Friday, January 15, 2010

My Very First

Do you realize that I'm 11 1/2 years old and today was my very first home cooked meal EVER?
I've lived with mom and dad since I was 8 weeks old and I've had many different kinds of kibble along the way but I've never had a whole huge dish of the yummiest food ever! And it's just for me!
You're looking at ground beef and rice and spaghetti squash and 2 eggs - 1 yolk and the whites of two eggs - Mitch got the other yolk! And there's even a nice dollop of yogurt on top and of course my supplements are underneath the yogurt! And this is just one meal! I get two of them daily just like this one! Am I the luckiest girl alive, or what?!
Elaine has been there every step of the way and has given mom so much help and support and confidence! I can't tell you how much mom has been stressing about taking the plunge and doing this for me! She has been so worried that she wouldn't be able to provide me with the balanced diet that I would need to stay healthy!
And Ike's comment about the lacking protein in the Hills prescription k/d food kinda hit home with mom too, even though Elaine told her that she really should cook for me right from the start!
She I have you to thank for this too, Ike!

Just a few more bits of rice and I'm all done!What a treat! I can feel my kidneys getting better already!

A big huge thank you again and again, Elaine, and also to the K9Kidney group at Yahoo! There is so much wonderful information there and they are also very helpful and very supportive to dogs with kidney disease.
I think I'm going to be okay and my new home cooked diet sure does make me happy! I can't wait for my next meal!

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

Love ya lots,



Ruby Bleu said...

yay...I'm first!

Maggie...that food looks amazing. I'm so jellyfish!!!! Better get those last pieces of rice before Mitch does - BOL!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Niamh said...

Yummy food Maggie. Your mom is so good to cook for you. And isn't it great when other dogs' moms help you out? Dog people are the best.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Bocci said...

Hi Maggie,

Boy that dish of homemade food looks great! it's sure to help your kidneys get better, Maggie.
Please keep us posted on how you're doing.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I think that looks furry yummy and so does Mom!

Tank woo fur sharing -

It is furry khool to see how all your furiends are helping woo so much!


Martine said...

WOW! Thats great to hear! Your mom is doing a fantastic job! We LOVE spagetti squash YMMERS!!!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Digsby Mac Feegle said...

Ouch! my nose! Sorry, I got all carried away looking at the pictures of your dinner and I lost my mind for a second. I didn't know where I was for a second and I ran my face into the screen trying to get some of that yummy tummy nibbles mmm drooly drooly lick mmm. OUCH!

Oreo said...

WOW!! That looks delicious and twice a day!! Gee....I thought my egs, and cheese were cool but nothing like this, Can I come to your house for dinner?

Does Mitch get the same thing? he better or else he will be MAD!!


BRUTUS said...

Wow, Maggie! That is one pawesome looking meal - and you get several of them each day?!? Having bum kidneys doesn't seem so bad after all!! And how lucky you are to have a family who cares so wel for you both!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We knew you'd love ground beef and rice - sometimes Mom fixes it for us - brown rice, ground beef, peas and carrots - we love it!!! Lucky you to get it twice a day. Carrleigh and Lilly came from a breeder that cooked all of her dog's meals.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Doctor Dre said...

Hi Maggie! (and mitch of course)

your food looks great. me mom cooks me special food too. she makes salmom & brown rice with veggies, chicken or turkey with noodles, beef stew etc etc. she read book about how you never know what is in dog food, and there are no regulations etc etc.
so ever since then she makes all the dog food herself.
yey for me!

ps. thanks for your kind words.


Unknown said...

Isn't it awesome when you can find something positive in anything? I can't say I'm not drooling over your food, even our katz are drooling. I will however make sure my Momma read this because my ten year old sissy is having both kidney and thyroid issues. Thank you and your family for sharing and teaching us too. Enjoy your wonderful meals!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It must be so good for your mom and dad to see you eat and enjoy your meals. How wonderful to have so much support to help them do what is best for you. Lots of good wishes for you, Maggie.

Woos and happy weekend, Phantom and Thunder

Teddy Bear said...

What a delicious meal. We hope that your kidney start getting better and better.:) Homemade meals are the best.:)

Teddy Bear

bbes tribe said...

Maggie, you are so lucky to have such special food. Our mouths are watering & drooling....
Ernie, Sasha,& Chica

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie, We are so glad that Mom is cooking for you. I cooked for both Joker and Amanda. Joker loved his meals. Amanda on the other hand did not like the rice and vegetables. I kept Joker alive 3 and a half years and only one year with Amanda. But the vet was surprised at how long they lived after they said they where gone.
Good job Sue, Fern

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Boy that sure looks like a great meal. Maybe you should have a dinner party and invite us all over. Have your Mommy make all the food and we'll all eat it up!! What a scathingly brilliant idea!
XX-BabyRD & Hootie

Two French Bulldogs said...

That bowl of stuff sure looked worth the wait.
Benny & Lily

Puggle Preston said...

ohh..Maggie, your home-cooked meal looks so yummy. I also see a lot of TLC in your bowl too!
I hope Mitch is not drooling over your food.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie!
Sure your new diet is delicious!
Delicious and good for your kidney!
You know my mom has "issues" with her kidneys... do you think she should try it too??
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What nummy foodies you get to eat!
I would love that home cooked meal!
Did I tell you that I get yogurt everyday too? YUM!

Sunshade said...

YUMMMMM-MMMMMMMMY Maggie!!!! You're the luckiest gurrrrl with the bestest and fastest learning mom!!

That looks just like what STINKY was eating except he didn't finish like you did! Boy did you ever liked that, are you sure you got kidney problems? You certainly don't look or eat like it..hehehe!

Is that a Vit-B pill I see on your rice? You will eat it just like that? Both me and STINKY need to have pills shove down our throats (well, unless its Advils with STINKY).

Maybe Mitch can have some canned veggies or those frozen peas/carrots while you eat your yummmiest Princess Meal?

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Blue said...

What a fine feast Mom has cooked up for you Maggie - just know it will work.

Love, pats & pets

Clive said...

Hi Maggie

That sounds like a delicious meal - homemade meals are the best. It is wonderful to read about the great support and information you are getting.

We have an aunt with a kerry blue terrier who has been very ill and has been brought back to fitness with homemade meals - especially my aunt's chicken soup. A change in diet can really work.

take care and continue to enjoy those wonderful meals

Princess Patches said...

OMD! Can we move in with you? That looks soooooo yummy!

Poppy, Penny & Patchesa

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Yuuummmmm! Hope you're doing well, Maggie!

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

I so hope that helps your kidneys Maggie! It looks delicious and so good of your Mom to cook for you like that. I know it worrying for Mums to change our food.
~lickies, Ludo

Angus said...

Thanks for the tip on the K9Kidney Group - it's got great tips for pancreatitis sufferers like Wilf.

Gus said...

Maggie..that food looks so super delicious, we hope Mitch gets a smidgen now and again so he doesn't turn completely GREEN with Jelly Sea.

And your mom is a super good cook, so it must be extra yummy.


Faya said...

Woooooooooooohooooooo Maggie !
Bon appétit my friend !
Kisses, Faya

Sara Diana said...

Hi, I am so glad I found your blog, I love dogs. I have 2 mini schnauzers myself and I am a dog groomer.

I give my dogs kibble but I also give them food as well such as veg, chicken and eggs.

Patience-please said...

Our servant used to cook for all of us all of the time, for like 12 years. Then the chicken down here in the south was messing up our stomaches. Now she cooks for Mama Pajama (who still can't eat the chicken) for her pancreas. We wish she would cook for all of us again. Ol' Poke 'n Stick says there is AWFUL stuff in our kibble, even though it's the expensive kind.

We dogs lived for millennia before the humans invented kibble from their trash. You're a lucky Maggie!

wags from the whippets

Martha said...

Maggie, that looked so yummy that we expect you will never want to eat kibble ever again.
We always knew your mom would rise to the challenge and we are so pleased to see that you are going to have a diet that keeps you happy and healthy.
Now we are off to speak to our mum about the possibility of a home cooked meal!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Eric said...

Yum. Looks dogalicious Maggie. I can see you enjoyed it and I bet your Mom enjoyed cooking it for you too. How fantastic she's had help and support. I really hope it will help you feel o top of the world.

Wiry love Eric xxx


Oh Maggie,

We are so proud of you! You have worked so hard on your new diet and Whala! Your kidneys are getter better. Yeah!

Keep up the good work! We can't have you getting sick again cause we luv you too much!

Your Pals, Riley and Star.

Ina in Alaska said...

Maggie that looks pretty yummy!! You are such a lucky girl to have such a caring family looking out for you!!! Check out the eatables on our mom's page, it's pretty mouthwatering, but probably not acceptable for pups!! Hugs, Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle xoxo

doyle and mollie said...

woah we are so impressed with a dinner like that you should be sitting at the table arf arf

Chloe and Libby said...

Wow, that is some meal you will be getting. I hope it all does your kidneys good.

Thor and Jack said...

Maggie, your homemade meal looks so yummy!
Glad to hear you´re getting so much help!

Mack said...

You are one lucky pooch Maggie!
Hopefully one day my mom will come to her senses and start making me homecooked meals!

The Army of Four said...

That looks yummy!
Be healthy! We love you, Maggie!
Play bows,

TwoSpecialWires said...

Now THAT looks like some gourmet cooking! We're happy for ya, that you've gotten the good advice and consultation you have to help you stay strong and healthy! You're gonna be loving mealtime ... we can tell! What doggie wouldn't with that kind of cookin'?

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow that food looks pretty good Mags. We know your mum has done her homework and will make sure you get what you need in your new diet. We often have home cooked food. We dont eat kibble and we're pretty healthy but we understand how careful you have to be with your kidneys.

Elaine is great for helping you out. She's a good matie.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

ScrapsofMe said...

That looks sooooo good! Is the meat cooked first? I was on diet of cooked chicken/rice & burger/rice for a couple of weeks once and it proved too rich for me...caused...ummm...rumbly in the tumbly issues. Sometimes we get some veggies with our kibbie...but nothing so scrumptious looking. Maybe if she'd get her butt up earlier, she could rustle up some grub like that for us.

I hope you are feeling better and continue to thrive on the new eats.


Dexter said...

Maggie! That looks fantastic. I get rice sometimes too. It can get caught in your beardie so be sure to wipe after each meal.


Unknown said...

See who's missing pizza now!

The WriggleButts said...

Oh how yummy! I'm glad you're getting something good out of this ;)


Finni said...

Wow Maggie, your mum is such an excellent cook! Food that looks this good must be good for you.
Well done, Sue; our good friend Scooby's mum took a long time to take the plunge. She was pretty scared to try a home made diet too. But now she is so happy to have done it.
Finni & Nelly xx

Linda said...

Oh boy, lucky you Maggie! Although I do get some kind of cooked food daily on my supper. I also get yogurt each day on my lunch plus probiotics. I've had sketti the last few days, mmmmmmm, yummy. I mostly get chicken for my meat. (plus Papa sneaks me snacks from his supper plate, hehehe!)
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Hollie and Janie said...

That looks so yummy! All that healthy, homemade goodness looks heavenly!! Your mom loves you so much!!

Inky and Molly said...

Sheesh, that's one hell of a meal. If only we could have have of that we would be happy. Are you sure it's all for yourself?
We think its says Inky and Molly on there too...

Anonymous said...

Can I come to your house to eat??? I'd feel better after that meal. Hope you get much better every day! I used to eat chicken and rice, but then I stopped. Didn't like it anymore. Before that, I ate a really good mush of stuff like cooked rice with mushed up ground beef, broccoli and ground turkey. Then I stopped eating THAT. Wonder why? You invite me over and I'll come eat with you!

Roo Roo,
Your Pal Stuart

Joe Stains said...

DANG! I am super jealous over here! We love Elaine and her pups.