Archive for May, 2013

The Sarge

Posted: May 21, 2013 in Indestructable, Long-lasting
Merrick The Sarge Meaty Beef Dog Bone

Merrick The Sarge Meaty Beef Dog Bone

 

Amber and Rocky love these bones!  Big, long-lasting, and always good for a chew after a long hard day at the dog park.  Here, they are enjoying them after I put a bit of peanut butter in each end.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Bones

Posted: May 21, 2013 in Recipes

Peanut Butter Bones

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil (or more)

1/4 cup smooth peanut buter

1/4 cup honey

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. water (or more)

2 cups flour (you can use either unbleached white or whole wheat)

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients.  Add eggs, PB, honey, oil and water.  Mix until a stiff dough forms.  If too dry, you can add more water or oil as needed until the dough comes together.  Knead a few times on a lightly floured surface, then roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut out shapes using a bone-shaped cookie cutter.  You can make them as small or large as you like.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.  Allow to cool and then allow your dog to enjoy!

Adapted from: Doggy Desserts by Cheryl Gianfrancesco (Bowtie Press, 2007).

Ethical Fleece Rabbit 9-Inch Dog Toy

Ethical Fleece Rabbit 9-Inch Dog Toy

I knew it wouldn’t last.  But that wasn’t the point.  After hiking with Rocky and watching him go nuts over a cottontail bunny (and nearly pulling my arm out of its socket!) I caved and got him this toy.  If this bunny was a TV show, it would be Discovery’s “Destroyed in Seconds.”  One of Rocky’s favorite things to do is rip open plush toys and pull out all the stuffing!

Goodbye, little bunny.

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This KONG The Beast chew toy was much loved, but alas, it did not last.

Rocky really enjoyed the short time he spent with this chew toy.  I did not enjoy picing up the nasty little bits of plastic that he chewed up.  Fortunately he doesn’t swallow them!  KONG brand toys are expensive, and for the price, this one just did not pass muster!