Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunbathing -- 15 Degrees

Montana always likes to lay outside on a sunny day. One day last week, it was 15 degrees and sunny. He loved it!

Apple Cinnamon and Oat Cookies

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup oats

  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Flour your hands, and knead the dough in the bowl. Pinch off small amounts and roll into balls. Put cookies on baking sheet with a little space separating them. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes; cookies should be firm to touch. Turn off oven, and leave cookies in oven for 2 hours to harden. Makes about 80 cookies.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Salmon/Black Bean Doggy Dinner

This is a picture of Montana resting after he had fun shredding a map. He won't tear up paper or cardboard unless you hand it to him and tell him it's okay. Then, he knows it's his.

Yesterday, I drained firm Tofu and then cut it into cubes. I mixed together a can of garbanzo beans, a can of sliced carrots and a can of peas, and put this mixture into small zip-lock bags. I kept the Tofu separate from the veggies, plus held out a bowl of it for myself.

Today I made a salmon dinner for Montana, which was super easy.

Salmon/Black Bean Doggy Dinner

  • 2 cans boneless/skinless salmon

  • 2 eggs-beaten

  • 6 Tbsp Cream of Wheat

  • 1 1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans

Mix all ingredients together. Cook in skillet in a small amount of oil until slightly browned. Cool and put into small zip-lock bags.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Applesauce Mini-Muffins For Dogs

Yesterday, I made muffins for Montana. They stuck to the papers, but other than that they came out fine. I just took a recipe that I make for us and added applesauce and oats in place of the sugar.

Applesauce Mini-Muffins for Dogs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1-1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Mix together oil, applesauce and baking soda. Add flour, oats and cinnamon, blending thoroughly. Line mini-muffin tin and spoon in batter. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Funny story: I bought a bathmat. My bathroom is tiny, so when Montana and I are in there together, there's not a lot of room left over. He loves the bathmat. I have to fight him for it. When I get into the shower, he lays on it and covers it completely. When I'm done showering I have to get him to stand up and move so I can step out onto my new bathmat, which he does very grudgingly. It's a riot!