If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me tweet about potential blog names. (I find it entertaining!) I really have no plans to start another blog or change the name of this one, but it’s fun to come up with new ideas for blog names.
My favorite blog name so far is Bagels ”˜N’ Gnocchi, which, of course, is a play on Carrots ”˜N’ Cake and a declaration of my love for bagels and gnocchi. I think Bagels ”˜N’ Gnocchi would probably be a blog devoted to carb-tastic recipes and foods! 😀
For breakfast this morning, I toasted an onion bagel and added cream cheese and two slices of tomato.
I used to eat this breakfast almost every morning when I worked at a little cafÃ© on Block Island. (The owner gave us free range of the kitchen as part of our pay.) I’m surprised I didn’t turn into a bagel that summer!
I also drank a glass of iced coffee with eggnog.
Seriously, why are bagels so incredibly delicious? Please, someone answer this question for me.
At the gym the other day, I stumbled upon an article in Ladies Home Journal (October 2010) about the Prison Tails Program, which “trains men and dogs to be better members of society.” The program immediately caught my attention, so I wanted to blog about it on CNC.
The Prison Tails program is part of Mixed Up Mutts (MUM), which is both a rescue organization and a training center. MUM finds troubled dogs and brings them to the Westville Correctional Facility to be place into the Prison Tails program. There, the dogs are partnered with an offender, who is a certified dog handler, for 4-8 weeks of 24-hour-a-day care, attention, and obedience training.
The Mixed Up Mutts’ staff then tests and certifies each of the graduating dogs and works to find them new homes. It seems like a win-win for everyone involved: families get loving pets, dogs get new homes, and offenders learn new skills.
Question of the Day
Have you heard of the Prison Tails program? Do you think it’s a good idea?
P.S. I am hosting a sweet giveaway on Trading Up Downtown. It’s my year anniversary!!!