According to Yvonne Phillips, author of Feng Shui ABC, “there is no better Feng Shui for your home than having an animal run around spreading positive chi.” My puppy, Daisy Mae, definitely spreads positive chi wherever she goes; however, similar to most human relationships, some of her “friends” appreciate her for who she is and others would like to change her. Last night, we made Gingerbread Bones to deliver to her friends, even the ones who aren’t so sure they want to be labeled as such.
Here’s the recipe I followed (from Dog Treat Kitchen) while Daisy impatiently supervised as she scaled the cabinets…
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 T ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- Preheat oven to 325° F
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon and cloves until combined.
- In a small bowl, using a sturdy spoon, stir together the molasses, water and canola oil.
- Pour the molasses mixture into the flour and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.
- Use your favorite dog cookie cutters to cut shapes.
- Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place your cut outs on the baking sheet.
- Continue to roll and cut out shapes with the remaining dough.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
This recipe for dog biscuits will keep fresh for several weeks in the refrigerator. They also freeze really well. Keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Today we delivered the treats to her favorite playmates – Roxie, Rocket and Abby. We also delivered bags to those who need some extra Daisy love – Snickers (not always so fond of her CRAZY antics), Talulah (scared to death of her), Max (total hater), Diva (consistent avoider), Sky (love-hate relationship) and Meatball (not fond but stuck living right next door). While all notes were the same, some should have said “Sorry for attacking you” or “Sorry for nibbling at your only good eye” or “Sorry for stealing your bone” or “I mean well, but I don’t know my own strength…mom says I am barrel-chested” or “Sorry I climb under you every time you pee…is it my fault that I have a strange fetish?”
Gingerbread Bones for all of Daisy’s friends…and toys for the ones who like to play.
Doing Jenerous deeds for God’s creatures can bring amazing joy and improve the positive chi on our lives. Go ahead and throw them a bone…literally!
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According to Yvonne Phillips, author of Feng Shui ABC, "there is no better Feng Shui for your home than having an animal...