the beautiful Christmas trees, the delicious cookies, and the thoughtful gifts. Not only do I get to spend time with family (bratty brothers included), but Mother puts up MY Christmas tree and adorns it with pretty and pink ballerina ornaments. The thing I look forward to the most is waking up on the 25th to the smell of delicious, mouth-watering food. Mother prepares the BEST recipes on Christmas day and I get to help her clean up the dishes. Today, I’m posting a pawmazing recipe for a vegetarian spread, the PERFECT dish to bring to a fun party. Enjoy! Continue reading

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