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by Meghann on November 5, 2009

I hate to be lame, but I need to make this quick. I have an early flight to catch in the morning and I need to get some sleep. My car service will be here at 5:15am to pick me up!

Mid-afternoon I snacked on a personal packet of Dried Apricots.

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There wasn’t much in the fridge for dinner, but there was some spinach that needed to be eaten up. After pulling some Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup out of the freezer I debated having soup with salad on the side, but in the end decided to combine them.

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My Soup Salad topped with Pumpkin Seeds Rocked!

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On the side I had a VitaTop Corn Muffin.

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This flavor is still not my favorite VitaTop and one I would definitely not want to purchase again.

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Maddie met her distant cousin, Lucy, tonight at puppy class.

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Isn’t she adorable?!?!

Turns out Lucy’s Mama recently picked Lucy up from the same breeder I found Maddie at. Which means Lucy is a distant cousin of sorts to Maddie.

Lucy is 11 weeks old and just a bundle of energy.

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All she wanted to do was play. I don’t think Maddie is used to playing with dogs smaller than her.

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Tonight was Maddie’s second to last puppy class. Next week they have a graduation and I’ve been told to bring my camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I arrived a little early to class and while browsing PetSmart I got a little chuckle when I discovered Christmas Dog Cookies.

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Tons of evil ideas were running through my head with these cookies. Just think of all the people you can trick at your next office or family Christmas party. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After class I dug into two Tag Along Cookies I had packed for my drive to my parents house.

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The cookies, unfortunately, were badly freezer burned and not palletable at all. Oh well.

The drive to my parent’s was quick and uneventful. Maddie is staying here for the weekend and I am going to crash here for the night.

Its only a few more hours now until I am boarding a plane to San Fran! I will have access to wi-fi on my flight tomorrow, so please be sure to check back for blogging and twitter updates throughout the flight. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank You Bertolli

I would like to take this time to thank in advance the wonderful people at Bertolli for sponsoring my experience at the Foodbuzz Festival this weekend. Not only do they make great suaces, but they employ great people and I can’t wait to formally meet the whole gang tomorrow.

1 Matt November 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Have a fun weekend!

2 weightwatchersforone November 5, 2009 at 11:12 pm

maddie and lucy are so cute together!! have a safe trip!

3 Evan Thomas November 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I think the cornbread vitatop works best with a rich, creamy dish

4 Nicci@NiftyEats November 5, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Your dried apricots always look so yummy!

5 Leah November 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Maddie is just so darn cute! I can’t get over it!

Have fun in SF!

6 Jacquie November 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm

What breeder is Maddie from?

7 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) November 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Awww, what cute puppies!

Food Buzz will be tons and fun – can’t wait to see your blog posts from that trip!

8 Kara November 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Hope Maddie doesn’t miss her mom too much!! Have a fun weekend!

9 Kyle November 5, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Ok, I know NOTHING about dogs or breeds because I’ve never had one, so I have a question –

Do dogs like maddie (JRT?) stay short haired, or do they get fuzzy with age? I think maddie is BEYOND CUTE, but I thought JRTs were fuzzy looking?

– Kyle, the future owner of one of Maddie’s distant cousins

10 Meghann November 6, 2009 at 5:39 am

There are two different types of JRT – smooth coat & broken coat. Lucy is a broken coat and maddie is a smooth coat. Its sort of the luck of the dar on which one the puppy will be, but the broken coat is more rare and usually more $$.

11 Christy November 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm

was that salad good?! haha did the spinach get mushy??

12 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) November 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm

See you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Kelsey November 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

love the doggy pictures!!

14 sue November 6, 2009 at 12:09 am

omg! lucy (and maddie of course) are adorable!! i can’t wait to see the graduation pictures- that will be fun!

15 Jenna November 6, 2009 at 12:19 am

nice combo of the dinner and omg i love the corn vitatops!
those candy treats for dogs are too much!
can’t believe you are going to san fran! luck girl!!
jenna

16 Britt November 6, 2009 at 12:21 am

Interesting dinner… but as long as it tasted good, that is the important part!

Safe travels!!

17 BroccoliHut November 6, 2009 at 12:50 am

OMG I love all this JRT lovin’!

18 Emily November 6, 2009 at 1:28 am

Good luck with your travel, I’m so excited to meet you!

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19 Brynn November 6, 2009 at 1:43 am

ahahaha! That’s something I would think looking at those dog treats. They might not be so bad though…

20 littlemissminny November 6, 2009 at 3:00 am

Cute doggies!
Have a nice and safe trip!

21 greensandjeans November 6, 2009 at 9:19 am

maddie is getting so big! have a safe trip!

22 megan November 6, 2009 at 9:30 am

I can’t wait to hear all about the foodbuzz weekend! You always get to go so many exciting places ๐Ÿ™‚

23 Hangry Pants November 6, 2009 at 10:03 am

I cannot believe you still have those apricots. What did you do, take a whole box? ๐Ÿ˜€ Have fun this weekend!!

24 meyergirl November 6, 2009 at 10:58 am

Those pups are adorable!!!

25 Tina November 6, 2009 at 11:03 am

Love wilted spinach in soup! Maddie is sooo cute ๐Ÿ˜€

26 VM November 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

Nice shameless PLUG. Seriously?

27 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Maddie and Lucy are adorable! I can’t wait to read about Foodbuzz! Have a great time. ๐Ÿ™‚

28 skinnyrunner November 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm

have a fun, safe and food-filled trip!!

29 Ali November 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Have Fun!!! Love the Maddie Pics, so cute!!

30 Lizzy November 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

aww lucy is adorable! how coool that they are distant cousins! hehe thats so cute!

have a safe flight! ๐Ÿ™‚

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31 Susan November 6, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Maddie makes my heart MELT! She is so sweet looking. Sounds like the training is working too, that was a great idea to bring her there!

32 dorothy November 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm

yumm girl scout cookiiiies! sorry bout the freezer burn /:

have fun in san fran!!

33 Katy November 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

The dog Christmas cookies made me laugh. We had Halloween ones sitting on the top of our fridge and my brother-in-law goes “Ooo… pretty cookies” and put on in his mouth before I could get out “they are for the dogs.”

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