Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nobody will throw my ball for poor me.


Molly loves to chase her ball.  She is quite an athlete. She usually catches it on the first bounce.

Molly is a good soccer player.  She kicks the ball with her front foot and aims it toward the "goal", the pool that is.

She keeps five or six balls in play.  She loves the squeaky colored ones.  I think it's because she can put a tooth hole in them and it sinks to the bottom.  She has to wait until Friday when Doug, the pool man comes.  Their little game.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Scotty Health Food

Scotty Health Food

I have cooked for several of my Scotties over the years. I find that they enjoy good health and vitality with the home cooked meals. Here is our basic daily diet but I add lots of variations to provide variety and interest. By cooking their food I have better control over what they are eating and never have a weight problem.

Please don’t be overwhelmed over this regime. With a little practice it only takes a few minutes to prepare and it cooks in about 30 to 40 minutes. I only need to cook about twice a week as the basic food keeps very well in the refrigerator.


2 cups dry lentils or mung beans, or quinoa
1 cup dry millet
3 cups water (more or less)
1 heaping Tbs crushed or chopped garlic
1 – 1.5 cups chopped spinach, green beans, chard or other greens of the season

Cook on medium temperature on the stove top until water is absorbed (add more if necessary) but food should not be dry. Just practice a bit.

I also use chopped carrots (these are sweet so I use the only on occasion), cubed potatoes, peas, green beans etc. I avoid too much corn as it binds and offers little nutrition. NEVER give the dogs onions; they are not good for them. I do not add salt but my little girl likes pepper so I add a little black pepper. Sometimes I put a spoonful of yoghurt (unflavored and unsweetened) on the side.

For breakfast my Scotts like a hard boiled or scrambled egg or occasionally buttered oatmeal.

My dogs seem to like their plate with the foods separated in a circle. I serve this basic meal with other “treats” on the side such as chopped apple, carrots, selected table foods, etc. I have found that the dogs do well with about 2 Tbs of good quality canned tuna or roast beef. (Costco has canned roast beef sold for human consumption. I am vegetarian but friends have told me it’s very good.) On the side I offer some dry dog food “crunchies”.

Be creative as long as you are paying attention to a balanced diet.

Suzanne Jackson

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Samadhi - The Great Shark Hunter

Samadhi is our great shark hunter. Unfortunately the camera wasn’t quick enough. but we will tell the story anyway.

At the end of our daily walk a few days ago there was a lone fisherman at the end of our lane. While we watched him it became apparent that the has hooked something. When he pulled it up onto the beach the good little Scotts got VERY excited at the flipping and flopping in the sand. It was small so the fisherman carefully took the hook out and tossed it back into the surf. I couldn’t resist and let the Scotts go.

The “boys” ran into the surf but stopped as soon as their feet got wet. Not Samadhi! She ran full tilt into the surf after her fish until she got a good wave over her. Second thoughts prevailed so she just backed up into shallower water and barked at it’s exit. Yes it was about an 18” hammerhead shark. Cute little bugger.

Here is a picture of one of it’s big brothers.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Poor Bird

Tuffy and his friends have successfully defended the household from an innocent bird who wandered into the house when all was quiet.
Mom came home to a huge feather clean up job and big feather covered Scotty grins. Very proud of their success.
Unfortunately the word didn't get out to the avian community quickly enough because it happened a second time the next day. Now we close the doors during nap time when it is temptingly quiet.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Looking our Best

A very serious Tuffy.

Shivas never looked so regal.

Samadhi is ready for action.

These very professional photos were taken by their loving groomer, Michele, aka professional photographer. They spent the entire day with Michele. Later, they got to visit with their best friend, Missey, an adorable little black poodle. We all went for a walk to show off our new "dos".

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Barney & Miss Beasley

Barney & Miss Beasley on the White House lawn in March 2007.
Barney sits among the tulips in the East Garden of the White House, April 2, 2007. White House photo by Shealah Craighead