NEW PUPPY--and K9 Culinary Treats
Jan. 17, 2010 4:01 am
Updated: Jan. 22, 2010 1:27 pm
As I am dealing with college kids coming and going, another AR member left a comment on my blog saying that when her kids left, she got 2 dogs and 2 cats to fill the void. The funny thing was that we had just brought a new puppy home! Our quiet home has been invaded by a 6 month old Giant Schnoodle!
The breeder was going to keep him and then decided not to...perfect for me who didn't really want to do the puppy thing. Surprise...6 month olds are still very much puppies!
Think about the movie "Beethoven" and you'll get a picture of my house at the moment. A 55 pound gallumping black bear of a dog , sliding at 30 miles an hour on our wood floors into everything in sight as he gleefully chasing our terrified 9 year old cat through the house. My living room looks like a toddler lives here but the toys are different. We discovered his love for plastic when he grabbed an empty gallon milk jug from the counter and proceeded to chomp happily on it until it was flattened...every 2 minutes throwing it high in the air with a slap shot across the room. Our tolerance for noise has been severely challenged.
He's very smart and took to potty training quickly and can sit and lie down and shake a paw already. Unfortunately the concept of staying in one place seems to not be of interest to him at the moment. It's far more interesting to have one's snout snorting and sniffing on my butcher block as I prepare dinner. He also loves to be underfoot and follows me everywhere. We start working with a trainer on Tuesday.
He drinks gallons of water and then dribbles all through the house. He runs at top speed through the backyard picking up mud and half of the dead branches to bring into my kitchen. He eats toilet paper rolls and then has to poop at 4am.....but we've fallen in love with him.
He has such a sweet personality that we find ourselves blissfully and completely emerged in puppy talk and care. Our biggest topic of conversation is centered on his last bathroom break. Isn't this reminiscent of diaper days??
He came to us as "Buddy" but everyone wanted to change his name so we took a family vote. The paired down options were: Bentley, Benson, and Wilson. Wilson won the vote. But for some reason everyone still called him Buddy...so we now call him Bud Wilson....he seems to like it.
Maybe getting a dog to fill up the hole the kids have left is OK.
Even my culinary interests have changed for the moment.....
BUD WILSON'S PEANUT BUTTER TREATS3 cups whole wheat flour1/2 cup rolled oats1/2 cup powdered dry milk2 tsp baking powder1 2/3 cups milk 1/1/2 cups creamy peanut butter2 Tbsp molassesPreheat oven to 350. Coat a cookie sheet with vegetable oil. Blend flour, oats dry milk and BP into a large mixing bowl. Mix in milk, peanut butter and molasses. Roll into 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter or just cut into squares.. Bake 20 minutes.