Before getting on to the business of the day, I want to send a couple of thank you messages.

One is to Trudy ⇒

Dear Trudy True: Thank you for loving me!!!! Love, Tashi

And one is for the parks department person who cleared the trail where the big tree fell down in last week’s windstorm

right across our path

Thank you for clearing our trail!

Now, on to home business….

Complaints were filed by management (What? Only 2 dog biscuits left?! How can it be?) Compassion was aroused. Saturday, the one-who-has-thumbs swore to make amends. Out came the peanut butter. Out came the oats and the whole wheat flour. And out came the cookie cutters.

The last time Caryn made dog biscuits, people wrote in asking for the  the secret ingredients, so I dogumented the process. Tell all your dog friends (or your friends with dogs), OK?

It’s a King Arthur baking recipe:

Pre-heat the oven to 300’F. Grease a couple of cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Mix together: 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup dry milk powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon of parsley. Add 2 large eggs, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 c water. Stir it all together.

Gather together into a dough (you might need a little more water) and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.

Squeeze as many biscuit shapes onto a cookie sheet as you can

Bake for 40 – 60 minutes, depending on how big the cookies are. In dog time, this is forever. Especially when the whole kitchen smells like peanut butter.

When the biscuits are fully baked (finally), they will be dry and crisp all the way through, and slightly more golden on the bottom. That’s when you remove them from the oven and let them cool off.

At this point you could put them on a fancy plate. Or you could put them directly into my mouth. Or yours…or your dog’s….depending on who’s reading this, of course.

Next up: Guess whose birthday it was this week? Yes! I am a fully rounded 7 year old dog now.

Morgan came to my birthday party. She’s a computer picture with a big smile and a soothing voice. She might even be a real person but all I get is a computer scent when I sniff the air.

Every year, Caryn makes my favorite birthday cake: a banana and peanut butter layer cake. The best thing about getting older is that she adds a layer for each year old that I am.

But I think the layers are getting thinner…

Richard wanted to dress me up like a birthday boy. But that’s not my idea of a good time

I was more interested in cake

What good things happened to you this week, that you are grateful for? I hope someone gave you a little love, from near or far.

Bye bye for now, be careful out there! love, Tashi