Friday, April 19, 2013

Homemade dog treats

Some people make their own baby food.  That's cool and all, and I can neither confirm nor deny that I have pinned some recipes on Pinterest (you know when you need to find it, you won't ever again).

But back to homemade baby food.  It's cheaper.  You can make as much or as little as you need.  You can freeze it.  But seriously, it's a lot healthier.

But, since I'm a doggy mommy, I made doggy treats.  Again, I found a recipe on Pinterest, and like any true baker, I made it my own.

It's really simple; flour, oil, water, peanut butter and carrot shavings.  Skipper just loves carrots.  
I made balls, because I wasn't sure if Skipper would eat the square treat.  I think I'm going to keep the balls for him, and give away the bars.  I'd like to see what other doggies think of the treats.  As you can see, it made quite a bit of dog treats.  I think next time I'm going to cut the bars smaller.  But, Skipper loves them, so I'm a happy mommy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I know what you're thinking, "Why is she starting ANOTHER blog?"  It's simple really, I wanted to be able to share pictures and stories and whatever other doggy things come to mind.

I'm Amanda, in case you didn't know.  I am an ELL Specialist in Virginia.  I love to read (honestly, if you're seeing this, you probably know that already) and blog about my book adventures at  I can be reached on twitter, @maestra_amanda

My husband is Aaron.  He is a lab assistant at the local hospital and is almost finished with his first year of nursing school.  He'll graduate with his RN in 2014.  He loves to flowboard (like seriously loves to flowboard), which is surfing and bodyboarding on a manmade wave.  He's a former national champion in bodyboarding.  He can be reached on twitter, @aaron_furman

Our dog is Skipper.  Skipper is an 8 year old Chihuhahua-Schnauzer mix.  We bought him at a flea market on the Illinois-Wisconsin border (yay 7 mile).  He likes to cuddle, run and bark.   He's generally a good boy, but has that "little man" syndrome. 

We're planning on adopting another dog, a girl boxer.  So, this is also kind of a chronicle of  our puppy finding process.