Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lola & Apache...sittin' in a tree

Wednesday night I assist Annette in a Teen Intervention class at the WPHS. As there are only 4 dogs enrolled & at least one fails to show up, she suggested I bring Lola. I figured this would be a good experience for her. She would have to behave herself in a crate & watch me work with other dogs, exhibiting some form of self control.

So I whipped up a new batch of Salmon Cookies & Peanut Butter treats (recipes to follow), and off we went!

I was pleasantly surprised at how well she did. She did bark at a couple of dogs that got too close to her crate, but when I asked her to lay down & be quiet, she did. She got to practice heeling & attention & figure 8s and really wasn't obnoxious at all.

And she found a NEW boyfriend. She's in love with Annette's dog, Apache. Apache is big & fluffy & bold & ehm...energetic (aka nutso!) and Lola loved him! She chased him around and he body slammed her all over the place & she jumped on him & pawed him in the face. It was a match made in heaven!! I forgot my camera but here they are together.

Cute couple, huh? Apache's ribbons are from earning his Companion Dog title in AKC obedience. Lola's ribbons are just to look cute!

Annette picked up a new coat for Cheyenne, her border collie and it didn't fit right. So she thought it would be perfect for Penny...and it was!

She needs a red bandanna & a cowboy hat!

Sherman's Salmon Cookies
(warning...consuming too many of these causes exceptionally bad smells to come out of your dog!)

1 can salmon (or jack mackerel) with juice
2 eggs
sprinkle garlic powder
Parmesan cheese (1/2 to 1 cup)
enough rolled oats or buckwheat flour to make it goopy.

it all together in a bowl and press into well greased small cookie sheet (spray hands with cooking spray or they'll be covered in Goop!). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so.

Penny's Peanut Butter Cookies
some peanut butter (maybe a cup)...I use all natural and nuke it for 30 seconds to make it soft
some honey (just squeeze some in...a couple tablespoons)
couple scoops fat free plain yogurt or cottage cheese
2 eggs
enough rolled oats or buckwheat flour to make it stick together

Smoosh it all together in a bowl and press into well greased small cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so.

Both cookies should be cooled completely and cut into small squares with a pizza cutter. I keep 'em in the freezer & take out what I need, a few at a time.


Peanut said...

Your boyfriend is very handsome. Oh and I am going to make my mom make me some of those salmon treats.

Ferndoggle said...

Thank you very much, Peanut...I think he's handsome too. He's an older man, but I'm mature for my age.

You definately should have your Mom make some of Sherman's Salmon treats. They're easy to make and oh so yummy. Just remember what they say about us Boxers though...we're famous for our gas. Too many salmon cookies makes it toxic!

Your people have been warned!

Lola the little white Boxer

Joe Stains said...

those two make a GREAT couple!!!

Sophie Brador said...

Penny looks very chic! And Lola, beautiful as always. Perhaps she's met her soul mate. More Apache!!!!

Boo said...

oh, i think penny's new coat is soooooooooo Bootiful.

wet wet licks


Simba said...

Those cookies sound yummy. Must get Mummy to make me some.

Simba xx