Puppy Is A State Of Mind

My supervisors, Linus and Charlie Brown, and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Fayston, Vermont. Happy National Puppy Day! It’s also wagmorevt’s 5th anniversary. My dogs and I are a bit grayer, but I am grateful for their puppy enthusiasm and their mature affection.

In my last post, I shared a dog cookie recipe that my dogs enjoy. One of my readers wrote that her dog doesn’t like peanut butter, so I went back to my files and found the pumpkin biscuit recipe I previously shared waaay back when. The recipe is adaptable: mash in some banana or applesauce for more fruit. So, for Rhodie:

Pumpkin Dog Treats

2 eggs

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

2 tablespoons powdered milk

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 1/2 cups brown rice flour or whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together eggs and pumpkin; mix in dry ingredients.

Roll out dough and cut with your favorite shape. Bake 20 minutes, then flip over each cookie. Continue baking 20 minutes more. Watch carefully, though – if you make the cookies thin then they will cook faster.

Cool completely.

I have been working from home most days, so I’m in my kitchen a lot lately. My “coworkers” are a big help with the dishes.

Five years is a long time in dog years

I learned that two friends lost their dogs last week. One of them, Nina, was featured in one of my earliest posts. The other, Milo, belonged to my friend who owns Product Think Tank, a shop here in Waitsfield where my greeting cards were first sold. My heart aches for their people. Hugs to you.

On this National Puppy Day, I’m thinking of all the dogs who wagged my way.

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