Monday, December 29, 2008

Homemade Dog Biscuits

A while back, I mentioned a dog biscuit recipe that Mom had misplaced. Well, now we've found it and would like to share it with all our doggie friends. They aren't as fancy as the gourmet treats, but they're easy to make in your kitchen.

Homemade Dog Biscuits
3/4 cup hot water
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt (optional -- if you have a heart problem, dont add this one!)
1 Tablespoon beef or chicken boullion crumbies (for flavor)
1 egg
3 cups whole wheat flour
In a bowl, mix hot water and margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt and beaten egg. Add flour, a little at a time. Knead for five minutes. This will make a stiff dough, but keep working it. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. We like to make dog bone shapes, but you can make bunnies, cows, reindeer, whatever. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes. Be sure to let them cool before you sneak one, they come out of the oven HOT.
So there you are, blogger friends. Make up a batch and keep them handy in a basket or jar. You can feel good about these snacks because you know just what's in them and how fresh they are. Just remember, pace yourself and don't eat too many at one time.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I've gotten several Christmas cards in the mail, more than ever before. But imagine my surprise when I got a package from my good friend, Jackson. The box was full of gormet treats!

The treats were carob dipped peanut butter bones from a company called Doggielicious. Hmmmm....

I always sit like a gentleman before I get a treat. One of my few redeeming qualities, I'm told.

Unlike old buddy Buck, who meets the treat halfway then gobbles it whole. He's still a growing puppy. Count your fingers, Mom!

There were enough doggie treats for all of us. Cap and Glynn enjoyed theirs, too, but the camera wasn't fast enough to catch all of us snacking at once. What a terrific Christmas surprise. Thank you, Jackson!!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dodgedog and Other Fun Games

My Boy and I were just sitting around yesterday when suddenly, out of the blue, he gave me a shove! Now, what did I do to deserve that, I wondered? So I pounced on him, and we began to wrestle. We wrestled and growled so much we got tossed outside, but that was alright. There's nothing I like better than a good, ol' rough-and-tumble scramble with My Boy. First we played Dodgedog. That's sorta like dodgeball, but we use a dog instead of a ball. Then we played Throw-The-Ball-Not-Really-Fool-The-Dog. I don't understand that game but it makes My Boy laugh alot. Then we finished with a game of Choke-The-Dog-'Til-His-Tongue-Hangs-Out. That's where I get rolled upside down, my tummy rubbed, and my neck choked while I wiggle and squirm my way rightside up. All this was great fun and we finally had to stop when it got dark outside.
If you don't have a Boy of your own, try to borrow one for an hour or two. Or ask Santa for one in your Christmas stocking. Or better yet, come over and join us for an afternoon. I'll pick you for my team!