Archives for posts with tag: homemade dog treats

Dog Days

Let’s celebrate National Dog Day today with these simple and is a fun cook togethers.  For a tasty dog in a dog, you simply bake a hot dog inside a dog shaped portion of dough. If you’re kinda feeling the Dog Days of Summer, give this a try. Watch the instructions on video that walks you through the recipe.

Dog Biscuits

And…please do not forget your pooch.  Kids will have a grand time preparing these biscuits for their favorite dogs.  Gather round and watch this how to do it video put on by kids having fun at Highlights.

Woof, woof!  Higgins, the Totally Kids Shop Dog approved.

Thanksgiving Dog Treats

This was the year we were going to bake special Thanksgiving treats for Higgins the Totally Kids Shop Dog. Where does the time go? It is now Tuesday and the Thanksgiving countdown puts us on menu and food preparation planning for people. Another year passes and the special homemade dog treats for Higgins are back burnered once again.

Christmas! We WILL cook up special Christmas dog treats for Higgins.

Saved by NuttyMuttBakery.

Aren’t their turkey legs and pumpkin pie slices for pooches the cutest. Even if we had eecked out some time for our project, the results would never have been eye candy like those.

Turkey Dog treats

Mary, at Home is Where the Boat Is, wins the prize for her turkey treats wouldn’t you say? Her two furry friends, Chloe and Gracie are always treated royally and not forgotten at Thanksgiving. She has the recipe and pictorial for cooking up those pet pleasing turkey treats. Hop on over to her blog where you fill find loads of decorating inspiration as well as many how-tos for pups. You’ll be thankful that you did.

Have a Doggone Happy Thanksgiving!

Or, does your dog look like you?

Contest: Do you or any of your friends resemble your dogs? Send over your photos to share and we will post them here to see if others agree with your perception. Send them to  A winner will be announced.

Higgins, our Shop Dog, goes to work at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys every day. Anyone brave enough to tell me who looks like Higgins? Or, or, or… anyone even braver to say out loud who acts like Higgins? (in the mother dog sense)

And NO, I do not drive an ATV like Higgins.

With all of our Easter Egg posts of late we must not forget our pooches. Pampered Paws Gifts offers these dog-gone special Easter treats for our favorite furry pals.

If you care to DIY it, has a healthy Canine Cookie recipe that you could whip up in time for a Bunny delivery.

Classic Canine Cookies

4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup cooked rice
1 egg
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Juice from a small orange
1 2/3 cup water

Mix all ingredients together well. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead.

On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 – 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Cut into Easter Egg shape. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets; bake in centrer of 350°F (180°C) oven until dark brown and crisp, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.

You are on your own rustling up a tasty yogurt frosting. It is out there somewhere and if you wouldn’t mind sharing it with us when you find one – that would be splendid!I

Devon’s Dogs

You may recall from previous posts,  that our Devon, aka Mrs. B., is a dedicated purple jersey wearing, rather superstitious Vikings fan. (she believes that she possesses some magic powers – or that her dogs do) We will not talk about the Jets game, it is over and done with. From this photo, it looks like her dogs also share a thing for football. Well, maybe they don’t always share that football, but like the game.

Wags and Tales Bio:

Hi! My name is Brandi, and this is my fur brother Brutus. (You can tell which one I am; I’m wearing the pink collar.) We love to take walks, play fetch and snuggle. I lived at my house all alone, until my humans adopted Brutus from the MN Boxer Rescue. I don’t know what I did without him! He has taught me how to snuggle and play like a good dog. I have taught him how to chew on things we are not supposed to! It’s a win win situation for me. We also have some creatures that live with us called “cats.” I have taught Brutus how not to eat them, and he has taught me how to chase them, but again, we do not eat them, that is not allowed.  Sometimes it gets really crazy at our house! But we love to love our humans.  It is our most favorite thing to do! We snuggle up and go to sleep as soon as they sit down on the couch. Well, my human is telling me its time to go on a walk, (another one of my favorite things to do), but I am sure you will hear from me again! Bye!!!!

If you have a special pooch and would like to share any tales, we would be pleased to post it here on Wednesday’s Wags and Tales. Send photos and stories to

SAVE THE DATE: Calling All Dogs! Bring your people to the Wag-O-Ween Party Saturday, October 23 from 11AM to 4PM. There will be hot cider, games, prizes, dog biscuits, free furry fotos and fun times.

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