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Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Presents for your Dog

I am a dog lover....cats not so much since I'm allergic. I have an American Pit Bull named Sasha. She isn't a guard dog.....at all, but has a mean sounding bark when someone knocks or rings the bell. Other than that, in her 11 or so years she has never growled or barked at anyone. She is an overweight couch potato. Usually laying in my lap in the recliner.

This is a picture of her on Halloween. :)

Looking for ideas for a Christmas present for her I had a few ideas I found online.

Rachel Ray offers many different dog-friendly recipes on her website.

For a homecooked breakfast for your pooch try:

"Two Paws Up" Breakfast Scramble by Andrew Kaplan


  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 egg


In a small nonstick skillet, heat the EVOO over medium heat. Add the spinach, tomato and bell pepper and cook until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and scramble continuously until cooked through, 1-2 minutes. Let cool before serving


For a Holiday Decorative Treat Try:

Dog Bone Christmas Wreath

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam craft wreath
  • 4 yards of wide ribbon in Christmas colors
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • 4 yards of narrow ribbon in Christmas colors
  • Dog bones
  • Small dog toys and treats
  • Straight pins
  • Real or artificial greenery


    • Wrap the Styrofoam wreath with the wide ribbon, wrapping in a diagonal. Attach the beginning and ending of the ribbon to the back of the Styrofoam.
    • Use the remaining wide ribbon to tie a big bow, and glue it to the top of the dog bone wreath.
    • Tie some small bows with the narrow ribbon and use straight pins to attach the bows to a few of the empty areas.
    • Fill in the remaining empty spots with real or artificial greenery. Poke the stems into the Styrofoam, and secure them with a bit of white
I would personally use large dog bones. Do step 1 and 2. I would put the dog biscuits on diagonally. Use a wider ribbon to criss cross across the biscuits.

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