Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tagged by Huffle

Huffle tagged us to play photo tag. We're supposed to post the fifth picture from the fifth folder. We used Mom's flickr account and this is what we found.
This is our Aunt Kari. That's Wilbur on her shoulder. This picture was taken in April 2005, just a couple weeks after Mom found Wilbur at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. Wilbur had taken his first plane ride to fly with Mom to Missouri to help Aunt Kari plan our wedding. Our Missouri grandparents don't like animals in the house, so Mom had to promise that Wilbur would stay in the basement. Wilbur worked his magic though and before you know it, he was running all over the house. He made several trips to Missouri after that and even stayed there for two weeks while Mom was on a business trip (that's in the pre-Dad days when Mom didn't want to leave Wilbur home alone). Can you believe that our Missouri grandparents, who don't like animals in the house, actually drove to Texas to pick Wilbur up and take him home with them? Obviously Wilbur's cute face did it.

Too bad he grew up!
Steve and Kat

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Blog

For those of you who live in the Pacific Northwest, we have some news for you. Our mom has started a new blog, documenting the trails we have visited. She has been having trouble finding information about which trails allow dogs, so she decided to start writing about the ones we have used. So if you need some good trail advice, check it out. So far she only has two trails on there, but she promises to put up more soon.

It's called: Pacific Northwest: On Leash!

If you live around here and want to post a review of your favorite trails, just let us know. Otherwise, stay tuned to read about our favorites! We'll be talking about trails for hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and just about anything else we do.

In other news, if your blog uses the comment form where you can select your account at the bottom, we can't leave comments. Other dogs can, but apparently our mom is retarded and can't figure it out. So we are not ignoring you on purpose.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hiking in the snow

On Saturday, we packed up the 4Runner and went to the mountains to go snowshoeing. When we got there, the trail was packed down so Mom and Dad didn't wear their snowshoes and we just hiked.

Here's a view of the trail.
We stopped for lunch and Kat and I camped out on a snow mound. Mom decided it was a good time to take a quick picture over her shoulder.
The ground and trees were covered with ice crystals. I tried to take a picture for you.
We decided to take Mom and Dad down to the ice caves. Here we are leading the way.
We got to the bridge we needed to cross to get to the caves and look what we discovered!
The bridge had washed out! I tried to look for where it went, but I didn't see it.
Mom made us pose for a picture.
Finally when we were almost back to the car, Mom made us pose again. (We're so cute, she just can't help it.)
We like it better when Dad is holding cookies.
I complain a lot when I have to put my backpack on, but really, I love it!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Walking with Steve and Kat

We've been horrible at blogging this week. It's been over a week since we posted! How horrible!

Anyway, last Monday, Mom was off work, so we went for a walk. We decided to video it.

We'll be back soon to show you what we did yesterday!
Steve and Kat

Friday, January 16, 2009

Awards and other news

I have been pretty lax about blogging this week. There is a lot to catch up on.

First, we have received some awards. Khyra gave us this one:Obviously she thinks we have a 5-star blog and we think the same about her!

The OP Pack, Tibby, and Kelsey gave us this award.This award is the Bloggy Friends award. Our favorite things about blogging are the friends we have made, so we really appreciate this award.

Also, King Sky Boy inducted me into his Royal Siberian Court. I am now a knight! How cool is that? My official title is Sir Steve of the Washington Woos. I am really excited.

And finally, I thought I'd end with this picture. Ozzie likes to talk about how the lap of his 1973 male is really great, I am fond of the feet of my 1980 male.Happy Friday!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The 4Cs - Canine Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hey pups! Welcome to the first installment of Kat's Crazy Kitchen! Today we are making Canine Chocolate Chip Cookies. Since this is my first episode, I had a bit of a disagreement with my producer. It went something like this.

Me: Producer Mom, I would like to put all of the ingredients in little bowls, just like on the shows on the Food Network.
Mom: Kat, I don't want to wash all those dishes.
Steve: I'll do it!
Me: Steve, stay out of this. It's not your show.
Steve: I'm just trying to be helpful.
Me: Whatever, you just want to lick the bowls.
Steve: That is not true!

At that point Steve and I started wrestling and Mom said she won the battle. I agreed to compromise with her and we just took a picture of everything in packages.Here are the ingredients you will need:
1.5 cups brown rice flour
1.5 cups oat flour
Note: You can use whole wheat flour if you desire and do not have any food allergies.
1 egg
1 cup carob chips (Do NOT use real chocolate chips.)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix everything together and it will look something like this.Now preheat your oven to 350F. Scoop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. The cookies do not expand while baking, so you can put them close together. Here's what we did.Now bake the cookies for about 20 minutes or until they are just golden brown. I let Steve make a guest appearance and show you what to do while the cookies are baking.Once your cookies are done baking, you'll want to let them cool on a wire rack. Here's me with the freshly baked cookies.Once you let the cookies cool completely, it's time to do a taste test. Steve and I are always ready for that step.The cookies were delicious! This recipe makes about 40 cookies, if you make them with balls about the diameter of a quarter. Next time, Mom said she would flatten the cookie dough before baking so they weren't balls and were more like cookies.

I can't wait to find out how your baking goes. Stay tuned for my next recipe!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cookies and New Blog Feature

Hey pups! Kat here. I have a big announcement. I have a new blog series for 2009. It's called "Kat's Crazy Kitchen". Mom was going to call it "Kat's Krazy Kitchen" but Dad told her that was a bad idea for some reason. (He didn't like "Khat's Khrazy Khitchen" either, Khyra.) I'm not sure how regularly I will post new cooking recipes, but I promise it will be at least once per month. As a sneak peek, I'm going to reveal the first project. This weekend, we will be making good, old-fashioned Canine Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum!

Speaking of treats, cookies, and baking, we don't want anypup to think that we have completely started eating Mom's treats. Oh, no, we are still forever fans of Happy Hearts Cookies. In fact, we have something new to share about the powers of the Happy Hearts Cookie. I'm sure you pups have heard the old adage:

A Happy Hearts Cookie a Day,
Keeps the Ole Vet at Bay!

We had heard that but we thought that was just some old mom's tale (especially the part about just one cookier per day). Well, apparently there IS something to it! You see, Steve and I each get two small Happy Hearts and one big Happy Heart in our Kong every day. Yesterday, when we went to the vet for our checkup, the vet told Mom and Dad (and I quote), "Steve and Kat look great. I wouldn't change a thing!" So obviously it's the Happy Hearts! So for all you pups who's parents complain about spending too much money at the vet, just get some Happy Hearts cookies. They are like vitamins! Steve has also done some experimental tests and has determined that the correct dosage of Happy Hearts is 1-1000 cookies per day, depending on how good you are and how good your parents are.

Well, that's it, pups. I hope you all are having a great week!
PS. I've added an area on the sidebar where I will keep links to all of my recipes. That way, when you're in the mood for cookies, you know where to send your Mom (or Dad).

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Reader Requests

Back when we posted about our Christmas presents, a few pups asked to see pictures of us in our harnesses. We never want to deny our fans, so here you go!

Handsome me:Cute Kat:Here we are with Dad getting ready to go biking. We have Walky Dogs and they work great for us. We are always VERY excited to go for a bike ride, if you can't tell from this picture.We also got requests for our Wooscotti recipe from our new readers. Well pups, you're in luck! Kat provided excellent illustrated directions for Wooscotti back in the summer. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. Trust me, Wooscotti is easy to make and delicious!

That's it pups! We love your requests, so keep 'em coming!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

We've been published

If you see this magazine, you should buy it.

Then go to page 23 where you will see this:
That's right!  We got our wooscotti recipe published!  We are feeling pretty awesome.  (We also thought we were going to win a prize, but that hasn't arrived yet so maybe Mom is hiding it.)

Steve and Kat

Friday, January 2, 2009

Last Christmas Video

This will be our last videos of this Christmas. Mom thought we should try to open presents, so she wrapped up these presents for us. (Thank you very much Forget Sit and Stay gang!) She didn't have any Christmas paper, so our presents are actually wrapped in wedding paper. We didn't care. The paper had hearts on it so we just thought Mom was trying to tell us that she loves us!

Anyway, we didn't really know what we were supposed to do with the presents. I was much better at it than Kat!

Inside were these really cool stuffies!

I especially like my santa and have been really trying to eat the puff off the end of his hat. So far I've been unsuccessful, but I don't give up easily!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Did you all make it until midnight? We took a lot of naps, but technically we were awake at midnight. Then we went to bed and stayed asleep until 6:30! Can you believe that? We never sleep in like that.

2008 was a big year for us. We went snowshoeing for the first time. We had our first camping experience. We moved into our house and got a huge yard so we can run and dig (Mom doesn't like that last one). We also starred in our first commercial and learned about the wonders of Dairy Queen. We had lots of other exciting times as well and we can't wait to see what we get to do in 2009!

Steve, Kat, and Wilbur