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Homemade Dog Treats

This is Max, and he’s our sweet little dog-baby.
I wish I was kidding, but he is totally our 4th child, and everybody around here knows it.
Andy tries to say he’s just the family dog but whatever…we know the truth.
I’ve always wanted to make some homemade dog treats, 
but it’s one of those things that just gets pushed waaaaaaaay back on the to-do list.
I’ve pinned several recipes on my Pinterest boards, so I finally decided to try one of them.
If I’d known it was so simple and would intrigue my kids so much, I would’ve tried it sooner.
I took a couple different recipes and tweaked them to make up my own recipe, 
just so I could use what I had in the pantry.
I figured I’d share the recipe because surely, we can’t be the only people
 who kiss their dogs on the mouth.:)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup rice flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 cup wheat germ
2 eggs
First, I mixed the banana, peanut butter and eggs together.
Then, I added the rice flour, rolled oats and wheat germ one at a time.
I rolled it out on the countertop and then used my small bone cookie cutter to cut out the treats.
I baked them at 350* for about 15-20 minutes.
He LOVED them, and I know it sounds gross, but we tried them and loved them, too.

{thankful for}
539. a great workout this morning.
540. a rainy day.
541. those rockin’ Carnitas last night.
542. potato soup in the crock pot tonight!

Ummmm…I’m noticing that many of my “thankfuls” have to do with food.
That could very definitely explain the need for #operationzipthosepants.

Katie - Yum! I'm always looking for easy dog treat recipes. They're great for helping me empty the pantry and getting the pups excited :)

Brian and Staci - You are SO not the only one ;) heeheee ;) Gonna have to make these for my little Mac's (Westie) BD tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! Thanks Tara!!!!

Brian and Staci - annnnd, what a cutie your Max is ;D

Bonnie Seay - ha ha…I loved your comment about lots of your thankfuls revolving around food :o) I can definitely relate to that. And as soon as I read you were making potato soup in the crock pot I thought…hummmm…I'm gonna have to get that recipe :o)

Barbara - Such a cute face who wouldn't make him special treats! Potato soup yum!

Sweat Is My Sanity - I've got to try this for our fourth child Johnny Cash. I totally get it, I love him like a child. Seriously, I used to think people that thought way were silly. Now I wouldn't go so far as to pay for him to have a heart transplant or somehing crazy but we're pretty fond of him. Max is SO adorable, makes me want another. xo, Jess

Sandy - Tara, I think if you have a doggie, it should be one of your kids!! We are now empty nesters,and now our baby is an 85 lb. German Shepherd! She's sooooooo our biggest baby! We talk to her like she's human, she acts like she's human, and YES, I kiss her like she's my real baby! No shame in loving one of God's to the nth degree!
Keep your blogs coming… reading them and keeping up w/ you & your precious fam.
HUGS, xoxo

Tiffini - maybe I could go into making dog food…oh my!
my little Khloey eats Bella's food .. if this were the recipe
for the food it would be totally fine!

I can see this as a fun homeschooling lesson – I bet the kids did
love it. And I still cannot find the scripture.
You bet one day I will find it and it will come unexpectedly in your

Kelly - We have two blonde shih tzus. I totally get it:-) And I love the thankful posts about food- the carnitas are making me hungry, and it's only 7 a.m.

I've noticed that most days I include thanks for candles burning. Almost every single day, and yet I continue to write it down without realizing it.

Playing Sublimely - My Ty so should be a yorkie….oh the day we ever bought that golden retriever, shedding, beast of a dog :)

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