As y’all know by now, my family is the most important thing on this planet to me. Now, when I say my family I’m not only talking about my kids, hubby, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and so on, I’m also talking about my doggies.
Here they are…from left to right…Gracie the Golden Retriever, and the Newfoundlands Sophie and Samson. ❤ ❤ ❤
They are such a part of my heart and our lives on an every day basis; to say that I’d be lost without them is a huge understatement. So, at Christmastime, these pups also receive their own stockings and said stockings are usually filled with a couple of their favorite toys and treats.
Let me show you the stockings that I just ordered up for my pups a couple of weeks ago. My cousin Stacey that y’all have met for a few guest spots here in my blog, the most recent being her “Light Up Christmas Canvas” post, gave me the link for these Customized Holiday Paw Stockings. Here is a picture of what I ordered this year:
“Valentino” is our daughter Candace and her beau’s pup, here is a picture of that little dude:
I have already collected some stuffed toys with which to fill the stockings, but, I thought I might like to make them some healthy doggie treats as well.
I have a couple of great recipes that I’d love to share with you, the first one is from Stacey and her gorgeous white labrador Piper. Here they are looking stupendous last summer at the beach. ❤ ❤
Stacey made these treats for our pups last year, here is a link to the recipe:
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats–Stacey did want me to let you know that she substituted “real bacon bits” (the kind you can find with the salad dressings in the market) instead of frying real bacon. 🙂
Piper did a taste test and gave her hearty approval. YUMMY!!
And here I am feeding them to our pups on Christmas Eve evening last year, they LOVED them!!
A lovely friend of mine named Anna gave me another doggie treat recipe and my pups just gobble these up!! Here is the recipe:
Pumpkin Dog Treats:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
4 Cups Oatmeal (Old fashioned or Quick Cooking)
1 – 14 oz. can of 100% Pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Tsp. Ground Cloves
2 Large Eggs
Dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Drop by rounded teaspoons full on cookie sheet, flatten with the back of a spoon and bake for 1 hour. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then remove to cooling rack or waxed paper to finish cooling. When completely cooled, place into storage bags or tightly sealed container and keep refrigerated.
Makes approx. 6 dozen cookies
I searched for pictures for an hour this morning and couldn’t find one of them partaking in these spiffy treats…<sigh> OH well…
I will share some recent pictures of our pups though…
My life would definitely not be complete without these precious beings in my life…and as I have said before, yes, I am one of *those* dog moms…haha. 😉
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤