Make the dogs a treat

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By Susan Lowery



Here is a cooking project the kids can do (with a little supervision) and the family dog will really appreciate. These dog biscuits are easy to make, and the dough mixes up firm and easy to roll out. (And what kid doesn’t like to roll out dough and cut it into shapes?)
As you already know if you’ve made roll-out cookies with your kids, things can happen. They sometimes roll it too much, drop it on the floor, etc. You won’t be as concerned if the resulting cookies are to be eaten by the dog, not you!
Use any small to medium cookie cutter. I use a bone shape I made from a tuna can with both ends cut off, but after all, your dog won’t care. After they are baked, let them cool completely before letting your dog taste one. And don’t feed more than two or three a day. Dogs can have a weight problem, too.
For those of you who don’t want the trouble of rolling and cutting, I will also include a dog cookie recipe that is merely dropped by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. What could be easier?

Dog Biscuits
1 c. grated cheese (any kind)
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. water
1 t. soy sauce
1 c. bacon, other meat drippings, or lard
Mix all together. Flour board and rolling pin and roll out. Cut into shapes, or cut into squares, lift squares in hand and squeeze center, like the shape of a bow tie. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees about 15-20 minutes.  Cool.

Doggie Cookies
3 1/2 oz. jar baby food meat
2/3 c. powdered milk
1/3 c. wheat germ
2 T. flour
Few drops of water (for ease in mixing)

Mix well and drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees about 15 minutes or till browned. Cool.

A Prayer for Animals, by Albert Schweitzer
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals. Especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity. And for those who deal with them, we ask a heart of compassion, gentle and kindly words. Make us true friends of the animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.