Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Homemade dog treats: A great snack for a wet pooch
Being a born-and-bred Oregonian, I don't mind the rain. I know each drop helps to fuel the green plants coming in the spring. And given the drought conditions in neighboring states, I know we need the rain in order to have a healthy ecosystem.
But the dogs hate, hate, HATE rain.
Two times a day, we head out for dog walks. It's something I believe in, and it's a goal I meet almost every day. But it's hard to get the dogs to feel enthusiastic about a rainy walk. They'll do it, for sure, but they don't enjoy it.
So I like to give them a special surprise when the walk is done. And I have two new tools to help me do just that.
Good Treats Cookbook for Dogs. I got it as a gift for Christmas this year, and while I can't guarantee I'll use every single snack in the book, there are some that are real winners. I've been looking for new cookie recipes for awhile now, and this has plenty.
Next is this very cute and clever cookie cutter from Name that Cookie. These heavy-duty cutters come in all sorts of dog shapes and sizes, and the company will put your pup's name on the tool when you order it. Since hubby makes most of the dog cookies in this house, I gave this tool to him for Christmas.
These cookies are a little too big for the dogs to eat all at once (especially Liam, who shouldn't gain weight this year), but I like the idea of personalized cookies. And, I like serving up treats that aren't loaded with preservatives, colors and other foreign additives. If this cutter prompts more cookie baking episodes, I'm all for it!
Do you make treats for your pets on a regular basis? If you do, shoot me a note in the comments! Love to hear about what you do for your fur-kids.