Healthy Recipes, Pets and Animals

Doggie Treats

Homemade Treats for your Fur Babies

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You may ask why make them and go to all the trouble for your dog?  Well why not!

For starters when you make them yourself It’s all homemade with out all the added chemicals and additives and who knows what else is in the store bought ones!

So let’s do this for our four-legged critters we love!

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • 1 Cup of whole wheat flour (preferably a all Natural flour)
  • 1/2 Cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Banana mashed
  • 1/4 Cup of beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2  Cup  of Frozen Peas (slightly thawed)

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the above ingredients in a large mixing bowl by hand;  It will be thick and sticky.   Then dump onto floured surface and form into a ball then sprinkle a little extra flour on top of dough and roll out till about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick and cut out with a doggie cookie cutter.  ( They are  so dang cute) or whatever shape you want .

Place on cookie sheet sprayed with a release like PAM or Vegetable Spray .

If you know your pet does not like bananas you could use apple sauce instead, Also I added peas but you could grind up carrots also.  My dogs happen to love fruit and veggies so this is how I make mine.  So enjoy and have fun and  they will love you for it!!

Bake for 15-18 min until lightly golden brown and store in an air tight container.

All Done and ready for those Fur Babies!

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Pets and Animals

The Christ Burro

Had a wonderful day today with my friends! Lunch with a good friend and fellow blogger then to other friend to meet her new animals!

Needles to say I fell in love with Wednesday the Burro and the miniature horse!!

Jerusalem Donkey

The fact that the little donkey has been bearing humanity’s burdens for thousands of years is well documented.  This Christmas season I am reminded of this humble animal’s impact on the holidays and religion.  The bible says that Mary rode a donkey into Bethlehem before giving birth to the baby Jesus.    We see this today in most Nativity scenes where a donkey is standing or bedded close by the manger keeping watch over the new family.    Then, on Palm Sunday Jesus rode into Jerusalem for the last time on a donkey.  The religious significance of the donkey is expressed in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  The King, riding the lowly donkey, is seen as a symbol of peace and salvation.

You may have heard of the legend of the “Jerusalem Donkey”.  It goes something like this – after he brought Jesus into Jerusalem the donkey was troubled because he knew what Jesus was about to go through with his trial, suffering and death on the cross. The donkey seeing the sad treatment of Jesus wished he had been able to carry the cross; after all, it was his job to carry man’s burdens. The donkey could not bear to watch and turned away but in his concern stayed nearby as Jesus endured his torture.  God saw this and caused the shadow of the cross to fall across the little donkey’s back and he has carried the sign of the cross ever since as a symbol of God’s love.

On Christmas Day give your little burros a few carrots and an extra scratch or two and remember the burdens their ancestors have carried for thousands of years on behalf of mankind.

Thank You Mountain Ridge Gear for sharing this story.

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Merry Christmas to all my long-ear lovin’ friends!

Pets and Animals

Tikon

Pets and Animals

BABY GIRL (kitten)

MEET BABY GIRL AKA PLEXY GIRL!!

SHE IS MY FIRST ADOPTED ANIMAL AND I LOVE HER DEARLY!   SHE WAS ABANDONED FROM HER MOMMY AND WAS BOTTLE FED BY A FRIEND AND LATER PLACE INTO A SHELTER FOR CARE AND TESTING.   SHE IS NOW 5 MONTHS OLD, KINDA SKINNY AND ITS NOT THAT SHE DON’T EAT BUT SHES SO DARN ACTIVE!!!

THANK YOU TO THE HENDERSON CO HUMANE SOCIETY’S ALMOST HOME SHELTER AND THE GREAT PEOPLE WORKING THERE DONATING THEIR TIME AND TALENT FOR OUR LOVING ANIMALS THAT DEPEND ON US!!. a non-profit organization

http://www.almosthomeshelter.com/.  PO Box 246 Oquawka, IL 61469

SHE TORMENTS THE DOGS, ESPECIALLY THE OLDER DOXIE BUT THIS ONE THE BROWN DOXIE NOT TOO BAD.   SHE LOVES TO SNEAK UP ON THEM AND JUMP ON THEIR BUTTS!

THE OLDER BLACK ONE WILL RUN TO ONE OF OUR CHAIRS FOR HELP;  ITS SO FUNNY

GEEZZ THE LIVING ROOM LOOKS LIKE I HAVE A TODDLER HERE DAY AND NIGHT AND YARN, BOXES, LIDS, MICE, PLASTIC BAGGIE BALLS AND WEIRD THINGS/ITEMS SHE LIKES!!   SHES LONG LEGGED, SLINKY AND FAST!!  MAN THAT GIRL IS FAST AND GRUMPY AT TIMES!!  BUT I LOVE HER STILL AND WE ALL CARRY ON IN OUR LITTLE HOME OF CRITTERS AND CRAZIES! ❤

THE OTHER NIGHT AFTER HUBBY AND DOGS WENT TO BED SHE WENT NUTS I SAY, NUTS!!   RAN FROM CHAIR TO SOFA, TO END TABLES, HALL, BR, CHAIR, TOWER, TUNNEL AND BOX. THEN TIRED THE CHRISTMAS TREES!  TILL MOMIE GOT THE WATER GUN OUT,  BUT NO SHE TRIED 4 TIMES TO CLIMB UP UNDER THE TREES!!   HOLY SHI… WHERE’S THE TYLENOL!!  OR XANX!!!  FINALLY SHE WORE OUT, LIGHTS WENT OUT AND WE WENT TO BED HER OUT IN LR ME IN MY BED FOR A DESERVED SLEEP TO START AGAIN TOMMROW!!!   BUT HEY I LOVE HER AND WON’T GIVE UP, JUST WAITING FOR HER TO GET PAST THOSE TERRIBLE TWOS!!!  HOPE ITS SHORTER IN CAT YEARS!!!!!!