I don’t often buy store-bought dog treats, but the recent rash of recalls has me not buying any at all. I know my Martha-Pie gets a little tired of her normal dog food and stolen table snacks so I was inspired to whip her up a batch of seasonally-appropriate yumminess after reading this post over at Stitch in the Sea.
Martha has never been all that motivated to bother to learn to sit and I have been pretty lazy about teaching her, but she loves these snacks so much that she will do pretty much anything I ask to earn one. When I walk anywhere near my baking area she races over to look up at me hopefully, begging for one.
Baby G has had fun giving them to her and he even personally sampled one or two. I used the leftover pumpkin butter that I had hanging around–turns out I don’t eat enough toast to polish it off on my own and my boys haven’t been as into pumpkin as I have been this season, so I needed to use it up while it was still good.
It was fun to look through all my cookie cutters to choose the right one for my doggie girl. In the end I went with cats and bats. She hates cats more than anything and I thought she’d enjoy chowing down on these elegant kitties. The bats are kind of an Austin thing and the perfect size for these treats. Next time I’d probably go all bats, just because I’d be able to make a lot more using a smaller cutter, even though I love the way the cats looked.
What are you waiting for? Go bake up some for YOUR sweet pooch!