The Daily Digital

Chronicling the lives of the Kramer beagles and their hard-working domestic help.


Posted by laurie on June 20, 2014


Joan commented on Wednesday’s post that she makes her own sweet potato chews in her food dehydrator. What does one do with a food dehydrator other than make sweet potato chews? I became curious and googled. I found a page for 20 dehydrator recipes and another for 40 uses for a dehydrator. Banana chips! Kale chips! I found a not too expensive dehydrator on Amazon that had excellent reviews and placed it in my shopping cart where it slept quietly overnight. I didn’t want to make an impulse purchase. But zucchini chips! Eggplant “bacon”! I should have waited another day or so but I couldn’t resist and bought it yesterday. Fruit “leather”, here I come!

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Posted by laurie on June 19, 2014


Stanley can only aspire to the greatness that Scooter achieved in the dishwasher.

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Snack time

Posted by laurie on June 18, 2014


Looks gross, doesn’t it?


They’re sweet potato chews. They even keep Stanley busy for a few minutes.

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Sirens in the distance

Posted by laurie on June 17, 2014


Move along, there’s nothing to see here.

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Like rabbits

Posted by laurie on June 16, 2014


I have now lost track of the number of helicopters that Phillip owns. They have seemingly multiplied and taken over most of the surface area in the kitchen. His skills have certainly improved but he still spends more time fixing the helicopters than flying them. Or buying parts on Amazon. I’m grateful that my hobby requires nothing more than my Kindle.

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Posted by laurie on June 13, 2014


Stanley didn’t eat his carrot during my salad prep on Tuesday night. Naturally I assumed the worst. Isn’t it amazing where your mind can take you when your dog turns down a simple vegetable? He was not quite his usual chipper self that night, and yesterday morning he was slow to come down for breakfast. He did eat it, though. So around noon I called Bear and Roscoe’s mom to see if she would go over and tempt Stanley with some food. I assumed she’d offer a treat to everyone but she ended up feeding Stanley half a can of wet food (what he eats for dinner) which he ate with gusto. I fed him his dinner, a little less than half a can, and he ate that too with gusto. Hooray for gusto!

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Posted by laurie on June 12, 2014


I promise I’ll stop after this.

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His triumphant return

Posted by laurie on June 11, 2014


Mr. Squirrel made it through the winter, though he’s missing part of his nose.


The funniest part of this was Vous running back and forth while barking at it.

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Ship ahoy

Posted by laurie on June 10, 2014


I don’t remember why Phillip took the canoe out into the pond, but he was smart to bring a navigator.

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The lunch crowd

Posted by laurie on June 9, 2014


Bear and Roscoe have become semi-regulars, staying with us for another weekend. This time I got Roscoe to eat three whole meals, by feeding him by hand. Naturally I had four other dogs in close proximity, sort of like here when I was trying to eat a sandwich, but hey, whatever works.

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