Friday, April 2, 2010

Glutinous Rice

You all know that I went to the vet a couple of weeks ago and we got the best report ever about my kidneys going from stage 3 to stage 1 but what we didn't share was the fact that I lost weight and I was barely 50 pounds. It's been quite a long time since I weighed as little as 50 pounds and mom freaked! Because she is handling my home made diet, she feels like she was starving me to death to make me lose 4 pounds in 3 months! The Hills k/d cookies have been handed out pretty freely and I really like this idea!

Increasing portion size is not the answer for this kidney girl. This would mean more phosphorus than my daily allowance allows and I have to still be very careful about this. So we asked Sunshade's mom what she would suggest and she came back to two great ideas. One was for me to eat 6 egg whites instead of 4. hummmmmmm and the other idea was to switch to glutinous rice, also called sweet rice or sticky rice. It has less phosphorous than all of the rices and you can eat twice as much of it plus it's higher in calories to put weight back on my skinny frame! We decided on the rice option and mom searched online and the glutinous rice was delivered on Monday!Mom has never cooked this before or eaten it before so she did a search on to cook it.
As it was cooling, we got a taste of it! Elaine was right - it sure was sticky, so sticky that we had trouble licking it off the spoon. We had to use toofie action to get all of the rice off!Elaine also told us that lots of dogs don't like the texture and they refuse to eat it so this was sort of an experiment to see if I would even like it!
I got a whole cup of the glutinous rice plus my 1/2 cup of chicken and my 1/2 cup of butternut squash and my 2 egg whites (I ate my one yolk of the day for breakie).
My many supplements are underneath my dollop of yogurt and my Liquid Health Level 5000.This is the diet that got me to where I am now! Sometimes it's ground beef and sometimes it's chicken and I've had lots of squash and a few days ago I had sweet potatoes for the first time! Those are very yummy!

And the answer that mom has been waiting for~
I loved the glutinous rice! I woofed it down with no problem at all and licked my bowl clean and looked for more!I know that no one wants to have kidney disease but this is the best diet ever! I can't wait for each and every meal!

Guess what?
The Easter Bunny came early to our house and guess what he left mom?
They sure do smell pretty!Thank you Easter Bunny! You sure made mom smile!

So until next time.....................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Mack said...

We're first???
Maggie - your diet is making me drool! The Easter bunny sure does have good taste in flowers!


elbouwii said...

hmmmm nice dieet :) haha
and we got those flowers to !! :)

El'bow & Hauwii

Gus said...

mmmmm, Maggie you must have the bestest diet ever. We like all kinds of rice, specially the red one muzzer gets for "special" treats. You are a lucky dog!

we love the flowers, we gots little ones in the yard, but not that big and bootiful.


Gus said...

mmmmm, Maggie you must have the bestest diet ever. We like all kinds of rice, specially the red one muzzer gets for "special" treats. You are a lucky dog!

we love the flowers, we gots little ones in the yard, but not that big and bootiful.


Jake of Florida said...

Your diet does sound delicious -- and we hope you can get a few of those pounds back on. Fifty pounds is two of us -- not enough for a happy dale!!!

We hope you all have a happy Easter!!

Lots of wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Sam said...

Sam is drooling on the screen. We've been trying to feed him more healthy, with a foundation of kibble with each meal but have added sweet potatos to his diet. I may have to ask you a few questions on how you are feeding your girl!


Ludo van Doggy said...

Hurruff! that you liked it! Mum has had glutinous rice cakes for a dessert afore and didn't like it so she worried you wouldn't when we started reading but I knew you would Maggie cos you is a great lover of foods. hehe!
Hoppy Easter!
~lickies, Ludo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m
what a wonderful post!
it made us smile from ear to ear!
we love sushi rice too! your meals look delicious!
your mom takes such good care of you!
have a wonderful weekend!
happy easter!
m & e

Anonymous said...

Oh...that glutee...glooti...sticky rice sure does look Most Tasty! I'm SO glad you liked it. It's very much wonderful that your momma takes such good care of you! You are a Most Lucky girl, Maggie!

Wiggles & Wags,

Sue said...

Maggie, we're so happy to hear about your good vet report. That must make your mom smile. We got Samba's lab report back this week and there was a huge improvement. We're all doing a happy dance here.

Happy Easter to both of you. We hope the Easter Bunny leaves you something wonderful.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie!
Your diet sounds pretty good!
Glad you liked the sticky rice and I hope you will gain those pounds again soon!
Happy Easter to all of you too!
Kisses and hugs

bbes tribe said...

Hey Maggie, Those flowers are very pretty. You sure are lucky to have such a special diet. Looks good enough to eat and you look like you really do enjoy it.
Glad you are doing better.
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue, I cooked for Joker and Amanda!!!
Both had Kidney troubles too!!!
Both loved the sweet potatoes!!!
I kept them alive for a lot longer than the vets said I could. But eventually it caught up to them.
Happy Easter to the whole family!!!
Love you lots too, Bambi & Fern

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom and I are both drooling at your yummy foods!

Thanks fur sharing the beaWOOOOtiful PURPLE flower too!


scotsmad said...

We love rice, actually we pretty much like everything. That's why we have to lose weight. That dinner had us drooling.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Clive said...

What a great diet you're on - Maggie! We hope you gain the few extra pounds now as well.

Have a lovely Easter!

We love your Mom's hyacinths!

take care
Clive and the nslm

Inky and Molly said...

We're glad the new food is working for you. We love the squash an sweet potato too.
Have fun with the Easter Bunny!!

The Army of Four said...

We're so happy things are going well for you! Hope that sticky rice helps you put the weight on that you need!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

I'm so glad your kidney panel is much improved. I will have to tell Mommy to try the rice diet. That sounds yummy.

The Two Country Poodles said...

Your diet looks awfully good to me!

Wow those are pretty flowers the Easter Bunny left.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am drooling over your home cooked meals. They sound and look so good.
I hope like magic you get your weight back.
I cannot wait to hear,
What nice friends you have to help tell you the goos stuff to eat!
Your pics are adorable.
And what pretty flowers the Easter Bunny brought

Teddy Bear said...

Yummmmmy. I'm so glad that your like all your delicious homemade foods. There's nothing like homemade meals.:)

Teddy Bear

Dewey Dewster said...

Maggie..glad ta hear ya love yer now fangled rice.....have ta get Gram ta look that one up....who cares if it's sticky???? when it tastes good.....

Wow hyacinths....Gram's favorite flower...she just loves 'em ta death....'n the purple/blue ones are the best....

Ya sure have a lot of supplements ta take....hope they taste good...

Happy Easter...

Dewey Dewster here....

Sally said...

That looks like a pretty good diet - we are fans of rice too - never tried sticky rice - maybe this might inspire D to cook some!

Love the flowers - have a Happy Easter

Sally and Paddy

Bella the Westie said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it!
What beautiful flowers. it's so great when our mums are smiling, isn't it? :)

Love, Bella.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Maggie, we would love your diet - rice, eggs and sweet potatoes are some of our favorites!! We usually get either salmon, sweet potatoes, eggs or cottage cheese with our kibble. We are so glad you are feeling better.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Thor said...

Maggie, I'm glad to hear you're doing better. Your homemade diet sounds delicious! Good thing you like sticky rice.
Those flowers are very pretty!
Have a Happy Easter!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Thumbs up for Mom and her friend. They will have you back up to your fighting weight in no time...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sunshade said...

You're the bestest patient Maggie by loving everything!!!!! Don't swallow the glutinous rice tooooooooo faaaaaaaast ok gurl? Hehe! How's your beard doing?? Is it all hard and stuck together yet??

Love the purple flowers, your Easter Bunny is sweet!!!!!

Your gonna be around forever and ever Magie, I still know it.

Do you have a Woolie-Maggie? Does your mom love it like crazy?? I haven't seen mum asking Woolie-Sunshade "do you want to give me a KISS-KISS?" yet, but its close, maybe?

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

We are so glad that your diet is working for you. It sure looks like yummy stuff. Keep eating.!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Bocci said...

My parental Unit and I have no idea what it would be like to have to put on weight :-) but you've got it all figured out-and the healthy way! Looks delicious, especially the squash!

Persephone and Buster said...

hey ms. maggie.. tell your mom to make the rice into little balls..she makes chicken rice meaty balls for us sometimes and we like those too. love the BLUE hyacinths... happy easter..theBUSTER Ms.Blue & Ms.Persephone.. enjoying the sunSHINE

Oskar said...

Your diet looks great! I'm thrilled that you get to eat such good and healthy food. I'm really happy that you are getting healthier and putting weight back on!

Lacy said...

w00fs, congrats on going from stage 3 to 1..sounds like a yummy diet ur on too...

b safe,