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We decided to give our dogs a special treat today and made them dog biscuits! I LOVE to cook so, it was a lot of fun for me! They absolutely LOVE them!!!!

Here is the recipe if you would like to make it for your own dogs! Also,This is one of my own recipes!

Katy's OMG Tuna Biscuits!

2 cups of self rising flour
3 tablespoons of canola oil
2 eggs
1 can of tuna in spring water(do not drain)
1/4 cup of cheese(we used mozzarella and cheddar)
1/4 cup of water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients until well mixed. Spoon rounded teaspoons on mixture onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Refrigerate any leftovers! Let cool for 5 minutes and let your dogs enjoy!

***You can also substitute the tuna and cheese, for peanut butter or chicken and garlic, etc. Be creative!

Here are some pictures! Enjoy!

Mixing the ingredients together!

What they look like before you put them in the oven.

Mya, Tank and some of the dachshunds waiting for the treats to be done!

What they look like straight out of the oven.

Tank says, "YUM!!! Those smell delicious! Give me some right now!!!"

The finished product!

2 has a lot of items and bulk items for dogs and plus they have 1 dollar shipping!

Group Discussions & Photos / Update on Tank and Mya!
« on: November 12, 2008, 08:59:04 am »
I have not posted in a while so I thought I would post some updated pictures of Tank and Mya!

Tank has gotten sooo big! He is 10 months old now and is a Newfoundland mix. We rescued him from a kill shelter when he was 10 weeks old.

Mya is doing wonderful and is such a great dog! She is 8 months old now!

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / New pictures of MYA!!!!!! :D
« on: September 02, 2008, 06:04:49 pm »
Mya is doing wonderful at our home!! She is so well behaved and LOVES Tank! If you do not know already, I got Mya for a surprise birthday present from my Mom! She a 5 month old American Bully. She is very smart and already knows how to sit, stay, come and we are working on laying down. She is very loyal and never barks! lol But, I am sure Tank will eventually teach her the bad habits he has learned from the dachshunds! haha!

Here are some updated pictures of Mya and me!!! She was off leash in our front yard. We live out in the country and she is very well behaved outside off a leash! :D

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / My surprise Birthday present!!
« on: August 23, 2008, 04:08:25 pm »
I would like you to meet Mya!

I saw her on the internet and told my Mom all about her. My Mom said maybe sometime in the future I will get you one. I looked a few days later and she was sold. Well, come to find, my Mom was the one that had bought her!! lol

Her breeder takes great care of his dogs and the dogs were beautiful! They were fed Solid Gold and their dogs are very well taken care of. Also, they asked my Mom tons of questions and really care about where their puppies go. Mya's Mom and Dad were sweethearts! Her and her parents are beautiful dogs! They were so sweet and just wanted to give us kisses. Mya is the most docile, sweet puppy I have every met. She has a wonderful personality and I am in love with her!!!

She is a 5 month old fawn with a black mask American Bully.

She did great with the other dogs. She is very calm and laid back. She is also submissive. Tank, our newfie mix, is in love with her! I think she is going to fit in just fine.
She got a bath and sprayed with flea spray. She is doing great!

The first picture is the picture that made me fall in love with. The second two are the pictures we took of her today. Then the fourth one is of her and Tank!

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / RIP Roxxi 2006-2007
« on: August 12, 2008, 06:48:36 pm »

Rest in Peace


I have always loved dogs. They are someone to talk to and always love you conditionally, no matter what. They are my best friends, my life. But there are always those special ones that pull on your heartstrings. Roxxi was one of those dogs. She had so much to give and was misunderstood by many. She was one of my best friends. This is her story:

Usually, every Wednesday we would take my sister, Jamie, to her kickboxing class. We would watch her train and also watch my sister, Sarah, train for her big fight. It was a pretty hot and god, was it ever smelly down there, from all the people working out and training! So, Mom and I decided that we would go outside and find something to do and then come get Jamie after practice was over. We ended up in the truck with nothing to do. Then my Mom said she had to call one of the people at work, to talk about something. So, they talked and talked, then I heard something about a puppy! My face lit up, I thought YAY! Another dachshund puppy! When Mom got off the phone, she told me that there was a stray puppy in the lady at work's neighborhood, and that a neighbor was temporarily keeping it. If no one wanted her they would just let her back out on the streets. I asked Mom, "Well What breed of dog is it?" She said, "They think it is a 8 week old boxer puppy."

We decided to go look at her. Of course, Mom said that she was'nt sure if we were going to get her or not, but I really knew the answer would be yes, no matter what. So, We arrived at the lady at work's house and had to wait, what felt like an hour! I played with her dogs will we waited. Then the wait was finally over! The person who temporarily had the puppy were home. So, out came running on the leash, pulling this lady, was what was suppose to be a 8 week old boxer puppy; when really, she was a 5 month old liver and white American Pit Bull Terrier. I screamed with joy. You see, I have always wanted a Pit bull. I find them to be such a beautiful, misunderstood breed. So, I was very excited. Her story was that she was living on the streets, the streets of downtown Memphis. So her fate was would not of been good unless we took her. She would have ended up at the local shelter and been put to sleep, someone turning her into a fighting dog, or she would of lived on the streets her entire life. Mom was a little reluctant to the whole idea, but we decided to take her! The whole back to go pick up Jamie, she just looked at me like, "Thank you so much!"

So, when we got back to pick up Jamie, we got out with the puppy. Jamie and Sarah fell in love with her and of course, she loved it! On the drive home, all we taked about was her. She was just wonderful. Well, at our house then, we had 6 dachshunds. We knew they would not like her and we were not sure if she like other dogs. We walked into the house(first Mom put the little terrors outside) and examined her. We saw the full effect of her life on the streets. She was very emaciated, had fleas, and had two big patches of fur missing on her tail and they were bleeding. She was a mess. To say the least, we did not introduce her to the dachshunds to her. It would of been to much for her first day. That night, She slept in a big crate with nice, cozy blankets in the bottom. She did not make a peep; She loved it and she knew she was safe.

The next day, Jamie and I went to school and Mom took her to the vet. The vet did a fecal exam on her and she had whipworms, roundworms and tapeworms. The vet gave us wormer and gave her, her shots and Mom was on her way. When I got home from school, I played with her in the front yard. Boy, was she a handful! She was dragging me all over the yard, and she was hyper! She also played way to rough. She would play-attack your ankles. None of this was her fault though, She just had to be taught the right behavior. She was also very afraid of brooms, newspapers and mops. She would run and hide when she saw these things. She would also attack brooms. Obviously, She had been beaten and abused. So, you are probably wondering, what is her name? That night we discussed many, many names. We decided on Roxxi.

The next week went by, It did not go to well. The dachshunds hated her and she was scared of them. The only one that got along with her was Lucy. Lucy was ten years old then, She is a red dachshund. She was actually dominant over Roxxi. The other probelm, was Roxxi's food aggression. She was people food agressive and other dog food agressive. She did finally get over her people food agression, but she never got over her other dog food agression. So, sadly we had (or "tried" is a better word) to find her another home. We called all the local rescue places that were no-kill. No one wanted to take her because she was a Pit Bull. I guess "Don't judge a book by its cover" does not apply to people when they think about Pit Bulls. Even the vets told us to put her to sleep. It was not fair to her. She was a sweet, wonderful natured dog and would never hurt a person. We were also told by the rescues to take her to the local kill shelter. That next week, Mom said that she was probaly going to take Roxxi to the kill shelter. I was devasted. That was a really, really long day at school. I was just wondering if she was still at our house. When school was over, I ran home and did not stop till I got to the front door. I opened the front door. I started to cry, she was still there. I was so happy. We still had no idea what we were going to do with her.

That same week, my Papaw decided to come and get her. There, she would have other big dogs to play with and 32 acres to run on. They also had Trigger, a shepherd/great dane mix, who became her best friend. The other dogs became dominate over her and she also got all the food she wanted and lots of love. She was in paridise. Roxxi was also very jealous of the horses. When Jamie and I would pay attention and give love to the horses. She would go up and nip them on the nose. She was so goofy.

So Roxxi's life was going pretty well. She had alot of dogs to play with and 32 acres to run on. She was so very happy. But Roxxi had grown alot. When we got her she weighed 26 lbs and now at almost a year old, she weighed over 50 lbs. Roxxi grew to big to play with the other dogs and was way to rough. She also became very dominant and her food agression came back. She was growing up. Roxxi also started to fight with Baby, a chow-pitbull mix over dominance. Every chance she got she would fight her. Though usually, Baby started it. Roxxi then had to be put up. Papaw built a pen that was a half an acre. He put Spud in there with her. He was the only dog she was able to play with, without accidently hurting them. Spud was a Lab/American Water Spainel mix. So everthing was going pretty well. Spud left her alone when they ate and they loved to play together. Everytime I would come to visit, I would go to the barn(where the pen was) and play with Roxxi. I loved so much.

Then Mama and Scarlett gave birth to foals. They were so adorable, but to Roxxi, they looked like prey. Roxxi would tear up the fence, over and over again. Then one day when she was in the red zone(as Cesar Milian calls it), and was attacking the fence and tearing it apart. She was very focused on that. Papaw came up from behind her and grabbed her, She bit him 3 times in a row. After that, I was the only one that loved Roxxi. I was the only one who understood her. She was my best friend. So, then of couse, Roxxi was put in this thing kind of like a horse stall. I felt so sorry for her; none of this was her fault, it was mine for not teaching her. I felt horrible. So that is where Roxxi lived--in that stall.

Then one day, Papaw Clarence let Roxxi out in the pen with Spud to play for awhile. So, Roxxi was eating and Spud came over to her food bowl to see her. She attacked him. Papaw tried so hard to get them apart, but she would not stop. She was killing Spud. So, Papaw had to put Roxxi to sleep, or she would have killed Spud. Before she was through, Spud had big, huge gashes in his neck and had a big hole in his ear. He was a mess. Now, Roxxi did not do this because she was a big, bad, mean pit bull. None, of this was her fault. I will explained to you why she did this: Roxxi had been in that stall for a few days. She was bored, so that turned into frustration; also Roxxi was very hyper, so all that pent-up energy turned into frustration, making her a ticking time bomb. Therefore, Roxxi was already food agressive, so this made it even worse. That is why she attacked Spud.

Roxxi was one of my best friends. She had so much love to give. She was such a goofy goober and would wag her butt, along with her tail. She was something else. That day in March was one of the worse days in my life. I cried so much, I could have filled a lake. I felt so bad for her and also felt bad for Spud. What happen to both of them, I blame myself. Roxxi is buried in Papaw and Sharon's front yard. I visit her often.

But she decided to come back to me in a dog name Bruce. You may not believe in reincarnation, but I surely do. One day, a chocolate lab/pit bull mix came up to Papaw and Sharon's house. He had an embedded collar and was skinny. We named him Bruce. When I first laid my eyes one him, I knew it was her. He acts excalty like her. He wags his butt, is very hyper and his face looks just like hers. They also both have the same expressions and that look in their eye. When he grew up, he also had one of her flaws, he was food agressive. But, this time Roxxi is willing to learn and I am willing to teach. He is not food agressive anymore. I have her back. May my best friend Roxxi, Rest in Peace.


Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / Pit Bulls on Animal Planet
« on: August 12, 2008, 09:16:59 am »
This should be a very interesting show on animal planet. I can't wait to see it!

These people say this is a 12 week old Neopolitan Mastiff? It does not look like one to me. Is it??

If so, I wish I could have her! She is so adorable but does not look like a Neopolitan to me. She has no wrinkle.

Mixed Breed Discussion / Update: On Maggie the rescued puppy
« on: August 06, 2008, 01:10:12 pm »
My 24 year old sister rescued a puppy about 2 weeks ago. Her name is Maggie. My sister took her to the vet and she was healthy besides being malnourished and have allergies. She looks sooo good now! She has gain weight and is spoiled rotten! My sister is so glad she rescued her!

The vet said she is a pit bull mix. Probably mixed with lab and that she is 6 months old.

Here is a picture my Mom took of her and my sister yesterday when my sister and her came to visit.

Tank weighs 56 lbs and to the floor to his shoulder he is 21 inches tall.

What is the average weight and height for a 6 month old newfie?? I was just interested to know how big other newfies and newfie mixes were at 6 months old! :D



Also here is a picture of him at 6 months old! :D

Food Discussion & Information / Dog food reviews
« on: August 01, 2008, 09:01:50 pm »
This looks like a great website to see which brands of dogs foods are good for your dog or not:

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Great Pyrenees in need of a home!
« on: August 01, 2008, 03:07:48 pm »
I found this in the petfinder ads:

dog: Great Pyrenees





Greeneville, TN









This has been a very hard choice for me to make but I have come to the conclusion that finding Shelly a better home is the best thing for her. Shelly is a Great Pyrenees mix and she is absolutely the sweetest dog around. I rescued Shelly last October from a man who was going to shoot her. She was skin and bones and too afraid to even play when I first brought her home. First thing when I got her home she got her first bath and she was so weak that had I not held her head out of the water in the bath tub she would have drowned. To cut a long story short I took her to the vet the next day and found out she had Giardia, several types of worms, and was extremely malnourished. The Giardia from what I understand was basically a protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine and gradually eats away at is causing severe diarrhea, weight loss, listlessness, fatigue, mucus in the stool. About 400 dollars later along with a good quality food and lots of patience Shelly eventually recovered. Shelly does very very well in the house as long as you crate her or confine her to one room while she can not be watched. She LOVES being outside though. One of the biggest requirements I have for Shelly's new home is a VERY TALL fenced in yard. She needs to be able to go out to potty in a fenced in yard instead of being walked on a leash. She is very very afraid of leashes. This fear has been one that I have been unable to break her out of. They just scare her to death. She does a little better on a leash if you use a harness instead of a collar but she is still very afraid of it. Now onto the bad news... the reason Shelly needs a new home is because she has started jumping our fenced in back yard. My mother no longer allows her to live indoors so she has started jumping the fence and I am afraid for her safety. We live right in the middle of town and I am afraid something will happen to her. Right now she is having to live on a long tie out in the back yard which I hate! No dog in my opinion should have to be confined that way. I believe it is cruel but at the moment it is my only option to keep her safe. Please be aware I am going to be extremely picky about where Shelly goes. This is the last resort because I know of nothing else to do. If you want to adopt Shelly you can expect extensive questions about the type of home you can provide, reference checks, as well as a home check if you are local. In return you can expect an amazing family dog that gets along great with other dogs as well as cats. She is my baby and it is killing me to even think about letting her go but I know this is what is best for her. Shelly will steal your heart no doubt about that. She loves kids and is very gentle with them as well as with small dogs and such. She really is the perfect family pet. She is spayed, utd on all her shots, and she is full of love! Let me know if you think you can provide the right home for Shelly. We are asking a very small re-homing fee of $20 to make sure she goes to a good home. I am willing to drive 2 hours in any direction for an additional gas/transport fee to help get her to you. To get in direct contact with me please call 423-552-8417 and ask for Sarah. The best way to contact me is through email at

Newfoundland Discussions / Newfoundland on craiglist
« on: July 30, 2008, 07:31:29 pm »
I wish I could get this doggie! You never see Newfoundland ads in Mississippi and Tennessee. But, I have been seeing alot lately. There were newfie puppies in our newspaper for $500. You used to never see them in the memphis newspaper!

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