My appetite has been off the charts today — I think because I had another 5 AM wake-up call.  I’m trying to pace myself!  :)  I snacked on cherries:


And had a piece of bread with hummus, veggie soup, and more yummy almonds from Sahale Snacks for lunch.


Mmm… my fav!


The PB&J flavor was surprisingly delicious!


Today I am puppysitting Meghann’s new baby girl, Maddie.  I asked if I could watch her because 1) I’m obsessed with dogs and 2) I didn’t want her to be all alone on her first day!


She sat in my lap all morning (excuse the wet hair and no make-up; I work from home!).


And then I transferred her the seat next to me, where I always let Maggie sit.


Maggie looks ginormous next to little Maddie!  Maddie in only 7 pounds. πŸ™‚


Maggie doesn’t really like Maddie yet — well, they played together for a while but Maggie is concerned that Maddie is OUR new puppy, I think.  And we all know Maggie rules the roost.


James isn’t too sure of her either.  I think he can’t decide if she’s a dog or a toy.


She is SO well-behaved.  Meghann really picked out a good puppy.  No barking, no accidents.


Losing Abbie on Saturday night was really rough on Meghann, but it was extremely sad for me, too.  Every time I think about Abbie (even right now!), I tear up.  She was a really, really great dog and I loved playing with her and having her over. 


I’m SO happy Meghann went out and got Maddie — I would’ve done the exact same thing if I lost Maggie or James, too.  There is a whole world of puppies who  need good, happy homes! Plus, pets make us complete. 


I think Maddie is just the ticket to mend Meghann’s broken heart.  Isn’t she the cutest little thing?


Puppy love session over! Giveaway!


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Good luck!



  • Jess August 4, 2009, 9:55 am

    Maddie is unbearably adorable. And so are James and Maggie, especially with their reactions to your little guest!

  • recipesforcreativity August 4, 2009, 9:55 am

    There can never, ever be enough puppy talk as far as I am concerned. Will Meghann drop her off to you every day until she's sure Maddie is house broken?

  • Emily August 4, 2009, 9:59 am

    I agree, never enough puppy talk! All three are so adorable, thanks for the pictures πŸ™‚

  • Kelly August 4, 2009, 9:59 am

    I love her already! πŸ™‚ I'm so jealous that you got to hang out with her today. She looks so tiny!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit August 4, 2009, 9:59 am

    Maddie is so, so cute. She reminds me of the Jack Russell we had growing up, Toby. He was so much fun. Jacks are such good dogs. Hopefully Maggie and James will warm up to her!

  • Meghann August 4, 2009, 10:08 am

    Stupid work. I want to play with her too!

  • Nina August 4, 2009, 10:11 am

    Caitlin, you always do the best giveaways. MMM flax πŸ™‚

    also, how cute is the little pup!! I love her.

  • abbyhasissues August 4, 2009, 10:14 am

    You know that any puppy pics will result in massive comments on cuteness, right? Count me in…

    It's hard to decide when you're ready for another pet after a loss. It's so individual. I'm glad Meghann was able to open her heart again so soon to that little cutie!

    Pictures made my morning πŸ™‚

  • Manderz August 4, 2009, 10:21 am

    I cant take it – she is so ADORABLE!!!! I want her!

  • jesstyler August 4, 2009, 10:22 am

    awww, so adorable! And I agree, pets DO make us complete.

  • Anne P August 4, 2009, 10:24 am

    oh gosh what an adorable little dog πŸ™‚ love all the pics!

  • Mica August 4, 2009, 10:28 am

    I love disgruntled Maggie looks next to Maddy! I bet she'll demand extra kisses once Maddy is gone.

  • theangrydieter August 4, 2009, 10:30 am

    You are a great friend to puppy-sit the new furbaby!! I agree that pets complete us….I could not imagine ever living without at least one dog in the house (even if they shed all over the place!!)

  • brandi August 4, 2009, 10:33 am

    i agree about giving more pets happy homes and that they help heal our hearts. my family got a new puppy less than a week after we had to put our last one down. It's just not the same! And pets don't replace the last one, but they still give you joy.

    maddy is too cute.

  • Erica August 4, 2009, 10:33 am

    awww she is just so freaking cute (as are your babies). I'm so jealous you get to puppy sit. Great giveaway!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) August 4, 2009, 10:37 am

    Never enough puppies! You bloggers and your puppies are going to drive me to get my own! (My landlord would not be happy.)
    Thanks for the giveaway info!

  • Rose August 4, 2009, 10:41 am

    That really is one cute dog, and I think she'll be a wonderful pal for Meghann.

    Pets are really amazing, aren't they?

  • Pam (Highway to Health) August 4, 2009, 10:42 am

    I'm so happy that Meghann was able to find a good, unbelievably cute puppy. You pups will be all over you once Maggie goes home tonight!!

  • Kara August 4, 2009, 10:44 am

    Every Tuesday afternoon needs puppy pictures!!

    My puppy is no where near as good as Maddie. She barks, whines, sheds, and does sneaky ear-licking attacks! But I love her anyway and I'm glad to know that Meghann will have someone waiting for her to come home again!

  • Therese August 4, 2009, 10:46 am

    Girl my appetite has been crazy all day! Must be something in the water…

    I am in lovveeeee with Maddie's little face. I've never been much of a small dog person, but she might just be swaying me πŸ™‚

  • Jenny August 4, 2009, 10:49 am

    aw have a fun day with maddie πŸ™‚ where did you find those sahale 100 calorie packs, girl?! they're so perf!

  • lookingforserenity August 4, 2009, 10:50 am

    awwww both doggies are sooo cute πŸ™‚ I will deff. check out that giveaway- thank you πŸ™‚

  • lookingforserenity August 4, 2009, 10:51 am

    awwww both doggies are sooo cute πŸ™‚ I will deff. check out that giveaway- thank you πŸ™‚

  • VeggieGirl August 4, 2009, 10:51 am


  • Andee (Runtolive) August 4, 2009, 10:53 am

    The dogs are so cute together! I'm sure they will become best friends

  • Cait (Cait's Plate) August 4, 2009, 10:53 am

    Awww! Maddie is just too adorable!

    I'm LOVING cherries this summer. Pick up some rainier ones if you get the chance, they're SO GOOD! πŸ™‚

  • Sara August 4, 2009, 10:58 am

    Oh she's so cute! That's funny that your dogs are unsure of her.

  • runnerskitchen August 4, 2009, 11:01 am

    the almond pb&j snack looks amazing! i'm a sucker for all things peanut butter. i wish my apartment allowed pets – i love dogs πŸ™‚

  • Sheri August 4, 2009, 11:02 am

    Awww…Maddie is just so cute! Yes, I agree as well pets do makes up complete.

  • BayleeΓ’β„’Β₯ August 4, 2009, 11:02 am

    Aww maddie is SO, SO adorable!!! We had two bigger dogs (one around 60 lbs, and one was 35 or so) and we brought home a 4 lb lhaso apso poodle. they definately thought he was a squeaky toy πŸ™‚

    and i can definately agree with the fact that pets complete me as well. Quite honestly, i like all dogs more than i like most people. SO horrible to say, but its the truth!

  • eve August 4, 2009, 11:05 am

    You are so sweet for babysitting Maddie! I can imagine your dogs are getting a little jealous πŸ™‚

    When I have really long days I always break my meals up into lots of mini meals to help me get through the day.

  • Ashley Lauren August 4, 2009, 11:09 am

    What a sweet little face! Maggie is a very gracious hostess to share her spot πŸ™‚

  • Meredith August 4, 2009, 11:10 am

    ahhh! these dogs are all way too cute! i love it. definitely made my day brighter to see their little faces. hmm…i need to find a friend to puppy sit for.

  • Stephanie August 4, 2009, 11:20 am

    How adorable!!! and thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Casey Leigh August 4, 2009, 11:20 am

    Wow, those pups are too cute together!!!

  • eatingRD August 4, 2009, 11:33 am

    How adorable! I just want to hug! I love puppies, they are just so happy πŸ™‚

  • Julie August 4, 2009, 11:35 am

    That is the cutest puppy face I've ever seen. She is so adorable I can't even stand it. It makes me want to run out and get a dog right now!!

  • Beth August 4, 2009, 11:46 am

    That has to be the CALMEST Jack Russel ever! or even the calmest terrier ever. When my Westie was a pup, he NEVER would have sat on my lap for that long – and forget about sharing a bed with another dog πŸ™‚ Way to go Meghann on picking a sweetie.

  • Niki August 4, 2009, 12:05 pm

    She is precious!! I bet you are having a great time with little MADDIE!

  • Texan Couture August 4, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Maddie is so friggin cute! I just went and registered to enter the giveaway!

  • Juicy Jessy August 4, 2009, 12:12 pm

    ooo so cute πŸ™‚

    i also have days where my appetite just can't get satisfied!

  • Lauren August 4, 2009, 12:16 pm

    Puppy playdate! Adorable doggies… and so sweet of you to watch Maddie. I couldn't agree more with you about how pets make us complete. SO true!

  • roseyrebecca August 4, 2009, 12:32 pm

    Aww Maddie is so cute!! So are Maggie and James!! I love puppies!!

  • Ashley August 4, 2009, 12:35 pm


    Maddie is so sweet! My heart broke for Meghann when I heard about Abbie. I'm a huge dog lover too!

    I was wondering what kind of hummus you had on your bread today? Looked thick and yummy!


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 4, 2009, 12:36 pm

    ashley – sabra hummus! we get big tubs at costco and tear through them in a week.

  • just me August 4, 2009, 12:50 pm

    ahhhh….such a great babysitter!!!! wish i were still there to help too!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) August 4, 2009, 1:01 pm

    Maddie's adorable!!

    I have that same prob whenever I am overtired- I get extra snacky!

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings August 4, 2009, 1:08 pm

    those doggies are so cute!! how nice of you to babysit :O)

  • Kim August 4, 2009, 1:24 pm

    Maddie is adorable! I love her sitting on your lap! πŸ™‚

  • Trainer T.s Fitness August 4, 2009, 2:28 pm

    Awww love that puppy so cute πŸ™‚ I am such a dog lover too and that last pic is just PRICELESS!

    bTW…Thank you for sending me back an email reply on the post notes.

    I also wanted to ad I know you love to try healthy things and this product GIVEAWAY made me think of one that I have not tried but would like to. (Its woman owned) and maybe you could ask for a sample.

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    Enjoy your puppy play day, Im sure she will be over more often.

  • Nicole Chow - August 4, 2009, 2:33 pm

    What a great Auntie you are! Maddie is so cute! I just want to pick her up. And I love the faces on James and Maggie – they look so pissed…like when there's a new kid on the block – hahaha! I'm so happy for Meghann!

  • NoMeatAthlete August 4, 2009, 2:56 pm

    Aw, 7 pounds is so little!

    I'm such a big flax fan recently, especially when it's flaxseed, not just the oil. A lot of people don't know it, but flaxseed has a lot of protein and has been shown to help endurance athletes' bodies burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates!

  • Junghwa August 4, 2009, 2:58 pm

    looks soo yummy!

  • blueskyworld August 4, 2009, 2:59 pm

    those puppies are so adorable!

  • Still Life in South America August 4, 2009, 3:51 pm

    I was hoping you'd post puppy babysitting pics today!!! How ADORABLE is the picture of Maddie and Maggie? I love it! I hope they become friends as Maddie grows.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Gab* August 4, 2009, 4:09 pm

    Some days you just canÒ€ℒt fill up! I was like that yesterday.

    Maddie is a cute little pup, she has a gorgeous face! Maggie doesnÒ€ℒt look too impressed that sheÒ€ℒs on Γ’β‚¬ΛœherÒ€ℒ chair! 

  • Bec August 4, 2009, 4:24 pm

    awww she is so adorable πŸ™‚

  • Michele August 4, 2009, 5:12 pm

    "I think he can't decide if she's a dog or a toy."

    Haha, she totally looks like a toy! Too cute.

  • Lauren August 4, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Aww you are such a sweet friend for offering to take care of Maddie on her first day.

    My parents just got a little pup and our dog Sammy, isn't too sure about his new uncle either. It's so funny to see them together too (Sammy is a 10 lb Chiuaia and Benny, my parent's puppy, is a 2lb chiuaia. Sammy looks GIGANTIC next to Benny!)

    Hope you had a wonderful day hun!

  • NYgirl@heart August 4, 2009, 6:10 pm

    I think it is so cute that you took Maddie in today so she didn't have to be alone. Those pictures are adorable! She's a real cutie! It's cute as hell too the way James and Maggie reacted to her…too cute.

  • Bevin August 4, 2009, 6:15 pm

    maddie is so cute! not surprised your dogs didnt like her yet… shes new!

  • Anonymous August 4, 2009, 6:18 pm

    LOL Maggie's face in the first picture is Amazing, its like she eyeing Maddie from the corner of her eye. heheh
    – steph

  • choosinglosing August 10, 2009, 5:02 am

    Your puppy is ADORABLE! Both actually…

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