Bark Bites

Human aren’t the only ones who deserve homemade goodies during the holidays.  Pups do too!  Had to pull out my recipe for Bark Bites (I can’t remember where I actually found this and I gave it this name).

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
2 eggs
3 tbsp peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup oatmeal

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Blend wet ingredients together.  Whisk dry ingredients together and mix into wet mixture to form ball of dough.  Roll out and shape.

Instead of getting fancy with cookie cutters (like I think the recipe originally said), I just use a pizza cutter.  Dogs really don’t care what these things look like.  And that way you get a heck of a lot more treats out of this dough.  I probably got 5-6 dozen.

Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one.  Cook 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.  Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard.  Store in airtight container.

When you think about it, this is all stuff we eat.  Couldn’t taste bad.  I think it’s just missing sugar (yes, this means I had to take a little bite at the end).

Woof, bark, devour.  Good dog!

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Man’s Best Friend

I get a call from a friend the other night telling me she has to put her 10-year old black lab down today.  Slam!  Not what I was expecting, or wanting, to hear.  Needed to go over to see her, and him (the dog), man’s best friend, one last time.  My friend picked up some wine to honor him — LAB.  It’s a winery in Portugal and they have 2 blends, a red and a white, both screw tops.  The red was fruity and had a bit of spice to it.  The white was crisp and citrusy.  And, both under $10.  I would give you a link to the site but it’s under construction.  We enjoyed this while playing with the black lab one more night.  May man’s best friend rest in peace.

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