Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paws for Celebration

Homemade Milk Bones
The best T-R-E-A-T in town 

3/4 Milk, I used Almond Milk
1 TBS Beef Broth
1/3 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 TSP Salt
1 Egg, Beaten
3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour, or Flour

Mix salt, Greek Yogurt, broth and egg with milk. 
Gradually blend in flour and mix until stiff dough forms. 
Dust surface and roll dough out, cut with cookie cutter. (I happen to have a bone shape.) 
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet. After 20 minutes flip over, allow to golden on other side for 2 - 5 minutes, it does not need to get as brown as on the top side.
Allow to cool.
Bone Appetit! 

This recipe is varied from here and a couple others found online.

Louis does a trick for his treat. 

Homemade dog treats. 

Paws for Celebration
A Weekend Goes to the Dogs

February 2nd is a very big day for the dogs in my family.  My family dog Penny turns 17! I have never met a dog that old before and I cannot believe the puppy I got in first grade is still with us. We are so lucky. Penny moves a little slower these days and she may not hear very well, but she still frolics in the yard and eats wet dog food like a champion.  We know this may be Penny's last birthday and that makes it bittersweet. But dogs, unfortunately, only live for a section of our lives and Penny saw me through college — she did her dog duty and she did it well.  Cheers to Penny, the best dog in the entire world. 

Happy 17th Birthday, Penny girl. Photo from Penny's 15th, by Robert Giglio.

February 2nd also marks one year since Louis was adopted from the animal shelter. We are so lucky to have that little guy in our family!  

Louis, by Robert Giglio. 

And, February marks kind of a birthday month for Rasco, who was born on Leap Day in 2008. Happy sixth birthday month Little Man! 


  1. aw, man. there is just way too much cuteness taking place in this post. congratulations and happy birthday, Gerdes pups! lots of love to all of you furry friends.

    1. Thank you Haley, Love to you and Lovey too!

  2. Happy Birthday, Penny! I am so happy I finally got to meet you in all of your sassy lady splendor. And happy almost birthday, Rasco! And and happy new family anniversary day, Louis!

    1. Penny really enjoyed meeting you too! She doesn't pace around for just anyone you know ;)

  3. Lovely Pet treats :) seriously love your pet :) and the way you take care of them is so cute :) Happy B'Day Penny :*


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