Missing Dog

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Look what Mal brought home today! A Boston Terrier!

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I hoped that this little dog was a permanent addition to our family, but it turns out she was off-leash and wandering around the neighborhood. The temperature was in the 90’s this afternoon, so Mal didn’t want her to suffer out in the heat and humidity. Squishy face dogs do not do well in this type of weather.

At first, Murphy was psyched to meet a new doggie friend, but then she growled and snapped at him! Murphy is the sweetest dog ever (very submissive), but he wasn’t thrilled about some random bitch giving him a hard time in his own house. Murphy wasn’t sure what to make of her after that. It’s a good thing she wasn’t staying!


Eventually, we found Maddie’s owners and returned her to them. (We called the phone number listed on her tags.) Apparently, she escaped from the house! Sneaky little devil!

After returning Maddie to her owners, Mal and I cracked open a couple of beers and hung out on the backporch.

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We also snacked on some chips and salsa.

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And had some fun with Murphy.

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Giving Murphy Bunny Fingers never gets old!


I ended up eating a ton of chips and salsa, so dinner was sort of small and really random. I had a bowl of leftover whole wheat pasta mixed with ground beef, peas, and black eyed peas and a piece of toast with Garlic Gold and butter on top.

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After dinner, I finished off the Pistachio-Apricot Bars. So good!

Heading straight to bed. Good night!



  1. Cute!!!
    A few years ago I found a beagle puppy wandering the streets. He jumped right in the car and spent the night with us. Luckily, our dog is a little mama bear, and took him under her, um, paw. We returned the pup to his family the next day, and all was well.
    Have a great night!

  2. Hahaha “sneaky little devil!”

    I had a boston terrier growing up (nicest dog ever). We would let her out and she would disappear. Turns out she memorized what snacks all the businesses had on certain days and would go make her rounds. Since we lived in a small town and everyone knew whose dog she was, she always came home with a belly full of cheese, sausage, and smoked salmon.

  3. We found a stray dog as kids (A beagle) who we desperately wanted to keep and the minute we brought him inside he started snipping at our own dog. She wasn’t a fan. The beagle lasted about 30 minutes.
    Glad you found her owners 🙂

  4. The Pistachio-Apricot Bars sound soooo good!

    And thank goodness that very adventurous little doggie found its way back to its owners! I bet they were freakin for a bit…but she was under Murphy’s protective watch, no doubt 🙂

  5. Maddie is crafty! Although I love the idea of you having M&M dogs, thank God you found her owners (plus nobody snaps at Murph–cmon–that face of his is just too cute to snap at) I love the bunny ears pic.

  6. This weather is brutal for pups! My little dog (who LOVES the outdoors) still tries to spend all day outside, but she wilts up like a prune after a few minutes. Poor little thing!

  7. It’s good people like you, that make me hope that if April were to sneak out (again) and we didn’t get her, that someone else would. Phew! At least the temperature just broke! Our night walk was so much nicer!

  8. Hi Tina!

    I got your sticker in the mail today and was super stoked! It’s awesome. I haven’t decided where to put it yet but it put a smile on my face on an otherwise less than stellar day.

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. How awesome of Mal to take in Maddie in this heat!! I am sure Murphy was glad to have his territory back once Maddie went home.

    Lots of M names… huh? If Maddie became a permanent dog, you would have felt left out!

  10. Maddie is such a sweetie! Glad you guys brought her in…it was way too hot yesterday to be walking around town off-leash and without water. Phew!

    I’ll bet Murphy felt a little on the jealous side, poor guy. Although he looks pretty content and happy to be the one dog again in that last pic…haha. 😀

  11. I’m glad you found the dog’s owner! My uncle found abandoned puppies a few weeks ago and my co-worker found another this week. It is SO sad that people just leave them on the side of the road! I keep telling my husband we should adopt one. So far, it’s not working. However – I will NOT give up! 😉

  12. i’m sure her defenses were up – strange house, strange people, strange dog 🙂 If she were a permanent addition, i’m sure she would’ve settled right in perfectly!

    Our girl growls at all of our fosters at first, but then after sniffing them out, her nubby tail is wagging like crazy!

  13. Ugh, it seems like everybody around here lets there dogs run loose and wild! And its hard, because I’m the one with the dog who will snap and bite… when we’re on walks, I have to constantly be on the lookout for stray dogs to avoid a fight!

  14. It makes me so happy that you brought the puppy in! Us animal lovers have to take care of these little guys! Kudos to you, have another iced coffee hehe

  15. This is HILARIOUS!!! LOL! I love Murphy’s reaction to the dog. He’s so curious and stressed out all the time. It’s so funnY! aww.. i wonder why she snapped at him. As you can tell, it’s a chill friday at work…love your blog. 🙂

  16. Thanks guys for saving a fellow smash faced pooch! Our Molly, also a Boston, can be tricky as well. I don’t know what I would do without her.

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