Everything Dogs: Didi, Free Microchips, Treat Recipe

OPIN‘s FREE Microchip Clinic. Sunday, March, 16 from 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.   at Choice Pet in Stamford, 949 High Ridge Rd. No appointment necessary, but dogs must be leashed. Cats must be secured in carriers.

Also Rabies vaccines will be offered at just $15.00 in addition to the free microchip.
OPIN’s goal is to chip every pet. “Project Chip’n is another community outreach program offered by OPIN.   A microchip implant takes just seconds for a vet to administer, and then your pet has permanent ID that will last its entire lifetime. One in three pets will stray during their lifetime. Give your pet the best chance of coming back to you.

more treatsOATMEAL AND CHEESE TREATS – This recipe is from Adopt-A-Dog‘s recent youth education class attended by a local Girl Scout Troop.  Thank you Adopt-A-Dog.


  • 2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1-½  cups hot water
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • [email protected] cup powdered milk
  • [email protected] tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour


  • Bake for 1 hour at 300°
  • In large mixing bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and margarine and let stand for five minutes.
  • Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese salt and egg
  • Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition
  • Knead 3 or 4  minutes adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough.
  • On a well-floured surface, roll dough to ½ inch thickness
  • Cut into shapes and place on a greased baking sheet
  • Turn off heat and leave in oven for 1-½  hours or longer depending on how crispy you want the cookies.


Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 5.13.17 AMAdopt Didi, a foster dog in Greenwich. Didi was rushed by her owner to an emergency clinic after she was attacked by another dog in the household, while nursing her newborn puppies. She needed immediate medical attention, but when the owner found out how much care she needed, he surrendered her to the vet to be euthanized.

Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 5.13.04 AMHer coat was badly matted and she smelled of urine and feces.  She had to be shaved to the skin to see what sort of injuries she had sustained.  Veterinary personnel reached out to Cat Assistance, Inc. and they agreed to cover her medical expenses.  After a week of medical care, she was released to a foster home in Greenwich, where she is doing great.
Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 5.14.11 AMShe’s a wonderful little four year old dog that rescue owner Sarah Hart says she is “lucky to be able to help” — but she is asking friends and supporters to assist with her medical bills. If you can contribute to the Didi Emergency Medical Fund information can be found here (http://catassistanceny.org/adopt.html.php).
DiDi is a friendly dog who sleeps quite a bit.  She seems to have a lower energy level then other dogs her age and may do better in a home that doesn’t expect her to be ‘playful’ — she is more of a ‘snuggler’ than a dog park kind of dog.  If you are interested in meeting her, please email[email protected] for more information.
Cat Assistance fosters dogs in Greenwich and is always looking for additional foster homes.  If you would like more information about fostering, please contact Tina Aronson ([email protected]) for cats or Kerri Ann ([email protected]) for dogs.