Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Treats for the Dogs


While putting together our goodie plates for the neighbors...


...the children decided we should add treats for their dogs, as well.

They made cheese and garlic dog (and people) biscuits, following a recipe from the back of...


...Maggie Stern's George and Diggety (you can view the recipe on the author's website, here). The book is actually a collection of three short, easy chapter book type stories. The dog biscuits go along with a birthday story, but there is a story about a snow day, entitled "Sledding", so I figured that was good enough to let us include the book as one of our countdown to Christmas, picture books, with crafts or recipes included.



After we cut biscuits for our neighborhood dogs, and had them baking, we rolled the remaining dough out extra thin, and made some people crackers for the children to snack on. In Stern's story George and his family and friends eat up all the "dog" biscuits before Diggety, the dog, gets any.


We didn't want to take any chances.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

8 comments:

Christy said...

So how do they taste? I'll look for that book; we like to make treats for Kelly. I don't know if my kids will try them though.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

How awesome! Guess what I'm doing right now? Finishing up a batch of doggie bone biscuits (gingerbread) for treats. We're heading to to animal shelter later with a friend to give the cat some catnip toys the girls made...and we couldn't leave out the dogs. (Recipe website for the dog biscuits are on my blog...there are MANY different kinds.)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Christy - They're not bad. The kids weren't sure about eating dog biscuits - but T couldn't resist the smell, and finally popped one of the crackers in his mouth - they didn't last long after that :)

Phyllis said...

Are they begging for more?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very funny Phyllis.

Raising a Happy Child said...

How interesting - I'll look for this book too even though we are cat people here :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Raising a Happy Child - I'm totally dog phobic - so this was a real stretch for me. But, I do have to admit we have very nice dog owners on our street, who keep their dogs quiet and in their own yards - so I really can't complain.

Ticia said...

My kids would love to do this. Especially since it's for both, but my dog is oddly enough not a big dog treat fan. He's not a big eater........ how's that for weird?