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My dogs have always known when it’s time for me to come home. About 20-30 minutes before I am due home I am told they move towards the door and window in anticipation.
We dog lovers have noticed that our dogs know when it’s time for their walk, or their treat, or time for mom or dad to come home. I remember my Yorkie, Fiskus, going to the window that overlooked the driveway, shortly before my husband was due to come home from work. He did this faithfully, every weekday.
We know that our dogs won’t give us quite the same enthusiastic greeting we get after being away for hours or days, when we have only been away for 15 minutes.
The question is, for animals that seem to live only in the moment, how are they able to anticipate these events?
There has apparently been very little in the way of actual scientific experiments done with dogs to try to understand their sense of time. Research has focused mainly on rodents and primates, but there have been experiments on dogs’ reactions to…
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In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. (The water and banana aren’t essential but help with freezing consistency.)
Spoon the mixture into the cubes, or drop onto the tray just like you would cookie dough.
Freeze. If you need to reuse the tray right away, pop out the cubes and store them in a bag or container in the freezer.
Serve. Turn any hot dog into a happy camper.
This past year was filled with changes and many new friends have been made 🙂
I may not have computer access the next couple of days so I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!!
May this year bring you much love and happiness with your furry friend, you know the one who loves you unconditionally and always has your back 🙂
If you haven’t checked us out on Facebook please do and let us know about your four legged family.
Your friends at NEPG
April & Valentina
1 large apple
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey 2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
For the Frosting
8 oz Neufchatel Cheese (lowfat cream cheese)
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2-3 tablespoons flour
Preheat oven to 400 ° F (200 ° C). Grease muffin tins.
Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, honey, and eggs, then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed.
Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.
For the frosting, combine the Neufchatel cheese (at room temperature), honey, and yogurt until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the pupcakes and you’re ready for a doggone good party!
Makes 16-18 pupcakes. If you prefer a single-layer cake, spoon the batter into a sheet pan and bake for an extra 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). Let the cake cool, then frost and decorate.
Love it when our readers email recipies to share 🙂
I will have to try this one out.
I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and hope everyone is safe and well. I can not believe it has been almost two months since my last post. Meeeeeeee who loves to blog 2-3x a week.
I have been on the road and am currently in Las Vegas spending time with my dad. This is a trip Valentina (chihuahua and my boss) really enjoys as she loves to lounge in the sun. We hope to pick up our pace and get back on track soon, hope Santa brings a new laptop or ipad…hint hint Santa.
Apple Cinnamon Drops
1 large apple 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup of water 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/8 cup whole wheat flour
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.
In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5cm) apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325 ° F (180 °C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.
Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.
1 lb. ground organic turkey
1 cup cooked organic brown rice
1/4 cup organic carrot, grated
1 tsp dried organic basil leaves
1 tsp dried organic oregano
1/8 cup dried organic parsley
1/2 cup organic tomato sauce, no salt added
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. You may want to use your hands to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
Spoon the mixture into a 8″ x 4″ loaf pan. Lightly press mixture into the pan.
Bake for 50 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack completely before cutting or serving.
You can also cut this into slices and freeze. Crumble a bit of the meatloaf slice into your dry food. Your dog will love you. 🙂