Bacon and Eggnog and Feathers, oh my

Some essential items for your pooch for New Year’s Eve…

Cici’s funny feathers

Feather Extensions are the HOTTEST trend around! Now your furry friend can join the trend!

Pet Plumes come with five feathers, ranging from 2 – 5 inches, and are bonded at the tip. Pet plumes are sold individually and are intended for animals.

http://finefeatherheads.com/petplumes

You can try to tickle your dog’s funny bones… Cici was NOT amused.   Or you could add feathers and bling to your dog’s collar…

Or make your dog a New Year’s hat…and add the feathers to the hat…

http://www.sewdoggystyle.com/2011/12/happy-new-year-2012.html

Amazon offers Dom Perignon Champagne dog toys…

doggie treats and biscuits

http://doggydessertchef.com/2011/09/30/bacon-wrapped-chicken-2/

Bacon wrapped chicken

Ingredients
2 Chicken breasts, cut in half
4 slices Bacon
4 ounces (8 tablespoons) Cream Cheese
4 tablespoons Butter

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
2. Pound chicken breasts until they are approximity 1/2 inches thick.
3. Spread 2 tablespoons of cream cheese on each chicken breasts and tops with 1 tablespoon of butter.
4. Wrap in a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
5. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes,  juices run clear when chicken is pierced.
6. Remove toothpicks and slice to serve.

You could probably substitute turkey or chicken franks for the chicken…

http://www.dog-treat-recipe-exchange.com/peanut-butter-dog-treat-recipes

Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treats

1 cup flour
½ cup milk
2 Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg white
1 Tbs chicken broth

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).

Mix flour and milk until lumpy. Add Peanut butter and chicken broth. Mix parmesan cheese with first four ingredients. Add egg white. Mix well or until it has the consistency of pancake batter. Add baking powder. Pour onto cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray, in 3-inch diameter blobs. Cook until golden brown.

Serve cool.

http://doggydessertchef.com/2011/12/23/gingerbread-biscotti/

Gingerbread Biscotti

Ingredients
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Molasses
3/4 Cup Milk
1 cup Yogurt Chips or/and Carob Chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Combine dry ingredients and stir until well mixed. Add molasses and milk to dry mix and knead until all ingredients are well mixed.
3. Form dough into flat logs about 6 inches wide and 1 inch high. Bake on prepared baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes then cut logs into 1 inch slices.
4. Place slices on greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the slices are as dry and crunchy. Allow to cool.
5. Once cooled melt yogurt chips and dip biscotti until end is coated. Allow to harden and refrigerate.
Makes 1 to 2 dozen biscotti.

http://doggydessertchef.com/2011/12/20/apple-cider/apple-cider3/

Apple Cider Bones

Ingredients
1/3 cup Apple Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Orange, juiced
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
4 tablespoons Butter
1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients stirring well.
3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick. Cut with the cookie cutter of your choice.
4. Use a fork to poke holes in the top of the biscuits.
5. Place on your prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.
Makes 3 dozen Bones.

http://www.squidoo.com/holiday-dog-smoothie

Doggie Egg Nog!

1 container plain low fat, organic yogurt
1 jar of organic baby food (seasonal veggies and meat is our favorite), or you can make your own by adding some boiled unseasoned chicken, carrots, green beans, a little yam or plain pumpkin to your food processor and blend smooth).
1 free range egg
1 1/2 cups filtered water

Blend all ingredients and serve in stainless steel bowls with a sprinkling of ground flax seed, and top with a nice banana slice. Be sure and refrigerate unused portions.

NO NUTMEG FOR DOGS!

NOTE: You may like a dash of Nutmeg atop your egg nog, but it should never be given to your dog. High levels of nutmeg can be quite dangerous for dogs. Symptoms of ingestion include seizures, tremors, central nervous system problems, and possible death.

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5 responses to “Bacon and Eggnog and Feathers, oh my

  1. absolutely loved this!!!!

    Those feathers would look magnificent on Dakota’s luxurious mane but I am afraid that he would EAT THEM! lmao!!

    Those recipes look delish…I think one of my goals for 2012 will be to FINALLY make Dakota some HOMEMADE treats…your blog is a fabulous reference to enable me to do that!

  2. CeliaSue, thank you for the nutmeg tip. I didn’t know.

  3. Fun feathers and recipes! Happy New Year! ♥

  4. Wow, what cool ideas… Now if only Mama had time to bake me some doggie cookies… Happy New Year!

    Gracie Lu
    Gracie Lu Shih Tzu

  5. Thanks for the tip about Nutmeg. I had no idea that it was harmful to dogs.

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