Pumpkin Pancake Brain

When I woke up this morning I knew a gym workout wouldn’t do. I was feeling antsy and the idea of doing my cardio workout on a machine sounded miserable.

Fortunately Sadie was feeling extra chipper this morning and when I went to grab my iPod (which is located in my mini gym bag that hangs by her leash) she started running around in circles. This is Sadie-speak for “Take me on a run, woman!

I wasn’t about to disobey for fear that she might ransack the couch when I left for work.

Sadie as a Puppy

(Side note: I didn’t snap a pic of Sadie this morning, so please enjoy the above puppy picture of her when she was a youngster. Look how teeny!)

Sadie and I went on a nice five mile run followed by a 1.5 mile cool-down walk. You’d think this would wear Sadie out, but I promise you when we arrive home this evening, she’ll be ready for more active fun. Once her energy level drops off a bit, maybe she’ll finally gain some weight.

Is your pet skinny or fat or juuuuust right?

Sadie is naturally small for a vizsla. Her mom’s name is Tiny and she only reached 35 pounds full grown (about 10 -15 pounds less than normal female vizslas). Sadie is just under 35 pounds and is a ball of energy. She eats her food (and we constantly leave food out for her) but she still remains a bag o’ bones. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that metabolism?


Running always makes me want a big breakfast. Oatmeal or pancakes seem to call to me!

Today I opted for pumpkin protein pancakes because throughout my run I had pumpkin pancake brain. I just kept thinking about the tasty ‘cakes!

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

I love the cinnamon and pumpkin combination in these pancakes. So tasty!

I enjoyed my breakfast with a cup of Yogi triple echinacea tea. My belly is warm.

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14 Responses

  1. Chooey is juuuust right – 7 pounds šŸ™‚

  2. Ohmigosh, I want Sadie as a puppy. She is adorable.

  3. Sadie is adorable!

    Great looking pancakes. I’m going to be sad when pumpkin season is over šŸ˜¦

  4. Sadie was such a cute puppy! I try to keep Clifford at about the right weight for him, I hate seeing very overweight dogs!

  5. Boomer is perfect! She’s got her dad’s metabolism šŸ™‚

    I’m trying those pancakes soon mmm….pumpkin.

  6. i seriously need to make some of your pancakes!
    your puppy is ADORABLE. mine is a miniature weener dog.. he is tiny

  7. She is so adorable! My sister has three dogs (I’ll add photos to my blog over the weekend) and they are all so different. The white Lab is always hungry and begs for food so he is definitely not skinny :-), but her two Belgian Shepherds are quite trim. šŸ™‚ My hubby and I own a ginger cat and he looks a lot like Garfield šŸ™‚

  8. Love little Sadie!

    Eddie is naturally chunky I think. He is lazy, but he is comin around to runs.

    I swear when he goes to my dad (who feeds him table food—grrrrr, and will buy him hamburgers when he gets one) looks 10 lbs heavier when Itake him back.

  9. i love love little miss sadie!!
    my puppy is definitely a fatty (actually she is at the very top of breed weight range) we try to feed her healthfully, but she always ends up with her nose in all our people food. she is a chocolate lover, to the point that i am kind of surprised she is still alive. i will always love her though šŸ™‚
    happy thursday!!

  10. Your puppy photo may have resulted in an audible squeal just now. Weight wise, my dog has been just about right most of his life, but he’s almost 12 so he’s a little chubbier than he used to be.

  11. Your pancakes look great!

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  12. Cute puppy pic! Laverne (dog) is just right but her fur makes her look obese. When we bathe her we are all shocked at how skinny she is because her fur adds about 3 inches to her width. And Clementine (cat) is just right at 7 pounds or so.

  13. Mmm the pancakes look yummy.
    What a cute picture of your puppy.

  14. cuuutiiiee sadie!! When I had Jersey he was juuust right, around 35 lbs which is right in the healthy zone for a wheaten terrier! you keep her nice and fit with those 5 milers thats for sure! šŸ™‚

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