So, I haven't even mention that we got a dog! A lot of you probably know I am not a dog person, well a big dog person, so I'm not sure how Steven managed to convince me to get a BIG dog. Meet our 90 pounds, 3 year old chocolate lab, Claymore.
We actually rescued him, and since he was a stray, the rescue didn't know much about him. But he came home with a few tricks no one knew he could do. He knows on command how to sit, lay down, speak, and shake with both paws. He LOVES swimming and playing fetch with sticks, or even tennis balls. He's super friendly, and good with the kids too.
We've been taking him with us everywhere lately. He also loves the car.
Claymore loves Hadley, and will give her huge kisses, and Hunter thinks he's HILARIOUS! But there's something extra special between Claymore and Steven already!! ;)
I've even grown to love that dog already. I've even baked him up some dog treats twice already! I thought I would share the recipe with you on here, since it's a really easy recipe, and you should already have everything you need.
Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats
Yields: 15-20 treats
1 cup oat flour (you can make your own by grinding up rolled oats)
1 cup brown rice flour (or you can substitute regular or whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup water
2-3 pieces cooked bacon
1 shredded carrot
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium bowl combine all wet ingredients until well blended. Add both flours to wet mixture to form dough.
2. Roll out between two pieces of parchment paper or lightly floured work surface to 1/4 inch thick.
3. Cut out with cookie cutter (I've used stars and circles, and also a dog bone shape)
4. Place treats on a baking sheet (they can be close together, just not touching) and bake for 20-25 minutes (or less if you make cookies thinner, keep an eye on them)
5. Take the treats out, and cool on a wire rack
6. Store about a weeks worth on the counter in a sealer container and the rest can go in the freezer for future treats
*I usually double the recipe, and share with some of our other doggies friends.