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Did you know that Dalmatians are spotless at birth?  And that dachshunds (like my Maggie) were ‘designed’ to hunt badgers – their long bodies are perfect for burrowing in badger holes?  More fun facts: the Basenji breed is the only one that doesn’t bark – they yodel.  One survey found that 1/3 of dog owners admit to talking to their pooches on the phone.  Dogs have lived with humans for 14,000 years; cats have only lived with humans for 7,000.  And dog prints are just like fingerprints – totally unique. 



How’s your Monday so far?  Ours is just really getting started. 




I was on breakfast duty this morning, and I rummaged around the fridge until I discovered a tupperware with cooked rice and tofu – a perfect base for a breakfast scramble.


In the mix:


Brown rice



Steamed kale



Just the fuel I needed.


Here’s to another week.  Let’s do this thang. 



  • Jennifer September 10, 2012, 10:24 am

    I love the doggie facts, especially about the dog prints on their paws. I had no idea!

    Have a great Monday

  • Army Amy* September 10, 2012, 10:26 am

    All this dog talk reminds me of when I was at the Cairns Zoo in Australia. The scariest animals were by far the Dingos. They were just so quiet, and their cages were heavily reinforced. I kept my distance!*

  • Jen September 10, 2012, 10:33 am

    The dogs look like they’re on guard duty in that first photo! Very cute. Have a great Monday!

  • Julia September 10, 2012, 11:04 am

    And that’s why they’re called “dachshund” as badger means “Dachs” in German.
    All the best from Berlin, Germany!

  • Emily September 10, 2012, 11:23 am

    Aww, it makes my heart happy to hear basenji’s mentioned! I grew up with three of them as family pets and recently moved into a house with a fenced yard, so I’m looking into getting another! I love them, and their yodels!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 10, 2012, 11:27 am

    I didn’t know that about dog prints! And I do remember that dalmatians are born white, I learned that from 101 Dalmatians!

  • Megan September 10, 2012, 11:31 am

    I definitely knew that fact about dachshunds. I have two weiner dogs my self and when I found that out, I was like really?! It makes sense I guess. I just cannot picture my boy dog hunting badgers. My girl on the other hand, yes. She can be a brute, despite her small size. 🙂

  • Sonia the Mexigarian September 10, 2012, 12:41 pm

    I have always wanted a dauchund. Ever since I was a child. 🙂 so cute. Maggie and James make me smile when you post pictures of them.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 10, 2012, 9:19 pm

    Did not know that about doggy paw prints! I learned something today. 🙂

  • Emilie September 10, 2012, 9:50 pm

    Your pups are so cute! Me and my fiance are comtemplating a puppy addition to our fam… but we already have a kitty cat who is too much to handle!

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  • Ashley September 11, 2012, 3:46 am

    I really love your doggie posts!! Thanks for the fun facts and for sharing photos of the furchildren!! 😀 <3

  • Rachel September 11, 2012, 11:35 pm

    Sooo true about basenjis! I have a jack russell/beagle/basenji mix and she barks once every couple of months if another dog gets her riled up… And then she gets confused about who made the noise! They’re an amazing breed though… Correctly described as “impish” but I love my little Maddy!

  • Sarah June 30, 2014, 12:13 pm

    I love recipes like this! Especially since being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Can’t wait to read your next Sweetleaf review, too!

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