Today I am participating in the Dog Gone Fun Blog Hop, that Haidee from Created 2 Be Unique Blog organized.
I was so excited to be asked to be part of this blog hop, because I am a big advocate for adopting furry friends from shelters- and giving those sweet pets a nice, warm place to live…and be spoiled. :)
We adopted our first puppy 2 years ago, from a local shelter- and fell in love with our little Riley–who looks a little like the puppy I put on the Treat jar! We rescued her, after she had been dropped off by someone who said they were going to drown the litter if someone didn’t take them. Then… a year later, we added another fur baby, and friend for Riley- also adopted from a shelter. We welcomed Felicity into the family. Then…one more time…we added a fur baby–Miss Zoe- who has since been in a National Calendar for 2012. She was having a hard time being adopted, watching all of her brothers and sisters go, and being the smallest of the litter–so, we couldn’t say no.
Here is a picture of the kids w/ their playmates!
Riley is in the background, with Felicity in the middle, and Zoe up in the front.
Here is the treat jar I made for the girls! I used Four Legged Friends Cricut cartridge, and DCWV Pet Stack.
I also stamped the heart with Pink by Design Furry Friends Stamp Set.
Now for something to put in the treat jar!! Homemade Dog Treats!!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and oatmeal. Once that’s mixed, add the peanut butter and milk. Stir it together until a dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead it and then roll it out until it’s about a 1/4″ thick. Break out your cute bone-shaped cookie cutters or a pizza cutter and cut the dough into the desired size and shape.
It’s okay if you enlist the help of a little baker
And, it’s okay–if that little baker sneaks bites of the dough–it’s people friendly!
- Bake those on the lightly greased baking pan and cook for about 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
- Once cool, let your favorite pup enjoy before storing them in an airtight jar.
To save on time- your pups can eat them, without baking them too! (My son liked them this way too!)
Okay–how about a little Blog Candy?!
I will let random.org choose 2 Pink Cricut friends to be winners-
1 person will win the Four Legged Friends Cartridge
Just leave a comment below- telling me what your favorite animal or people treat is!