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Are you a dog lover? As we stock our pantries let’s not forget about our four legged friends!  We have two dogs in our household; Riley, a Boston Terrier:

Boston Terrier, dogs

Riley by the river.

Boston Terrier, dogs

Riley, the Boston Terrier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Purtie, a pug.

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Purtie enjoying the sun

Pugs, dogs

Purtie, our pug

Neither of these dogs were ours to begin with but they have made their home with us. Purtie was originally our daughter Katie’s dog. However Katie settled on the west coast and Purtie didn’t. Riley belongs to our oldest daughter, Jessica. She and her husband moved to London for two years and Riley came to live with us. Both dogs love their treats. They will often go outside on the coldest nights just because they know they will get a treat when they come inside. With trying to get back to basics and have a healthier lifestyle I decided to look into recipes for dog biscuits. Figured it couldn’t be too difficult.  I found a very simple recipe and decided to give it a try.

They smelled delicious as they were baking!

4 cups whole-wheat flour
2 cups oatmeal
½ to ¾ cups chunky peanut butter
2 ½ cups water

Mix all the ingredients, adding more hot water if necessary.

homemade dog biscuits

Whole wheat, oats and peanut butter

Knead well.

homemade dog biscutis

Dough just about ready to roll out.

Roll out to ¼” thickness and cut into shapes with small cookie cutters.

cookie cutters, homemade dog biscuits

Dog biscuit cookie cutters.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

homemade dog biscuits

Biscuits ready to bake.

Turn off heat and let cool in the oven overnight.

I have to say they were a big success!

homemade dog biscuits, prudent pantry

Finished dog biscuits

A sad note: I made these dog biscuits last weekend with the thought of writing about them today. Purtie, our pug has had some health issues recently and yesterday she took a turn for the worse. We think she suffered some sort of stroke. She spent the day quietly in her bed and passed away late afternoon. So this post is in honor of Purtie, she was a wonderful addition to our family and will be greatly missed.

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Purtie 8/2/02-3/7/12

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