Pups need good food, too

You’re singing it, right?

Instead of buying dog treats with chemicals, and that artificial goo to fill your Kongs, try a simple, healthy option. For a frozen treat, fill little bathroom cups with a blended mix of high quality canned or raw dog food, plain yogurt and a can of no-salt peas or green beans. Add water as needed to blend.

If you want to fill a Kong, blend the same ingredients but make sure the dog food is the pâté style and use peas or chickpeas so it’s thicker. You’ll need to use your food processor for this one since it will be thicker.

My dogs don’t eat the paper but if you’re worried you can just pop them out. Want to be more environmentally conscious? Use silicone cupcake cups or a silicone mold. 😊

#bonappetit # #healthyeatingfordoggos
#doghealth #rescuedog #adoptdontshop

Lemon, Lime, Orange & Grapefruit

Refreshing and good for your immune system! Instead of flavored sparkling water, try infusing it with real lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit and reap the benefits of all of the nutrients found within! Pack even more of a punch by adding a little zest! Real food is the best way to get the nutrients your body needs.

What Do You Spend?

You can’t budget if you don’t know what you spend. Here is a simple tracker to help you get started. Fill in what you know and as you go through the month fill in what you forgot about. Alternatively, you can go backwards through your bank records 3-6 months. Try to remember the annual things like Amazon Prime or Office 365.

https://scatteredsquirrel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/familybudget.pdf

Grateful for Opportunities

I got pregnant and married when I was barely 18. (It was 1967 and that’s what you did.)

He was an alcoholic and was fired just about every month. We moved four times. He was physically and mentally cruel.

We were poor. I made one chicken last a week. We ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a lot.

After one year I left.

Today, as I look back, I am immensely grateful that I had the strength to get out, that I had supportive parents, and that I saw opportunities that came my way.

Our challenges create the person we become. Never be ashamed of where you’ve been. Just look at how far you’ve come!