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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

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 TREATS

3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup powdered dry milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 2/3 cups milk
1/1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp molasses

Preheat 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.


 
Comments
Amber 
Jan. 17, 2010 9:53 am
Hehe! We brought home a 3 month old pug a week ago... the cat (7 years old) has yet to surface unless it's for food. Although she's pint sized I'm feeling your pain ;) You should post pictures I love a good puppy!
 
Jan. 17, 2010 11:27 am
Great blog - and it could be my house, except put a 15-month old, 65# black lab in place of your Bud Wilson. Small Sue is what she goes by and she goes by fast - after the 10 yr. old cat, the 5 yr. old cat, the 11 yr. old chocolate lab... there is no peace with a puppy and it seems they stay puppy forever!! Enjoy your new "kid". Thanks for the great blog and the treat recipe. I'm going to try these for Small Sue & Missy (the old lab).
 
cocojo 
Jan. 17, 2010 1:40 pm
Good to know I'm not alone out here in crazy puppy land! As soon as i figure out how to bring pictures from my facebook to this blog, I'll post one!
 
cocojo 
Jan. 17, 2010 2:13 pm
amber...can you tell me how to post a picture here? I have one on FaceBook and I also have one in a Word Doc.
 
Jan. 17, 2010 2:26 pm
Well Coco, don't be a hog, share that Gorgeous face with the rest of the class! I am so glad you are happy with him:) He sounds like a real joy! Congrats:)
 
Amber 
Jan. 17, 2010 4:47 pm
When you click create a blog entry and you are in your little window to type scroll down it should say blog photos. Click that and then it will let you select a file to upload photos into the blog. They will appear at the bottom of the page. I'm not sure if you can directly link them from facebook...
 
Jan. 18, 2010 2:50 pm
Coco, first congrats on the new baby. I'm sure he will bring you years of joy and love. Secondly, I absolutely love the name Bud Wilson. This is the same kind of thing we do with our animals. Currently we have 2 cats, Charles Otis Chaplin, and Lou Piniella....yes, he was named after the famous Sweet Lou. Both of their pictures are in my profile. Please do post Bud's picture.
 
cocojo 
Jan. 18, 2010 4:44 pm
so, I figured out how to post the pic, thanks amber. now, can you post more than one pic per blog entry, cause it wouldn't let me do that...of course i could have been doing it wrong
 
jojo 
Jan. 18, 2010 8:09 pm
After both of our kids had flown the nest and our last dog had passed on, we were down to 2 cats. My hubby announced that life was great without dogs and said we would have no more. But what is life without a dog!?! I brought home the cutest little boxer puppy and it was puppy love at first sight! Flash is now 3 years old and still full of energy. He goes everywhere with us and his favorite activity is camping in the RV! I don't cook for him but he eats whatever he can get his paws on.
 
cocojo 
Jan. 22, 2010 1:27 pm
jo...yeah, we thought when Fred died, our 11 year old shepherd mix, that life was pretty good without a dog...but a few months later we were finding house too quiet!...i think once a dog person always a dog person!
 
 
 
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Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog www.allrecipes.com/cook/givethemfood
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