Archive for November, 2013

At least to Zelda. The tree wasn’t up and decorated for 30 seconds before she was under it and chewing on it.

We're just lucky she doesn't try to climb it.

We’re just lucky she doesn’t try to climb it.

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November isn’t just about the turkeys. It’s also Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

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They may have a little gray around their muzzle, but senior pets have just as much love to give as any other animal, and they’re eager to prove it!

You can walk into just about any shelter or animal rescue and you’re bound to find several older pets waiting for that special person to come give them what they want most: a loving home.

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When getting ready to adopt, a lot of people automatically picture themselves bringing home a cute little puppy or kitten, but older pets need love too!

Here are some things to consider when thinking about adopting a senior pet:

  • They’re a lot less work than their younger counterparts. Think about the housebreaking, the teething, the training. Puppies are a lot of work, they’re basically like having a furry little baby and that requires a lot of work and attention. Older dogs often know the ropes already and require far less training. This goes for cats as well, seeing as they’re most likely already litter trained, have learned what is acceptable to pull their claws on (and more importantly, what isn’t).
  • What you see is what you get. Senior dogs are already grown, so you won’t have any surprises when that cute little lapdog you wanted suddenly ends up taking up the entire couch. They also already have their own personality, habits, and quirks; to sum it up, they have a lot of character!
  • You can literally save a life. Sadly, seniors are often overlooked and are the last choice for adoption, leaving them as the first in line to be euthanized.

Both of us have had senior animals, and can both agree that they are just as loving, just as affectionate, and just as amazing as younger pets. Just because they are old, does not make them some sort of defect that should be overlooked. Animals don’t judge us for wrinkles or gray hairs, and we shouldn’t judge them for theirs either! Think of it like having grandparents. They may be old, but they’re awesome!  🙂

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So it would seem that since the dog treat recalls we’ve been baking practically non-stop. Friends and family have been asking for recipes or for us to bake the snacks for them so that they do not (or can reduce the amount) that they buy commercially made dog treats. We’re happy to oblige and thankfully people are willing to pay for them.

(By the way, here is a link to the list of recalls. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/ )

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Treats

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 almond milk

1 dash cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients.

Knead into ball.

Roll dough out and cut into shapes.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

We tested 3 dogs at the time of this posting. They all loved them!

Recipe found on Pinterest.

Recipe found on Pinterest.

Not Again . . .

Posted: November 4, 2013 in Fun Photos
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Again?! It was just Monday last week!

Again?! It was just Monday last week!

In light of all the recent (not that we didn’t know it was coming) dog treat recalls, we wanted to share a super easy do-it-yourself recipe you could easily make at home.

What could possibly be safer than knowing exactly what is going into your dog’s treats? Ozzy gets nothing but homemade dog treats now and he seems incredibly pleased with it as he thinks he’s getting people food. 🙂

This recipe is so easy it includes only TWO ingredients and a short bake time.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour (Your choice of what kind)

2 jars baby food (4 oz. jars.) In this case we used sweet potato but banana has been done as well.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 335 degrees.

2. Pour baby food into mixing bowl.

3. Add 2 cups of flour and mix well.

4. Sprinkle flour on tray.

5. Grease cookie sheet.

6. Flatten dough and cut out shapes. (Does not expand very much when cooking.)

7. Bake for 22 minutes.

8. Let cool.

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*Please note that we did not create this recipe. We use Ozzy as our quality tester before posting any dog treats.*