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.