Recipe: Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

| 2/12/2014 2:32:00 PM

Of Mice and Mountain MenA large part of my rural life involves dogs. Not so much as working breeds – although mine do serve as mentors and tattletales – but more because my wife and I serve as a foster home for sick or wayward dogs. We work with the local animal shelter to help save some of their dogs from an untimely death.

Blondie Cochise on blanket

Our own dogs, Blondie and Cochise, were rescue dogs that we adopted. They are both excellent companions. While they may never herd sheep or guard chickens (mostly because we have neither), they do help us in mentoring the hooligan dogs that come into our program needing ‘behavioral modification.’

Because they are such good members of our family, and helpful in our volunteer work, we spoil them just a bit. Part of that spoiling involves daily treats. Some are earned; some are just because we love them.

Recently there has been a flap about commercially made dog treats being tainted with all manner of unsavory things. Many dogs have been made very sick or died as a result.  So I decided to strap on my apron and take a stab at making my own doggie treats.

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2/16/2014 9:22:03 AM

Doug, I think it's admirable that you are a foster care home for dogs. Those biscuits are good enough for my consumption. It's funny that after your home made treats that Cochise wouldn't eat the commercial treat. I have read several comments about how if given a choice wild animals will not touch GMO corn and pick the on GMO clean. Duh, that should tell us something right there, don't you think? ***** Have a great peanut butter dog cookie day.