Archives for May 29, 2012

Togs for Dogs and Cats Too!!

There is  new guy  in town .. well sort of new. Eddie and Dina opened up Togs for Dogs and Cats Too!  last Fall and even though it took me this long to get there, I have to share how excited I am about this local business. El Dorado Hills is a pretty small community and a lot of us really like to support our local businesses when we can. This is also how The Local Honey came to be. I wanted to bring awareness to our community and all that it offers.

My introduction to Togs for Dogs came via my recent enrollment in puppy school. Our adopted pup needed some training so we enrolled him in Unleashed which is a local dog school. They offered a class at Togs for Dogs which was appealing because I could expose my pup, Ollie, to real life  situations. Since I started class last Tuesday, I have been back three times. Not only do they offer a great assortment of dog and cat food but they also have lots of every day basics like dog collars and toys. I even picked up a couple of antler pieces which have turned into a favorite chew toy {it is a great way for dogs to chew and more cost effective because they can’t eat right through it}. I also picked up a training pouch and treats to make training my dog easier.

Dina and Eddie are so accommodating and knowledgable of animals and their needs. Having been in the business for nearly 30 years, they can give you information that is fitting for you and your pet. They will not only greet you with a smile and friendly conversation but they will also make friends with your pup — or at least try 😉 My guy is a bit shy so Eddie had to work for it today via treats.

What else can you do at Togs for Dogs besides buy items for your pet? Check out the doggy park. A completely gated and covered area for your dog to run and play with friends. Also, be sure to check out their calendar for fun events such as puppy parties on the patio or adoption events. Great local rescues like The Grace Foundation do dog adoptions on location at Togs for Dogs.

If you are in the market for some doggie or kitty treats or it’s time for that new collar for Fido, head on over for Togs for Dogs and Cats Too! Tell them The Local Honey sent you 🙂

Togs for Dogs and Cats too! is located at 330 Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. They are changing hours soon and will be open Mondays but closed Sundays. Check in to verify if you plan to shop either of these days. You can reach them at 916-939-3884. You can also find them online by clicking here.


Super Smoothie

I {heart} food. Period! But I am also quite lazy about getting the right amount of fruits and veggies. I stumbled upon this smoothie recipe awhile bad and finally whipped one up today. It tasted great and I felt like I truly ate my fruits and veggies! Well, not a whole days worth but a decent amount by 10am. Iowa Girl Eats has some fabulous recipes and other fun did bits. Check out her Friday Favorites .. she has some great finds on there. I’m also loving her workout log. What a great way to be accountable for daily workouts!!

Let  me introduce the Green Monster Spinach Smoothie — I swear, aside from the spinach that was getting stuck in my teeth, this tasted more like peanut butter then a spinach salad 😉

Photo from Iowa Girl Eats

Serves 1


1 frozen sliced banana

1 Tablespoon peanut butter

1/2 cup 0% Vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt

1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or other kind of milk)

4 cups baby spinach (or more, or less)


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional stats:

350 calories, 10g fiber, 21g protein

Be sure to check out her site for more information on this healthy lil concoction including the nutritional benefits of spinach. Remember, it was good enough for Popeye’s muscles!!