Saturday, January 14, 2012


Puppy steps!  Henry will now do a sit from the down position!  You have no idea how amazing that is.  He will also shake hands...well, um...he paws at the hand holding the treat.  He is even getting better about being at heel!  Will he pass the companion test....well, nope, but he has earned the following:

 Puppy Treat:

Mix three small jars of baby food (chicken or beef flavor), 9 tbsp powdered milk, 6 tbsp ground flax seed, and 8 tbsp wheatgerm. Roll into walnut-sized balls and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10 to 13 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the bottoms look a little brown. Refrigerate to store.

Remember that these cookies, while healthy, do contribute extra calories. So just one or two a day is enough for your "good boy!"

And on the fluffy head front, I've trimmed the little guy's hair again.  He is back to punk rocker.  His uncles made him feel insecure with the rubber band topnotch.
It is terrible how self conscious our families can make us.  Please, don't worry.  Henry is strong.  He can take it.  He trimmed to show those big beautiful eyes - it was not the peer pressure.


  1. Such a fine Lad. He is really learning. Thank goodness for the topnotch trim. I was afraid the pressure from Billy, Momo and #6 would become overwhelming for the little guy. Karrie may have said things about it too using my login. Punk rocker is far better than sissy boy though. That must have been Karrie again. The treat recipe sounds interesting too.

  2. I have no idea if they are any good or good for dogs, but I just love the name and they are shown heart shaped.

    Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
    Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

    2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 tbsp. baking powder
    1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
    1 cup milk

    Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily.


  4. Thanks for the new recipe! I'll try it out! I have one I haven't attempted that is pumpkin based too. I'm going to end up doing more cooking for Henry than for us : ) Lucky dog.