The Clumsy Gourmet gets a food taster: A 4 legged one

Dobby Dog.. Who rescued Who? 

As a messy cook what could be better than someone who is always there to clean up after me?  Perfect right?

Well that’s honestly not why we decided to adopt a rescued puppy but it was the only way I could tie it into the Clumsy Gourmet and I absolutely had to share some pictures of my adorable pup with everyone.

The wonderful lady who found a very neglected mama dog (Yellow Lab) and her 3 mixed puppies on the side of the road in Mississippi is my hero. Not only did she save them from certain death or abuse, her friend’s animal rescue organization in Mississippi cared for them until she could get the three pups up to Aspen Colorado where she knew they would find good homes.

My husband and I have been on the lookout for a lab or retriever puppy or adult dog to rescue but wandered into the shelter not really thinking we would fall in love like we did.

Three little pups came bounding out into the yard and our little guy just stood out by being the most lovable dog we’d ever seen.  Take a look at the pics below and you’ll see what we mean.

Two organizations and two special ladies were part of this story. Please visit their websites and pass along the great news and programs that both of them have to offer.

Drifters Place in Mississippi – Rescue Rehabilitate Rehome is their mission.

Aspen Animal Shelter – Boarding Grooming and Animal Rescue

Now on to the cute puppy photos!

Isn’t he a gorgeous fellow?

Dobby’s First Day!

The rescue kitties are named Potter and Weasley so the new puppy is Dobby (ya know the house elf).

By the way we made Green Chili Chicken and Black Bean Burrito’s tonight. Dobby thought the grilled chicken was cooked to perfection and also enjoyed a nibble of cheese. I did manage to drop a couple of black beans and he seemed to think those were A-ok too.

Dobby now how his own YouTube channel, Twitter account @PoochandClaws and a whole website… visit www.Pooch&


  1. Natalie says

    Breaks my heart anyone could leave any dog on the side of the road but a mom with her puppies that is just so sad, but this pup looks like she will have a wonderful home and life :o)

    • Clumsy Gourmet Recipes says

      I know.. it just chokes me up thinking about his sweet little face looking scared..Not sure how those people can sleep at night. :( Thanks for stopping by.

  2. says

    Hi! This is Stephanie from Drifters’ Place. Thank you so much for sharing Dobby with all of us. He is such a beautiful and sweet boy! I know you are going to have a wonderful life together. There are so many beautiful animals like Dobby in Mississippi that have just been thrown out. Thank you for giving this one a new life.

    • Clumsy Gourmet Recipes says

      I couldn’t be happier with our new addition Stephanie.. Thank YOU for helping to save him! I do website design and Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and Facebook pages.. I’d be happy to help if you need it for FREE anytime.. :)

      • says

        Do I ever need help with my website!!! Email me PLEASE at your convenience. I’d love to speak with you about an update.

        What a blessing! I apologize for the delay in responding, but I’ve been dealing with some crazy legal issues. I guess I can mention it since the cat’s (or dog’s) out of the bag. I was arrested and charged with a felony crime of “dog stealing” the other night when I stopped to help a dog on a highway. After spending hours trying to find the owner, I was slapped with a warrant and put in jail only to find out that the one who complained was the actual owner. This was all after I returned the dog to its owner. We are working hard to bring attention to this ludicrous and dangerous law. Section 97-17-51 says it’s a felony to pick up and take a dog in the state of Mississippi. How sad to think that people will stop helping dogs in fear of getting put in jail.

        So, I would love to have a beautiful website that I can update easily and be able to add a section for current issues. There are so many things I need to do with the website, but have just not had the time. Simplifying the process and making it look great would be a dream come true.

        Thank you so much for your offer!


  3. Blair Mize says

    Hi! Just wanted to introduce myself! I am the owner of Dobby’s mom! Sheila told me about your blog, and I wanted to check it out since I love dogs, cooking, baking, etc! I have actually started my own blog called “Mize Life,” and one of my next posts is about Lucy! I’d love for you to come check it out and see some pictures!

    • Clumsy Gourmet Recipes says

      How fun! I was actually just coming here to show you the pics of your new dogs pup but you’d already found me! If your Lady has the same temperment as Dobby does I’m sure she’s a delight!

      • Blair Mize says

        Lucy is a sweetheart! She plays constantly with our Jack Russell Terrier, and she loves to chase shadows and reflections on the walls/floors/ceilings! She has been a great (and funny) addition to our family!! Glad I found you!