Meet Tyra (The Cat Formerly Known as Freak)

Meet Tyra (The Cat Formerly Known as Freak)

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Our book, Woof Trekking: How to Road Trip with Your Pets centers around our travels with our two dogs, Izzy and Nana, and Mac’s cat, Billy. We have talked a lot about them, here on our blog.


However, our family also consists of another cat, Tyra. We have shown her in a couple Wordless Wednesday posts but we have never actually introduced her to our followers. Tyra is Al’s cat. They were made for each other.


Tyra’s story began in 2004 when we saw a sign for free kittens posted on our community mailbox. At the time we had a retired racing greyhound, Mya. You would think that we would never get a cat with a greyhound already living in the house. Greyhounds are supposed predators and given an opportunity, might rip a baby kitten to pieces, however our’s did not. If anything, Tyra turned out to be more of a problem for Mya than the other way around.


When we first brought Tyra home, Al had two thoughts 1) what did she get herself into and 2) why wasn’t this kitten normal? Tyra’s original name was not Tyra; her name for about the first year of her life was Freak. Kind of sounds mean, but it’s actually from the most excellent book, Freak the Mighty. However, the name didn’t quite fit her, so we tried other names until finally, Tyra became Tyra. She can also be referred to as TT, the white cat or ‘TY-RA!’, this last one is only used when she is doing something bad.

Tyra has always been wild; this could be due to her questionable paternity. It could have been the cat that lived with her mother or it could have been a feral Tom who roamed the neighborhood. We think she is part feral, mostly due to her territorial-ness and dislike of other animals.


When she was younger, she was very standoffish, she didn’t want to be near any human. She liked Al, but only because she fed her. Tyra would not display any signs of affection until Al and Tyra set out to tackle the real world. When it became just the two of us, she became very affectionate, but that didn’t happen until she was eight years old. Now, since she is twelve, she is even more affectionate.


Still, Tyra enjoys spending most of her time alone, sunbathing the day away.


It is perhaps surprising she has lived this long since she has a terrible habit of chewing things, particularly wires. We had to buy cord covers to protect the wires after Tyra chewed Mac’s Super Nintendo power cord and ruined it. (Not bitter. Not bitter at all. ?)

When Tyra was younger, she enjoyed chewing on fabrics. Nothing was safe from a hole made by Tyra, some memorable items included a cashmere scarf, a pair of Under Armour leggings and a blanket. She continues to eat things she shouldn’t including Kleenex and toilet paper, but usually just takes one bite and then moves on to other things. Now that she’s getting to be an old lady, she can’t seem to be bothered.


But love is love and Al loves Tyra and Tyra loves Al. ? ?

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Raw Beef Shank Marrow Bones as Dental Chews for Dogs

Raw Beef Shank Marrow Bones as Dental Chews for Dogs

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In our post earlier this month, Izzy and Nana’s Favorite Homemade Dog Food, we mentioned that we give our dogs raw beef shank marrow bones to supplement their diet.

Raw Beef Bones as Dental Chews for Dogs

Our vet suggested we give them bones to help clean their teeth and to also provide essential minerals. He had mentioned it each time we went for one of Nana’s Chiropractic/Acupressure treatments, but we were anxious. We both took Food Safety during our time as Animal Science majors in college where we learned all about meat but we also learned about all kinds of food borne illnesses. Giving our dogs raw bones seemed like a bad idea, but after weighing the pros and cons for a few months, we decided to give it a try. Now we are total believers.

***Consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet. This article is about our experience and is for informational purposes only.***

At first we went to a local butcher to get the bones, but they were very expensive, $3.99 a pound. While we love our dogs, that was a little steep. Then, one day, we were cruzin’ through our local Safeway and we spotted this package of frozen raw beef marrow bones for $1.99 a pound for the exact same thing. This was a much better price! If you do the math for this pack of five bones, it works out to be about $1.22 per bone.

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We store the package in the freezer and once we open it, we put the unused bones in a freezer Ziploc bag. We especially enjoy the new ziplocs with the easy open tabs! Those things rule.

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If you don’t have a local butcher or a grocery store that carries raw marrow bones, you can order them online, but it is probably best to get it from a local store for Food Safety reasons.

Nature’s Variety Raw Frozen Bones, Beef, 6-Count


Giving your dogs bones can be a messy affair, so we put down a towel first to prevent the bacteria and juicy mess from spreading everywhere.

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Here you can see Izzy and Nana chomping away on their bones. We were skeptical that chewing on bones would clean their teeth, but once again we were wrong. Even after just one chewing session, big chunks of tartar had fallen off and their teeth have gotten cleaner with each time.

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Nana gets anxious when she thinks bone time is over. The raw bones are easily their favorite treat so they are prone to “resource guarding”, i.e. they don’t want you to take it away from them. When the time comes, we make sure to give them a cookie as a replacement while we take away the bone and towel. Nana and Izzy do try to keep them when we start moving the towel, but they haven’t growled or acted aggressive for the most part.

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After we have the bone secured, we rinse them with a bit of cold water and then wrap them in a parchment paper square, so they don’t stick together. The final step is to put them in a container or freezer bag and pop them back into the freezer.

We let our dogs have their bone every other day. They chew on the same bone for three times over a 6 day period and then we give them a new one. We do this to prevent any kind of food borne illness. Izzy and Nana get to chomp on their bones for 10-20 minutes. We keep this schedule because if they get them more frequently or for longer periods some negative consequences can occur.

1. They can hurt their jaws from overuse.

2. They can get the runs from eating too much raw marrow/fat/meat stuff.

They absolutely love their bones, but MODERATION is key.

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Our Experience with Chiropractic and Acupressure Treatments for Dogs

Our Experience with Chiropractic and Acupressure Treatments for Dogs

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Earlier this year, we made the decision to change vets. The primary reason being Nana’s back. Our previous vet had taken x-rays and speculated a lot about why she was having stiffness and occasional limping. But offering only conventional services, the treatment offered was a bottle of the equivalent of Advil for Dogs. Nana didn’t tolerate this medicine very well (aka vomit) and made her very sleepy. This was not the way for a dog to live.

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Nana was feeling blue.

So we searched high and low for a vet who could do something more for our sweet Nana. We decided to look for someone who offered alternative treatments since conventional methods didn’t seem to be working for her. In particular, we were interested in veterinary acupuncture.

***Consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s healthcare. This article is about our experience and is for informational purposes only.***

After scouring the internet, we found our vet! He offered acupressure, using a laser instead of needles to target acupuncture points. He had discovered that most patients tolerated this better and the results were equivalent between the two.

The other treatment recommendation was chiropractic adjustments. He uses an electronic activator tool, much like activators used in human spinal adjustments, to “put motion” into the joints, thereby encouraging healing in the area. He does this all down her back, not just down by her hips where the problem was. See the video below for an example.

He also uses another attachment that massages all down her back on either side of her spine, like in the video below.

At first, we were skeptical because the adjustments and acupressure looked so simple. Our first few treatments were close together, once a week or so. After only two treatments there was a dramatic difference. It was like a miracle!

Chiropractic Treatment and Acupressure for Dogs
Nana the Happy Girl is Back!

Now she only goes every 2-3 months for maintenance. Along with his approach to Valley Fever and grain free food, we believe our vet saved Nana’s life! Our vet is a certified veterinary chiropractor and certified veterinary acupuncturist; these are important qualifications if you are looking into these services.

We also limit some of her physical activities, we try to limit her jumping up and down from the couch and we also carry her up and down the stairs. Seeing the dramatic improvement in our Nana has proved that it is really worth it to find a vet that meets your needs. It can life-changing and even life-saving.

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Valley Fever and Dogs: Facing the Desert-Dwelling Fungus Among Us

Valley Fever and Dogs: Facing the Desert-Dwelling Fungus Among Us

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Earlier this week, we talked about the dogs’ Homemade Dog Food. Now, we want to take you way back to that fateful day in 2012 when we saw Nana in the window.

When we went in to inquire about the dog that had captured our hearts, we discovered she had Valley Fever. They assured us that this was not a difficult condition to treat.

You Can't Tell Nana has Valley Fever by Looking at Her
You can’t tell Nana has Valley Fever by looking at her.

But we already knew that since our first dog, Mya, a retired racing greyhound had the same condition. Furthermore, at least two other dogs in our neighborhood also have Valley Fever.

According to Mayo Clinic, “Valley Fever is a fungal infection caused by coccidioides (kok-sid-e-OY-deze) organisms.” Valley Fever is fairly common in Arizona with 65% of all US cases occurring in our state, as reported by the CDC.

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Spring at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. Prime turf for the fungus that causes Valley Fever.

There is currently a vaccine in development at our alma mater, the University of Arizona, that could help prevent dogs from ever contracting Valley Fever in the first place.

The prognosis for Valley Fever in dogs can vary. Some may only need to take medication for a year, while others may be on it for life. Nana falls into the latter category.

***Consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s healthcare. This article is about our experience and is for informational purposes only.***

The treatment for Valley Fever is the antifungal medication Fluconazole. Nana has been on this medication for all four years of her life with us. It currently costs about $45 at our local compounding pharmacy. We gladly pay it because we love her so much!

However, fluconazole can cause some complications with the liver. Consequently, she takes the following additional supplements.

S Adenosyl 225 (SAMe) for MEDIUM / LARGE DOGS 225 mg

Grifron Maitake D-Fraction Professional Liquid, 2 Ounce

Nature’s Way Reishi Capsules, 100-Count

Our vet practices both conventional and holistic medicine, consequently he is 100% onboard with the use of mushrooms as supplements. He also gives Nana chiropractic and acupressure treatments every couple months for her lower back. We will blog about our experience with that later this month.

Nana’s blood work showed a vast improvement and total demeanor since we started her on the mushrooms, a healthier diet, and chiropractic treatments. We are so grateful to have our girl back, especially since we thought we might lose her last year. She is such a blessing and so is our veterinarian! If you are unsatisfied with your current veterinarian, don’t be afraid to change – it might just save your pet’s life!

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Izzy and Nana’s Favorite Homemade Dog Food: Chicken, Veggies and Sweet Potato

Izzy and Nana’s Favorite Homemade Dog Food: Chicken, Veggies and Sweet Potato

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Last Friday, we told you about the food that the dogs eat on Woof Treks. Namely: Taste of the Wild and Wellness Chicken Stew. They also eat canned green beans when we are on the road.

They started this diet in January when we started going to our new vet. He sent us home with instructions to help Nana lose weight by replacing about 1/2 of her food with green beans (in addition to going grain-free).

Since January, Nana has dropped 10 pounds going from 38 to 28 and our vet is exceedingly pleased. Nana scored about a 7 on the Body Condition Score in January and now she is at an ideal 5. She is much more spry and active than she was when she was overweight. Izzy is such a high energy dog that she has always been scored around a 5.

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This photo is from March. Nana is about 33 pounds and very frisky. Izzy is overwhelmed with her sister’s newfound energy.

Nana was never starving during this time because of all the vegetables. Around April, encouraged by the positive effects of her new diet and at the casual suggestion of our vet, we switched over to a completely homemade meal for breakfast and dinner.

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How to Make Healthy Homemade Dog Food

They eat the following recipe of homemade dog food twice a day, which is relatively low calorie compared to other dog food options.

They still receive some commercial dog food throughout the day including Taste of the Wild kibbles, as well as occasional dog cookies, both commercial and homemade such as our Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Dog Cookies. They also get frozen raw beef shank marrow bones to chew on a couple times a week for about 10-20 minutes. We will blog more about that later this month.

***Consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet. This article is about our experience and is for informational purposes only.***

Izzy and Nana’s Favorite Homemade Dog Food

The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken Legs are usually the cheapest at about 67 cents/pound on sale. However, we mix it up and sometimes do a whole chicken or bone-in chicken breasts. They love it all! We shred the chicken and take away the bone, skin, and fat.

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Next, we get out our scale, set to grams, and and clear the tare with the food bowl on the scale.

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Then we add veggies. We steam vegetables every night to go with human dinner, so it was not much of an adjustment to cook a little extra more for the dogs. We cook broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, carrots, zucchini, and green beans.

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We cut it up into smallish pieces, a lot like the aforementioned Chicken Stew. Izzy gets 80 grams of veggies because she LOVES them. Also Izzy is a bit bigger than Nana. She is at her ideal body condition score and still weighs 35 pounds. Nana gets 55 grams of veggies.

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We cut the chicken and veggies with kitchen shears like these from Kitchen Aid.

We add about 60 grams of chicken for Izzy and 50 grams for Nana.

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The last ingredient is sweet potato. 40 grams for Izzy and 30 grams for Nana. We usually feed them the orange sweet potatoes, but accidentally got white flesh sweet potatoes at the store last week.

We have tried to corner our vet into giving a precise amount of protein, veggies, and sweet potato for our girls, but he says whatever we are doing is good because they are very healthy.

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They always finish their meals at the same time and they are maintaining their ideal body weights. Consequently, we have stuck to this meal plan. It is important to remember that they also get a fair amount of nutrient dense kibbles throughout the day.

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Izzy is excited to eat her breakfast!

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Good to the last lick!

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Another possible variation on this recipe: Put an Egg on it. If you watch food shows, you know how popular this has become in recent years for human food. Dogs can try it, too!

Izzy and Nana’s Favorite Homemade Dog Food

Izzy and Nana’s Favorite Homemade Dog Food


  • Chicken, unseasoned
  • Mixed Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, carrot, zucchini, green beans), unseasoned
  • Sweet Potato, unseasoned


  1. Bake the chicken at 400 degrees for at least an hour, flipping half way through. Alternatively bake until thermometer reads 165F, although we like to bake until 185F because it is easier to shred. Take away all bone, skin, and excess fat.
  2. Steam Vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and carrot all take about 20 minutes starting from a room temperature pot. Green beans take about 8 minutes. Zucchini slices takes about 6 minutes. We cook these all in the same pot, adding the beans at the 12 minute mark, and the zucchini at the 14 minute mark.
  3. Steam Sweet Potato. These take about 18-20 minutes.
  4. The exact amount of chicken, veggies, and sweet potato will depend upon your dog and how many other treats they get throughout the day. Work with your veterinarian to create the ideal meal plan for your dog.
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Let Sleeping Cats Lie

Let Sleeping Cats Lie

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Happy #MeowMonday everyone!

Billy was being too cute this morning. He decided that Nana’s bed was the perfect spot for his morning power nap. He only recently discovered that dog beds can be a cozy retreat for cats, too.

“So comfy.”

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Using his spidey-sense, he caught us staring at him and taking photos of him while sleeping.

“Oh, boy! The paw-parazzi are at it again.”

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“Oh, hoomans. I know you love me, but please… can’t a cat get some sleep in peace?”

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“I really can’t be bothered. No more adorable pictures for you!”

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Then he fell back to sleep. Being a cat model is hard work.

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Izzy, the Wildest Dog in the West, PLUS New Book Announcement

Izzy, the Wildest Dog in the West, PLUS New Book Announcement

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This month, we have introduced you to two of our five pets: Nana the Brave, and Billy the Most AMAZING Cat. Today, we are introducing our third pet, Izzy, the Wildest Dog in the West. Well, that might be an exaggeration… but only just a little bit.

You might be wondering why we have been blogging about our pets so much recently. The reason is our newest book: Woof Trekking: How to Road Trip with your Pets. Izzy is our cover girl, as you can see below!

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Woof Trekking will be released 8 days from today: July 1st. It is a perfect summer vacation book. We are so excited to share all of the road tripping tips and tricks that we have picked up during our four years of trekking around the US with our pets.

But for now, let’s get back to Izzy.

Izzy is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. We picked her up from the airport as an eight-week-old fuzzball. So cute!

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8 weeks old

Izzy can get pretty wild. We think this is due to the purebred terrier aspect of her (i.e. more nature than nurture). She is very social and excitable, much more so than Nana.

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She is always “on.” According to Wikipedia, Wheatens were bred for “herding, watching and guarding livestock, and vermin hunting and killing.” When she naps, any small noise will wake her and she hops up to investigate.

She can also become overstimulated quite easily, which can cause a case of the zoomies, during which she lets out hilarious high pitched shrieks, tear around the house, and twirl around in circles.

This type of wild behavior is exactly what inspired us to write Scout and Malcolm. Izzy is Irish, like Malcolm, although he is probably four times her size. They are both purebreds, can be a little over the top, but remain completely lovable for their pure enthusiastic spirit.

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11 months old. Her puppy fur grew out completely when she was about 10 months. Bye bye beautiful burnt orange. Hello Wild Wheaten.

Izzy has very expressive eyes. When she gets scared, her eyes grow wide. She takes advantage of her eyes by staring into your soul, thereby inducing you to feed her more treats. It usually works.

When you talk to her, she cocks her head as if if looking at you sideways will help her understand. Another great trick in her arsenal.

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Izzy with her yogurt cup, enjoying a bit of Regis and Kelly back in December 2010.

Izzy is the polar opposite of Nana, but we love her. She is the wild one of our family and can always be depended on to bring some sort of excitement to our day.

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Billy, the Most AMAZING Cat!

Billy, the Most AMAZING Cat!

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Even though I am a twenty-something, every once and awhile I like to pretend I am a kid again. One day, while channel surfing in the morning, I came across a PBS educational cartoon called Peg + Cat and was intrigued solely because it had cat in the name. I flipped it on and about ten seconds in Peg exclaimed, “the most AMAZING cat!!!” I, in turn, looked at my cat and exclaimed “the most AMAZING cat!!!” and snatched him up.

My cat’s name is Billy and to me, he is definitely the most AMAZING cat. He is a mackerel tabby, weighs about 14 pounds, and is going to turn 8 years old next month. Here he is!
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Earlier this month we talked about Nana the Brave! and how we spotted her in the window at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Shop at the mall. Well the same thing happened when I adopted Billy.

We were at a different mall and we walked by a sidewalk adoption setup by the Pima Animal Care Center. I spotted a wire kennel full of kittens. I scampered over and ducked my head down to inspect them. I had no intention of taking one home, but that all changed when I spotted this cute tabby boy with green eyes. My heart melted.

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From that day forward, we have been inseparable. He follows me around the house like a shadow and has no problem demanding attention by standing in front of the computer screen.

I guess everyone thinks that their cat is the most AMAZING cat to them. I truly believe that mine is. Sometimes we forget to stop and appreciate our furry friends. Peg + Cat helped me to remember exactly how amazing Billy is.

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Nana the Brave!

Nana the Brave!

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Most people have heard the song “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?”, originally sung by Pattie Page in 1953.

I heard it first in elementary school. It’s one of those songs they play in cartoons that every kid knows, but no kid really knows where it came from. Another example is “I’m a Believer.” That song is strongly associated in my mind with Shrek (rather than the Monkees) because that’s where I heard it first. But I digress…

Our local mall has a satellite location of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and it has a window that shows available dogs. We had passed the shop many times, but never seen a dog that we had a soul connection with. After all, we already had a dog: Izzy, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

But four years ago today, we went to the mall, saw a doggie in the window and came home with a new best friend.

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This is the photo we sent to our father, after we had already signed the adoption papers. He was totally chill with it. Perhaps because the previous day, our (maternal) grandparents had passed away hours apart in hospice care. They had been slowly declining over the past four years, and now it was all over.

A Transition Period

We went to the mall that day to distract us from the gaping hole in our lives left by two family members dying on the same day. Being caregivers had been exhausting, although it was easier between the four of us.

There is so much stress with hospital visits and near brushes with death that happen as the elderly continue to age. Now they were gone, and there was ostensibly no more stress. There was only sadness, relief, and then guilt for feeling relieved.

We went into the Humane Society only to “look” at the dog, say hello, and then go home. But that wasn’t how it went at all.

We went in, said hello and then the workers asked us if we would like to take her out on a walk. Of course, we couldn’t say no and ten minutes later we end up walking out with Nana. It is one of the most spontaneous things we have have ever done.

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Can I have the etymology please?

We get some raised eyebrows when we tell people her name. “Oh, is she a grandma?” is the most common question. The answer is no, she is not.

Nana was the name of one our grandpa’s nurses. He was from Ghana and was very warm, quiet, and kind; the same characteristics that our dog possesses. We decided this was the perfect name for her. Later we read on Wikipedia that in Ghana, Nana “is used as the title of a monarch to signify their status.”

Nana in Japanese is one way to say the number 7. (The other word is shichi.) So in other words, Nana is a lucky dog!

Nanna is also the name of the lead singer from Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men (Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir – same pronunciation but a different spelling). In Nordic languages, Nanna means daring or brave. We think our Nana is very brave.

We believe that our grandparents guided us to Nana and in return Nana has watched over us since they passed. She has brought a different perspective to our house and is an amazing dog who changed our lives forever. We love you Nana!

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Super Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

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Homemade dog cookies! What better way to say “I love you” to your best friend?

These cookies are extremely easy to make. You only need a banana, peanut butter, brown rice flower, an egg, and rolled oats.

Add some kitchen magic and an hour later, you will be a superstar in your dog’s mind. Well, you probably already are. But seeing your dog’s face light up with joy?

It’s priceless!

See Printable Recipe Here

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Step 1: Gather ingredients.

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Step 2: Mash banana.

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Step 3: Mix in egg and peanut butter until well incorporated.

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Step 4:Add rice flour and rolled oats.

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Step 5: Mix until combined.

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Step 6: Scoop balls onto prepared cookie sheet. (I used a 1 ½ inch cookie scoop to portion out.) Flatten balls to round circles.

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Step 7: Bake in a preheated 300 degree F oven for 40 minutes.

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Step 8: Feed to your dogs!


Printable Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies

Super-Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

Super-Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies


  • 1 banana
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Mash banana in large bowl. Add egg and peanut butter. Mix.
  4. Add brown rice flour and rolled oats. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Scoop 1 ½ inch balls using a cookie scoop onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten to create even circles.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. (Swap half way through if your oven has hot spots.)
  7. Cool. Then feed to your adorable puppy dog!
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I made my own brown rice flour in my Magic Bullet using a sieve to sort out larger chunks to be milled again. One cup rice made approximately one and a quarter cups brown rice flour.

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