Friday, July 20, 2012

Food Day and Introducing....

Hi everyone! I've been meaning to tell y'all a big thanks from my Sweetie for all the birthday wishes. She loved them!
I have some very exciting news!!!! We decided on a name for my new sister! It's....

According to, the word Phoenix means:
1. a mythical bird of great beauty fabled to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on funeral pyre, and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years: often an emblem of immortality or of reborn idealism or hope.

We firmly believe that Angel Charlotte will live on inside Phoenix, and picked this name to represent that. I want to say a massive thanks to Nicole of All The Small Stuff for suggesting this name. Thank you, All The Small Stuff!

Second, I realized I haven't shared a food day with you in awhile! For anyone who's new here, I have allergies to corn and soy so Mom makes my food. More info can be found under the page titled Food Fit For A Princess.
This week's food has:

5-6 cups cooked chicken
4 cups of raw oats
2 cups pineapple (Auggie is a recovering poop addict)
4 celery sticks, cut small
5 carrots, grated
1 can of chick peas
1 can of white kidney beans
3 TBS ground flaxseed
2 TBS parsley
2 TBS ground eggshell

Yummy! Here's how much food we get a day:

ME, 9lbs: 2/3 to 1 cup
Auggie, around 13lbs: 2 cups
Boston, 15lbs: 2 cups

Plus treats and scraps throughout the day, of course.

Sometimes, I steal my brother's food. 

Who wants to come for dinner? BOL!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


  1. PERFECT NAME! WHN is going to cook for us, using your Mom's recipes, once we are in St Louis!

  2. Phoenix is a perfect name for your new sister.
    She's so cute. I am sure Charlotte is smiling.

    I'll be catching the next flight out to come join you for dinner see ya soon yummy.
    XO Cinnamon

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe! We needed this! Noel is really itchy! And I've finally decided that it must be her diet. I'm going to the grocery store, and going to make this right away this morning!
    Nola, how did you find out that it is corn and soy specifically that you are allergic to?
    Thank You!
    Love, Erica and Noel :)

  4. What good news! I love the name. So many fun adventures ahead.

  5. We went back but we suspect the mom missed something somewhere about a new sister. But holy cats is she a cutie!!! But you were warned that she doesn't appear to be a weenie dog right?? Love the name and we know Charlotte helped you find her. :)

  6. Your new baby sister is adorable and I think Phoenix is a perfect name.


  7. Oh Nola..... Know I know that my Mommy's brain is farting today because she has what she calls a head banger (migraine) and with all her Olympic entries and being worried about Picasa hosting her pics and shes almost at her size limit and all, so you'll have to excuse her on this..... When did you get a new sister?? What the heck did we miss?? Did we miss a very important postie? Help me out here, after all, I AM your very BFF and all.....

    Lily Belle

  8. Phoenix you have now entered doggie heaven :)

  9. I love the name Phoenix! She is one lucky pup! Your food looks fabulous as usual Nola. :)

  10. Phoenix is a beautiful name. Love her 2 spots on her front paws. :)
    PS/ Mommy's wondering if she understood correctly...the pineapple is to, uh, *help* Auggie beat his addiction?

  11. OMD! Phoenix is a beautiful name! I'm sure it will fit her perfectly! Bet you can't wait to show her the ropes.
    Hey, count me in on the foodables! Yowsa, that looks good!



  12. Thats a great name!!! Fits perfect. I will be right over ok?


  13. What a beautiful name and a beautiful belly shot!

  14. Mum said she would eat that with you, it is a vegetarian treat!
    We love your new name for the puppy, it is the perfect choice.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  15. I loves da new name and especially da meaning of it!
    Nows, what time is dinner?

    Oh and question...what is it withs da pineapple and Auggie's poop obsession?


  16. Your dinner sounds pretty tasty!

    Phoenix is a gorgeous name, and I approve of the markings on the selected darling ;)

  17. When it rains it pours.... Mommy just typed a huge, long message to you and Bam! It's disappeared. Me thinks Mommy better get in the game real soon, bcuz she's missing alot on Blogville ~ OBVIOUSLY! We don't know how she missed this most exciting news. I know she's been really busy the past month with her Auntie's Memorial Service and Grandpa issues (like when he locked the keys in the van and the van was running for over 5 hours.) I hope that you can forgive my Mommy for being such a Knucklehead. Muffin and I will be giving her the stinkeye around here for quite a while over this issue.

    Anyways.... We are THRILLED to (go back and) read about Phoenix! You and your family have so much love to give and share. She is going to be one lucky little pupper to have you as her BIG sister. We know she is going to be an awesome addition to your family.

    Please don't hold Mommy's aging brain against us... We love you Nola!!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  18. Yummy!!! And I love the name Phoenix!

  19. Welcome little tiny Phoenix! Excellent name choice. Your food looks so pawsome Nola. We are totally drooling on the keyboard.


  20. Phoenix is a great name and we love that part of why you picked it is to keep Charlotte's memory alive.

  21. Phoenix is a great name! She's so adorable, can't wait to see you and her together, Nola! :D
    Your food looks very, very tasty. We enjoy your food day posts. ;)

  22. Phoenix has many adorables! I will be over at 7:30 for my dinner! It looks better than my peoples food too. I love love LOVE the pic of you smiling and saying "sometimes I steal my brother's food." LOVE it!

  23. Love the Name!! She is Beautiful. Love the white Blaze on her chest.
    My mom has a furend that USED to have a Poops Addict.. and mom told HER about the fresh Pineapple thingy.. even canned will work... and now there is a RECOVERED Addict in that house.

  24. Nola....
    She has a name!! How exciting!! I love the name--and meaning, too--of Phoenix!! ;)
    Auggie is a recovering poop addict? Ewww!! Rose is a poop addict, too.... But I watch her closely and keep our yard cleaned, so she is nowhere near being in "recovering" stage!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  25. Nola, your new sis is too cute, just like you! Love your food, I think I would like it, too (but no eggshells!). The 4 doxies would love it, too since it has a lot of the things they get as "treats".

  26. Oh my goodness! Look at baby Phoenix! Tiny little one, I hope you know how loved you're going to be - not only from Nola, the minions and your momma - but from the blogging community too!

  27. Hi Phoenix, you are so cute and what a great name you have. I bet Nola has lots to teach you and will be a great big sister for you. That foodables looks so good, you are lucky pups.

    Loveys Sasha

  28. What a cute name! That dinner looks yummy. :)

  29. oh my goodness so cute. Look at that food!!
    Benny & Lily

  30. Super cute and very excited for you!

  31. How cute is she? You will have so much fun together.

  32. Phoenix is a great name! You sure get well taken care of with your food! Deccy x

  33. Hey Nola

    Who could resist that smile? I'd love to come over for Dinner buddy and I'd sure love to meet Phoenix - how awesome!! :)

    Hope you're having a fun day :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  34. Well Nola, I was really hoping for India but...Phoenix is pretty cool. We LOVE the markings on her front legs -those matching black dots, and the little white spots on her toes! She is a cutie patootie for sure! So exciting!

  35. Yummy, yummy - can we all come to dinner? We all weigh a lot more than any of you, but we will spring for the grocery bill:)

    We think Phoenix is just the perfect name. Will she be coming home soon?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  36. Hi Nola! I'm way behind on keeping up with my blog pals & didn't know you had a new family member! Congratulations!!!!! Phoenix is sooooooo cute!

    Your pal, Garth

  37. Geez Nola, I think you eat better than I do! ;) It looks great.

    I love the new puppy's name and what a little cutie pie!

  38. BOL!!! I love your smile Nola!!!! I don't blame you, I would steal the food too, it looks so yummy!!! My mom has said that she is going to start making my food because of my allergies, but she and dad are still fussing over the $300 allergy test. Mom is getting ready to make it happen cause my skin is so red and itchy again...ggrrrrrr!!


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