BAKING FOR DOGS

By Monday, November 30, 2015 32 Permalink

When I wrote my Grateful post last week, I mentioned I would be baking for dogs over the weekend.

More specifically I wanted to bake cookies for Harley since it was his birthday…

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I’d saved a Carob Chip Cookie Mix given to us from our friends at OTPR for a special ocassion.

This milestone birthday celebration seemed to fit the criteria. But –

HOUSTON – WE HAD A PROBLEM –

I lack serious talent when it comes to baking. #cantgetright

Not sure when it happened #wasntalwayslikethis

But after dozens of failed attempts – I stopped trying #yesIquit

So when a little recruit walked into the house – a grandniece who I haven’t seen since she was an infant…

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I quickly enlisted her before she could say GOLDENDOODLE!

There was a mutual admiration between her and the Boys, so I took advantage of this blessing which had fallen upon me #yesIdid

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Cookie mix, oil, water and a bowl was all she needed…

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Harley was aware all this activity would yield something “doodle*licious” for him, so he supervised the entire process…

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…intently…

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Similar to the Keebler factory, there’s always a quality control officer around before the “goodies” head over to the oven…

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While the treats baked my employee took a break outside…

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Thanks to the superior talents of little Ms. Laila ❤️ – we now have enough Carob cookies to last a very long time and one extremely happy Doodle…

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That’s a little taste of our weekend, how was yours?

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32 Comments
  • Emma
    November 30, 2015

    Good you had some help. I could always come by and bake for you and the boys. I’m a real hound in the kitchen! Happy birthday once again, birthday boy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Oh Emma, please come over! You and the Boys could bake together. I’d even get Harley a chef hat to match yours!

  • Bailey
    November 30, 2015

    What a great project. We really should do more baked treats for the pups.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      I’ve asked Santa Claus for a dehydrator – making chicken jerky is more my speed 🙂

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    November 30, 2015

    I bet they enjoyed the cookies! Mr. N is extremely picky about baked goods. He’d much prefer it if I just threw him a piece of meat lol.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      They loved the cookies, and the package the mix came in made it super easy.

  • Taryn
    November 30, 2015

    How great to have such a good little helper!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      I know! She was amazing.

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    November 30, 2015

    too sweet! Harley looks like he would happily clean that plate off for you, no need of a dishwasher.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      That is so right! I was super impressed that he sat so still so close to the plate of cookies for me to get a good photo. He was compensated for his self control. I paid in “cookies!”

  • Ann Staub
    November 30, 2015

    Ooo yummy! So those just came in a pre-packaged bag? That’s how I do most of my human baking… because it’s easier!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Yes girlfriend! Like Pillsbury!

  • DZ Dogs
    November 30, 2015

    Yummers!! I love baking! I’ve just been so busy we haven’t had any time to bake recently. 🙂
    I bet the boys loved it!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      I’ve given up with trying – I’m just gonna keep inviting little humans over so they can bake for me. #dontjudgeme

  • Vicki Green
    November 30, 2015

    Wow – great to have a niece who is a talented baker drop by. I wish I had one of those!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      I’m trying to figure out how to get her back before this batch runs out! LOL

  • Jackie Bouchard
    November 30, 2015

    What an adorable employee you have! And what a lucky boy Harley is to get some homemade treats!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      He and Jax are both reaping the benefits of Laila’s efforts.

  • Jen
    November 30, 2015

    You’re so lucky to have such an adorable employee! The cookies look great!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Yes, she was the perfect assistant. The cookies must taste great because the boys will even do a little dance for me when they see me reach for the bag.

  • The Daily Pip
    November 30, 2015

    Your niece looks like she totally has the situation under control! I am not a baker of dog treats or human treats so I’m super impressed by your efforts.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Sho totally made a better batch of cookies than I ever could!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    November 30, 2015

    What a great beautiful talented helper!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Yes, she is!

  • Pamela
    December 1, 2015

    Looks like Laila is not only a talented baker but an adorable model and perfect doodle playmate–you got a trifecta!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      She is all of that and then some… Jax and Harley slept well that night, they were exhausted AND their tummies were full.

  • Nichole
    December 1, 2015

    I like baking homemade treats, but it’s always such a long process… because if you’re going to get all that stuff out, you have to make a LOT… 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      That’s a true statement Nicole. But I think the packages (like the one I had) where you only add a few ingredients is the way to go.

  • Earl Lover
    December 1, 2015

    I LOVE baking for my dogs.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      I struggle with the whole process. I think I shy away from it for fear of a “dog” rejecting my baking! LOL Earl you’re fortunate to have a pet parent who likes to bake for you! She sounds like a keeper!

  • Monika & Sam
    December 8, 2015

    What luck! And belated birthday wishes to the doods. Those look yummy!

    ♫♪♥♥[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♥♥♫♪

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 9, 2015

      Thanks Monika – I’m thinking about baking some PB & Pumpkin Bars this month – wish me luck LOL

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