Where the Wild Dogs Are (Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies)

So, I never posted about last weekend.  We played flyball all weekend and had a blast! The theme was “Where the Wild Dogs Are”.


Callie ran Open with Go Dog Go flyball club and Envy warmed up with the Fayetteville Freedom Flyers.  My girls did awesome!  And I had so much fun hanging out and catching up with people from so many clubs!  And we were also sporting GDG’s new flyball shirts!


As for Miss Callie, she got her Flyball Master (FM) title!  However, I had absolutely no idea until Geoff informed me today that she did indeed earn over 5,000 points this weekend.  Way to go, Callie!  I don’t really pay attention to points.  I have more fun trying to do this:


This is a camera that takes a picture of the passes as the dogs play, and the dogs are all pretty much spot on in this picture!  Sweet!  Callie also got a new fastest time of 4.47 in the pack!  That’s my LRD!  And here you can see she was a little obsessed with Vickki’s BC Finn.


And Envy was a rock star!  She had warm-ups all weekend and did awesome!  She was so focused in the lane and had some awesome box turns!  Fur-Fetched Photography got some amazing photos of her so once I buy them, I will most definitely post them for you!  She made Mom so proud!  I was literally smiling ear-to-ear most of the weekend!  It was fabulous.

The girls and I love flyball!

Today, Envy got spayed.  Poor thing.  She is just absolutely pitiful.  Look at this face:

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But it was the perfect time to do it because she got to play flyball last weekend and then she has a warm-up spot with DGF the last weekend in September.  And then I’m in Italy for two weekends and have a wedding another weekend.  So September is just crazy!  But I hope she feels better soon!  I’m working from home in the afternoon tomorrow so I can be with her and she doesn’t have to wear the horrible cone.  I’m sure she will be up and running around in no time!

Because I only talked about running dogs in this post, here is a running tip for humans:  Fewer than half of American adults average even 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week.  When the “it’s a game” aspect of movement is replaced by regimented fitness, a primary source of positive emotion about exercise is lost, according to Kwame Brown, Ph.D.  In other words, make exercise a game!

Food for Thought:  During a recent study, kids ate 76% more salad when they helped their parents prepare it!

Quote of the Day:

 “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” -Confucius

Kyle requested Oatmeal Raisin Cookies far in advance of the tournament, so that is what I made.  Two batches of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  And these Pillsbury cookies which were AWESOME:


But these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were pretty darn good!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


– 1 cup butter, softened

– 1 cup sugar

– 1 cup packed light brown sugar

– 2 eggs

– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

– 2 cups all-purpose flour

– 1 teaspoon baking soda

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

– 3 cups quick cooking oats

– 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in large bowl with an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

2. Beat in eggs one at a time and add in vanilla. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate covered cranberries and chocolate chips mixing until incorporated. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.

3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Use a medium scoop (1 ½ tablespoons) to create dough balls. Place the balls of dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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