Monday, December 31, 2012

Yummy and Bright

From our kitchens to yours--especially with helpers like these--we wish you a yummy holiday and hope that all dogs without homes find theirs very soon.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Pooch

Talk about a potentially deadly case of the munchies. This pup, Charley, ate a string of Christmas lights and lived to tell the tale thanks to quick thinking by his owner and good work by a veterinary surgeon.

As the Brits like to say, "Brilliant." Literally.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Party Dos and Don'ts

You can substitute "posh pup" and "crass canine" for "classy cat" and "messy kitty" but the message is the same. Behave nicely at parties before and after Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry and Bright

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. And watching this page just helped feed some homeless pups.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bo Inspects White House Decorations

And why can I not imagine this happening at my house? What a well-behaved angel that Bo is!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Boo Does Christmas

The world's cutest dog and his Buddy have released their Christmas adventure! Pretty cute....but you already knew that!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Four Letter Words

Oh those four letter words! Jackson seems to now the difference between two "biggies" in his world. Wonder how he reacts to "food?"

Monday, December 17, 2012

PhDogs Teach Chemistry

They can teach science but can they cook? Smartest golden retrievers I ever saw!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Yummy Human Appetizer

Here's a yummy human recipe for holiday appetizers from Chef Carmen Gonzalez. There is garlic in it so I wouldn't recommend it for your pup.

Bacalao Fritters

Recipe adapted from Carmen Gonzalez, Carmen at the Danforth, Portland, ME

½ pound bacalao (dried salt cod)
1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1½ cups water

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Canola oil, for frying


1. In a large pot, cover the bacalao with water. Bring the water to a boil, then continue boiling for 15 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, drain and check the bacalao for saltiness. (It should taste like the ocean. If it’s too salty, boil for 10 minutes longer, then drain and taste again.) Let the bacalao cool slightly, then transfer it to a small bowl and break it into small pieces with your fingertips. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix the flour with the baking powder. Slowly add the water and mix until a smooth batter forms. Gently mix in the reserved bacalao, the garlic and black pepper. Set aside.

3. Line a large plate with paper towels. In a deep saucepan, heat 1½ inches of canola oil until it reaches 350ยบ. Working in batches, use two spoons to scoop up about 2 tablespoons of the batter. Quickly drop the batter into the oil and cook, turning a few times, until the fritters are golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per batch. (Reheat the oil between batches as needed.)

4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fritters to the prepared plate and let cool slightly. Serve warm with desired accompaniments.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Safety Tips for Holiday Season

We've said it before and we'll say it again: keep the holiday season safe and fun for all. Here are some great reminders form the North Shore Animal League, where there are lots of wonderful dogs up for adoption especially in the wake of Sandy, if you are so inclined.

1. Fatty Foods: Too many fatty, rich, or unfamiliar foods can give your pet pancreatitis or gastroenteritis; two medical conditions that can be very painful and even life-threatening.

2. Diet and Exercise: Maintain your pet's regular meal and exercise schedule and avoid too many holiday leftovers. A disruption in his dietary routine can cause stomach upset, diarrhea and/or vomiting.

3. Bones: Make no bones about it. Certain bones can lacerate or obstruct your pets' insides. Save the bones for the broth - not your dog.

4. Onions: Onions and onion powder, widely found in stuffing and used as a general seasoning, will destroy your dog or cat's red blood cells, which can lead to anemia.

5. Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage to both dogs and cats.

6. Chocolate: Chocolate can actually be fatal to your dog or cat; so all those sweets must be kept well out of reach.

7. Food Wrappings: Aluminum foil, wax paper and other food wrappings can cause intestinal obstruction. Make sure to place these items securely in the garbage.

8. Fresh Water: Make sure your pet always has fresh water. When there are more people in the house, there's more chance to bump into the water bowl leaving your pet dry.

9. Quiet Time: Make sure your pet has a quiet retreat should the holiday festivities be too much for him. Watch his behavior to make sure he is not stressed.

10. Garbage: Keep an eye on the garbage and keep it securely fastened! If your dog gets into it, he may think he's hit the jackpot, but all he'll be winning is health problems from something as simple as gastric disturbance, vomiting and diarrhea to the worst-case scenario - death.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Eating--Or Not

Hear it from Dr. Marty Becker himself: no grapes, raisins or macadamia nuts for your dog.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Early Warning system

No Zeus is not singing for his supper; he is imitating the tornado sirens that they test every Wednesday at noon where he lives. And he is doing a pretty good job of replicating those sirens!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Its A Dog Push Dog World

Check out these Australian cattle dogs from down under engaged in stroller races, doggie style. Pretty amazing!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Brotherly Love

One golden retriever, lost for two weeks, leads his owner to find his brother. All are reunited and happy at home. But here is the bigger question: who leaves their dogs tied together with a double leash in the yard?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Puppy Power

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The mama dog, looking for her puppies, found them and the little boy with special needs they helped keep warm.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Puppy V. Lemon

The combination of an adorable puppy and a sour lemon makes for some great video! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bootcamp for Bulldogs

Bootcamp for bulldogs! Tillman, the skateboarding wonder, becomes an honorary marine in Texas. No word on whether he had to drop a few pounds to make the grade.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good Samaritans

On Thanksgiving we should all be grateful for these wonderful good samaritans who are scouring neighborhoods hit by Sandy and claiming lost pets.

The impact of this storm is not going away anytime soon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

Just in time for Thanksgiving, come these warnings from veterinarian, Ann Anderson of Rochester, Minnesota, about sharing the contents of your holiday feast with your pets:

The Thanksgiving meal, the ultimate yearly celebration of comfort food, is coming soon. So let’s talk turkey. Poultry bones can splinter and cause gastrointestinal distress. Even if you don’t give them to your pets, it is pretty easy for a dog to dig them out of your fragrant, bone-filled garbage.

High fat foods — gravy, pie or cookies — the filling staples of the Thanksgiving meal, can make your pet sick with diarrhea, vomiting, and pancreatitis. That much fat isn’t good for pets.

Besides fatty fare, there are many specific food items to avoid giving to pets. Onions, garlic, and chives can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and red blood cell damage, particularly in cats.

Sage is an herb used in stuffing. Consumption of a large enough quantity of sage can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and central nervous system depression. Cats are particularly sensitive to sage’s detrimental effects.

Chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures, and death. Dark baking chocolate is the most dangerous.

Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute used in diabetic candy and desserts, causes life-threatening low blood sugar and liver failure in pets.

Raw bread dough can rise in your dog’s stomach just like it does in an oven. This can result in vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloat. Bloat is a condition where the stomach enlarges and twists. This is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate surgery.

Be thankful that your pets have their own food and please don't contribute too much of your own to their dishes!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bedside Manners

This is Zander, a husky, whose owner was hospitalized for a few days for a skin condition. Distraught, the dog tracked him down, two miles away at the hospital, where an employee found him outside the building.

Talk about devotion.

Once you save a dog's life, they never forget.

Read more about it, here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pricey Pet Products

Looking for some holiday gifts for your pet? Look no farther although these are a bit pricey. I must admit that the $900 pet spa looks pretty intriguing....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Annie and Sandy

We've heard a lot about Sandy these days but this one is the star of Annie and the story of how a shelter dog got top billing is totally heartwarming.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Perils of Factory Farming

We here at The Culinary Canine are all about humane practices of farming. Our pets need meat, we know, but if possible please choose from those that were humanely raised.

Yup. Even for your dogs. After all, they're family.

What's in Your Toy Box?

Victoria Stillwell has some great ideas to challenge your pup mentally as well as physically.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Squirrel Picks Romney

Tomorrow is election day so please cast your vote. As for predictions, well Gnocchi the squirrel picks Romney.

The rest of us will just have to wait and see.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pup Survives Fire

Does your local firehouse have pet oxygen masks? Thanks heavens this one did.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Guess I'll Just Feed Myself

What happens when the cat is hungry and the jar of food is available? Watch this smart cat solve the problem!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kennel No. 5

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Have you seen the new Chanel No. 5 ad featuring a scruffy Brad Pitt rambling on about nothing? We think the spoof for Kennel No. 5 is far more appealing!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Pumpkins are a dog's best friend, especially those with tummy issues. Canned pumpkin makes a great stomach soother and dogs usually love it. Not the sugar and spiced variety, but the canned, bland pumpkin found on the shelves this time of year. Stock up.

As for these pumpkins, well they are too good to overlook!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Atelier Crenn Wins 2 Michelin Stars

Exciting news! Chef Dominique Crenn's restaurant, Atelier Crenn received 2 Michelin Stars. This is huge for a restaurant only two years old!!

Bravo Chef!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Safety Tips for Choking Dogs

These are great safety tips for dogs who are choking--and not just on food. I love the lab in the background who keeps dropping the tennis ball--that's Sam's best trick!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dump and Run

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The new laws against puppy mills are having some unanticipated results across the country. Witness these adorable guys, 92 of them, dumped by the side of the road in Texas. Clearly the owner/breeder was afraid of getting caught.

But what about these poor guys? Thanks heavens for our Humane Associations. I hope these cavaliers find new homes.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lucky Dog

Here's an amazing story about a dog who traveled for 11 miles in the grille of a car that hit him. The pup survived with just a broken tooth and a concussion!

That's one lucky dog!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Family Reunion

Two sister Huskies, stolen from their owner's backyard two years ago, are reunited thanks to microchips. The family never gave up and so it seems, neither did the dogs!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vets, The TV Series

Dr. Ernie Ward is a vet on a crusade to trim American pets waistlines. You may have heard of his book, Chow Hounds.

This is his concept for a television series, modeled after The Doctors, in which a panel of vets answer questions and explore topics of interest to pet owners.

Not sure if one of our chefs would be a good fit for this program unless they cooked low calorie meals, but it is an iteresting concept.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Puppy Training Camp

Got a new puppy? These are great tips for socialization that should keep the whole family happy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Purloined Pup Reunited with Family

Who would steal a nursing pup from an animal shelter? Who knows, but Mango, the purloined pup is back with his family on Kent Island, Md, where it looks like they have some pretty cute pups up for adoption.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mother and Dog Reunion

Here's a great story about a joyous reunion with a dog missing for three years, thanks to a microchip.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Why Dogs Lick their Feet

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Our very own Dr. Patty explains why dogs lick their feet. There are lots of reasons but the most common is allergic skin disease. Watch and learn.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Casa Enrique

Our good friends at Bar Henry have opened up a new Mexican eatery, Casa Enrique, in Long Island City with Chef Cosme Aguilar.

If you are in the neighborhood, the reviews are great.

And in case you are wondering about the name, Casa Enrique means Henry's House.

Friday, September 28, 2012

World's Tallest Dog

Meet Zeus, the World's Tallest dog, who at 44 inches and 155 lbs. goes through a 30 lb. bag of dog food every 2 weeks!!!

Wonder if they have a World's Record for biggest eater?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Surfing Safari

Our friends at recently spent some quality "hang time" with the surfing crowd at the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, CA. These are some great shots of the action!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cutting Edge

These are the signature knives in our Chef Diane Henderik's new knife set--due out soon!

Chef says: "These will be the only 3 knives you will need to slice, dice and chop your way to healthier meals."

Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Emergency Procedure for Mushroom Poisonings

If your dog should ever eat a poisonous mushroom, rush them to the vet and refer them to this story.

The gist of the matter is this: get the vet to insert a thin needle into your dog's gall bladder and drain the poison. If your dog is as lucky as Kasey from Richmond, california, on who this procedure was performed, all should be fine.

Better yet--keep the mushrooms out of your backyard by removing them at the root.
But if you happen to ingest the same poisonous mushroom, the same procedure should work for you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ice Cream Man!

We hear in England they have an ice cream truck just for dogs. On the other hand, human vanilla seems to work just fine.

Friday, September 14, 2012


A real life version of the movie, Homeward Bound. A dog turns up 3 years and 800 miles away from where she went missing, much to the delight of her family.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

9/11 Tribute a Few Days Late

A 9/11 Tribute a few days late but never too late to thank these dogs for their amazing search and rescue work.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Returning From the Dead, Literally

This is an amazing story that will warm your heart. A family turned in their beloved pet to their local SPCA to have her euthanized because they could not afford to pay the vet bills for an injury. Fast forward a few weeks when they get a phone call from the SPCA that their dog is ready to go home! Talk about returning from the dead, literally.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Who Stole the Flags?

American flags were disappearing at an alarming rate from the Hudson City Cemetery in Hudson New York, where they marked the graves of Civil War veterans. It seemed as soon as the flags were replaced, they were stolen.

Was it a dog? A Person? Who was having these flags for lunch dinner and bedtime snacks?

Watch and learn how the culprit was caught--red, white and blue handed!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sniffing Out Truffles

In Oregon, Northwest Truffle Dogs trains dogs to find these delicacies. Talk about working for food!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tetherball for Dogs

Do you think these bull dogs think the ball is dinner? I've never seen such active bull dogs!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Scent of Low Blood Sugar

Dogs sniff out diabetes at Eli Lilly

Dogs are being trained to sniff out when a diabetic's blood sugar gets too low and scientists at Eli Lilly are trying to figure out what is in that canine nose that makes it able to do this. You already know how well your dog can sniff out the smallest crumb. No surprise that he can sniff changes in blood sugar levels.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

National Dog Day

Sunday Aug. 26 is National Dog Day but every day seems to be National Dog Day over on You Tube where there are over 2 million dog videos.

The most popular? Mishka, above, the husky with over 300 million video views.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cornelia Guest

The photo above is from a wonderful profile of Cornelia Guest from Sunday's New York Times. The writer visits her in her family home, Templeton, which is where we shot the photos for The Culinary Canine.

It sounds as if Cornelia, who is as genuine as they come, has acquired a few more animals since we visited. The giant tortoise is a recent addition as is the wonderful dog in the photo, which must be the Newfoundland in the piece.

Madonna, the donkey, sounds as if she is still well-fed!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Happy Ending

Everything worked out just fine for this Oregon hiker and his dog, Ranger, when they were hiking on a trail on Mt. Hood. Ranger slipped and fell down an embankment and could not get out.

His owner slid down the embankment to help his dog who was panicking and together they waited to be rescued. All turned out just fine and you can see the wagging tail in the video.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Power of Healing--in Bronze

Sabina and I have been working on a new book project and while we are not at liberty to discuss it just yet, I can reveal that we have been spending some time with therapy dogs--who come in all shapes and sizes. And no, the book is not about therapy dogs.

In any event, Monty, an English Springer Spaniel was a very special therapy dog at Roswell Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. When he passed away at 13, ironically from cancer, his admirers helped commission a statue of the beloved dog.

This is a great video about the unveiling of that statue and the power and healing that even a statue of a therapy dog can bring to anyone who comes into contact with it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia!

Watch Julia Child's 100th birthday on PBS. See more from WGBH Specials.

A goddess in the kitchen Julia Child may not have cooked for her pets but she changed the way all of us cook, eat and regard food.

Happy Birthday Julia. On August 15 she would have been 100 and PBS has prepared a special that looks to be as special as she was.

Bon Appetit!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dunder, age 2

This a great time-lapse photo series of Dunder, the German Shepherd as he grows from age one to age 2. He may not change much in size and stature but he does demonstrate that dogs are still puppies at heart even at 2!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dog Saves Man From Fire News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

It wasn't even his own dog who saved Justin Faust's life when a fire engulfed a shed behind his home. Danny, a friend's dog, woke Justin up just in time.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lost and Found

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What are the odds? 5 1/2 years after this pair of basset hounds was stolen from their owner's backyard, they are all reunited, thanks to a microchip in one of them. Oh, if only those dogs could talk--the places they have been!

Meatball Runs into a Bam Bam

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Meatball the bear was no match for Bam Bam, the tiny dog with a fierce protective streak.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"I Do" and Fido Too!

Saying "I Do?" Here's some great tips for including Fido in your big day! Or not.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Political Animals

Had your fill of politics? Well in Bright, Indiana, only four legged beasts run for office since the town is not incorporated and has no official government. Some of the candidates seem to have the right idea--not to take themselves too seriously!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dogs Got Talent!

Ok, there are dog acts and there are dog acts. This one is amazing and apparently AMerica thinks so. They are through to the semi finals.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dr. Khuly on the Go!

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Meet Dr. Patty Khuly, who wrote the Introduction to The Culinary Canine, as she travels Miami's Lincoln Road to find out how pets there got their names.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Her Life at the Zoo

You go Betty! An animal advocate for over fifty years, the 90 year old actress recently toured the National Zoo in Washington. You go girl!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Canine Surrogacy

These kittens lost their mom and Molly the bulldog stepped in to takeover. The owner says the kittens follow Moly around just like she is their mother, which to them, she is!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dog Park Etiquette

These are some great tips from Petside for observing body language and play at the dog park. It's important to know when it's all part of the game and when it's time to break it up.

Team Mascot

This is Stevie Wonder and he is the newest member of the Albuquerque Isotopes, a minor league baseball team. Pitcher John Ely adopted him after meeting him at Watermelon Ranch where he and home of his teammates had been volunteering.

The pup was found wandering the streets of a nearby community with badly infected and damaged eyes. Seems like the disability has not bothered Stevie in the least--after all he gets an entire team with which to play catch!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Marketing Video

This is the marketing video made by our publisher. We found it on an organic pet foods blog!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Here Comes the Puppy-Bride

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We don't know who made the cake but we do know that the event won the new Guinness World Record for the most expensive puptials on the planet.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Easy Rider, Canine Style

Side car sidekick who gets to stop for burgers and popcorn and sometimes a swim! Now that's one head turning way to get to the dog park!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Royal Puppy Love

Royal puppy love! That's Prince William spending some quality time with his puppy Lupo, an adorable black cocker spaniel.

No word on the pup's preferred culinary creations but we are sure he eats well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Americas VetDogs

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Americas VetDogs trains service dogs specifically for the needs of wounded war veterans. Meet Benjamin--a pretty fantastic Golden Retriever.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dog Senses the Pressure is Low

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And yet another way in which dogs can help people with special medical needs--this time the dog detects low blood pressure and warns its owner to lie down. Amazing.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Double Dutch

Now that is what I call jumping for joy! And not a treat in sight!

Rind A Round the Food dish

Round and round they go! Watch these adorable pups eat in perfect rotation. Can't help but wonder if any of them get dizzy!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cantelope, the Kleptomaniac

For your July 4 pleasure, watch Cantelope, the kleptomaniac Italian Greyhound swipe just about anything she can get her paws on! I love the image of her with her face in the Cashew tin!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Firefighter Revives Pups

Spoiler alert--a happy ending and one that certainly will not make you lose your appetite. Firefighters revive rescued dogs by removing their own oxygen masks. What a great story!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Disaster Preparation

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There are wildfires out west and floods in Florida. Wild weather has become almost routine, until it happens to you.

Here are some great tips to keep you and your pet prepared for an emergency.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Uggie's a True Star

Uggie, the adorable dog who appeared in this year's Best Picture, The Artist, got his own piece of history outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Monday, June 25. As you can see from the photo above, Ugggie's paw prints join those of nearly 200 other celebrities whose hand and footprints are preserved in cement blocks outside the theater.

Uggie's got everything associated with stardom except the Oscar, which is never awarded to animals.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Bear Stroke?

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I know it's not a dog but it is too important not to share. Bears are popping up all over, even in a California swimming pool. Moral of the story: Look before you leap!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Today is Take Your Dog to Work Today!! I hope you have your pup at your side but there are some companies that permit canines to share the workplace all the time.

Read about them here and then maybe you can suggest to your boss that today's event become permanent!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Safety Tips for Hot Weather

Safety tips protecting animals from heat:

We're having some scorching days here on the East Coast and my pups have been reluctant to leave the A/C. Me too, but we do need some exercise, which for us is going to come in the form of swimming. At least while it is this hot.

My three dogs love to swim and that is a blessing. It tires them out and cools them off. Those of you without a pool, please stay in the shade and avoid the heat of the day. Dogs, just like people, can get heat stroke.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Foster Pup Grows Up!

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"Bronksey" used to be just "Bronx" when he was a pup and being fostered by one of my daughter's former students. It was super hard to give up such a fabulous dog but just look at the great work he is doing.

Ludwig's Corner

Saturday was a beautiful day for a dog show! The Bryn Mawr Kennel Club sponsored an awesome one in Ludwig's Corner, about a half hour from my home base. The above Yorkies were waiting for their turn in the ring.

Check out what was part of the Best in Show trophy!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Are you going to be anywhere near San Diego on today? If so, be sure to head over to the Loews Coronado Bay Resort and see how many dogs can fit on a surfboard and ride a wave! In this practice session, there were ten!!

Sounds like great fun and Loews is a pet-friendly hotel. Chef Keith Roberts from Loews Santa Monica is in the book!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Woofstock, Canada

Looks like an amazing time. The organizer, Marlene Cook is looking for a US city to host the American version. Any takers?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cambridge Canine Reviews Us!

Jan Devereux posted a nice blog about The Culinary Canine, based on the article she had read in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Jan writes a blog for canines in Cambridge, Mass. and I told her to be sure and check out the restaurant, Bambara, in Cambridge, since its chef, Jay silva was on the cover of the book!

Here's the link to her great piece..

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fork it Over

This product is actually in the running to be on the shelf at Walmart, as part of their contest in which inventors submitted products they thought Wal-mart should carry. We think it would be great on the shelf, right next to The Culinary Canine.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Cash Generating Trend

San Antonio is cracking down on dog owners who let their pets roam free, are not up to date on licenses and vaccinations and who are overly aggressive. Once a week, a courtroom in the city is devoted to settling matters of canine jurisprudence and all of this vigilance has resulted in a cash bonanza for the city.

The Wall Street Journal is the source of both the video and the report.

Could this be a trend that may be coming to your city?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pudsey's Got Talent!

Meet Pudsey and Ashleigh the team that is taking Britain by storm! What an adorable and talented duo.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Poop on Minutes

Ok, I know its in Spanish but the general idea is free WIFI for dog poop. Yup. The brainchild of Mexican Internet company Terra, I guarantee you'll get the concept even if you don't speak Spanish.

Love the ice cream cone segment.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cute Enough to Eat?

The above is the creation of British bakers and design duo, Rich and Eddie LeBeau, whose new company (in the UK, unfortunately) bakes a likeness of your pup into a delicious cake!

"At Cake Doggy Dog we say no to novelty; we create cakes, handcrafted at every stage, that are as stimulating to the eye as they are to the taste buds.

“Whether it's a cake that looks so much like your dog you're afraid it'll lick your face - or cupcakes and cake pops that are so pretty you'll want to decorate your home with them, we ensure all our creations are a visual delight and a tasty treat."

"The strangest request we've had so far is a wolf in sheep's clothing cake. We haven't made it yet, but we are definitely going to give it a go at some point!' Eddie told HuffPost Lifestyle.

All of this sugar does not come cheap. The cakes start at about 300 British pounds--about $500 plus dollars--and they take 10-12 hours to create. No word yet on whether they can be shipped long distances.

See some more creations here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

One MoooShake Please

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Not a dog, just a cow who wandered through the McDonald's Drive through and wondered what was on the menu!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clever Cat

A lot of people have asked us if there is a cookbook for cats in the wings. Well, no. One reason is that feeding cats is a lot more complicated than feeding dogs and the other reason is that they really don't need a cookbook as the above video demonstrates. They can get their own supper!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Shelter Me

A great new PBS series that premieres in May. Check your local listings and don't forget the tissues. These stories will warm your heart and maybe even loosen those tear ducts, in a good way.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Finding Knuckles

Now that is some custody battle.

Actually more and more lawyers are becoming specialists in pet law but their fees are high--just like all legal fees. The intention is not to encourage you to support this battle--just to inform you about the lengths to which some pet owners are willing to go.

And who's to say we wouldn't do the same thing?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chefs Heffernan, Levin and Tellez made us look good on The CBS Early Show last Saturday. Kudos to them and to their adorable pups!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Princeton and CBS!

From Princeton with love! This is the video the Princeton Alumni Weekly took at my house! Enjoy and I think you'll agree that Phoebe looks smashing in orange and black!

Also: DVR Alert. Three Chefs from The Culinary Canine will be on the CBS Early Show this Saturday at 8:22 AM.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


An awe inspiring video about Fiona's rescue and the restoration of her sight in one eye!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Food Contraband

You can bring The Culinary Canine in book form through customs but not the ingredients in it. If you do, and come through Kennedy International, chances are, Izzy the beagle will sniff you out!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

DC Top Dogs

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These guys get my vote even if their owners might not! All that barking in Washington is not coming from the elected officials on Capital Hill!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Top 5 Pet Poisons Lurking in Your Purse

Here are 5 things your dog should never eat, and many of them just might be found in your purse. Keep those satchels zipped if you transport any of the following:

1. Sugarless gum or mints: xylitol is a sweetener that is toxic to dogs. If your dog does ingest some, get him/her to the vet ASAP.

2. Human medications--Tylenol, Advil or any of the over the counter painkillers that we might carry with us. A dog can gnaw through those pill bottles pretty quickly and are attracted to the shake, rattle and roll aspect of what seems to be a great toy. Again a trip to the vet is crucial if you find a gnawed bottle.

3. Asthma inhalers--this one is my purse and I never knew it could be life threatening to pets. Paws off!

4. Cigarettes--goes without saying but you shouldn't have these anyway. Toxic to everyone.

5. Hand sanitizer. Again, always in my bag but the alcohol can be deadly to pets.

This list is courtesy of Pet MD.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Open Sesame

When my grandmother was in an assisted care community toward the end of her life, they had these great doors that would open outward when you stepped on a certain spot on the floor. The idea was to make transportation easier for people pushing wheel chairs or those using walkers but the first time I stepped on the Open Sesame spot, I thought it would be a great thing to have at home so the dogs could let themselves in and out. Except I am pretty sure Amos would just stand there mesmerized.

In any event, this little Corgi has figured it out all by himself. No doggy door for him!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Camping with Dogs

I just love this commercial! They need a few marshmallows to make the campfire scene complete but the biggest dogs are the first to run for the car when a wolf howls!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Got Milk?


The exact opposite of the factory farms that Martha Stewart describes, is this farmer in Wellington, Ohio who purchased $300 water beds for his dairy cows. And guess what? The quality of the milk improved. Didn't Borden's use to say their contended cows gave the best milk?

Seems they may have been right

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Twitter Sensation

For you Twitter followers out there (we tweet at #culcanine by the way), the feed #dogsdoingthings just might be worth your time. The brainchild of Clayton Lamar and Patrick Carr, it has almost 9,000 followers (anybody want to buy a great cookbook?) who imagine dogs doing very undoglike things, all while presiding over a dying planet.

"We have only a few rules, : says Lamar. "Dogs can't do dog things, and dogs can't retweet."

Better question: when have dogs ever (especially in the last 10 years) just done dog things?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Flying High

Here are some great images from the recent Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in which the happy pooches seem to be literally walking on air. Is your favorite breed here?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bo on the Run

You may not understand the promo for Univision but you certainly will know a happy dog when you see one. Bo is out for an afternoon romp, oblivious to the cameras. Makes for an adorable clip!

Monday, April 16, 2012

There's an App for That

All that eating and little exercise can lead to a pudgy pup. Now there's an App for that! Seriously. iWalkDogs, available on i-tunes, keeps track of multiple dogs (if you have more than one or are a dog walker), how far they walk or run and even how much exercise they get in the back yard.

If you don't have a pup, it will even keep tack of your mileage!

Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Try Feeding Him!

Meet George--the world's largest dog! Just imagine what this gentle giant can eat!

You can read all about it here and see some more pictures of this giant Great Dane!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Top Ten Dog Breeds

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Here are the top 10 dog breeds courtesy of The American Kennel Club. Sabina will be pleased that terriers are gaining in popularity!