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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

National Dog Biscuit Day : Puppy Chow Snack for Humans

February 23 is always a day for the dogs. That is because it is international dog biscuit day. There is not another creature that could love a dog biscuit as much as a dog. The problem occcurs when we sit and think about who created this day. While I do not believe there are dogs that can do anything like the Shaggy D.A. I believe it must have been an owner of a much loved dog. How it became international holiday now that is beyond me. Offer your dog some tasty dog biscuits and let your dog have his day today. Your dog most likely will give back to you in return with good behavior or a trick of your choice.

Dog biscuits have improved and changed over the years. Dog treats of the past were stale, moldy bread, rotting leftovers and rock hard biscuits made from grain. It was James Spratt from America in the mid 1800s that created the first dog biscuit as we know it today. The treat he created was made up of meat, grains, and veggies. In 1908 the F.H. Bennett Biscuit company of New York developed the first hard baked bone shaped biscuits made up of minerals, cows milk and meat.

Dog treats can now help dogs with their breath and teeth. Dog bones of today are safe for your pet and wont make you sick either. Carrots, green beans and broccoli also make great dog treats.

Now a treat for you. Everyone in our house loves the delicious treat known as Puppy Chow.

Puppy Chow Ingredients:

12 ounces of any flavor Chex cereal or Crispix

1/2 cup butter, margarine or oleo.

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

12 ounce package semi sweet chocolate chips

2 - 3 cups powdered sugar

Puppy Chow Directions:

In a medium microwave safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for one minute. Stir mixture.

Heat for an additional minute and stir again.

Reheat and stir a little more until mixture is smooth.

Pour the cereal into a large bowl.

Pour mixture over the cereal.

Stir gently until the cereal is well coated.

Pour the powdered sugar into a large bag. (paper works better than plastic)

Pour the coated cereal into the powdered sugar.

Shake well until cereal is well coated with powdered sugar.

Lay out wax paper onto a counter or table.

Spread puppy show onto the waxed paper and allow to cool and dry.

Store in a covered container or food storage bag until ready to use.

Serve in a brand new dog dish.

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