Cyndi's Dog Sitting - Your pets become our  extended family
 Your Best Friend
Volume 1, Issue 7                                                       November 2011
Inside This Issue
  • Need to make an appointment?
  • Are you aware of Pet Nutrition Products?
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Recipes for your dog and cat's diet and care
Need to make an appointment?
This has been a busy time of the year for us atCyndi's Dog Sitting.We want to say, we hope your Thanksgiving turns out to be full of wonderful memories and also to remind you to please keep the safety of your pets in mind when decorating for the holidays.
Please be careful of flower arrangements and the Christmas Poinsettias as they are extremely toxic.
Keep breakable tree ornaments up and away from your pets reach, they will want to play with them and may even try to eat them.
Also please try to "book" any pet sitting days in advance if possible. I'm already getting appointments for Christmas and new Years. I realize that last minute, unexpected plans come up when you need someone right now. Call me, I may have an opening.
Remember to check our Holiday rates under the rates tab to your left. A visit that lands on the holiday or within the week of the holiday requires a deposit of 1/2 down due at the time of scheduling and the balance due at the time of the first pet sit.
This is important to note: You may loose your deposit if you later cancel your pet sitting visit. I have to stay firm with this because others may have to be turned away if this time had been previously booked and later canceled. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but presently my husband and I are the only people who will be coming into your home to pet sit and everyones time is valuable. We have to book on a first come, first served basis and we don't want to turn anyone away. People tend to be more careful about the time they request if they know their deposit could be lost due to last minute alternate plans. Thank you for understanding.
Are you aware of Pet Nutrition Products?
PNP is an on line business that you can order your pets supplements, supplies and very soon, I am told, prescriptions (once again). they are an excellent company. The staff is pleasant and helpful. I have saved hundreds of dollars using them for my pet care needs. Check them out today...and if you are in the mood for some contest fun they have a monthly cute pet contest. The winner receives a $100.00 credit towards their next purchase of whatever they choose to buy.
Check out Octobers Winner!
It's our wonderful 11 1/2 year old German Shepherd, Reco. He won by one vote! Talk about a close contest. Their web address iswww.petnutritionproducts.comyou can also "like" them on facebook
Recipes for your dog and cat's diet and care
Banana Bites
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour.
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk--nonfat.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1/3 cup banana--ripe, mashed.
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil.
  • 1 beef boulion cube.
  • 1/2 cup water--hot.
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
Mix all ingredience until well blended. Kneed for two minutes on a flowered surface.
Roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
use a 2 1/2 inch " bone shaped" cookie cutter (or any you prefer).
Bake for 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven on uncreased cookie pans.
Chicken liver Risotto
Cook chopped chicken liver for about 10 minutes in a well flavored stock.
Stir into plain boiled rice and served sprinkled with chopped mint or parsley.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Well this month's newsletter is short and sweet but our holiday wishes to you and yours are, BIG AND SWEET!
Have a great day and thanks for your trust in us atCyndi's Dog Sitting.
Cyndi Robinson
Cyndi's Dog Sitting
Bye for now.
Your Best Friend
Volume 1, Issue 8                                                             December 2011
Inside This Issue
  • WE ARE LATE...
  • December News Bites.
  • Adoption is the Best Option....But !                                   
  • Look forward to January Newsletter Changes.
  • Recipes for your dog and cat's diet and care
  • We Want To Say Thanks.
WE ARE LATE...with this months newsletter. Some things you don't want to be late with, and our newsletter is one of them and we do apologize. Thank you to those of you who have called asking us where it it is.
December News Bites.
With the year almost over, my how time flys...some things to consider in the cooler weather and the holiday season..
Did you know that as little as a few teaspoonfuls of antifreeze is enough to kill your pooch? Your dog is likely to die within days unless it receives emergency treatment. The active ingredient in antifreeze is Glycol. It is syrupy and sweet smelling. Dogs are attracted to it. keep your garage floors clean and be aware when you add antifreeze to your cars radiator that you haven't accidentially spilled some on the ground. A dog that has consumed antifreeze will act drunk, will have poor coordination and will stagger around. This occurs shortly after ingestion. About an hour or so he may act like he is sobering up...don't be fooled. Get your pet to a Vet ! There is still possible time left to save your dog. If the pet is left untreated within 20 -30 hours after ingestion it will cause life threatening renal failure. It's chances of survival at this point is slim. Please keep your dog, cats and kids safe. Use caution when using antifreeze, Even when it says it's anti toxic.This is Serious.
Adoption is the Best Option....But !
With this being the season of gift giving and many folks that cannot resist the cute face of a new puppy, I'd like to remind you that although that puppy under the Christmas tree from Santa seems like a good idea...please don't.
Picking out a new family member needs to be just that...A Family event. The new pet needs to be accepted by all of the family members. Even if your good intentions are to find "Grandma" a friend. let Grandma do the picking. It has to be a personal thing. The pet and the person involved need to bond with each other. Don't turn your gift giving into a disaster. If you still really like to give a pet get a gift certificate through the humane Society and a little stuffed dog or cat as a cymbal of your gift. Then the recipient can go on their own time to meet their new friend. In the end everyone will be much happier as the pet matures. Thank you.
Remember ...this gift keeps on giving for at least 10, 15, 20 or more years.
Look forward to January Newsletter Changes.
Before you know it the new year will be here and it will be time again for another newsletter.We have decided to make some changes for 2012. Instead of a monthly newsletter, we are going to do them quarterly. Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer. More news at one sitting for you and with the busy lives we all lead now -a-days, less time for more news will work ok. We hope you decide to read our newsletters on a regular basis and find it helpful. We try to give good pet information, share our service experiences and please keep letting us know each time you try our recipes and if your pet likes them.
For now....Have a safe and Happy holiday season.
Recipes for your dog and cat's diet and care
Some of the recipes definitely need some tweaking, so I would recommend trying out each recipe and make appropriate changes to make a “better version” of the recipe as needed. (I have not tried "all" of these recipes) For example, some of the recipes have cook times that always result in burned cookies, and others end up very runny and likely need more flour. I offer these only as a treat for you and your pets.
Liver Cornbread
Substitute pureed beef liver for milk in an otherwise standard packet of corn bread.
Follow packet directions, except that it takes less time to bake.
Variations: use chicken liver, ground turkey or chicken instead of beef liver;
use up to one pound of beef liver instead of 2/3 cup;
add an egg;
add garlic;
add extra oil.
Highly perishable, so cut into pieces and freeze.
Very rich, a little goes a long way.
Liver Recipe
Cheesy liver
1/3 cup cottage cheese.
2 tbsp bisquick.
1tblsp chopped liver.
1tblsp corn oil.
1 dash iodized salt.
mix all together for 1-2 meals.
We Want To Say Thanks.
Here atCyndi's Dog Sitting we want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who have trusted us and supported us this past year. We have really enjoyed you and your pets and look forward to another successful year of fun, friends and FUR...and feathers too. We also want to wish all of you the very merriest Christmas and the best new year ever.
Have a great day and thanks for your trust in us at Cyndi's Dog Sitting.
Cyndi Robinson
Cyndi's Dog Sitting
Bye for now.
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