Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jackman Pawsicles!!!

It seems like everyone is getting killed with the heat. I actually LOVE summer & the heat that goes with it. But even this is a little much for me. And it's only in the 90s here in Pittsburgh. Imagine being Joe Stains and dealing with 110+ degree temps!!

Sherman actually hasn't been drinking enough for this kind of weather. He has a bladder condition (struvite crystals) that I've managed for 4 years with good food, Vitamin C, frequent potty breaks & plenty of hydration. I usually solve the hydration problem by giving him diluted chicken broth to drink (which he does willingly) and figured it would be better frozen!

So, I decided to make Pawsicles! For 3 dogs, I used 1 can reduced sodium chicken broth diluted with water. That's about 3/4 of a cup broth per dog. I threw in some kibble, cheesy cookies (new creation...recipe follows), liver brownies and Voila! Jackman Pawsicles!!!

Looks kind of like fruit cocktail!

I should've known it would be a hit.

For those of you who can't access our videos...here's some pics of the doggie's afternoon delight.

**Cheesy cookies...you can't mess these up (and they're pretty darn tasty for hoomans too!!)

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups rolled oats (or other flour...buckwheat, spelt or brown rice flours are my own personal preference.)
2 eggs
2 good shakes garlic powder
2 splashes warm water
(seeing a trend here???)

*smoosh everything in a bowl until it forms a dough-like consistancy (should hold together). Add warm water a splash at a time if too dry...shouldn't be too wet though.
*press into a foil lined, EVOO covered (for easy clean up), cookie sheet
*bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes.
*cut into 1/2 inch sized cubes with a pizza cutter.
*Try 'em...they're pretty tasty!
*will keep in freezer forever. You probably won't make it a week with 2+ dogs. Less with more hungry jowls to feed.


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
Thanks for sharing your receipe. This is a very good option now that the hot is coming again here.
Have a good night

Boo said...

wow... drooling - not really. the reason why i'm not drooling is because besides my normal meal, i eat whatever mom feeds me - which also mean i won't eat whatever mom threw at my bowl - which also mean even tho i don't like cold food but i'll eat as long as mom feeds me! lol

wet wet licks


Cubby said...

You make me hungry! MOM! Write this down!

ROSSI said...

wow.. good recipe..mummy has 103 doggie food recipes but never cook even one recipe out for me to try.. she really lazy... she only throw cube of ice for me..cold but no taste... :(

Golden Rossi

Oscar Airedale said...

I bet you're all cool as cucumbers now!

Both mum and I are drooling at the cheesy biscuit recipe, yummy!

Oscar x

Simba said...

They look yummy.

Simba x

Bella said...

oooohhh yum yum !!

ToFFee said...

Hey hey!

wait.. let my pawrent wipe off the drool first...

that looks vewy yumyum!!!!!!! vewy lucky to have pawrents to make you pawpsicles!!!!!!!


Katherine and Pippa, said...

I don't think I'm going to end up with any of those tasties - it's only 80+ or 90+ (depending on which weather report you read) so not too hot. Humidity is 73% tho''.


PS Hope the fighters are feeling better.

wally said...

All right--we're making those cheesy snacks! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

And we may have to have some pupsicles today, too. I have a barfy belly ache this morning and my ma ape thinks I may have gotten too hot on our morning walk--even though we were home before 5! I also drank my water a little fast. It was an exciting morning!


ps. please tell your mum--572 days! Then reign of terror is over (The Dick's, not mine).

umekotyan said...

They recall the boiled beans with treacle of Japan.
In the bean, it is Sets that eats honey putting it.
It is sweet and delicious.

from loved ume tyan

Peanut said...

I am making my mom make me those cookies. I love cookies. Then I might have to have her make me that chicken broth stuff. Yum Yum

Amber-Mae said...

Hey, those Jackman Pawsicles looks cold & delicious... Hope non of their tongues got stuck on it, hehehehe! I think I'll ask my mommy to make me one too. But there must be more kibbles & cheese biscuits in it! Hehehe...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ruby Bleu said...

Those cookies sound really yummy. I think that's what Mom will be making this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Lots of Licks...and stay cool...Ruby

PiratesGrrl said...

Oh MAN. You guys always get the best stuff ever. We're going to make Mom write all this down so we can have some too.

Sherman, your head looks sooo much better. Dot just stared at you with love in her eyes so I'm having to type.


Balboa said...

that looks good, I have to get mommy to make that!

Now I'm hungry,

Frenchie Snorts

Tadpole said...

Whoa - that sounds so much better than my plain ole' ice cubes!!!

(hi my BFF Lola!)

The Husky in the Window said...

Your recipie sounds yummy. We will get our mom to try it. Yesterday she made us yogurt freezies with a slice of bannana. They were good.
Nice to meet you'all.

Tasha & Eva said...

Hey pups! We're going to have our humans make those treats for us! Looks and sounds very tasty!! Loved all the cool videos, especially Lola speaking so forcefully! Would you guys mind if we linked to your blog from ours? You can sure link to us if you like! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

FleasGang said...

mmmmm. nothing says lovin' like frozen chicken broth :-)

The FleasGang

Jackson said...

Sounds sooooooo tasty! J x

Bala Thiagarajan said...

ooh! Now we will have to try it sometime! Also, we are tagging you all to play the 7 random facts game - See our blog at http://balashankar.wordpress.com for details on what you have to do…
Bala, Shankar, Amy.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

YUMMY! Thank woo all for sharing. I loved the video!

Rachael said...

Thanks for the great recipes! Can't wait to try them out!

Sasha said...

Apparently my human needs to read this blog and make this for me.
Maybe you could bring me some. You're in PA, too. I'm in Sashaville, in Philadelphia.

Joe Stains said...

omdog my mom needs to make this for us ASAP! thanks for the tip!!!!

Cathy said...

Hi everyone,
Thanks for sharing your receipes. Maybe we will give the pawpsicles a try. Tell Lola we said thanks for the gardening tips.

xoxoBuster, Pugsley and Cricket

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
Its me again. I hope you don't mind but I tagged you.

Reina the Doxie said...

WoW, i will chow down one of these treats!
You are making me hungry!!!!

Seadra & Zoe said...

Oh we are drooling something awful!! Please Mom make us some Pawsicles!!!

Thanks for the recipe. We won't rest until we get some pawsicles.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Eddie N Peaches said...

Looks like great recipes. We're going to see if our Mom will make the pawsicles for us. We like ice cubes and this sounds even BETTER!
Yum Yum!
Eddie & Peaches

Tadpole said...

This message is for my BFF Lola:

Did you get my email?! I sent you one asking for your address!! I want to send my bestest BFF a present!

My girl says something about our email may be not working...?

Stanley said...

You all look so cool...
very cool...

Thanks for the recipes too. My girl used to cook (so she *says*), but I've not seen any evidence of it. Maybe you guys will inspire her.

Stay cool (and Sherm, you stay hydrated, man).

Goober love,

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow! Thanks fo the recipe! We'll try to get our dad to make it!