Guest blog post Brody: “Thanks to my Gramma”



Hi my name is Brody and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife. My story?

I am blind.  When my Mom and Dad go out of town they won’t leave me with just anyone.  I always stay with my “Gramma Bev”.  She works hard to make her home my home and a safe and secure place for a sightless small individual.

I wanted to thank her publicly for all she does to make me feel so welcome when I visit.


I never feel lonely or scared with Gramma Bev, only happy happy happy!


Guest blog post Roscoe: “My neighbor Captain”



Hi my name is Roscoe and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife. My story?

We have a new neighbor.  He is a beagle named Captain.  He has this irresistible baying sound he makes.  I tease him at the fence to hear him bay until his owner comes out to yell at him to stop.


Hi, I’m Captain.

Sometimes when Roscoe and I hear sirens we like join in and alert the whole neighborhood.  I bay and Roscoe howls until both our owners come out and yell at us to stop.


Guest blog post Monty

imageHi my name is Monty and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife.   My story?  I ate one-half of my Aunt Sandy’s gift to Mom.  A fancy quilted potholder hand made by my Aunt Sandy.


Auntie gave these to Mom for Christmas.  They are cleverly made to hug the bottom of a bowl in the microwave to catch spills.  She gave Mom two.   Mom heated up something that spilled over onto the pot holder in the microwave.

Two good things happened.

1.  The clever potholder (I think Mom and Aunt Sandy should call them bowl holders, but I am just a dog….) caught the spill over and Mom could carry her bowl to the table without making a mess.

2.  When Mom wasn’t looking I stole the bowl holder and I ate it, it was delicious!  A great snack!


I watched Monty eat it, Mom was reading a book, I didn’t say a thing.


I slept through the whole incident, really!

What the heck she still has one left….


Make My Day The Rescue Dogs


A big thank you to T & T (you know who you are) for the anonymous gift to the rescue dogs.

We know from first hand experience that our rescuers sometimes have trouble finding donations of food to keep us fed and healthy until we find our forever homes.

Treats are a total luxury and rescue dogs do not get these very often.

Thanks to the thoughtfulness and generosity of T & T boxes of treats (huge boxes of treats containing smaller boxes and containers) were delivered to Clear Creek Animal Hospital who shared them with the different animal rescue groups they support.

Thank you T & T for remembering us and caring!

Love and dog licks,

Rommy, Roscoe and Monty





Learning to go it alone.


Monty jumped on Roscoe playfully last night but the scream Roscoe let out stopped Monty in his tracks.  Roscoe and I were on our way to the emergency vet immediately.  I instinctively wanted to call my husband who would calm me down on my drive to the clinic.

It was a habit really.  Kelly may have worked out of town a lot but he was always available when I needed him.   I remembered again that I was going to have to do this alone.  One more thing in the string of things that happen every day.  Big and small things, things you share with your spouse.


Cancer stole Kelly from me.  I am mad, I am sad, but mostly I’m alone.

But sometimes I don’t feel so alone, sometimes I feel like somebody is with me and helping me.  Just when I think:  “Oh my gosh I just can’t do this anymore”, something wonderful happens and I can move forward.


Greasy Gooey Yummy Pizza


As I was taking my greasy gooey yummy pepperoni pizza out of the oven I said to myself “I need to eat more healthy. ”

If you have read my blog for a while you know I cook from scratch for my pets.  I use organic ingredients most of the time.  Consequently most of the time they eat better than I do!

Homemade dog food (recipe here) for my three boy dogs and homemade parrot food  (recipe here) for four parrots.

I recently make some healthy snacks for my pets for Valentine’s Day (recipe here)   And discovered they were pretty tasty so I’ve been eating them too.

Well maybe I’ll make myself a salad, or have another piece of pizza🍕, decisions decisions…



A Valentine’s Day Treat for Dogs and Parrots


A healthy no cook treat your pets can share with you!

The ingredients are simple:  peanut butter, canned pumpkin purée, uncooked oats, a dash of cinnamon and a touch of honey.

For Valentine’s Day I add carob powder which is a chocolate substitute safe for your dogs and parrots.  Naturally sweet you may want to leave out the honey if using carob powder.

Note: do NOT use chocolate or cocoa these are both poisonous to your pets!


Start with equal amounts of peanut butter and pumpkin. I used a heaping 1/2 cup of each plus a spoonful of tahini for extra flavor. Tahini can be bitter so if using don’t be too generous with it.  A couple of big spoonfuls of carob powder, a dash of cinnamon and a squirt of honey.  Stir till blended.


Add enough uncooked oats leaving a sticky mixture.  I use regular, not instant.  Stir well.


Make discs or balls for the size of your pet.  You can lay out on waxed paper or here I arranged them in one layer in sandwich containers.  Place in refrigerator for a short while to let them firm up. Keep unused treats refrigerated.  Use within a couple of days. We (and I include myself-these are yummy and healthy) eat these so fast I don’t know if you can freeze them but it might be a yummy cold snack in the summer!


Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your pets!


EnduraPet My Favorite Vendor at 2015 Denver Dog Show


This year I was pleased to see EnduraPet my favorite dog supplement provider at the Denver Dog Show.

About five years ago I was lucky enough to meet this company at the pet expo in Denver.

At the time my German Shepherd dog, Rommy, was about eight years old and was becoming lame and weak in the rear.  He would fall down every few steps.

EnduraPet was a brand new company just launching its products.  They were sincere and confident in their products and in the quality of their products.  On their recommendation, I tried Mobility Plus for Rommy’s weak joints. Within a few days I noticed Rommy being more stable. Within a couple of weeks he was walking comfortably again.

Here he is last week playing in the snow with his brothers almost 14 years old and still able to play hard.


Roscoe uses Calming Plus# during the summer storm season and they all use the Immune Support.

If you’re able to make it to the dog show this weekend EnduraPet is having a show special discount.  A great way to try their products. I’m going to try Daily Multi next!

For more info go here to