Deg-stinations! Park life!

Point Isabel in the Spring

Forgive this photodump–it’s been a busy few months here in Truffleland. Here are some of our favorite Springtime moments from the Point…

Luka leads the Running of the Dogs!

A rainy but fun April morning. Truffle got to play with a greyhound and a heeler mix.

What’s better than a new friend? An old friend! A very happy reunion with the Livvy, the prettiest dobie pup!

Who’s up for puppy charades? Truffle has no idea what Livingstone is acting out. 2 words… No baths?

And, even better than an old friend, is a best friend. Nothing compares to Io.

Except maybe family! We ran into brother Ben last weekend.

Truffle in training to be a Zulu warrior…

Wait… what? I can’t gopher that, no can do.

Zulu warriors seem to get sticks, but they don’t get enough snacks. I’ll stick to being a puppers, thanks.

Park life!

Happy 1st birthday, Truffle, Lux, and Ben!

Truffle and her brothers are puppies rescued from a shelter in Texas by Orphan Dog up in Lake County. We don’t know their actual birthday, but we think it might be sometime this week. So today we celebrated at Point Isabel with Bennett and Lux. I baked a cake: ground turkey, chicken liver, carrot, and oats, frosted with mashed potato and decorated with peas. Will post the recipe soon, but for now, here are some photos of excited dogs.

Truffle is ready for cake!

Lux is diving in…

This Great Dane wanted a slice but I didn’t see his people around to ask if it was ok for him to have one.

Do dogs use plates? Sometimes.

Handsome Ben!

Wet butts. Happy day.

Park life!

Turns out, Truffle is a huge Stones fan…

Last summer, when we were looking for a dog (Truffle hunting, so to speak), we noticed an adorable litter of puppies at the Milo Foundation. They were named after the Rolling Stones, and being rock stars and possible border collie mixes, they were quickly adopted.

We met “Mick Jagger” (now named Angus) a few weeks back. He and Truffle had a great time chasing each other around Point Isabel. We think we may have met another one of the Stones as well–Charlie or Ronnie?

This rainy morning, Point Isabel was a wet ghost town, but the dogs that were there were a ton of fun. Truff had an energetic run with pretty pit Bodie and his shy Great Dane brother Perseus who was celebrating his 4th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PERSEUS!

We walked on, and Mark asked me, “Is that one of the Rolling Stones litter? Is that Keith?” The owner said, “Yes, this is Keith!” We told Keith’s mom Anna that we’d met at least one of the brothers at the park, and that she should really try to get the band back together… 😉 A few minutes later, who should come by but Angus, I mean, Mick himself!


Truffle loves a family reunion, even when it’s not her family. Really though, what a coincidence. We think we may have conjured Angus and his people to the park by talking about them.


Keith is still named Keith, and is showing Truffle the business.


We’re hoping for a reunion tour with the whole band. Maybe a benefit show for Milo? 🙂

Park life!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Truffle found a few Valentines at the dog park, so we shared some Heart BEET and Ricotta Cookies. Here are some of the furry friends we met at Point Isabel this weekend…

Manny (short for Manchego… Go cheese dogs!), a fun lab mix who liked to butt-bump Truffle. Also pictured, an Aussie shepherd who wandered over to get in on the treat action. 😉

Racing Olly the rocket dog. This was one of the few times Truffle got in the lead.

Molly, what a cutie! She really wanted that cookie.

Friday the Formosan Mountain Dog. We checked out a few FMD rescues before we found Truffle–they are beautiful dogs. These two had a great time running around. Hope to see you again soon, Friday!


High-value dog snacks

Roko photo

I like giving out homemade treats when Truffle makes friends at dog parks. We met Luca at Point Isabel last month. His owner Roko took this nice photo of one of my Braunschweiger and Oat Shepherd Biscuits. We’ve run into each other a few times since then, and Roko said she broke off little pieces of the shepherd biscuit to keep for when Luca needed a high-value treat. She refers to us as the “high-value couple” — what a compliment! I’ll be posting that recipe later, so stay tuned!